|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|SpeedSnake in 2012.|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||60 km/h|
|Manufacturer||Sunkid GmbH (2017-present) |
Arrow Dynamics (1981-2009)
|Riders per train||28|
SpeedSnake Free is a steel roller coaster located at Fort Fun Abenteuerland in Wasserfall, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The roller coaster first opened in June 1981 and was called Whirlwind. In 2010, the original train from Arrow Dynamics was replaced with a Vekoma-built train which previously operated on the Boomerang at Prater. The name was changed to Speed Snake.
The ride was retracked in 2014, this renovation was carried out by Vekoma and local company Essfeld. Parts of the rails were disconnected from the track and reworked in order to remove bumps and dents, before being welded back on their original location. In 2017, the train was replaced with a new one built by Sunkid Heege GmbH. The ride was renamed SpeedSnake FREE, referring to the new trains with lap bar restraints.
The ride has a curved first drop and two individual corkscrew inversions. The station has a bend in the middle.
Black track and green supports. The ride originally opened with white track and green supports.
Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train. The trains have lap-bar restraints. The older rolling stock used over-the-shoulder harnesses.
- ↑ "Du changement en 2017 à Fort Fun". StarParc.be. http://starparc.be/2017/03/le-parc-d-attractions-allemand-fort-fun-devrait-remplacer-cette-annee-le-train-de-son-attraction-phare-speed-snake-alors-que-la-sais.
- ↑ "Interview:Renovierung einer achterbahn". Parkscout.de. https://www.parkscout.de/magazin/renovierung-einer-achterbahn.
- SpeedSnake FREE on the Roller Coaster DataBase.