View Full Version : Toverland to get new GCI in 2007

06-14-2006, 05:01 PM
Toverland (Netherlands) obviously is to get a GCI woodie in 2007.

Park homepage: http://www.toverland.nl/
RCDB entry: http://rcdb.com/pd372.htm
Some preliminary "facts": http://www.toverland.info/content/nieuws/newwoody.php

Nice to get one of these in central europe... ;party;

06-14-2006, 06:00 PM
Alright! GCII is doing so well for themselves. Glad to see they are at least pumping out a new coaster in Europe. Let's hope for the same in the US!

Johnny Upsidedown
06-14-2006, 06:04 PM
More coasters to ride, all though this one seems to be on the small size but with a 100 foot drop it will be a fast small ride.
Thanks for the links and the information on the new ride REDUNZELIZER.

Jerry S
06-14-2006, 07:48 PM
^It's the tallest GCI coaster built. Unless you mean length, then its the shortest. (sorted by height below)

http://www.rcdb.com/installationresult.htm?coastername=&parkname=&type=&status=&design=&category=&contact=35&location=0&column=1%2C10%2C30%2C3%2C26%2C4%2C5%2C9%2C11%2C12% 2C13%2C14&order=-11%2C1%2C2&search=Search

Alright! GCII is doing so well for themselves. Glad to see they are at least pumping out a new coaster in Europe. Let's hope for the same in the US!

We've been getting new coasters from GCII every year in the States for he past few years.

06-14-2006, 07:50 PM
Yes I know this Jerry, but since they have branched out into Europe, they haven't said anything about the US. I just talked to them 2 weeks ago and they haven't released anything.

I am hoping they build a second coaster here with the one in Europe as they did last year.

Jerry S
06-14-2006, 09:15 PM
I wonder what parks here will want one. Sure, ti could be some small park that we can't think of, but maybe a big park will order one. It'd be cool if Dorney got one. Like, they could put it in the area between Laser and Steel Force. But that speculation is for another thread that I will make.

06-15-2006, 02:03 AM
Yesss! Another GCI. Big fan here- Anyways...any concept art yet? I didn't find any.

And the big question I'm always all over...will this one have Millennium style trains?? Nothing completes a GCI without these!

Jerry S
06-15-2006, 08:50 AM
All GCI coasters have had Millenium flyer trains since 2000. The only ones that don't have them I think are Roar @ SFA, Wildcat, and Gwazi. What is the best GCI coaster in the country by the way? They are all so similar because of they're twisty mess, but they are very different too. Which is the best?

06-15-2006, 12:24 PM
^ Personally, Thunderhead is my favorite. It is intense and wild but extremely re-rideable.

Yesss! Another GCI. Big fan here- Anyways...any concept art yet? I didn't find any.

Toverland's website has some pics, but one is of Kentucky Rumbler and the other is a model of Thunderbird in Finland. I guess they don't have anything for their design yet.

06-21-2006, 07:01 PM
Thunderhead is my favorite GCI with Millennium Flyers, and Roar at SFA is my favorite without.

I would really like to see a GCI get built around here...

Can you view Toverland's site in English?

06-21-2006, 09:27 PM
In that third link in the first post...they have two pictures. One of the model of what it's supposed to look like, and then I think the one above it is the Kentucky Rumbler. Either they just put that picture there for an example...or that is the layout? Though the model doesn't look like it.

06-21-2006, 10:40 PM
The model is the model from Thunderbird that opened this year at Power Park; http://rcdb.com/ig2955.htm?picture=1

06-22-2006, 02:03 AM
Oh...ok. Thanks for that link.

So then neither of those pictures are acurate. :-/

06-22-2006, 03:05 AM
And if you take another peek at rcdb and the Toverland fansite, you will notice that the length has been updated to around 1000m (3280 feet). That puts it right around Thunderhead's size.:flip:

06-23-2006, 04:59 AM
/\ Now that's one coaster I wouldn't mine being cloned!

Johnny Upsidedown
06-26-2006, 08:19 PM
Glad to see the stats on the ride have changed. Was a little disappointed in the length of the ride. However with the new stats the ride will probably be something like Thunderhead with lots of Kentcky Rumbler thrown in. I wonder if the 100 foot mark is from highest to lowest point or is it going to be the size of the drop. Anyway great to see another mid sized woody from GCII. Hope somebody follows the construction. I love watching scream machines get built.

06-27-2006, 10:31 AM
Hope somebody follows the construction.

