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Efteling, Netherlands is planning a new coaster to replace their current woody "Pegasus"

It's going to be a dueling/racing woody named "Joris en de Draak" (George and the Dragon).


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�length: 1400 meter
�heigth: 25 meter
�Trains: 4
�capacity: 1700 ppu
�max. speed: 75 km/u

http://www.rcdb.com/id4526.htm

http://forum.towerstimes.co.uk/viewtopi ... &sk=t&sd=a

http://themepark.nl/ubb/ubbthreads.php/ ... 515/1.html

http://www.photosmagiques.com/forum/vie ... =16&t=7426

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Post July 19th, 2009, 9:41 pm

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I kept thinking that there wont be another death, THE UNIVERSE LOVES PROVING ME WRONG!!!!!

Post July 20th, 2009, 8:00 am

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This is a roller coaster... chill.
Just keep scrolling...

Post July 20th, 2009, 5:17 pm

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Finally this intamin crap is removed from the park, hopefully they will build a decent woody in place. Last investment was a total faillure in a ride-only perspective, themeing was okay, but the track of "de vliegende hollander" was just rubbisch.... I hope for Europe's first GCI racer!!

Post July 20th, 2009, 5:40 pm

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Well, it certainly appears like it will be a fairly unique ride; there aren't a whole lot of dueling woodies in the world, are there? Lightning Racer is the only one I can think of.
The thing that caught my attention is the length vs. height. 25 m tall for a 1400 m long ride? That's a 56-to-1 length to height ratio!! Maybe it will have multiple lifts? Most wooden coasters appear to have approximately a 35-40 to 1 ratio.

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Grand National & Stampida are the only ones I can think off in Europe?

Should be good. I quite enjoyed Pegasus though.

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Post July 20th, 2009, 7:42 pm

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The 1400 Meters can be the total track length, so that makes 700m per side it's not sure at the moment

Post July 20th, 2009, 8:26 pm

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ohhhh....ok. The last link said it was 1400 m each. OOPS.

Post July 21st, 2009, 6:41 am

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Every source out there says something else [lol]
1400 M per side could be possible, multiple lifts or most of the time close to the ground

Post July 21st, 2009, 8:59 am

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It's sad to see one of the old Efteling rides go but hopefully we'll get one heck of a coaster in return!

I have faith in the Efteling building quite a unique ride...[:p]

Post July 22nd, 2009, 7:29 am

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Looks good, finally a good coaster in the Efteling.

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how awsome this that

dirk we better be doing a trip here this year
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Post January 16th, 2010, 7:32 pm
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Originally posted by gazag

how awsome this that

dirk we better be doing a trip here this year


Yes we will, so you can ride the other 3 crapcoasters too... [lol]
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Post January 16th, 2010, 7:34 pm

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yay, i like crap coasters
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Post April 12th, 2010, 12:36 pm
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I've been yesterday to the Efteling. Construction comes along nicely. I shot myself over 150 photo's of just this ride alone. Here's a small selection of those photo's:

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The turns where the both rides will meet eachother again. I also expect that the dragon will stand on at this spot.

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Advertising on the construction itself.

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The ride will feature a triple up after the first drop. The first small one is hidden between the structure. The 2nd one you can see on this photo.

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And here's the 3rd up from the full triple up. I'll be flying over the station.

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Sort of an overview of the ride.

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Look at the difference of both tracks. One is kinda drawn out with hills, meanwhile the other ride looks pretty fun as it takes all those awesome twists and turns.

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Onride shot taken from the Python. You can view the exits from the flyover.

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Overview from the long dueling and racing part of the track.

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The turn after the flyover.

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The area after the flyover a bit better in view.

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A complete overview taken from the Python.

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Already a much clearer view of the only area that still has to be build.

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And the best view that I could have shot. [:D] It looks that my prediction of 2 completely different rides will come true. One ride for the daredevils and the other ride for the softer starters.

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Again the 2 turns after the flyover. But now taken from groundlevel.

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The station area made also some good progress. You can already see some stairs that'll probably be the stairs to the operator booth.

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A whole chaos of trackwork that's going underneath the lifthill.

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Onride photo taken from the Flying Dutchman.

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One more, hopefully with a bit better view.

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And quickly the last one before the splash.

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And then i'll close this off with a picture from the river rafting.

For the people who are interested. Here can you find one the construction plans of the whole ride:
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Post April 12th, 2010, 1:26 pm

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Looks good so far.Efteling really needs a good woodie.
All RCCAs should be RMC'd. And that event shall be henceforth known as the Rollercaust.

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Post April 12th, 2010, 11:08 pm

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GCI has been constructing some great rides lately. This looks like no exception. I hope the pacing is fast enough for some nice airtime.

Post May 21st, 2010, 1:02 pm

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Parts of the dragon has arrived

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Source: http://www.vijfzintuigen.nl/Forum/index.php?topic=9364.3850

Rumours are going around it will be like in the new park map:
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Post May 21st, 2010, 1:52 pm
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Those are some great pics dirk, she is coming along nicely.


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