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Big Loop

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Big Loop
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Heide Park
Location Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany
Status Operating since 1983
Height restriction 47 inches (120 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel
Model / product Custom MK-1200
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1,200
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height98 feet
Top speed39.2 mph
Length2,316 feet
Inversions4
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Big Loop is a Vekoma sit-down roller coaster located at Heide Park in Sotau, Lower Saxony, Germany. Opened in 1983, it was the first coaster to be built at the park.

Design[edit]

Elements

Big Loop has a simple layout, with 4 inversions and a helix.

Trains[edit]

6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

Big Loop originally used trains built by Arrow Dynamics. For the 2010 season, these were replaced with Vekoma trains from the defunct Corkscrew at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England.

Ride experience[edit]

After turning right out of the station, the train climbs the chain lift hill. Riders are then dropped into back-to-back loops, and a banked right-turn around. Then a double corkscrew follows, leading into the mid-course brake run. Then, a helix to the right follows, eventually leading back to the station.

Confusion[edit]

Big Loop is often mistaken to be much bigger than it really is, this is because a larger Vekoma SLC with the same colour scheme stands behind it.