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WALIBI AQUITAINE
France
Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)

2016 - Nothing known at this point in time, nothing added in 2014 or 2015 either.

 

WALIBI BELGIUM
Belgium
Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)
Formerly: Walibi Wavre & Six Flags Belgium

icon_STOP2016 - Mack Power Splash / PULSAR - (4/17/16) Remember that test run video (below) of Pulsar at Walibi Belgium where I mentioned how interesting it was that the train made no splash at all until the end of the run?  It seems there is a very good reason for that, as the channel under the ride is empty of water during the initial launched runs through the course, and is then able to flood the channel with water from the lake in just six seconds to allow for the splashdown finale at the end.  The water is them pumped back out in time for the next ride cycle.
    (4/14/16) A video of Pulsar making test runs at Walibi Belgium has been posted to Facebook. What's odd is that the boat passes through the water sections as a coaster would on track when in the speed-up phases of the ride, and yet somehow makes a big splashdown going through the same area near the end of the video. I'm not quite sure how this particular trick is being pulled off.

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    (12/17/15) A reader sent in some really fantastic looking aerial construction photos of Pulsar at Walibi Belgium taken this week. Looks like most of the ride steel is already in place.
    (12/16/15) The clear and extended version of Walibi Belgium's new Pulsar ride (Mack water shuttle coaster) preview video has been posted below.

    (10/19/15) According to Loopings.nl, the name of Walibi Belgium's new water shuttle coaster ride opening in 2016 may end up being PULSAR. They also claim that the water ride will have an official soundtrack as well, though I'm not quite sure how that will translate to a high speed water ride like this, or if it will be an on-board soundtrack or simply music played in the station and queue.
    (10/13/15) Ooparc has posted an interesting picture taken inside the plant producing all the track needed for Walibi Belgium's new Power Splash flume shuttle coaster creation. While designed by Mack Rides, the plant producing the nearly 600 tones of steel is in Belgium.
    (7/31/15) Construction on Walibi Belguim's new 2016 attraction has begun, as themed construction fences are now up in the park with a website address that shows off some behind the scenes progress shots here.
    (3/4/15) Concept artwork of the Mack’s Power Splash ride planned for Walibi Belgium can be found at Freizeitpark-welt.de, showing it just as it was described to me… but I was hesitant to believe it. Constructed in the middle of the lake, it features two vertical towers on each end of the shuttle style layout, and a small camelback hill in the middle.
   As described to me, the experience will apparently launch backwards first at around 50 kph part-way up the rear vertical spike. Dropping 90 down and into a forward launch of 80 kph over the camelback, into a splash pond and up the front spike. Then falling backwards it will hit the third launch backwards, hitting 100 kph and rise up the back spike to a height of aprox. 45 meters and then one more time forwards and up the front spike before dropping back down and back into the station building.
   One more thing I’ve noticed… if you look closely at the plans for the station it appears that there is a turntable in there. I can only assume this will allow for faster loading with the use of two boats, as the boat will roll backwards onto the turn table and get spun 180 to the other side of the table (next to the 2nd boat) for the ride experience, while the second boat will roll off the turntable and into the station to be reloaded. A brilliant bit of engineering there.
    (3/3/15) Walibi Belguim is apparently adding something called a "Power Splash" ride from Mack Rides in 2016. From the odd description I've been send, this may be some kind of new Mack watercoaster that may feature some kind of LSM multi-launch system that can move the boats both forwards and backwards somehow. The description isn't quite making sense to me however, as it sounds more like a shuttle coaster style ride experience that will be done in a boat instead.  Very odd... I guess we'll have to wait and see.
    (11/3/14) Walibi Belgium surprised their fans with a new attraction announcement for something big on the way in 2016. From what I’m told the new attraction will be an unknown new “world’s first” creation from MACK. According to the hints given by the park’s General Manager, Jean-Christophe Parent, the new ride will be the size level of Dalton Terror and Radja River, with construction time table of at least 18 months, so look for this one to start very soon if they want to open by Spring 2016.

 

WALIBI HOLLAND
The Netherlands
Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)
Formerly: Walibi Flevo, Six Flags Holland and Walibi World

2016 - Lost Gravity / New Mack Coaster - (3/30/16) A great collection of photos from the opening of the new Lost Gravity coaster at Walibi Holland have been posted to Freizeitark-Welt.de this week. It is quite the unusual looking coaster in both layout, as well as the strange short by wide trains, where the riders on the edge hang out over the sides of the track.
    (3/24/16) A new POV video of Walibi Holland's brand new Lost Gravity coaster was posted to YouTube a few hours ago. Check it out below, though the video is a bit on the odd side, and it only shows the two-thirds of the ride's layout, but it's better than nothing.

    (2/19/16) Mack Rides reported on Facebook that the track is now complete on their new coaster at Walibi Holland.
    (12/22/15) According to a post at News Plus Notes, the new Mack roller coaster going into Walibi Holland will be called Lost Gravity.
    (12/9/15) Mack has posted a picture of their new mystery coaster going into Walibi Holland this week on Facebook, showing off the top piece of the lift being hoisted into place, and take a look at that twisting first drop diving back to the ground. That looks like it's going to be one heck of a first drop.
    (11/16/15) Loopings has posted some pictures of the first track pieces from Mack Rides for the new unknown coaster coming to Walibi Holland.
    (11/24/14) Walibi Holland confirmed on their Facebook page that they would be adding some kind of new ride from Mack in 2016. They end the post by asking their Facebook fans, “What coaster would you like to see?” which seems to indicate that this will be a new coaster at least and not something else. According to the latest rumors sent to Screamscape, this will indeed be a Blue Fire style mega launched coaster experience.
    (11/3/14) Walibi Holland is apparently building a new MACK roller coaster in 2016. While they don’t say what kind here, I’m guessing that it will be something possibly like Blue Fire at Europa Park maybe.

 

WALIBI RHONE-ALPES
France
Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)

icon_STOP2016 - Timber! - Now Open - (4/17/16) The new "Timber!" wooden coaster at Walibi Rhone-Alpes opened on April 9, 2016 and a slightly speed-up POV video of it in action has been posted to YouTube by the park. Check it out below!

    (7/31/15) According to this article Walibi Rhone-Alpes will build a new wooden roller coaster from the Gravity Group for 2016. The new coaster has not been named yet, but a contest to help name it has been launched on Facebook.
    (6/29/15) Walibi Rhone-Alpes is said to be building a new attraction that they will begin to tease and promote in the near future. Rumor has it that this may be the most expensive attraction ever built at the park. Anyone have a clue what it might be?

 

 
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