Friday, September 9, 2016

New Multi-Launch Custom Designed Gerstaluer Coaster Opening at Slagharen in '17

Attractiepark Slagharen, located in the Netherlands, has announced a brand new, custom-designed, Gerstlauer Infinity coaster for its 2017 season.  Named Gold Rush, the ride will feature three launches - two forward and one backward - that will blast the trains at 56 miles per hour up and around the course.

Gold Rush's track will span just over 1,300 feet, but with only a launch track there will be no lift hill track to account for.  The park reports that due to the multiple launches just over 2,000 feet of track is covered during the experience.  The ride's single train will feature five rows of four passengers, for a total of twenty riders per cycle.

After the forward - backward - forward launch, the train will head up a 102 foot tall top hat, and plunge down into a highly overbanked turn.  After that comes a large air-time hill, another helix and finally a dive loop back to the station area.  CoasterForce shared this animation of Gold Rush, including a point of view ride:

The new coaster fits in perfectly with the park's overall wild west theme, as indicated in the themed queue and station seen in the video.  The new coaster will replace Thunder Loop, a classic Schwarzkopf Looping Star.

Attractiepark Slagharen is a part of the Parques Reunidos family.