High Explosive

Roller coaster in Germany
High Explosive
Vorlop (Germany)
Location Travelling
Status Operating since 2008
Location Poland
Operated 1994 to unknown
Karl-Heinz Langenscheidt (Germany)
Location Travelling
Operated 1990 to 1993
Moonen (Netherlands)
Location Travelling
Operated During 1989
Barry Island Pleasure Park
Location Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Operated 1984 to 1988
Piet Leander (Netherlands)
Location Travelling
Operated 1977 to 1983
Janny de Vries (Netherlands)
Location Travelling
Operated 1973 to 1976
Grauberger (Germany)
Location Travelling
Operated 1971 to 1972
Manufacturer Zierer
Product Flitzer
Type Steel - Family
Riders per train 3
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

High Explosive is a travelling steel roller coaster built by German manufacturer Zierer currently owned & travelled by German showman Vorlop.[1]


Flitzer (as it was originally named) was built for German showman Grauberger in 1971.[2] Following two seasons of operation the ride was sold to Janny de Vries in the Netherlands. It was subsequently purchased by Piet Leander at the end of the 1976 season.[3][4]

From the 1984 season it operated at Barry Island Pleasure Park in Wales, UK. While at the park, it was repainted and the pattern on the facade was changed.[5][6] It also operated at Hull Fair.[7]

The Flitzer returned to the Netherlands for a single season in 1989, before being sold to German showman Karl-Heinz Langenscheidt, who operated the ride on the travelling fairground circuit until 1993. It was replaced by a HUSS Rainbow and exported to Poland.