Psyké Underground

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Psyké Underground
Walibi Belgium
Location Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium
Status Operating since 1982 (old), 2013 (new)
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Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle - Enclosed
Product Shuttle Loop (Flywheel)
Riders per train 28
Propulsion LIM launch (formerly flywheel launch)
Height 42 metres
Top speed 85.3 km/h
Length 220.1 metres
Inversions 1
Angle 70°
Duration 0:35
G-Force 3
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Psyké Underground is an enclosed steel launched roller coaster located at Walibi Belgium in Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium.

History

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

The former Turbine sign.
Elements

Trains

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

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

Turbine

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