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Caripro

Caripro
Roller coaster manufacturer
Status Defunct
Location
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Weert, Limburg, Netherlands
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Key people Hans Gubbels
Roller coasters built 9 aprox.
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Caripro was a company based in the Netherlands that built suspended roller coasters and other amusement rides.

History[edit]

The prototype Batflyer roller coaster is believed to be the Batflyer at Lightwater Valley, which opened in 1996. Although it had thinner track and different cars, it shares the same name as later Caripro roller coasters. It is not known if the roller coaster predates the forming of Caripro.

Caripro was owned/directed by Hans Gubbels from September 1997 to September 2001. Around 2001 the company was sold to Vekoma (who Hans had previously worked for) but the new Caripro division was soon liquidated as part of Vekoma's reform after bankruptcy.

The intellectual property of the former Caripro company was bought by Hans Gubbels, who went on to form 'Cari-Co'. It isn't believed Cari-Co offered new roller coasters however parts and servicing were advertised on the former Cari-Co website. Cari-Co has since disappeared, and the intellectual property is believed to have been sold to Premier Rides, who started offering suspended roller coasters shortly after.

Roller coasters[edit]

All Caripro roller coasters were suspended and used an elevator lift, except for Clone Zone, which is powered throughout.

Roller coaster Amusement park Location Model Opened Status
Batflyer Duinrell
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Batflyer Never Defunct
Batflyer Hamanako Pal Pal
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Shizuoka, Japan
Batflyer 2001 Operating
Batflyer Nasu Highland Park
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Tochigi, Japan
Batflyer 2001 Operating
Clone Zone The Milky Way Adventure Park
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England, UK
Batflyer 1997 Operating
Hydra Fighter II Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe
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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
AquaFlyer June 29, 2001 Defunct
Scooby's Ghoster Coaster Kings Island
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Mason, Ohio, USA
Batflyer 1998 Defunct
Sky Rider Skyline Park
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Bavaria, Germany
Gyroflyer 2001 Defunct
Spellbreaker Legoland California
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Carlsbad, California, USA
Batflyer October 13, 2000 Defunct
Vleermuis Plopsaland De Panne
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West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Batflyer 2000 Operating

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