Dreamcatcher (Bobbejaanland)

Roller coaster in Belgium
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A train on Dreamcatcher.
Location Lichtaart, Antwerp, Flemish Region, Belgium
Coordinates 51°12′05″N 4°54′43″E / 51.201351°N 4.911914°E / 51.201351; 4.911914
Park section Desperado City
Status Operating since 30 April 1987
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Swinging Turns
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Suspended
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 88 metres × 38 metres
Height 25 metres
Length 600 metres
Inversions 0
Duration 2:44
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Vekoma (2006-present)
Arrow Dynamics (1987-2005)
Riders per train 20

Dreamcatcher (formerly known as Air Race) is a steel suspended roller coaster located at Bobbejaanland in Lichtaart, Antwerp, Flemish Region, Belgium.

The ride has a native American theme.


The roller coaster first opened in 1987 and was originally called Air Race. It was painted yellow with white supports and the trains, supplied by Arrow Dynamics, were shaped like planes.[1]

In late 2005, it was announced that Air Race would be renamed Dream Catcher for the 2006 season.[2] The theme was changed to an Indian theme and the colour scheme was changed to yellow track, blue vertical supports and orange horizontal supports. It also received new floorless trains from Vekoma.

In early 2018, it was announced that Dream Catcher would receive virtual reality headsets, with a Wild West theme. A new facade was added to the front of the station building.[3] The VR was removed in 2020 due to the coronavirus, and it wouldn't return.[4]



Colour scheme

The ride originally opened with yellow track and white supports, being repainted to feature soft beige track and blue supports. Dreamcatcher was given a repaint in 2020.[5] The colour was changed to black track and supports.


2 trains with 10 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 20 riders per train.



  1. "Who's Behind The Scenes". Arrow Dynamics.
  2. "Bobbejaanlaand: new rides in 2006".
  3. Bobbejaanland opent dit jaar tweede VR-achtbaan! - Theme Park Freaks
  4. Bobbejaanland stopt definitief met virtual reality bij achtbaan Dreamcatcher - Looopings
  5. "Nieuwe kleur voor Dreamcatcher in Bobbejaanland".

External links

Articles on Bobbejaanland