Efteling, located in the Netherlands, has been working on a new B&M Dive Coaster, and has just announced the ride's name and theme.
The coaster will be called Baron 1898, which is a bit of an odd name but pays homage to the ride's theme and setting. Along with the name announcement, the park has released this concept art of the beautiful station and lift/drop.
|© Efteling (click for large image)|
Speaking of the ride's theme, it is based on Gustave Hooghmoed, who arrived in the area in 1890 and discovered and system of under ground tunnels. He went in the tunnels to start a mining operation in search of gold and was confronted by Witte Wieven (White Woman from European mythology), who protect the ground and all that is contained in it. The Witte Wieven quickly scared away the mine workers, leaving no one willing to continue the Baron's quest for gold. The coaster will invite guests to check out Gustave's mines, shuttered since the workers left.
As far as the coaster aspect goes, we really only know that the drop will be 123 feet, and the rest of the ride's layout is still a mystery. I don't expect anything too big based off that drop height, but I'm sure there will be more than just a drop and brakes!
The park has started a video series about the development of the ride, seen below with subtitles in English. Can't wait to see more about this attraction as it is released.