By RollerBee - April 24th, 2017, 6:40 pm
cwgator wrote:RMC is teasing some Raptor track on their Facebook page:
Speculation is all over the place. One that is interesting: Knott's closed it's Boomerang yesterday and this just happens to pop up today...
Interesting to say the least.
Toverland will be one and a half times bigger in 2018, officials at the Dutch park promise.
The indoor/outdoor facility near Venlo welcomed 682,932 guests for its 15th anniversary season in 2016. Big things are planned next year as it gets a new themed area in addition to a new entrance – the park’s largest ever expansion. The two new rides will be a Wing Coaster from Bolliger and Mabillard (B&M) and a boat ride by Mack Rides.
“This will be the first Wing Coaster in the Benelux,” notes Toverland technical director Paul Oomen. It will, he adds, provide an “unforgettable sense of freedom” thanks to the seats, which sit either side of the coaster’s rails. Pictured above is an existing B&M Wing Coaster at Dollywood, Tennessee.
The water attraction, suitable for the whole family, will be partially covered and richly themed. Toverland has collaborated with Mack Rides before on its Backstroke log flume and Dwervelwind spinning coaster.
The new themed area housing the attractions is to take shape behind the existing Magische Vallei (towards the of the image above). Currently guests enter the park through the large building housing the Land van Toos. As from 2018, they will arrive via a new outdoor entrance surrounded by catering facilities, shops and a stage. The total park expansion for next year is over 7 hectares.
According to the notes from the Shakopee City Council, they have recommended approval for Valleyfair's future expansion and wetlands replacement plan which was also approved by the Army Corp of Engineers apparently. Of course, as previously mentioned when the plan was first announced, it seems pretty clear cut that Excalibur will be removed to make this happen, so get your last rides in on it this season while you still can.
La Ronde quietly removed Cobra (Intamin Stand-Up Coaster) from the park's website a few months ago and now they've removed it from the updated park map on the website as well. According to what I'm been told, employees were told that it would not run again at the park.