I bet some (of us) will do that, as close as possible... :)

09-14-2006, 06:18 AM
The terrain:

The pictures:

The first pole did imediatly got examinated by hyyyper.
We first thought it was marked till the road, but eventually the distance was much bigger!
From here to all down there!
Warning: Runaway Hyyyper's!
He is going to check now every day if there is going to be a new pole! [lol]
From here to my scooter on the right is the width from the terrain. The length from the terrain is from here somewhere outside the picture [lol]
Meanwhile hyyyper is picturing every picture that was on the terrain. You never know if there is standing a hidden message on them! [:D]
Every little pole! [:D]
This is going to be the length of the terrain. From here to the boosterbike! [pshades]

09-14-2006, 06:21 AM
And hyyyper did also measure the height and the width from the pole [:D]
I'm defenatly sure, this is going to be one huge coaster for toverland [pshades] We'll keep ya updated [:)]

hyyyper's pics

Well...dirk and i went to meet at toverland and we got a hint from the boosterbike rideop that poles where put in the field after the boosterbike, so dirk and i went to take a look...
because my pics are basically the same as dirk's i'll only upload 11,
Dirk being mindwarped by the orange pole

Dirk (thinking he's) being cool next to a white pole


...179...180...181...ehhh...damn, lost count

X-treme Pole Close-Up

Dirk: "I swear i saw that pole move!"

"Hmm...this bunny hop is certainly pop some airtime"
"Dirk, there's just markers"

Look close, the northwest pole is out there! Somewhere!

You see, i told you it was out there! Somewhere!

09-14-2006, 06:24 AM
Hey BoosterBike RideOp's, how's it hanging?

Random photo of random poles in a random field

09-14-2006, 06:45 PM
Cool pics! I like the look of that log flume! ;-)

And how did ya'll guys get back there?

09-15-2006, 03:55 AM
There are some offroads used by the farmers on their tractors, dirk and i went there with our bike and scooter,

i have to work @ toverland tomorrow, i'll see if there's anything new

11-30-2006, 06:00 AM
The very latest in concrete pouring:

More construction site impressions of lately:
http://www.turbolaaf.nl/nieuwforum/viewtopic.php?t=30&start=105 (scroll down too)

12-10-2006, 10:38 AM
Sad news... apparently they are screwing the poject:

Rest of the drama here: ;)

12-22-2006, 09:49 AM
Ha. Not only screwing it up, even cutting it down to pieces: :confused:

A miracle! A wooden miracle! Apparently the Toverguys have suddenly found a neat way of actually using said screws and the woodchops for good: :eek:

I love DW
12-22-2006, 04:40 PM
It looks like this will actually be a pretty good coaster from the drawings of it. And on a note aside from the coaster Toverland is a indoor outdoor park right?

12-22-2006, 08:24 PM
It looks like this will actually be a pretty good coaster from the drawings of it.
I would hope it is 'pretty good' considering the GCI guys expect it to be better than OzCat, Rumbler and Thunderhead... and what drawings? Did I miss them?

I love DW
12-22-2006, 08:38 PM

Sorry not drawings a photo and model.

12-22-2006, 09:15 PM
A model? Do you have a link?

I love DW
12-22-2006, 10:05 PM
^Uh I believe it is the second picture on the link that I posted right above yours.

12-22-2006, 10:09 PM
That's the model of the Thunderbird at a different park. They have yet to show a real model of Troy.

I love DW
12-22-2006, 10:12 PM
Oh OK that makes since then sorry nevermind about the model.

01-14-2007, 02:07 PM
Hey guys, just to fill you in, I thought I would like to post an update that can be found at CoasterCravers. As you will see, the number of bents up has doubled!


Credit goes to member hyyyper for supplying photos.

01-16-2007, 09:49 PM

I love DW
01-17-2007, 06:20 PM
When is this coaster supposed to open? What little they have done so far looks pretty good.

01-24-2007, 01:17 PM


I don't have much else to say.


01-24-2007, 03:41 PM
Wow! So they finally got a model. Looks good and I love the design, it's really original.

01-24-2007, 05:22 PM
Why not post the whole page with all the layout shots firsthand?

Like this: http://www.toverland.info/content/woodynews/troy.php

01-24-2007, 05:32 PM
Wow! It looks like another great GCI coaster!!!

Michael C
01-24-2007, 05:34 PM
That coaster looks wild. What a great design.

01-24-2007, 05:36 PM
Nice, that's definitely one of their better designs yet. Looks like it'll have a great combo of both air, speed and laterals.

