Drako

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Drako
Walibi Holland
Location Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°26′34″N 5°46′03″E / 52.442914°N 5.767519°E / 52.442914; 5.767519
Park section Zero Zone
Status Operating since 1992
Replaced Flying Dutchman Gold Mine
(new location)
Replaced by Lost Gravity (old location)
Zygo Park
Name Tarzungle
Location Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Operated July 1, 1987 to October 31, 1991
Statistics
Manufacturer Zierer
Product Tivoli - Medium
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Family
Hourly capacity 1000
Propulsion Tire propelled lift
Area 38.9 metres × 23 metres
Height 6 metres
Top speed 32 km/h
Length 199 metres
Inversions 0
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Drako is a steel family roller coaster located at Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands.

History

The ride originally opened in 1987 at Zygo Park in France, it was named Tarzungle. It lasted until the parks closure in 1991. It reopened at Flevohof the following year, being repainted and renamed to Keverbaan which translates to Beetletrack. It was located in the park's kids section, now known as Walibi Play Land. 1999 was the final year of operation for the coaster under this name, as the park got transformed into Six Flags Holland, turning the coaster into Road Runner Express. This changed the ride its color scheme again, along with the addition of some thematic rocks in the middle of the ride.

The coaster got another overhaul when Six Flags left the park, theming it to Wok, one of the park mascot's at the time. This gave it the name Wok's Waanzin which translates to Wok's Madness. The ride received its red colour from the Keverbaan days again and a statue of Wok was added to the rockwork in the middle of the ride. In 2011, the ride got relocated to the spot that was previously occupied by the Flying Dutchman Gold Mine which closed at the end of the 2010 season. This new spot in the Wild Wild West area prompted the third theme change; it became the Rattlesnake, featuring a new train design and yet another new colour scheme. The old theater next to the coaster was transformed into Club Psyke in 2012 and the Rattlesnake got a new theme to fit in with this new ride in 2014, being renamed to Drako and receiving another new train design.

Lost Gravity opened on Drako's former spot in 2016, transforming the Wild Wild West area into the Zero Zone. Club Psyke closed in this year, which left drako without any coherency with its theming.

Design

Elements

Drako is a Tivoli Medium coaster from Zierer.

Color scheme

Rattlesnake onwards

Light brown track and supports.

Wok's Waanzin

Red track and supports.

Road Runner Express

Light brown track and supports.

Keverbaan

Red track and supports.

Tarzungle

Green track and supports.

Trains

Single train with 13 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 26 riders per train.

External links

  • Drako on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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