2013 - Karacho and Gaudi Viertel -
(5/13/13) According to a picture posted to the CoasterFriends website, it looks like the TÜV may have had the park make some changes to the Gerstlauer lapbar restraint system used on Karacho. There are some great construction pictures near the top half of the page, with the picture of the restraint system seen just below, in the middle of the page. I’m not sure why the system was changed, but it looks very different from the system used by Gerstlauer on Iron Shark last summer, as seen here.
(5/6/13) New construction pictures of Karacho at Tripsdrill have been posted to ThemeParks.it this week.
(4/19/13) CoasterFriends shows off the installation of the Top Hat element on Karacho at Tripsdrill.
(3/22/13) Tripsdrill now appears to have opened Gaudi Viertel (roughly translated as Fun District), a new indoor playland area that also features a toy museum, as well as an 8 meter tall indoor drop tower ride. Pictures and a report have been posted to Park-Ride.de.
(3/18/13) AirTimers has posted some new pictures of Karacho under construction this week.
(3/14/13) A construction update for Karacho at Tripsdrill has been posted to CoasterFriends.de this week.
(2/19/13) New construction pictures of Karacho at Tripsdrill have been posted to CoasterFriends.de. A fan created animation of how the ride is expected to look has also been created in NoLimits and posted to YouTube.
(2/18/13) According to an update at NewsParcs, the new Karacho roller coaster (which means “Full Speed” in German) which use a new kind of train from Gerstlauer that will hold 8 passnegers (2 rows of 4) that will be “more open and spacious” and their widest car to date that will also use “the biggest running wheels that we’ve ever used.” Karacho will have a total of 4 trains, with an estimated capacity of 960 pph.
(2/5/13) Tripsdrill held a press conference to talk about Karacho, the park’s new Gerstlauer made launched roller coaster. Cars will be launched out at 100 kph in just 1.6 seconds and through four inversions along the approximate 700 meters of track. You can see more coverage over at ParkScout.
(1/14/13) A new teaser video about the creation of the new launched Gerstlauer coaster coming to Tripsdrill in 2013 was added the other day. Lots of video showing off how the coaster track is made in the factory.
Meanwhile you can also see pictures taken on the construction site in the park posted to Airtimers.
(11/12/12) New pictures of the construction site at Tripsdrill can be found at CoasterWorld.FR, just scroll down towards the bottom of the page.
(11/6/12) From what I’m hearing, the new Gerstlauer coaster at Tripsdrill will use the more typical Eurofighter style cars (2 rows of 4 seats) but include the new lap-bar only restraint system.
(10/26/12) According to the local news Tripsdrill is planning a large new indoor kids land that will feature a Moser Kids Drop Tower and a mini-train museum. For the thrill seekers the park will add a new 700 meter (2296 ft) launched Gerstlauer coaster that will offer 4 inversions, placed behind the rapids ride next to the Mammut wooden coaster. In terms of length, this new coaster will be about 200 ft longer than Dare Devil Dive Coaster at Six Flags over Georgia, featuring a launch instead of the vertical drop tower, but using a similar lapbar only restraint system.