Status Defunct
Weert, Limburg, Netherlands
Key people Hans Gubbels
Coasters built 9 aprox.

Caripro was a company based in the Netherlands that built suspended roller coasters and other amusement rides.

History[edit | edit source]

The prototype Batflyer roller coaster is believed to be the Batflyer at Lightwater Valley, which opened in 1996. Although it had thinner track and different cars, it shares the same name as later Caripro roller coasters. It is not known if the roller coaster predates the forming of Caripro.

Caripro was owned/directed by Hans Gubbels from September 1997 to September 2001. Around 2001 the company was sold to Vekoma (who Hans had previously worked for) but the new Caripro division was soon liquidated as part of Vekoma's reform after bankruptcy.

The intellectual property of the former Caripro company was bought by Hans Gubbels, who went on to form 'Cari-Co'. It isn't believed Cari-Co offered new roller coasters however parts and servicing were advertised on the former Cari-Co website. Cari-Co has since disappeared, and the intellectual property is believed to have been sold to Premier Rides, who started offering suspended roller coasters shortly after.

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

All Caripro roller coasters were suspended and used an elevator lift, except for Clone Zone, which is powered throughout.

Roller coaster Amusement park Location Model Opened Status
Batflyer Duinrell
Batflyer Never Defunct
Batflyer Hamanako Pal Pal
Batflyer 2001 Operating
Batflyer Nasu Highland Park
Batflyer 2001 Operating
Clone Zone The Milky Way Adventure Park
Batflyer 1997 Operating
Hydra Fighter II Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe
AquaFlyer June 29, 2001 Defunct
Scooby's Ghoster Coaster Kings Island
Batflyer 1998 Defunct
Sky Rider Skyline Park
Gyroflyer 2001 Operating
Spellbreaker Legoland California
Batflyer October 13, 2000 Defunct
Formerly Vleermuis
Trans Studio Bali
Plopsaland De Panne
Batflyer Unknown
Under construction
Closed January 7, 2018

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