Poland Getting 5 Vekomas

Thursday, March 21, 2002 6:17 PM
Poland is getting a park with 5 Vekoma coasters. The park (FantasiaLand)will feature a new Vekoma Woodie, Boomerang, Kiddie Suspended, Mine Train and an SLC. This looks like a big boost to the amusment park industry in Europe, and especially Vekoma. Here's the link for whoever can read polish... http://www.park-fantasia.pl/


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Thursday, March 21, 2002 6:22 PM

5 Vekomas! What are the odds that their first three sponsors will be Advil, Tylenol, and Bayer Asprin?

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Friday, March 22, 2002 5:57 AM
I feel story for all those Polish for having to suffer with a park with 5 Vekomas!
Anyways, Vekoma needs to take the original Boomerang off their shelves. That park should have at least gotten an Invertigo if they were going to get a Vekoma Boomerang.
Maybe we could rally to get a B&M there!

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Friday, March 22, 2002 6:06 AM

Matthew said:

Anyways, Vekoma needs to take the original Boomerang off their shelves.

Haha. Yeah, that makes perfect business sense.

Park: Hey, could you build us a boomerang?

Vekoma: No, we don't make those anymore, because coaster enthusiasts think they suck.

Park: Please? Pretty please?

Yeah, I know if I were making a supremely popular product I would just stop producing it just for the hell of it...that makes perfect sense. And what do you mean "rally" for a B&M? Should I be making picket signs and booking flights to Poland? lol. Rally for a B&M. That's good stuff right there.

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*** This post was edited by ravenguy98 on 3/22/2002. ***

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Friday, March 22, 2002 6:12 AM
The Boomerang really isn't a bad product it has just been overproduced in the minds of us enthusiasts. For a park it is a great ride for the majority of the GP that doesn't visit every park. I usually enjoy Boomerangs if they are properly maintained.
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Friday, March 22, 2002 6:37 AM
Maybe since the park is getting an SLC, the idea of a sit down Boomerang sounds like a better choice.

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Friday, March 22, 2002 7:01 AM
i wanna see the layout of the vekoma woodie. I've only heard good things about them.

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Friday, March 22, 2002 7:02 AM

LMAO at Ravenguy...

You're in quite the smarmy mood today aren't you? ;)

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Friday, March 22, 2002 7:09 AM

The woodie will be a Robin Hood clone.

The park looks cool, if they just could have an english version of the homesite. lol

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Friday, March 22, 2002 7:23 AM

Homey G. said:

You're in quite the smarmy mood today aren't you?



Dude, my roomie set the alarm to 6 in the f'n morning by "accident" and I couldn't get back to sleep, even though my first class isn't until 2.

In other news, I haven't ridden a coaster in more than 2 months and I'm about to go drive down Bryan Station Raod doing 80 just to get some adrenaline going. Some of those humps can get pretty wicked. ;)

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Friday, March 22, 2002 8:07 AM

Hey

5 Vekomas sounds cool.

Unknown to any stubborn american Vekoma's are now extemely smooth. (of course they still need maintenece (roomie glares at SF)).

I have ridden several Vekoma's and all the newer ones rival firms like B&M and Intamin. I still have an SLC in my top 5. You will notice there are 0 new SLC's in the USA hence peoples perception that they are still rough. Limit, Eraser, Traumatizer and BLue Tornado are all fantastic. I have another theory about people going onto rides expecting a headbanging are prolly gonna get one.. but another time hey lol.

The Woodie appears to be very much like Robbin hood at SFH possibly a Mirror Image. The SJC is finnaly heading to europe too.

Just another tidbit. This is Europes 6th new park in 2 or 3 years. (WBMWm (Spain), Speed Festival (Spain), Park Fantasia (Poland), Toverland (Netherlands), Fantasia Park (portugal) and universal germany

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Friday, March 22, 2002 8:46 AM

Agreed... Poland is indeed lucky to get 5 (count 'em!) coasters in one park so quickly. I will trade them for my poor Arrow Corkscrew here in Seattle.:)
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Friday, March 22, 2002 8:52 AM

Ravenguy,

Just stay offa New Circle Road. You can't ever get going fast enough to reach 80 mph there with all the stop lights they've installed since I lived there.

--Brian, who seems to remember he could drive around the big 4 with a circle around it better in the old days.

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Friday, March 22, 2002 9:05 AM

Man poor Poland, I would never wish one vekoma on any country, let alone 5.

LOL!

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Friday, March 22, 2002 9:11 AM

I'm sick of hearing all this Vekoma sucks crap. From the parks mgt. position, I feel it's a pretty wise move adding these coasters to get started. They are cheap and proven rides. I highly doubt many of you will be visiting this park so why are you whining about it? I have ridden many of Vekomas products and have yet to come off of one dissapointed or with a headache. I rode Serial Thriller at SFWoA 17 times in a row one early morning and enjoyed every ride. They're not near as rough as people make them out to be. I bet a good majority of the parks guests will be more than happy with the new park and it's new Vekoma coasters.

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Friday, March 22, 2002 10:12 AM

Homey G.,

Are you kidding? A friend and I have done over 90 on New Circle Road. You can get some wicked speed on the section between Harrodsburg Road and Nicholasville Road.

Back on topic, I'd be glad if I had 5 Vekomas. So it's a clone park. Most people don't care if there's an identical ride in a park they've probably never heard of. They just want a fun ride. I'd rather have a Boomerang than nothing at all.

-Skylab, who's friend has totaled 2 cars in less than 3 years. I don't ride with him anymore. :)

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Friday, March 22, 2002 10:52 AM

Hey Swoosh...our screen names rhyme...cool! Maybe we should go into comedy? Swoosh & Moosh! We can be the new Abbot & Costello, or Martin & Lewis, or Laurel & Hardy, or Stiller & Meira...or Chan and Tucker for those not familiar with the great comedy duos of the 60's.

You game?? LOL!

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Friday, March 22, 2002 11:27 AM
That's a great idea. Yes I say we take our act on the road, we'll be famous. ROFLMAO! I never noticed that until you pointed it out. :)

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Friday, March 22, 2002 11:47 AM

Sounds like a plan, Swoosh! Who's gonna be Meira, you or me?

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Friday, March 22, 2002 11:51 AM

Mamoosh, with his panties in a twist, is Meira. :)

Ok, I swear from this point on I will never make reference to Mamoosh's twisted panties again.

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