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==Design==
 
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''Joris en de Draak'' is a wooden racing roller coaster manufactured by [[Great Coasters International|GCI]]. It is one of three dual-tracked roller coasters that GCI manufactured, the other two being [[Gwazi (Busch Gardens Tampa)|Gwazi]] at [[Busch Gardens Tampa]] and [[Lightning Racer]] at [[Hersheypark]].
 
''Joris en de Draak'' is a wooden racing roller coaster manufactured by [[Great Coasters International|GCI]]. It is one of three dual-tracked roller coasters that GCI manufactured, the other two being [[Gwazi (Busch Gardens Tampa)|Gwazi]] at [[Busch Gardens Tampa]] and [[Lightning Racer]] at [[Hersheypark]].
 
===Trains===
 
===Trains===

Latest revision as of 23:09, 23 May 2020

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Joris en de Draak
Track
Water
Vuur
Netherlands.png
Efteling
Location Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, Netherlands
Status Operating
Opened July 1, 2010
Cost €12,000,000
Height restriction 110 / 120 cm (depends on the location in the train)
Soundtrack Yes, by Audiocult
Replaced Pegasus
Statistics
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Designer / calculations Jeff Pike, Karel Willemen
Type Wooden - Twin
Hourly capacity 1750
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height
22.1 metres
22.1 metres
Drop
22.1 metres
22.1 metres
Top speed
75 km/h
75 km/h
Length
787.9 metres
787.9 metres
Inversions
0
0
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Joris en de Draak is a wooden racing roller coaster located at Efteling in the Netherlands. It replaced the Pegasus and opened in 2010.

History[edit | edit source]

Pegasus closed in 2009 due to high maintenance costs. The Efteling originally had a motorbike coaster in mind as the replacement for Pegasus.[1] Joravision was hired to theme the ride, they came up with a dragon theme, where the coaster would fight an enormous dragon, using lots of special effects. This design proved to be too expenisve, so the park created a new design in-house. They came up with a Booster Bike racing through shipwrecks, a theme that would complete the themed area of the Flying Dutchman, located next to the old Pegasus. This idea was eventually dropped in favour of a racing wooden roller coaster pitting water against fire.

Design[edit | edit source]

Joris en de Draak is a wooden racing roller coaster manufactured by GCI. It is one of three dual-tracked roller coasters that GCI manufactured, the other two being Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa and Lightning Racer at Hersheypark.

Trains[edit | edit source]

5 trains with 12 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.

Location[edit | edit source]

The coaster is located in the "Ruigrijk" (roughly translating to "Thrillrealm") area of the park.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Joris en de Draak is Dutch for George and the Dragon. The dagon is named Edna

Theme[edit | edit source]

The theme is based on the myth of Saint George[2], where a kingdom is under attack of a dragon, and the only way to keep him or her (the gender of the dragon is under heavy debate, Efteling itself call it a "he", while eggs are present around the animatronic, implying a "she") away from destroying the kingdom is by feeding it sheep. Until, one day, the kingdom runs out of sheep, forcing the dragon to demand a youg girl as lunch every day. This goes on untill the princess is next to be eaten, the king gets extremely worried and offers 1001 ducat[3] to the one who can defeat the dragon. On this request, Saint George offers his services and defeats the Dragon.

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