London City Coaster

Roller coaster in the Netherlands
Watch the on-ride POV
London City Coaster
The roller coaster at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2012
Verkeers- en Attractiepark Duinen Zathe
Location Appelscha, Friesland, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°57′25″N 6°20′04″E / 52.95694°N 6.33457°E / 52.95694; 6.33457
Status Operating since 14 April 2017
Replaced Oldtimers
Buwalda (Netherlands)
Name London City Coaster
Location Travelling
Showman / operator Buwalda
Lightwater Valley
Name Grizzly Bear
Location Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Coordinates 54°10′26″N 1°34′00″W / 54.174022°N 1.566639°W / 54.174022; -1.566639
Operated 3 April 2004 to 2008
Replaced Beaver Rapids
Replaced by Wild River Rapids
Spanish City Amusement Park
Name Cyclone
Location Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, England, UK
Coordinates 55°02′48″N 1°26′54″W / 55.046614°N 1.448256°W / 55.046614; -1.448256
Operated 1990 to 2000
Replaced Corkscrew
Manufacturer Pinfari
Product Zyklon Z47
Type Steel
Riders per train 4
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

London City Coaster is a steel roller coaster located at Verkeers- en Attractiepark Duinen Zathe in Appelscha, Friesland, Netherlands.


This roller coaster opened at Spanish City Amusement Park in 1990 and was called Cyclone.[1] It operated until the park closed in 2000. It is not known whether the Cyclone operated prior to coming to Spanish City. After it was repainted, it opened at Lightwater Valley on 3 April 2004. It operated until 2008, when it was purchased by the Dutch company Buwalda and subsequently removed in early 2009.[2] who renovated the ride and renamed it London City Coaster.

During Christmas 2009, London City Coaster operated inside the 02 Arena in London. It also operated at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2012 as Alpine Coaster.

In 2017, the roller coaster was setup at Verkeers- en Attractiepark Duinen Zathe after being sold. It opened on 14 April 2017.



Colour scheme

Purple track and green supports, used to have red track with dark green supports.


Single cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 4 riders per car. The cars have headrests and lap-bars.



  1. "19 Aug 1990, page 27 - Sunday Sun at". (in English). Retrieved 2024-04-02.
  2. Grizzly Removal - Valley Mania News (Wayback Archive)

External links

Articles on Lightwater Valley