Board index Theme Park Discussions Theme Park News & Construction! Walibi Belgium 4 Year Plan (2018-2021)!

Walibi Belgium 4 Year Plan (2018-2021)!

Theme Park Construction And News Forum

Post June 22nd, 2017, 9:35 am
Paradox User avatar
Moderator
Moderator

Posts: 5785
Points on hand: 4,806.00 Points
Bank: 10,198.60 Points
Location: Riding Boulder Dash
Walibi Belgium has announced their new 4 year plan for new rides and the revitalization of the park.

2018

New for 2018 is a tropical/tiki themed Gerstlauer Bobsled coaster

Image

Image

2019

New for 2019 is a remade entrance, a new kiddie coaster, and some more theming around the boomerang Cobra. Maybe Cobra will get new trains from either Vekoma or Sunkid since Walibi has gotten new trains from both in some of their parks.

Image

2020

In 2020 the park's Far West zone will be refurbished and a Mack Twist'n'Splash will be added.

Image

2021

In 2021, both Loup Garou and Vampire will be rethemed to something inspired by New Orleans. Vampire will probably get new Vekoma trains since they are being tested in Holland right now.

Image

Also new in 2021 is a megacoaster which will probably be a Mack based on the concept art and Walibi's relationship with them.

Image

Giant future plans for Walibi Belgium: 4 new roller coasters, 10 new attractions

Walibi Belgium has impressive future plans. In the coming years, the theme park will invest more than 100 million euros in ten new attractions, of which four new roller coasters, spread over eight new themed areas. In 2021, the largest and fastest rollercoaster of the Benelux will open.

This was announced by Walibi at a press conference this morning. The first expansion will be scheduled for next year. In 2018, the theme park will create a Hawaiian themed area with a new family coaster near the interactive darkride Challenge of Tutankhamon.

The Tivoli coaster Coccinelle will move to the place of the old Ferris wheel, which was taken down last winter. The Aqualibi swimming pool will be expanded and renovated next year, with a children's area of 700 m². The whole water paradise will get a tropical theme.

In 2019 the entrance of the park will get a new look. In addition, there will be a makeover for the area around Cobra, the Vekoma Boomerang. There will also be a themed restaurant and a spinning theater with Bollywood theme. In the same year, a new children's coaster will open.

The current Far West section should be revamped by 2020. There will be an interactive water attraction, a Mack Rides Twist'n'Splash. A year later, there will be a refurbishment for the area around Wooden roller coaster Weerwolf and Vampire, the SLC of the park. Both attractions will receive a New Orelans theme, with voodoo influences.

The biggest investment is scheduled for 2021. Walibi Belgium will open that year a spectacular megacoaster in a new African themed area, at the back end of the park. It will be the largest and fastest rollercoaster of the Benelux.

And that's not all. The intention is to build a new family attraction between 2022 and 2023. The area around the log flume Flash Back and the Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop Psyké Underground will get a harbor theme. Also, new slides will be added to Aqualibi.

"With this ambitious development plan, we want to take our place again as the largest and most sensational theme park for all ages in Belgium," says the Director. He accounts for 30 percent more visitors.


Source
Some memes are meant to be kept

Coasterkidmwm wrote:
gouldy wrote:
Just don't employ stupid people and you're golden.

That's like finding a Waffle House with no white trash in it.


Posts: 504
Points on hand: 4,026.00 Points
I hope most of this becomes reality, Walibi Belgium has so much potential but the owners destroyed the family atmosphere with pop music and horrible theming. This park is 40 min away from me and I only visited it once the last 10 years (to try out Pulsar).
Taron>Helix get mad


Posts: 1819
Points on hand: 9,381.90 Points
Location: The Consortium
Getting thrill junkies excited 4 years in advance with something slightly more specific than 'a major new addition' sounds a little cruel.
Why did the ibis cross the Nile? Who knows?


Posts: 2
Points on hand: 124.00 Points
The park has lots of potential, looks great! I just hope both Vekoma rides (the SLC & Boomerang) get new trains.


Posts: 1871
Points on hand: 0.00 Points
Bank: 6,130.00 Points
Location: sheffield, UK

Dirk_Ermen User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 12825
Points on hand: 1,769.50 Points
Bank: 42,000.00 Points
Location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
As a more local enthusiast I welcome these plans. The park stood still for way too longer after the Vertigo fiasco.
Coastercount: 1079 (I've seen the world and it's horrid contraptions... @.@)
- Wood: 131
- Steel: 948

Oscar User avatar
Founding Member
Founding Member

Posts: 14323
Points on hand: 6,350.60 Points
Bank: 187,052.60 Points
Location: California, USA

These are some nice additions! :o
Support Us! - Click Here To Donate $5 Monthly!
Paradox wrote:
No need to tell Oscar about the problems. He is magic.

mkingy User avatar
Moderator
Moderator

Posts: 4931
Points on hand: 26,753.00 Points
Bank: 0.00 Points
Location: United Kingdom
skyscraper wrote:
Imagine if Cobra got these trains from Sunkid:

-images snipped-


They genuinely look like torture devices
Coaster Count - 128


Posts: 509
Points on hand: 3,825.00 Points
Location: probably queuing for taron
They're not- I just rode the one at Wiener Prater and it's honestly excellent
Olmisery - Today at 2:19
Hello, 'tis I, Cessna 172, callsign Mike Oscar Tango Hotel Echo Romeo Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo Echo Romeo, requesting permission to land on runway 69L


Posts: 8002
Points on hand: 13,075.00 Points
Were they not painful because they're obviously made of metal? :roll:
-- I was happy to be with NL1 - [:')] --
- I "NEVER... get deceived by the big numbers showing how tall, fast or long the rides are." comment.

mkingy User avatar
Moderator
Moderator

Posts: 4931
Points on hand: 26,753.00 Points
Bank: 0.00 Points
Location: United Kingdom
Olmisery wrote:
They're not- I just rode the one at Wiener Prater and it's honestly excellent


Does it pin you around the stomach like the picture implies?
Coaster Count - 128

Post September 26th, 2017, 7:05 am
Paradox User avatar
Moderator
Moderator

Posts: 5785
Points on hand: 4,806.00 Points
Bank: 10,198.60 Points
Location: Riding Boulder Dash
Looks like we could have a possible mega coaster layout. This looks more Intamin than Mack though.

