Goudurix

Roller coaster
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Goudurix
Goudurix (Parc Asterix) 2007 01.jpg
Goudurix in 2007 before its repaint
Parc Astérix
Location Plailly, Hauts-de-France, France
Park section Les Vikings
Status Operating since 30 April 1989
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Custom MK-1200
Type Steel
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 36 metres
Drop 32.9 metres
Top speed 90.1 km/h
Length 950 metres
Inversions 7
Duration 1:20
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Vekoma (Replaced 2002)
Riders per train 28
HELP
Goudurix in 1993

Goudurix is a Vekoma steel roller coaster located at Parc Astérix in Plailly, Hauts-de-France, France. Opened in 1989, it held the joint-record for the most inversions until the opening of Dragon Khan at PortAventura Park in 1995.

History

Goudurix opened on 30 April 1989 along with the park.

Various modifications were made to the ride years after it opened. In 2000, the train interiors were renovated. Seven years later in 2007, theming was added to the station. Then in 2009, the ride was repainted. In February 2013, it was announced that certain areas of the ride were to be retracked in an attempt to make the ride smoother.

Design

Elements

Goudurix features a custom layout, with the track system manufactured by Vekoma. It is one of only two roller coasters with a butterfly element, with the other one being Blue Hawk at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Color scheme

Yellow track and brown supports, used to have white track with yellow rails and blue supports.

Trains

2 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train. At some point prior to 2002, the original trains were replaced with new Vekoma trains.

Location

Goudurix is located at the bottom of the park, facing Tonnerre 2 Zeus. The batwing element over-looks the lake.

Images

External links

  • Goudurix on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
Most inversions on a roller coaster (7)
tied with
Great American Scream Machine
Kumba
ShockWave
Viper

April 1989 - May 1995
Preceded by
Vortex
Most inversions on a roller coaster (7)
tied with
Great American Scream Machine
Kumba
ShockWave
Viper

April 1989 - May 1995
Succeeded by
Dragon Khan


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