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The name seems to be inconsistent across the website, the park and signs. "Swiss Bob", "Bob", "Bobslee" or "Bobbaan" would be seen, however just "Bob" was used on the ride's entrance, and thus is the name Coasterpedia uses.
 
The name seems to be inconsistent across the website, the park and signs. "Swiss Bob", "Bob", "Bobslee" or "Bobbaan" would be seen, however just "Bob" was used on the ride's entrance, and thus is the name Coasterpedia uses.
 
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The [[station]] had an Austrian-Alps theme.
 
The [[station]] had an Austrian-Alps theme.
  

Latest revision as of 19:50, 23 May 2020

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Bob
roller coaster
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Efteling
Location Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, Netherlands
Status Defunct
Operated April 4, 1985 to September 1, 2019
Soundtrack Yes, by various artists
Replaced by Max & Moritz
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Giovanola, Ton van de Ven
Type Steel - Bobsled
Model / product Swiss Bob
Riders per train 6
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height20 feet
Top speed60 mph
Length524 feet
Inversions0
Duration1:40
HELP

Bob (Bobbaan in Dutch) was a steel bobsled roller coaster located at Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, Netherlands. It was a Swiss Bob installation from Intamin.

On October 9, 2018, Efteling announced that Bob was to be removed in 2019 in order to make way for a new dueling family coaster from Mack Rides opening in 2020. It will be named Max & Moritz and will be themed to the 1865 German story of the same name. Bob closed on September 1, 2019.[1]

Name[edit | edit source]

The name seems to be inconsistent across the website, the park and signs. "Swiss Bob", "Bob", "Bobslee" or "Bobbaan" would be seen, however just "Bob" was used on the ride's entrance, and thus is the name Coasterpedia uses.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

The station had an Austrian-Alps theme.

The ride was smooth, especially since the original steel wheels were replaced by softer ones in order to comply with the night-opening license. The ride meandered through the trees, and had some nice drops, curves and points where the ride really picked up some speed.

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 6 riders per car.

The ride used to have cars with inline seating. These were later sold to Six Flags Over Texas for use on their La Vibora roller coaster and replaced with ones that sat two across. The trains were sold in an attempt to raise the capacity of the ride.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Bob on the Roller Coaster DataBase.