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Well we now have a POV and concept art for this new GG wooden coming to France next year! Looks like it will be a lot of fun!

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height: 17 m (55.8 ft)
first drop: 16.7 m (54.8 ft)
length: 446 m (1464 ft)
max banking: 59??
airtime: 11 moments
trains: 2 x 12 passengers




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Timber. What an extremely unique and creative name. ;)

It's a fine name considering that English is not the French's primary language.
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Timber. What an extremely unique and creative name. ;)

It's a fine name considering that English is not the French's primary language.

Well the ride is kinda themed to lumberjacks/sawmills so the name is really fitting.
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I'm impressed of the name.
I can well name my coaster steel then :D
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They had a contest over Facebook for people to choose a name.... "Timber!" was my entry!! (originally spelled "Tiiimber!")

As the name isn't officially announced, no winner yet.

To give credits when it's due: That was my dad's idea. Basically when I told him the rules and the theme, he yelled TIIIMBEERR and told me the story behind the word. I mean, I knew it meant a piece of wood, but I didn't know people shouted it out loud when cutting a tree, just like you say Fire in the Hole! before blasting a dynamite in a mine.

Another name I had in mind was Tilikum. Not because of the killer whale, but because it means "people" in... some lumberjack people langage. :mrgreen:

I agree this isn't original, but have in mind other entries were things like Cut Cut Wood, or TheDeathMachineofWoodScissor, or Le train des Bois... There were more than 500 submissions.

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To give credits when it's due: That was my dad's idea. Basically when I told him the rules and the theme, he yelled TIIIMBEERR and told me the story behind the word. I mean, I knew it meant a piece of wood, but I didn't know people shouted it out loud when cutting a tree, just like you say Fire in the Hole! before blasting a dynamite in a mine.


This is exactly what I thought when I saw timber and the train design! I think it comes across well.

Looks like a fun ride to be honest - I really like these "micro woodies" that GG are producing, although the 3 consecutive lateral airtime hills at the beginning feel kinda repetative - perhaps changing out the middle hill for a straight airtime hill would've felt a little better.
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Hmmm... I'm kinda bummed out that it contains a lot of gimmicky hills. Probably to make up for their missing 90?? trademark turn. I would have preferred to see a few normal airtime hills. But hey, the first GG on the European Mainland. I do hope this is going to create a GG boom like what happened with the first GCIs.
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Well, I love the difference between small tracks and big ones. On a compact ride we tend to expect some g-force snaps while on a large one, we enjoy the feel of sliding at an incredibly fast pace!

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This ride looks so cute lol I love it.
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Gravity Group compact yet action-packed woodies make me think of the ride intensity Cyclops has! :)

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Ahh wooden supportwork is so pretty and intricate - I really do hope they never die out.
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The park has released 2 new videos about the ride.



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lol the guy explaining what a wooden coaster is and what airtime is
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You clearly don't know french people, straightbanana! :lol:

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The new coaster won't be the only new thing next year! There will be also be a Zamperla Barnyard, a new food point and new toilets and the park's existing wild mouse coaster will be re-themed to fit the new area. Here's some more concept art!

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This thing is great lol. Whole themed area should look wonderful. Thanks for the update.
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No problem guys!
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