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Post November 19th, 2018, 11:13 pm

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It almost feels like Alan Schlike designed it and used Intamin's technology.
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Post November 20th, 2018, 12:11 am
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Honestly it's almost like Intamin looked around and was like "yeah we should do drugs again"
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Post November 21st, 2018, 1:30 pm

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I'll echo what others have said about the holding brake. Not really my thing, but non-enthusiasts will eat it up. Otherwise I think the layout and sheer scope of this thing looks great, though hopefully they finesse some of the randomness out of it by the time they finalize it.

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Well turns out this has been delayed till 2022 since some parts of the forest around the area where this is going are protected:

https://www.androland.com/les-details-d ... -1121.html


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Post November 13th, 2019, 6:54 am

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The launch coaster may have been delayed to 2022, something else might happen in 2021...

Renovation for wooden coaster Parc Astérix: conversion to hybrid coaster?

One of the most intense wooden rollercoasters in Europe will be renovated. French themepark Parc Astérix is going to renovate the Tonnerre de Zeus rollercoaster.
That raises the question of the attraction will be receiving the same treatment as the old wooden roller coaster Robin Hood in Walibi Holland.

Robin Hood was transformed into Untamed one year ago: an hybrid coaster with wooden supports and steel track with inversions. The American company Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) was hired to convert the ride. Walibi Holland and Parc Astérix are both owned by Compagnie des Alpes. May RMC now also work in France?

"I can confirm that Tonnerre de Zeus will be renovated for the 2021 season", reports a spokeswoman from Parc Astérix to Looopings. "It is not yet possible to say which company will be involved"

RMC-spokeswoman Amy Garcia reacts surprised when we call her to ask about the project. "Where did you get this information from?", laat ze weten. "I can neither confirm nor deny that we are involved in this project. We cannot say anything about ongoing projects until the park itself makes an official announcement."

Tonnerre de Zeus, opened in 1997, was builtby the now defunct manufacturer Custom Coasters International. The ride is thirty meters high and more than 1200 meters long. Trains reach a top speed of 83.7 kilometers per hour during a ride.

Parc Astérix also has plans for the construction of a tens of meters high launch roller coaster with special elements. The opening should have taken place in 2021, but the project has been delayed to 2022.

https://www.looopings.nl/weblog/13231/Renovatie-voor-houten-achtbaan-Parc-Asterix-ombouw-naar-hybrid-coaster.html

RMC Tonnerre de Zeus or just a large retrack?
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Post November 13th, 2019, 9:15 am

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I'm in the camp that thinks it's gonna be a retrack. While an RMC conversion would be rad, I've heard nothing but positive things about this coaster, and the public seems to love it just as much.
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Post November 13th, 2019, 12:10 pm

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What about a retrack form RMC just like Tremors, Rattler & Gerogia Cyclone (before their Iron Horse treatment)

Post November 13th, 2019, 1:33 pm
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I hope it's just a normal retrack. <3 Would be sad seeing one of the better woodies from Europe getting demolished. :C
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