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Hexenbesen (Erlebniswelt Seilbahnen Thale)

Roller coaster
Hexenbesen
Erlebniswelt Seilbahnen Thale
Location Thale, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Status Operating since 2003
Statistics
Manufacturer Wiegand
Product Wie-Hex
Type Steel - Suspended - Flying
Riders per train 1
Inversions 0
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Hexenbesen is a steel suspended flying roller coaster located at Erlebniswelt Seilbahnen Thale in Thale, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Design

This ride is incredibly unusual, as it is a single-rail flying roller coaster, meaning it is also a suspended coaster. Also, it is a self-operated ride without an operator present. Riders go up a set of stairs and lay down on their stomach into the "tube". There are no restraints whatsoever; you can hold yourself by the bars in the "front window" of the car. You put a token in the box on your left hand side and when the light turns green, you push the start button.

Unusually, this ride appears to have not been painted.

Trains

2 cars. Riders are arranged inline in a single row, for a total of 1 riders per car.

Etymology

"Hexenbesen" is German for "Witch's Broom(stick)". In the hills surrounding the place, there are legends of the devil and witches—this has become local folklore.