Vertigo (Walibi Belgium)

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roller coaster
Walibi Belgium
Location Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium
Status Defunct
Operated June 14, 2007 to May 19, 2008
Manufacturer Doppelmayr
Type Steel - Suspended - Single rail
Model / product Mountain Glider
Propulsion Elevator lift
Height54.9 metres
Top speed60 km/h
Length721.8 metres
Steepest drop20°
G-force3 g

Vertigo was a short-lived steel suspended roller coaster located at Walibi Belgium in Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium. It was a prototype Mountain Glider coaster made by Doppelmayr.

History[edit | edit source]

In April 2006, Vertigo was announced. It was going to open that year, but it had mechanical problems. Due to this, the opening was delayed to June 14, 2007.

Since it was a prototype, the coaster would suffer from constant downtime. The vehicles would stop and a maintenance car would travel on the track. This led to brief existence resulting in sporadic operation.

During the 2007/2008 off season, the track was removed and the ride was being reworked by Doppelmayr.

On May 8, 2008, Vertigo had a grand opening with lots of media and an appearance by Jean-Claude Van Damme. However, it still suffered maintenance issues. On May 19, 2008, 11 days after the grand opening, the coaster was broken down. At that point, the problem was far too expensive and complicated to fix. So on October 9, 2008, Walibi Belgium announced that Vertigo would not reopen for the 2009 season. Demolition would start in December of that year.

Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

8 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 4 riders per car.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Vertigo on the Roller Coaster DataBase.