Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Refurbishment of Europe’s highest wooden coaster begins at Heide Park Resort


In January 2018, Sabrina de Carvalho, Managing Director of Heide Park Resort, announced that the resort’s famed wooden coaster Colossos would close and return for the 2019 season. The resort’s parent company, Merlin Entertainments plc, is investing 12 million euros in the refurbishment of Europe’s fastest and highest wooden roller coaster.

The refurbishment has now begun. The construction site in Heide Park is set up and the wooden rails and ledgers are completely removed. This is a mammoth undertaking for the RCS company from Hamburg, a specialist in the construction and dismantling of roller coasters as well as for Fa. Cordes, a wood-engineering company from Rotenburg, which was also involved in the original construction in 2000. Both companies operate worldwide in the construction of wooden roller coasters. Thorsten Berwald, Project Manager Heide Park Resort stated: “Now we can start. All contractors have set up and we now start the project dismantling. “

A look behind the scenes with regular photo and video updates is now available on the new Colossos blog at www.heide-park.de/colossos. Colossos returns – and promises the season 2019 an even more gigantic adventure.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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