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|Product||Shuttle Loop (Flywheel)|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Launched - Shuttle - Enclosed|
|Track layout||Shuttle loop|
|Propulsion||LIM launch (formerly flywheel launch)|
|Top speed||85.3 km/h|
|Manufacturer||Gerstlauer (2013-present) |
|Riders per train||28|
Psyké Underground is an enclosed steel launched shuttle roller coaster located at Walibi Belgium in Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium. It first opened in 1982 as Sirocco.
Originally called Sirocco, the ride opened in 1982. The vertical loop was enclosed for the 1999 season to due to noise complaints. 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 to further reduce noise. The ride is now completely enclosed, making it the first and only indoor shuttle loop. It also has the ability to operate on rainy days.
Originally opened with yellow track and supports, this was repainted to green track and supports when becoming Turbine. The final repaint was when the ride became Psyké Underground, receiving black track and 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. Originally opened with a Schwarzkopf train. This was replaced with a Gerstlauer train for the 2013 season, as part of the remodel.
On Wednesday 27 August 1997, the train stalled at the top of the loop, leaving riders stuck upside-down. Nobody was injured in the incident.
The front vertical rollback
- Psyké Underground on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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