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|A train leaving the second vertical loop in 2009.|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||60 km/h|
|Manufacturer||Vekoma (2010-present) |
Arrow Dynamics (1983-2009)
|Riders per train||24|
Big Loop is a steel roller coaster located at Heide Park in Sotau, Lower Saxony, Germany. Opened in 1983, it was the first coaster to be built at the park.
Big Loop opened in 1983. The coaster's layout is a mirrored clone of Dragon Fyre in Canada's Wonderland.
Due to technical problems, Big Loop was closed for several months in 2022. It reopened on 4 August.
After turning right out of the station, the train climbs the chain lift hill. Riders are then dropped into back-to-back vertical loops, and a banked right-turn around. Then a double corkscrew follows, leading into the mid-course brake run. Then, a helix to the right follows, eventually leading back to the station.
White track and green supports.
6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train. Big Loop originally used trains built by Arrow Dynamics. For the 2010 season, these were replaced with Vekoma rolling stock from the defunct Corkscrew at Alton Towers in Alton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.
- ↑ Holt, Andre (2022-08-04). "Klassiker „Big Loop“ in Heide Park nach monatelanger Reparatur wiedereröffnet". Parkerlebnis.de. https://www.parkerlebnis.de/big-loop-heide-park-eroeffnet-2022_147759.html?onpage_ref=home_newsticker_pos5. Retrieved 2022-08-04.
- Big Loop on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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