Enclosed Schwarzkopf shuttle loop.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 9:33 PM

I am sure some of you know about this particular coaster, but for those that haven't, check it out. Its the Turbine at Walibi Belgium.

It seems to have had its final season last year. Looks cool and am sure would be a cool thing to launch in darkness even with the huge loop.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009 9:39 PM

The only reason I know of this coaster is because of rollercoaster tycoon. :)

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009 10:18 PM

It wasn't dark (photo), the launch tunnel had lights. The vertical loop inside the building was very disorienting. Anton shuttles are great rides to begin with but this was even more special with the enclosure. I don't know if last year was necessarily its final season. It needs some work and I think the park is just holding off until they have the money to fix it. It could possibly run again.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009 10:37 PM

Compagnie Des Alpes unfortunately now owns Walibi Belgium and they are the worst park operators in the world. They do not invest in their parks and let them get rundown until its necessary for safety reasons to fix things.

A few years ago, Turbine was "saved" when Six Flags or Star Parks purchased the trains from Bobbejaanland Looping Star and they used them to make a good train for Turbine. Then, the pushing sled or cart exploded into pieces and still, Star Parks had another one custom made. Now, with Compagnie Des Alpes looking only to pocket their parks profits and to invest into skiing mountains, Turbine is probably dead.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:26 PM

Jeffrey Seifert said:
It wasn't dark (photo), the launch tunnel had lights.

You are right Jeffrey. I worded that wrong. I saw that pic beforehand. I meant enclosure dark.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 4:10 PM

Maybe someone puked on the ride and it's experiencing minor technical difficulties.

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