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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Designer / calculations||John Wardley|
|Type||Steel - Floorless|
|Model / product||Dive Coaster (custom)|
|Riders per train||18|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed64 mph
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.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
Ride Experience[edit | edit source]
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.
Theme[edit | edit source]
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.
References[edit | edit source]
- Heide-Park adds Germany’s first B&M dive coaster. Amusement Today(Wayback archive)
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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|Present||Big Loop • Bobbahn • Colossos - Kampf der Giganten • Desert Race • Flug der Dämonen • Grottenblitz • Indy-Blitz • Krake • Limit|