Expedition GeForce opens to public

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2001 4:30 AM | Contributed by Michael Fürst

You watched it grow up, now you can see it in action. Holiday Park in Germany has opened its new Intamin hyper coaster, Expedition Ge-Force, and even US audiences are drooling.

Show me the photos!.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 4:32 AM
These appear to be the slightly larger Millennium Force-style trains. Very nice! It's kind of neat to see a station without a roof.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 5:21 AM
Ouch, I just tripped over my jaw.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 5:33 AM
Those sure are brightly colored trains - I wonder if they glow in the dark!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 5:58 AM
Amazing what an american/english influence there is at that park. I mean, the park is called Holiday Park, I would think that they would have a German way of saying it. Probably half the people there don't even know what Holiday Park means. Same for Expedition Ge Force. Anyway, looks like an unbelievable coaster!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 6:20 AM
Most europeans speak some english Its not uncommon for them to know 3 or 4 languages. As for the ride wow first the beer now this I going back for sure to Germany now.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 6:38 AM
The best looking coaster in the World opens and I can't get there to ride it. Let's hope a coaster that uses the best of all 4 big Intamin's comes close to home very soon. PKI better be looking at this unless a decision was already made. I know I'll be showing them these pics if the announcement doesn't come through to my hopes. Even though the trains look slightly larger, the Intamin hyper/giga trains have to be my favorite.

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Danny
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 6:46 AM
A few comments...

1] WOW!
2] Interesting how they have a small guide track extending down vertically from the top of the lift for the pulley cart to compensate for the twist in the first drop.
3] WOW!
4] Anyone else know why that one section of track over the last bunnyhop remains unpainted?
5] That first drop must create a wicked air/lateral combo in the rear half of the train!
6] WOW!
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 7:11 AM
That's one tite coaster!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 7:25 AM
1st drop looks like a pepsi max big one clone!!!
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 8:26 AM
...except its almost if not vertical.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 10:14 AM
I like the unpainted portion. It looks like it is actually colored more like the support structure to blend in a little! I think the did it to make it look nice over the entrance. Gotta love the coaster doing a bunny hop over the entrance.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 10:24 AM
joey isch: the drop is 80*...just like on Millennium Force. It looks steeper because of the turn.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 11:41 AM
hmmmmmmmmm....... Maybe that Silver piece of track is that way for a reason.
http://www.expedition-ge-force.de/pics/0190.jpg
theres the link to that picture, any ideas why they left it that way????

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"It's DeJa Vu all over again at The Mountain"
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 11:56 AM
Maybe it's just me or does it seem like they rushed the opening of it. The station doesn't even have a roof yet! Also, why does Millennium Force remain to be the only Intamin hyper/giga with headrests.

BTW you gotta just love those EGF trains.

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"This time I think ... I think it's ... it's going to work!" - Dr.Bruce Banner
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 12:59 PM
Uh, the twisting first drop looks kinda ugly due to Intamin's box-design track. But oh well, ultimately it's all about the ride experience.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 12:59 PM
Looks like one heck of a ride in Germany!

"They" better put a roof on the station because if it rains out, it's going to screw up the controls/wires. In the off-season, if it snows, that is worst. So are they going to put a roof on the station??

Why are there no headrests on teh trains? What's up with that?
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 2:22 PM
Some more nice pics from EEC site.
http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/town/parade/be66/en/photos/exp-geforce-opening/
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 3:40 PM
I wish the MF would have had the exact layout as this ride only with its first drop and overbanked turn. It looks like it has alot of airtime.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 8:16 PM
News Flash: Millennium Force is the only Intamin hyper coaster I believe with headrest. Why? It's not because you'd ever get whiplash, but because Cedar Fair is a little too cautious about such things. As for the coaster it looks awesome (not sure about the train colors though) and I wish I could travel with my parents in a suitcase to Austria so I could travel to Germany and also ride Collosus. *** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 6/20/2001. ***
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