Krake (Heide Park Resort)


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Krake
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Heide Park Resort
Location Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany
Park section Bucht der Totenkopfpiraten
Status Operating since April 16, 2011
Cost €12,000,000
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations John Wardley
Type Steel - Floorless - Diving
Product Dive Coaster (Custom)
Riders per train 18
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 134.5 feet
Top speed 64 mph
Length 1561.7 feet
Inversions 1
Drop angle 97°
HELP
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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.[1]

Design

Elements

Trains

3 trains with 3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 6 across in a single row, for a total of 18 riders per train.

Ride Experience

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

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

External links

  • Krake on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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