Vertigo (Walibi Belgium)

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Vertigo
Vertigo (Walibi Belgium) 2007 01.jpg
Walibi Belgium
Location Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium
Status Defunct
Operated 14 June 2007 to 19 May 2008
Replaced Tornado
Statistics
Manufacturer Doppelmayr
Product Mountain Glider
Type Steel - Suspended - Single rail
Propulsion Elevator lift
Height 54.9 metres
Top speed 60 km/h
Length 721.8 metres
Inversions 0
Drop angle 20°
Duration 1:34
G-Force 3
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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. The ride only operated for two seasons.

History

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 14 June 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 8 May 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 19 May 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 9 October 2008, Walibi Belgium announced that Vertigo would not reopen for the 2009 season. Demolition would start in December of that year.

Design

Trains

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

Images

External links

  • Vertigo on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


Articles on Walibi Belgium