Travelling Vekoma?

Saturday, November 29, 2003 9:08 PM
I was searching ITAL International(ride trading) and came across this(copy and paste into web bar).

It appears to be a Traveling Invertigo of some sort , but I was not aware that Vekoma makes traveling coasters.

Edit: Fixed link. *** Edited 11/30/2003 2:17:04 AM UTC by thepinkdoomofmonkeys***

Saturday, November 29, 2003 9:40 PM
HAS to be Liseberg's Invertigo....didn't know they were looking to get rid of it...hmm, appears to have been sold already, details HERE:

edit: I should have read more closely, Allou Fun Park was a TEMPORARY stop-over for HangOver, now it's for sale AGAIN! It's getting a do-over...;)
*** Edited 11/30/2003 2:44:07 AM UTC by rollergator***

Saturday, November 29, 2003 10:36 PM
Knoebel's "Whirlwind" is a genuine traveling Vekoma coaster.
Sunday, November 30, 2003 6:06 AM
Vekomas first Rollercoaster was designed as a travelling model. It was the corkscrew with additional "Bayernkurve". (found at AT, Holiday Park).
But after its first fair appearance it was directly sold to a park. It was way too large and complicated for economic travelling. The tracks are so clumsy that only a few could be packed on one trailer.

Vekoma didn´t build anymore coasters for travelling. The Whirlwind was AFAIC not build for fairs. It is easy to assemble because it is so small.

Whily typing this, I remember having seen pictures of a huge american fair which had an Vekoma Corkscrew on site. I don´t remember which fair it was (forgive me if it was Canadian). It was a fair which once had a wooden coaster which would only operate once a year.

Sunday, November 30, 2003 11:29 AM
..well, Whirlwind and the Vekoma Corkscrew at PNE Playland have no foundations. They're essentially portable, supported on the ground by counterweights and a square-pipe support system.
Sunday, November 30, 2003 11:37 AM
It has to be Liseburg's invertigo (Hangover) the other 3 are operating here in the states.

The remaing three invertigo coasters are Face off @PKI,Invertigo @PGA & last but not least Two face @ SFA.

I thought Hangover was supposed to go to a Greek park this past season due to Baldur's construction...I guess that stop over didn't last too long.

Sunday, November 30, 2003 4:03 PM
ROFL, yes, Maddie, and the PNE coaster (which was plain awful, glad we got it out of the way first) was almost certainly the coaster tricktrack was referring to! :)

Kinda surprised more of the Invertigos weren't sold, they really were the cream of the crop as far as Vekoma inverting coasters (besides RnRC that is)...I guess parks liked the GIB's better....;)

Sunday, November 30, 2003 4:42 PM
did they mess up the price...:

1,750,000 (approximately $2,100.000 US$)

$2,100 ehh? Sounds good!

Sunday, November 30, 2003 6:03 PM
Hangover did go to another park, but only for one season. It is now up for sale once again. Supposedly both parks that owned the coaster were not happy with it's performance. Rumor has it one of the park even threw a party after they got rid of it.


Sunday, November 30, 2003 8:30 PM
SF could always buy it,Hangover would make a reliable replacement for at least one of the Deja-vu's.
Monday, December 1, 2003 3:22 AM

SF could always buy it,Hangover would make a reliable replacement for at least one of the Deja-vu's.

With "reliable replacement" you are certainly referring to reliable on downtime and exploding maintenance costs.

The Liseberg Invertigo was the prototype and supposedly they were never able to work out all the kinks.

If I remember correctly, the ride was built in 95 and set to open the same year. This never happened because the whole cobra roll and the lift had to be dismantled and was redesigned at Vekomas dutch factory.

Originally it was planned to have two frictionless (lim) lifts, however it was not intended as a catapult launch. The lims were intended to avoid the problems the Boomerangs had with the catch car. Needless to say the whole thing didn´t work and everything had to be remodelled to traditional chain lifts.

Thats why the coaster opened one year late in 96. The Park had meanwhile baught a S&S tower to make up for the delay (I wonder if the bill was sent to Vekoma).


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