Phantasialand announces the first and longest launched flying coaster F.L.Y.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:15 AM

"new" photo

There was a small article in "Dagblad de Limburger"

'De opening van het themadeel Rookburgh is op zijn vroegst volgend jaar, mogelijk pas in 2019. Over hoogte, lengte, snelheid en kosten hult men zich in stilzwijgen'

So Vekoma doesn't state when it will open .. nor any facts about height / length and speed. Typical Phantasialand not to mention such data to far in advance.

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Friday, October 27, 2017 5:26 AM

Brakesection was spotted going to Phantasialand.

And also the "bend" launchpart.

Intresting that parts are bordeauxred, and others black... so some parts of this rollercoaster will be full enclosed? A darkridepart?

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:03 PM

Pieter Peeters said:

I once saw a pantent from Vekoma ( am now searching for it, was with pictures)

Picture it like this.

You stand at the gate and the coastertrain is hanging in front of you.. you step in, turn 180 degree ( so looking in the direction you came from the gate ) put on the harness and restraints. In this state the coastertrack is 90 degree turned to it's normal position ( either flying or lying) ... as the train starts the track will turn around it's axis by 90 degree and also the gondola will make a 90 degree turn so that now your face is in the same direction as the train is going.

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Sort of picture found.

There however the track lies a little bit under an angle, where in the prototype in Vlodrop the track is on a 90 degreeangle compared to the ground, the idea is very similiar.

This is actually a patent from B&M. I wonder if Vekoma is licensing the concept?

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 1:26 PM

That's an interesting question but ultimately both manufacturers and the park are outside of the US. I would imagine this US patent has no protection in Germany.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:07 PM

ApolloAndy said:

I've ridden Rye and Canada's Wonderland's Zamperla Flyers and both were absolutely awful. In addition to being rough and not thrilling, the loading, unloading, rider positioning, restraints, and basically everything else were terrible. On both operations, the car was moving and you had to chase it and climb up the back of it to get in.

The original prototype had a conveyor belt that moved with the cars. It kept faulting out so much, they turned it off. It fixed a lot of the downtime though. Guess they didn't bother installing them in the later versions.

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Monday, November 6, 2017 1:12 PM

Welp, I wanted to try it out, but when you said Vekoma I backed out a bit... I don want a headache...

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Monday, November 6, 2017 4:23 PM

ThatKnottsFanboy said:

Welp, I wanted to try it out, but when you said Vekoma I backed out a bit... I don want a headache...

There's a world of difference between new Vekoma and old Vekoma.

Lech Coaster (https://rcdb.com/11034.htm) is one of the best coasters I've ever ridden. And I don't use those words lightly.

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Monday, November 6, 2017 7:07 PM

Been waiting for someone to comment on Lech. Looks great. I hope there’s a resurgence of New Vekoma. They have great ideas, the execution was always the problem.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:34 AM

They are still building strong in Brühl.

Phantasialand likes a "messy" buildingsite? ;)

so the trains are also stored on their sides?

Ever since the park dug a hole for Black Mamba and put a building around a topspin, they decided to go for even more complicated builds after those? I like what I see, and from previous results of their build we can only assume this one will be well worth the long(er) wait.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:39 PM

When I visited I was super impressed by the length that park goes to to build up (or down) new areas with well-placed rides. No expense spared over there, clearly.

Pieter, it took me a minute to get my bearings in the photos. Am I right in thinking that Old Berlin runs across the top and the domed building we see is Winjas? Then the backs of the Main Street buildings, like Maus and Hotel Tartuffe will form re-themed walls or barriers in the new land?
I can’t wait to see the details of this new area. And seeing that track upended like that is wild.

Thanks for the update. More, please.

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Monday, April 30, 2018 5:47 PM

Yes you are right of how it is placed inside the park.

This "mess" allready looks so cool to me, let's see when in 2019 this one will be opened. Time for you to come back to europe? ;)

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Monday, April 30, 2018 11:07 PM

That just might work out....

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Friday, May 4, 2018 6:19 PM

I was just there over easter, but they keep this one really secret. You have no inside look into the construction side.No official information for months. But construction is buzzing, we just have to wait propably until 2019 . Guess we survive that

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Friday, July 13, 2018 6:01 AM

They build a connection / ( entry ? ) to this new area.

The doors are of course closed, what are they they doing behind? All a big secret?

Still looks like a big mess, it's a view in a room of kid building with his legos?

This project has to be the most complex any park had done sofar.

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Friday, July 13, 2018 11:33 AM

After seeing that mess of spaghetti that is Klugheim for myself, I can’t imagine anything more complex. This looks like it will be awesome.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018 6:26 AM

More supports are going up

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Monday, September 10, 2018 1:04 PM

A big part of the coaster has been build, how much more track will follow?

How much time will all the theming take?

This project is already surprising me a lot , such a "spaghetti" of track, some tunnels... Can't wait for it to open

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:52 AM

New photos, currently the park is open for it's winterevent... only 10 days left. From tommorow untill sunday 13th and then again from mid next week untill the 20th.

The park has not communcated any openingsdate sofar and on forums it now rumoured it will take until 2020 for the area Rookburgh and coaster F.L.Y. to be opened.

In the meanwhile the park mentioned also to be building a hotel in the same area.

https://twitter.com/Phantasialand/status/1075692201269706752/photo/1

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