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Coastersandmore.com - The roller coaster magazine: Issue 10

The calendar shows spring now for a couple of days, and slowly the weather starts to behave accordingly. So the parks had and have the opportunity to conduct the last preparations for the new season and to finish any construction in a frost free environment. At Phantasialand the installation of Black Mamba is finished, and by March 10th the first 100 test runs had been done. As the lately set up webcam on www.deepinafrica.de shows, theming is in full swing. Hence the ride has - as expected - not opened with the park on April 1st. At Parque de Atracciones in Madrid, too, the steel work for Abismo has been finished and first test runs have been conducted, so the opening is to happen rather soon. At Tusenfryd in Norway prolonged low temperatures have surely not been beneficial for the progress of construction work, but considering the opening scheduled for April 23rd it would now be time for some test runs of Intamin´s Speed Monster. "De Vliegende Hollander" at Efteling obviously had some problems with these, so the opening had to be postponed to a yet unknown date. Thorpe Park has already started the new season on March 15th, and since then Europe´s highest and fastest Launch Coaster Stealth waits for daring riders.

In Vienna, too, it was cold during this year´s Euro Attractions Show that was being held for the second time in a row at the convention center in Austria´s capital. So only very few visitors went to the nearby Prater to test Fun Time´s Star Flyer and The Bell. Major surprises can´t be reported from Europe´s leading trade show, since the low capital spending in the last years seems to have an impact on the manufcturers´ budgets for design and development as well as trade show appearance. But the industry sees high spirits at the horizon, hopefully marking a trend reversal. The driving force could be the launch coasters that are offered by several companies in a multitude of sizes and characteristics. In addition, water seems to be a highly relevant topic. See our detailed report for more information on the EAS 2006.

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28.06.06

First X-Car Launch Coaster - MAURER Söhne builds Launch Coaster with single cars for Drievliet Amusement Park, Holland.

24.05.06

Black Mamba pre-opening - Black Mamba at Phantasialand has just finished the first public runs

05.05.06

Black Mamba opening date announced - Countdown for Phantasialand's B&M Inverted Coaster

04.04.06

Euro Attractions Show 2006 - A lookaround about the fair in Wien

13.12.05

X-Car - Upside-down without shoulder bars

12.11.05

Hochschaubahn - One of the nine remaining Scenic Railways

06.07.05

Black Mamba - Deep in Africa in 2006 at Phantasialand

28.06.05

Kanonen - The second Hydraulic Launch Coaster by Intamin in Europe

15.04.05

Inverted coaster Eurostar - Ten years ago showman Oscar Bruch presented the world's first and largest traveling inverted coaster: Eurostar.

25.03.05

Look behind the scenes - Wuze Town at Phantasialand houses two of the most high tech roller coasters in the world. Get an exclusive insight look and learn how a roller coaster works

08.12.04

Special: IAAPA 2004 innovations - Learn more about the newest ride concepts

07.12.04

Movie Park Germany - Ice Age comes to Germany

23.11.04

SheiKra - News from Florida

10.11.04

Booster Bike - Vekoma Motorbike coaster at Toverland

31.08.04

News - Warner Bros. Movie World Germany will change to Movie Park in 2005

30.05.04

Vonkaputous - Premier Rides Liquid Coaster in Finnland

16.05.04

X-Car goes Skyline Park - Maurer Söhne's 46 meters high new roller coaster

16.05.04

Six Flags Roller Coaster Challenge - Facts, backgrounds, pictures

26.04.04

"Hot Ride" around the volcano - A wonderful combination of stone and steel

15.04.04

Fire Dragon - Combination of coaster and darkride at Legoland Germany

08.04.04

Toverland Preview - Three new rides including Vekoma's Motorbike Coaster premiere

05.04.04

Preview Demon - Tivoli's B&M floorless looping coaster

25.03.04

Coastersandmore.com Exclusive - Read more about the test setup of Gerstlauer's Typhoon

13.03.04

Preview Roller Coaster Klotten - Pictures and POV of the 2004 highlight in Germany

07.03.04

Roller Coaster novelties 2004 - The world wide highlights

27.02.04

Bobbejaanland winter season - Installation of Huss's Giant Frisbee and the Vekoma Junior Coaster

17.02.04

Oblivion - Don't look down: The B&M power machine at Alton Towers

20.01.04

Coastersandmore.com Exclusive: Typhoon - Impressions of the first rides at the Gerstlauer factory

 

Coastersandmore exclusive: From sketch to reality - Read more about the development of Typhoon, Bobbejaanland's new roller coaster <more>

Vilda Musen and Jetline - Grona Lund's dynamic duo <more>

IAAPA TRADE Show 2004 - The highlights and most innovative products from Orlando <more>

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