Psyké Underground

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Psyké Underground
roller coaster
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Walibi Belgium
Location Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium
Status Operating since 1982 (old), 2013 (new)
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle - Enclosed
Model / product Shuttle Loop (Flywheel)
Riders per train 28
Propulsion LIM launch (formerly flywheel launch)
Height42 metres
Top speed85.3 km/h
Length220.1 metres
Inversions1
Steepest drop70°
Duration0:35
G-force3 g
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Psyké Underground is an enclosed steel launched roller coaster located at Walibi Belgium in Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium.

History[edit | edit source]

Originally called Sirocco, the ride, excluding the two spikes at either end, was enclosed for the 1999 season to reduce noise. In addition, the coaster was renamed Turbine that same year.

Turbine closed in 2008 and reopened in 2013 as Psyké Underground. It was given a renovation, including a new Gerstlauer train, a new LIM launch to replace the flywheel launch and enclosing the spikes. The ride is now completely enclosed, making it the first indoor shuttle loop. It also has the ability to operate on rainy days.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.

Originally opened with a Schwarzkopf train. This was replaced with one from Gerstlauer for 2013.

Incident[edit | edit source]

On Wednesday August 27, 1997, the train stalled at the top of the loop, leaving riders stuck upside-down. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

Turbine[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]