Dream Catcher

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Dream Catcher
Previously known as Air Race
Coordinates 51°11′57″N 4°54′32″E / 51.1993°N 4.9090°E / 51.1993; 4.9090Coordinates: 51°11′57″N 4°54′32″E / 51.1993°N 4.9090°E / 51.1993; 4.9090
General statistics
Type Steel – Suspended
Manufacturer Vekoma
Height 25 m (82 ft)
Length 600 m (2,000 ft)
Inversions 0
Height restriction 120 cm (3 ft 11 in)
Trains 2 trains with 10 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 40 riders per train.
Dream Catcher at RCDB
Pictures of Dream Catcher at RCDB

Dream Catcher is a roller coaster in Bobbejaanland in Belgium. Originally opening in 1987 as Air Race, Dream Catcher was designed and built by Vekoma. It was Europe's first suspended roller coaster.[1][2]

Ride Details[edit]

The track has a length of 1968 feet. After ascending the lift hill to a height of 82 feet, the track changes into a bending parcour before entering a triple downward helix that turns in a counterclockwise direction. The train exits into another descending helix, this time a double helix that turns in the clockwise direction, followed by the final brake run and return to the station.

Air Race[edit]

The original roller coaster was called Air Race. The train had 6 little multicolored airoplanes. In each plane four passengers could sit: 2 in the front row and 2 in the back row. This train was operational between 1987 and 2005.[2] The track itself was painted in bright yellow.

Dream Catcher[edit]

In 2006, the theme of the ride was changed to match the style of the main Wild West theme of Bobbejaanland, and the name was changed to Dream Catcher.[3] The airplanes were replaced by a train which is also used on inverted roller coasters. The tracks were repainted in a reddish brown rust-colour.[1][2]

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