Bobsled Coaster (Gerstlauer product)

Bobsled Coaster
Status In production
Introduced 1998
Number built 15
First built G'sengte Sau (1998)
Latest built Ziegel-Blitz (2024)
Rider height
  • Minimum: 100 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 120 cm
 Gerstlauer, Germany
Type Steel - Wild Mouse
Riders per train 4
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Tyre propelled lift
Tyre propelled launch
Top speed 60 km/h
G-Force 3.5
The original 480m layout, later changed to remove one of the two final helices, becoming 450m

The Bobsled Coaster is a steel wild mouse roller coaster product manufactured by Gerstlauer. It was originally called Schlitten-Achterbahn and debuted in 1998 with G'sengte Sau as Gerstlauer's first coaster product.


The product has been coined as a modern take on the classic wild mouse rides, featuring 2x2 1-car trains and sharp turns. It is marketed as being able to support tyre propelled launches, this feature would make its debut on Ziegel-Blitz in 2024. Another advertised feature is being able to switch direction during the ride, whether it be because of a Rollback or a turntable isn't stated. None of the current installations posses this feature however.

The ride sports the choice between a chain or a tyre propelled lift. The benefit of a tyre lift being that it can vary in speed during any point of the lift. This effect was used on the first installations to feature tyre, Van Helsing's Factory. It is used to simulate the car reving up at the end of the lift here, 'launching' off of the hill. The tyre lift has only reappeared once, on Speed Rockets, where it is instead used to catch a fast moving train to slow it down before reaching the top.

The cars support onboard audio and lighting, with the latter appearing on both Speed Rockets and Gesengte Sau. Gesengte Sau does not feature onboard audio despite having build in speakers and a custom score made by IMAscore.


All installations debuted as a custom layout before ending up in the catalog, allowing other parks to purchase the same layout. This phenomenon happens with every Gerstlauer product.

380m 390m 450m 490m 530m 610m
Length 380 metres 390 metres 450 metres 490 metres 532 metres 610 metres
Height 16 metres 14.7 metres 16 metres 19.7 metres 19 metres 25 metres
Speed 50 km/h 46 km/h 50 km/h 54 km/h 55 km/h 60 km/h
No. build 1 2 1 1 1 1
Status Discontinued In production Discontinued In production Discontinued In production


  • 380m is the same as the 380m layout on Gerstlauer's Spinning Coaster product.
  • Drachenritt has a layout similar to 480m, but is overall shorter.
  • G'sengte Sau and Thor's Hammer both feature the 480m layout, but this layout was discontinued and never appeared on Gerstlauers website, hence it missing from the table.


Name Park Country Layout Opened Status
G'sengte Sau Erlebnispark Tripsdrill
480 1998 Operating
Thor's Hammer Djurs Sommerland
480 May 9, 2002 Operating
Drachenritt Belantis
Custom April 5, 2003 Operating
Vilda Musen Gröna Lund
Custom April 18, 2003 Operating
Heiße Fahrt Wild- und Freizeitpark Klotten/Cochem
530 April 1, 2004 Operating
Aqua Wind Lagunasia
380 April 24, 2004 Operating
Cobra Paultons Park
450 March 18, 2006 Operating
Van Helsing's Factory Movie Park Germany
Custom June 18, 2011 Operating
Rattenmühle Familypark
Custom June 7, 2013 Operating
Green Hornet: High Speed Chase Motiongate
390 December 16, 2016 Operating
Tiki-Waka Walibi Belgium
490 April 7, 2018 Operating
Speed Rockets Jardin d'Acclimatation
Custom June 1, 2018 Operating
Gold Rusher Tatzmania Löffingen
390 August 2, 2019 Operating
Gesengte Sau Prater
610 July 9, 2020 Operating
Ziegel-Blitz Jaderpark
Custom 2024 Under construction

External links

Gerstlauer products