Image
Some memes are meant to be kept

Coasterkidmwm wrote:
gouldy wrote:
Just don't employ stupid people and you're golden.

That's like finding a Waffle House with no white trash in it.

Post September 26th, 2017, 11:13 am

Posts: 504
Points on hand: 4,026.00 Points
These are the other planned rides

Image

Image

Image

Image
Taron>Helix get mad

Post September 26th, 2017, 3:25 pm

Posts: 2651
Points on hand: 4,181.00 Points
Bank: 0.00 Points
The red coaster looks cool, could be a little longer, but awesome none the less.

Kiddie ride looks short, hopefully there will be multiple laps but whatever.
[19:34:14] RideWarriorNation: jim
[19:34:27] RideWarriorNation: can you pls change sig
[19:35:22] Jcoasters: ok
[19:35:39] RideWarriorNation: ty

Post September 26th, 2017, 3:30 pm
Coasterkidmwm User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 11734
Points on hand: 6,352.10 Points
Bank: 15,000.00 Points
Location: Illinois, USA
The general redoes and plaza transformations are really interesting. I'm surprised all of the Walibi Parks are suddenly getting these cash infusions.
"Careful man, there's a beverage here!"

Post September 27th, 2017, 4:54 am
mkingy User avatar
Moderator
Moderator

Posts: 4931
Points on hand: 26,753.00 Points
Bank: 0.00 Points
Location: United Kingdom
Coasterkidmwm wrote:
The general redoes and plaza transformations are really interesting. I'm surprised all of the Walibi Parks are suddenly getting these cash infusions.


I think/hope parks are realising that not spending money on improving things (and keeping things in a good shape) doesn't result in a happy crowd that wants to come back. You only have to look at how well Phantasialand and Europa Park are doing (in different ways) to see that taking some care in your attractions will result in good footfall.
Coaster Count - 128

Post September 27th, 2017, 4:15 pm
Coasterkidmwm User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 11734
Points on hand: 6,352.10 Points
Bank: 15,000.00 Points
Location: Illinois, USA
skyscraper wrote:
Imagine if Cobra got these trains from Sunkid:

Image

Image


I always found the total lack of padding on those trains bizarre. It's a valley-prone design.
"Careful man, there's a beverage here!"

Post October 21st, 2017, 5:55 am

Posts: 504
Points on hand: 4,026.00 Points
Layout for the Gerstlauer bobsled coaster revealed

Image
Taron>Helix get mad

Post October 21st, 2017, 9:01 am
Coasterkidmwm User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 11734
Points on hand: 6,352.10 Points
Bank: 15,000.00 Points
Location: Illinois, USA
Now the question is if it'll actually be somewhat family oriented or a bit nuts like some of the Gerstlauer designs lol.
"Careful man, there's a beverage here!"

Post October 21st, 2017, 10:32 am
Paradox User avatar
Moderator
Moderator

Posts: 5785
Points on hand: 4,806.00 Points
Bank: 10,198.60 Points
Location: Riding Boulder Dash
Looks like a fun little ride!
Some memes are meant to be kept

Coasterkidmwm wrote:
gouldy wrote:
Just don't employ stupid people and you're golden.

That's like finding a Waffle House with no white trash in it.

Post October 21st, 2017, 9:39 pm

Posts: 8002
Points on hand: 13,075.00 Points
It actually looks longer than you think. - [:-)] - Running through the woods must be really fun.
-- I was happy to be with NL1 - [:')] --
- I "NEVER... get deceived by the big numbers showing how tall, fast or long the rides are." comment.

Post October 22nd, 2017, 10:17 am
herman116 User avatar
Premium Member
Premium Member

Posts: 491
Points on hand: 6,763.00 Points
Location: The Netherlands
Looks like a very fun layout. I like the little hops between the trees.

Here's a video of the ride with a POV at the end:


Post October 22nd, 2017, 6:52 pm

Posts: 2651
Points on hand: 4,181.00 Points
Bank: 0.00 Points
Nice. Wish there was a bit more switchbacks, but it looks great.
[19:34:14] RideWarriorNation: jim
[19:34:27] RideWarriorNation: can you pls change sig
[19:35:22] Jcoasters: ok
[19:35:39] RideWarriorNation: ty

Post October 22nd, 2017, 10:53 pm

Posts: 741
Points on hand: 4,666.00 Points
Bank: 2,500.00 Points
Location: Hopkins, Minnesota, USA
is that video official? Its cool they used NL2.
Plantoris

Post October 23rd, 2017, 10:57 am
Dirk_Ermen User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 12825
Points on hand: 1,769.50 Points
Bank: 42,000.00 Points
Location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
They've used it in the press presentation apparently. So I assume it's real.

I like the layout. It's different from the typical bobsleds and looks like a good combination of the hairpin turns and classic helix/bunnyhop moments. :)
Coastercount: 1079 (I've seen the world and it's horrid contraptions... @.@)
- Wood: 131
- Steel: 948

Next

Return to Theme Park News & Construction!

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post