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Bob

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Bob
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Efteling
Location Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, Netherlands
Status Operating
Operated 1985 to 2019
Replaced by Max & Moritz
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Type Steel - Bobsled
Model / product Swiss Bob
Riders per train 6
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height65.6 feet
Top speed37.3 mph
Length1,719.2 feet
Inversions0
Duration1:40
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Bob (Bobbaan in Dutch) is a steel bobsled roller coaster located at Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, Netherlands. It is a Swiss Bob installation from Intamin.

On October 9, 2018, Efteling announced that Bob is 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.

Name

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

Design

The station has an Australian-Alps theme.

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

Trains

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 ride's capacity.