Slagharen is a resort located in the Netherlands, close to the German border, consisting of an amusement park, water park and holiday park. It was acquired by Parques Reunidos (the group who also own Movie Park Germany
, Park Warner Madrid
to name but a few) back in 2012 after originally being family owned and run.
Slagharen has today announced the details of its new for 2017 rollercoaster, Gold Rush - the Netherlands' first triple launch coaster (although these launches are all on the same section of track).
The new roller coaster takes visitors back in time of gold fever. The story is based on the protagonist James W. Marshall found in California first gold in 1848. From all corners of the world come prospectors scour rivers and streams with simple techniques. The techniques improve and small towns grow into cities. For the transport of gold used new transportation methods, including the steam train. For this, an extensive rail network and station will be constructed.
Here's a summary of the statistics;
- Type: Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster
- Height: 31 metres
- Length of track: 400 metres
- Experience of the track: 620 metres
- Inversions: 2
- Speed: 90 km/h
- Ride duration: 50-55 seconds
- Trains: 1 train, for a total of 20 passengers
- Capacity: 800 pph
You can see a video featuring rendered on-ride and off-ride perspectives here
It certainly looks like a good-sized investment for the park, and perhaps this is Gerstlauer's answer to Premier Rides' Sky Rocket.