|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Designer / calculations||John Wardley|
|Type||Steel - Floorless|
|Model / product||Dive Coaster (custom)|
|Riders per train||18|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Krake (German for Octopus) is a steel roller coaster located at Heide Park in Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany. Opened on April 16, 2011, it is a custom Dive Coaster installation from Bolliger & Mabillard.
After the chain lift hill a turn to the Left follows. Then a holding brake stops the train at the top of the drop for approximately 3 seconds, then dropping the train down the drop. At the bottom of the drop, funnels scoop water from the artificial lake, spraying water several feet in the air. The train then goes into an immelmann. An air-time hill follows, then it leads back to the final brake run.
As the name implies, Krake is themed around a large Kraken that swallows the riders when they descend the vertical drop. A near miss element themed as a large octopus, featured in the advertising for the attraction, was added for the 2012 season.
|Roller coasters at Heide Park|
|Present||Big Loop • Colossos • Desert Race • Flug der Dämonen • Grottenblitz • Indy-Blitz • Krake • Limit • Schweizer Bobbahn|