While Rocky Mountain Construction has been hard at work installing (or converting) new rides here in the United States, two international parks have announced that they will be transforming their wooden coasters.
White Cyclone at Nagashima Spa Land
Japanese park Nagashima Spa Land will become the first park outside of the U.S. to utilize RMC’s IBox track.
White Cyclone was one of the tallest and longest wooden coasters in the world, with a total length of 5,577 feet. Originally designed by Intamin, the ride featured a winding layout and a massive wooden structure. RMC will be sure to utilize the ride’s hills and helices with their steel conversion.
To get an idea of what RMC has to work with, watch an on-ride video of White Cyclone:
Robin Hood at Walibi Holland
Walibi Holland announced that in October, Robin Hood, their family wooden coaster will be closing as RMC begins converting the ride into a hybrid coaster.
— Walibi Holland (@WalibiHolland) February 6, 2018
Robin Hood will become Europe’s second hybrid coaster from RMC, after Wildfire at Kolmärden. The ride currently stands 105 feet tall and has an out-and-back layout.
Watch an on-ride video of Robin Hood pre-conversion:
I love to see Rocky Mountain Construction expanding outside of the United States and I’m sure enthusiasts in Europe and Asia are excited to be getting an RMC within a decent travel distance.
What do you think of Nagashima Spa Land and Walibi Holland’s decision to convert their rides? Leave a comment below.
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