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Efteling Adds B&M Dive Coaster, Baron 1898, for 2015

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"(10/17/14) Efteling has confirmed the plans, name and an incredible theme for their new B&M Dive Machine opening in 2015. The coaster will be called Baron 1898 and it’s got a fantastic looking almost SteamPunk theme to it. This may be the best themed B&M coaster I’ve ever seen… really… never seen anything quite like it if the final 18 million Euro product looks anything at all like the concept art shows.
Baron 1898 is themed back to the era of Dutch mining in the late 19th Century and will feature a 37.5 meter vertical dive at 90 mph down underground into a mine shaft. This will feature the newer narrow six seat wide trains, the same used for Krake. Guests play the part of miners working for the greedy mine owner, Gustave Hooghmoed. He has been warned however by the Witte Wieven (white spirits, female ghosts from Dutch legends) not to take the gold from the mine, and these spirts keep scaring away his workers, which is why he has recruited you to ride the mine train, cursed by the spirits.
Nothing is known about the rest of the layout, which isnΓÇÖt going to be made public until early 2015." (Screamscape.com)

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Full Theme of the ride: The main character, Gustave Hooghmoed, finds a nugget of gold in the mine. In the mine are "Witte Wieven" warning Gustave not to take the gold. Gustave - of course - doesn't listen, takes the nugget and more and buys the whole area of land to secure himself the mine. Hij starts calling himself the "Mine Baron" and recrutes miners to dig for the gold. One by one, the miners flee from the mine and not a single one manages to stay under long.

The guests are invited to dare and go have a look into the mine themselves.

The whole ride will be extensively themed as is the case with the Vliegende Hollander. The queue will be composed of different rooms to pass through before reaching the station. The name refers to Gustave calling himself 'Baron' and the story taking place in 1898.

The name of the character also has a double meaning. 'Hooghmoed', (present spelling Hoogmoed) means pride but with a negative connotation. More like the Greek 'hubris'. This represents the story line but 'Hoogmoed' is also a composition of two words 'Hoog' (High) and 'Moed' (Courage).


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Well thanks for covering this news faster than I could :P
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Any idea on the layout itself or will it be a clone

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90mph and 37.5 meters....does it launch vertically or something? A unit got screwed up somewhere.
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Would like too see some inversions other than an Immelman, if there are any,


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its 90 kilometers a hour, not mph
there is nothing known about the layout yet, it will be probably a costumlayout, beqause when you come up the lift hill you drop directly straight down, you dont make a turn ( like on sheikra, or oblivion )

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its 90 kilometers a hour, not mph
there is nothing known about the layout yet, it will be probably a costumlayout, beqause when you come up the lift hill you drop directly straight down, you dont make a turn ( like on sheikra, or oblivion )


I was literally just building a B&M that did that - there goes my small originality bonus :<


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I hope more to this area gets this theming! Many I wish CP would use their steampunk scenery for a real ride =<


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I love the theming for this one. I'm actually surprised that there hasn't been a proper steampunk themed coaster before (If there was give me a shout)

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Baron 1898 has to be one of the strangest coaster names I've ever heard, but the concept art so far looks great. I think it will be an awesome coaster.
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^ Funny that 1989 means the year when I was born! As for this ride, not 1989. Baron 1898. ;)
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VF15 wrote:
Baron 1898 has to be one of the strangest coaster names I've ever heard, but the concept art so far looks great. I think it will be an awesome coaster.


the have choise this name, so that every body can say it
beqause the efteling is a multi culture park the need that kind a name :)

here is the first episode of the making of baron 1898 ( its in dutch ;), but there are subtitels with it so you guys can understnad it a little bit :P :) )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHqCFEGHQ_4

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I learned how to say 1898 in Dutch. :D
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Me too!!! Bar├│n acthiraichtireickhhchh! Something like that!!!


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Full Theme: The main character, Gustave Hooghmoed, finds a nugget of gold in the mine. In the mine are "Witte Wieven" warning Gustave not to take the gold. Gustave - of course - doesn't listen, takes the nugget and more and buys the whole area of land to secure himself the mine. Hij starts calling himself the "Mine Baron" and recrutes miners to dig for the gold. One by one, the miners flee from the mine and not a single one manages to stay under long.

The guests are invited to dare and go have a look into the mine themselves.

The whole ride will be extensively themed as is the case with the Vliegende Hollander. The queue will be composed of different rooms to pass through before reaching the station. The name refers to Gustave calling himself 'Baron' and the story taking place in 1898.

The name of the character also has a double meaning. 'Hooghmoed', (present spelling Hoogmoed) means pride but with a negative connotation. More like the Greek 'hubris'. This represents the story line but 'Hoogmoed' is also a composition of two words 'Hoog' (High) and 'Moed' (Courage).
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^ Edited the original post with that info, thanks!
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A small bit of the layout was leaked out a while ago:
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Also it is told that the ride should get 2 inversions. :)
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Crap like this when enthusiasts eavesdrop on employees or take pictures through windows weirds me out.
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Plus, with that bag @$$ watermark on the pics, you can't see anything...
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so, there has been some work going on this coaster
the station is getting quite shape, and the first few track pieces have arrived
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( first track pieces arriving on site )
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( the have started to put track down )
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( more track is getting in place )
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( also the station is starting to get quite the shape )

( thank to RCTLand and the efteling for profiding the pics )
( sorry for the bad English gramma )

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