Today the efteling had a pressconference about the flying dutchman. Themepark.nl, a dutch themeparksite was there and took some pictures.
(I've only translated the texts of there site, and have nothing to do with themepark.nl (I hope i didn't make too many typing and translation mistakes ... cause my English is not perfect !)
Capacity: 1900 people per hour
ride time: 3.43 min
tower height: 22.5 meter
lifthill: 45 degrees
Total surface: 17000 square meters
11 boats (taking 14 pepole each)
max speed: 70 km/hour
G-forces: max=3g min=0.2g
costprice: 19 000 000 Euro's (= 22 961 500 dollar)
Track length: 420 meters
min. rider height: 1.2 meter
Open in summer and winter (should be no problem to -3 degrees celcius, (26.6 Fahrenheit)
The amount of wetness of the ride can be changed to fit ith the weather ... (no details available on how)
Opening : april 16th (Easter, the day that the legend of the flying dutchman actually finds place, based on the story !)
More info will be available soon.
Welcome sign :
safety first when visiting:
A nice view on the outside: (The small door is the entrance !)
The entrance door, the house of captain "Willem van den Decken". Trough his house, you go trough a secret passage that goes to the harbour and is used for smuggling.
A picture of pegasus, the wooden efteling coaster in a dry lake:
Lions, Lions and lions ... they seem to be everywhere (by the way, the shield contains the Efteling logo and 2 capitals of the name of the attraction "Vliegende Hollander" (= Flying Dutchman).
Let's get smuggling:
A view on the station:
A lift of 45 degrees (wow, that's a lot !) :
View before the drop:
This is the part where you have to pray to survive
They do theme everything overthere :