Baron 1898

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Baron 1898
Baron 1898 (Efteling) 01.jpg
roller coaster
Location Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, Netherlands
Park section Ruigrijk
Status Operating since July 1, 2015
Cost €18,000,000 (total investment)
Soundtrack Yes, by Audiocult
Height restriction 132 cm
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Sander de Bruijn
Type Steel - Floorless
Model / product Dive Coaster
Riders per train 18
Hourly capacity 1000
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height30 metres
Drop37.5 metres
Top speed90 km/h
Length501 metres
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Baron 1898 is a steel roller coaster located at Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, Netherlands. It is a Dive Coaster installation from Bolliger & Mabillard.

History[edit | edit source]

It was confirmed in a newspaper interview with park CEO Fons Jurgens that Efteling would open a Dive Coaster in 2015. On October 15, 2014, Efteling announced that the name would be Baron 1898.

On June 30, 2015, Baron 1898 opened to preview ticket holders and the press. The following day, the roller coaster opened to the public.[1]

Design[edit | edit source]


Baron 1898 has a single-rider queue. At the front of the queue, riders are given a ticket which specifies the row in which they will sit. A pre-show is then played before boarding.

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 6 across in a single row for a total of 18 riders per train.

Location[edit | edit source]

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

Theme[edit | edit source]

Baron 1898 is themed to a nineteenth century gold mine. The story of the ride tells about Baron Gustave Hooghmoed, who struck gold in a cave, a decided to build his mine there. Nobody wanted to go down into the mine however, because it is haunted by "Witte Wieven" (a ghost-like creature in Dutch folk-lore). The Baron now "hires" guests to dig the gold up for him, using the elevator to get down into the mines (a broken elevator with test seat is located next to the queue). The Witte Wieven try to sabotage the elevator by snapping the cable, making the guests plummet into the mines. (so, canonically, the guests basically die)

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