I love DW
01-24-2007, 08:31 PM
Looks like another good design from GCI!

01-24-2007, 10:35 PM
That looks like a great layout. That thing is going to be full of laterals and air time. Love the wooden coasters with the twisting first drop.

01-25-2007, 07:12 AM
Troy entirely new and improved now, having gotten it's own homepage:


I love DW
01-25-2007, 07:33 PM
Here are some more pictures that I found at www.firstdrop.nl

01-26-2007, 12:15 AM
It's looking amazing!

01-26-2007, 04:54 AM
Man...that thing looks sick. I'm a n00b when it comes to wooden coaster designers.....

So this is a GCI coaster....and they are the ones that built kentucky rumbler and villan right? So who built Hades and Voyage?

01-26-2007, 09:56 AM
Slipknot, GCII has made the Kentucky Rumbler, Thunderhead, Lightning Racers, Gwazi and so on.

Gravity Group built Hades and Voyage.

Villain was built by CCI Custom Coasters, which eventually turned into Gravity Group.

01-26-2007, 01:17 PM
IIRC, aren't all three really good in making sure the wooden coaster is smooth?

01-26-2007, 01:48 PM
Well CCI is no longer around. But, I thought they made some pretty decent coasters!

01-28-2007, 05:51 AM
Troy construction site tour report from lifthill.net:


02-04-2007, 04:31 PM
latest from toverland.info:


Johnny Upsidedown
02-09-2007, 05:53 PM
Looks great, from the last set of photos it looks like they have a huge amount of pre made sections of supports ready to be stood up. I bet the next couple weeks will see lots of structure go up.
Thanks for the links.

Jerry S
02-09-2007, 10:40 PM
CCI didn't always make the smoothest of coasters; their wooden structure ones would get rough over time. Also, CCI becaime GG, except for the owner of CCI, she went to work for S&S Wood. Intamin also makes wood coasters, originally really big ones such as White Cyclone and American Eagle, now the prefab coasters.

02-12-2007, 04:07 AM


02-15-2007, 09:58 AM
new official construction pics, from the 13th.:


Johnny Upsidedown
02-15-2007, 05:33 PM
Sweet. Some of the views in the latest photo are nice I love the photos they do from up on the ride. .
Is the weather always crappy over there or something. Seems most of the photo updates its raining or cloudy. Guess I am used to sunny Florida.

02-15-2007, 10:10 PM
It looks amazing!

02-15-2007, 10:16 PM
Well, I must say, I am impressed, but I still like Renegade more. (Hola numero uno S-Drop in the world?)

03-05-2007, 10:24 AM
The lift has collapsed! :eek:


And now...

Jeff W Pike
03-05-2007, 12:26 PM
At around 12:30 today, a gale-force wind swept through the Sevenum area. The
wind blew over 13 bents of the lift structure, but thankfully all employees
were off-site eating lunch at the time of damage.

Initial inspections of the damage reveal that the foundation and anchors are
intact, and most of the lumber contained in the affected bents is
salvageable. We will have to replace several large legs and batters with new

It is important to note that a coaster is not as strong during the
construction process as it is when completed, since all supporting batters,
bracing and track are not yet in place.

We hope to have all affected areas rebuilt within a week or so.

Again, we are blessed that no employees were injured during this unforseen

Thanks for your concern.


Johnny Upsidedown
03-05-2007, 04:58 PM
Hi Jeff.
Welcome to Thrillnetwork and thanks for stopping in to fill us in .

Did the bents fall onto other track or did it fall like dominos more or less where they stood.

Very glad everybody is safe. That is simply amazing that that much of the lift came down. But as you say they arent very strong until they are completed.

I assume that people were on the job or watched it come over, that had to have been wild to watch come over. I have seen house trusses come over and it aint pretty.

Here is from the web

Sir Willow
03-05-2007, 08:03 PM
Wow! I'm left almost speechless.

Jeff, thank you for coming on and posting about what happened. Your information is very much appreciated. We're grateful that no one was injured. Hopefully this won't be a big setback for the building effort.

Johnny Upsidedown
03-17-2007, 08:32 AM
Here is a video of the aftermath of the fall of the lift hill

New photos!
Wow the lift is back.
Lots of new photos to look at from 3-10
Photos from 3-17

Looking good!

04-23-2007, 07:46 AM
latest impressions from 21st of April:

a lot more of recent updates available here:

04-23-2007, 04:11 PM
It's looking amazing!