Park News - (9/29/18) BlooLoop reports that Bobbejaanland has opted to scrap their entry fee system to the theme park and replace it with a pay-as-you-go app based system. From the sound of it, you aren’t paying per attraction however, but instead you are paying based on how much time you spend in the park, with the cost breaking down to about €7.2 per hour, but maxing out at €35.50 for the entire day.
2019 - Land of Legends and Fury (Triple Launch Coaster) - (6/25/19) Some new information was sent my way regarding FURY and the direction of travel. From what I’m told the train holds 12 riders who all vote (by pushing a button) if they want to travel forwards or backwards, majority wins. In the case of a tie, it will be randomly selected. I don’t know if Bobbejaanland has put this info effect or not, but I’ve also been told that there was a plan to feature ‘forward only’ rides during certain times each day for those who don’t want to travel backwards.
(6/23/19) Bobbejaanland has opened their new FURY triple-launch coaster from Gerstlauer and I’m happy to say that not only does it look like an incredible ride experience… those Germany engineers added in a wicked extra feature to this particular ride. How so? Because not only is it able to take guests for a wild ride the normal way, as designed, but they can flip a few switches and rotate the car so that you can ride it BACKWARDS as well!
Check out the video below to see the official video from the park of Fury running forwards (missing from the start is a roll out of the station into a turntable on the launch track), and then check out the video below as a luck bunch of riders were unexpectedly given the ride of their lives when the train loaded them onto the launch track backwards, followed by much rejoicing!
It really is a great looking ride, with some cool scenic elements scattered about at the ground level and in the queue, but I have to wonder if they forwards/backwards option is something they are planning on offering on a regular basis, or if it was just something done for the coaster fans on opening day? It really would make a fun kind of ‘Choose Thy Fate…” moment on the ride if the riders could choose, or even better if the result was random so you never knew what you were going to get, creating an even bigger reason to re-ride it over again.
(5/6/19) A great construction update on Fury, the new coaster coming to Bobbejaanland, has been posted to CoasterKings this week. Check it out.
(2/17/19) Bobbejaanland announced that their new triple-launch coaster from Gerstlauer coming in 2019 will be named Fury, and part of a new themed section of the park to be called Land of Legends that will incorporate three other park attractions. Each the attractions serves as an iconic monument to the four elements of nature, set behind protected gateways to their respective realms within the Land of Legends. Fury represents fire, with the the existing Sledge Hammer to represent Earth, Naiads Waters for water and Typhoon for air.
Fury itself will be build themed represent the destructive force of a fire breathing dragon, complete with a battlefield around a castle structure and battling ‘Fire Knights’ along the way.
According to the official website the story behind the Land of Legends starts with the creation of the Guardian of Elements. “Millions of years ago, on a star in the furthest and most distant corner of our galaxy, a spring emerged from which the purest water bubbled. The water mixed drop by drop with the silver substance with which the star was covered. This created a river that deposited a sticky clay. The clay took many forms. One form seemed a bit more like a person every day. Until finally a man sat beside the river staring lifeless in the distance.
When the star raged past the sun, the hot wind brought everything into turmoil. The shapes on the planet were filled with heat, and in the man's body even blood began to flow. He opened his eyes and looked around. No other form had come to life. The man wandered around lonely. He did not understand why he had been brought to life if that life had no purpose.
Until another miracle happened. A blast on a small planet in the neighborhood caused a bright flash of light that struck the man in the middle of the heart. Instead of dying, the man became bigger and stronger. His interior filled with infinite knowledge and a burning desire. He now knew the purpose of his existence. In him he carried the four elements: earth, water, fire and wind. It was his job to guard them. He was the Guardian of Elements.”
(8/14/18) Bobbejaanland is set to add one of the strangest looking coasters I've ever seen... at least based on the concept art posted here. The expansion to the park for 2019 is said to be a big one, adding a new themed area that will include the park's Typhoon coaster and Sledgehammer high thrill ride, but also this unique coaster creation from Gerstlauer said to be a triple-launch coaster, but will also feature track switches and the ability to run two trains at once when it opens in 2019.
(2/28/18) According to a Tweet from Bobbejaanland the park will be adding a new "Triple Launch Coaster" from Gerstlauer for the 2019 season that will also be part of a "new thematic zone" that will be about 2 hectares in size. The existing Big Eight Typhoon coaster and Sledge Hammer Frisbee rides will be part of this new themed zone as well.