Condor (Walibi Holland)

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Condor
El Condor (Walibi Holland) 2013 01.jpg
Condor with its original colour scheme
Walibi Holland
Location Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°26′25″N 5°45′41″E / 52.44019°N 5.76146°E / 52.44019; 5.76146
Park section Exotic
Status Operating since May 1994
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product SLC (662m Prototype)
Type Steel - Inverted
Hourly capacity 900
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 31 metres
Top speed 80 km/h
Length 662 metres
Inversions 5
Duration 2:02
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Vekoma (Replaced 2021)
Riders per train 16
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Condor is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands. Prior to 2014, the ride was originally known as El Condor.

Opened in May 1994, it was the first ever Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster. It is one of two roller coasters to have the prototype track layout, the other being T3 at Kentucky Kingdom in the United States.

Design

Condor's Sidewinder in 2021
Elements

Colour scheme

Condor

Orange track and turquoise supports.

El Condor

White track and turquoise supports.

Trains

2 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 16 riders per train.

For the 2021 season, the original trains were replaced with new rolling stock built by Vekoma. These trains feature vest restraints.[1][2]

Pop Culture

The ride was featured in the 1995-1996 tv series "Bassie & Adriaan: Liedjes uit Grootmoeders Tijd". It made its appearance in the first episode of the series, that aired on september 1, 1995. In this episode, Bassie and Adriaan visit Walibi Holland (Or Walibi Flevo, as it was called back then) to sing some classic dutch children songs. Bassie wants to take a rest after walking for a while, and sits down in El Condor's train, the train starts to move and prompts the song to start; "Rijden In Een Wagentje".

Incident

On 5 July 1994, three people were hospitalized after two trains collided with each other.[3]

References

External Links

  • Condor on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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