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HANSA-PARK Sierksdorf, Germany
Park News - (3/11/13) It has been confirmed that the Monte Zuma tower attraction at Hansapark in Germany has been removed to make way for a new unknown attraction. Anyone know more?
2015 - Karnan Hypercoaster - Under Construction - (6/30/15) I’m told that Karnan will open to guests at Hansa Park on July 1st, and the park will also feature the sale of the musical soundtrack CD and book signings that day from 10-11 and 13-14. (6/16/15) A new POV video showing off the outdoor portion of Karnan in action at speed has been posted to YouTube. Apparently the music heard while the video plays is planned to be played on the coaster itself as well from what I'm told. Check it out below!
(6/15/15) A great video of the new Karnan coaster at Hansa Park making a test run was posted to Facebook not long ago. Check out the video below and just watch how fast that train looks like it is moving when it starts heading closer to the camera, taking those twists, turns, dips and dives at a very high speed. Looks like a great ride for sure!
I’m told that Karnan’s layout is now complete and they are expecting Gerstlauer to begin finishing up their work on the ride’s control systems, soon followed by some test runs. You can see the latest pictures of Karnan on the official construction blog. (4/22/15) All new pictures of "Hypercoaster KARNAN" at Hansa Park can be found at the official construction blog. A few more views can also be found on Facebook as well. (2/11/15) A huge assortment of new pictures from Karnan at Hansa Park can be found here. Look carefully and you can find our first look at the indoor vertical twist and diving first drop down and out of the tower. (1/6/15) The latest construction video of Karnan showing off the top piece of the lift structure being put into place can be found below.
(11/22/14) Lots of coaster track has been arriving at Hansa Park for Karnan, who gives us a look at the track and the progress made so far inside the ride’s massive fortress tower structure with many new pictures posted from the last few days. Look over the pictures carefully, because they feature some teasing close-up images of select pieces of track and ride hardware that definitely looks very out of the ordinary and there to serve some mystery purpose, including one odd piece of track with a tire drive and bent rails. (11/17/14) NewsPlusNotes has a couple of great new pictures of the construction for the Karnan coaster at Hansa Park, including a shot of the massive tower structure for the coaster as well as look at some of the hardware being installed INSIDE the tower. (9/1/14) A few more details about Karnan Hypercoaster have been released by the park in their latest news letter. They are now the Gerstlauer coaster as having a 67 meter (220 foot) first drop, with 16 passenger cars (4 rows of 4). The ride’s construction blog shows that the massive towers that will enclose the vertical lift hill much of the first drop are already going up very quickly. Based on the description, it sounds as if the coaster will also feature a dark ride section both before and after the high speed coaster portion of the ride. (8/6/14) The latest newsletter from Hansa-Park reports that the park’s new Hypercoaster will feature a “rail height” of 73 meters (239.5 ft) and the tower for Karnans will be 79 meters (259.2 ft) tall. Apparently the plan is to open the ride in 2015, but the full themeing and story to be told by the ride will not be ready until 2016. You can see the latest construction pictures at the ride’s official site, just scroll to the bottom of this page for the newest images. (4/4/14) Hansa Park has posted the first pictures of their new Karnan hypercoaster project site as the ground clearing has begun. (12/20/13) According to a reader, the latest Hansapark newsletter (Dec. 2013 edition) names Gerstlauer as the maker of the park’s new 2015 coaster, Karnan. The coaster, which will stand over 60 meters (196 feet) tall, is expected to be the tallest coaster ever built by Gerstlauer. Previously, I believe their talelst coaster was Takabisha at Fuji-Q in Japan which stands 141.ft tall. (11/26/13) The early rumor from Screamscape sources is that the new Hansa-Park hypercoaster may actually be a new design of coaster coming from Gerstlauer. (11/22/13) Concept artwork from the park shows off a look at the new coaster, which initially looks like a B&M Hypercoaster style train, but nothing more has been confirmed at this time. (10/21/13) The local rumor mill claims that for 2015 Hansa-Park may be planning on adding a large new ride, possibly a new drop-tower ride that could feature an indoor section and with seats that will tilt ride’s forward into a face-down prone posture, similar to the Falcon’s Fury ride going into Busch Gardens Tampa in 2014. (10/29/12) With the removal of Monte Zuma, it is rumored that the park may be looking at building a new indoor freefall drop attraction for the 2015 season.
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2013 - Nothing New
Fun Fact: Hansa-Park actually opened in 1973 as LEGOLAND Siersdorf, the follow up to Legoland Billund that had just opened in 1968. It closed in 1976 and reopened a year later as Hansaland, which evolved into Hansa-Park in 1987.