Formule X's first inversion
|Drievliet Family Park|
|Opening date||April 6, 2007|
|Type||Steel – Launched|
|Lift/launch system||LSM Launch|
|Height||50 ft (15 m)|
|Length||1,150 ft (350 m)|
|Speed||45 mph (72 km/h)|
|Capacity||650 riders per hour|
|Acceleration||6 - 45 mph in 2 seconds|
|Height restriction||51 in (130 cm)|
|Formule X at RCDB
Pictures of Formule X at RCDB
The coaster is 50 feet (15 m) tall and 1,150 feet (350 m) long. It contains two never-before-seen inversions and a 135° over-banked turn. There are two trains which can each hold 6 passengers. The LSM launch accelerates from 15 – 70 km/h (6 - 45 mph) in just 2 seconds. The ride has small dimensions in comparison to other rides: the ride is build on a 50 by 50 meter surface (160 by 160 feet). Formule X can handle 650 passengers an hour.
The ride starts with a right turn exiting the station. Immediately, a launch causes acceleration from 6 mph (9.7 km/h) to 45 mph (72 km/h) in 2 seconds, entering an Immelman loop. After this first inversion, the train enters a horseshoe turn, followed by an airtime hill. Next, the train maneuvers through a second inversion, a combination of a half-corkscrew and half of a heartline roll. The train then goes through a 135° overbanked turn, and finally enters the brake run.
Formule X has little theming. It has some traffic lights counting down for launch, and a few wheels and petrol barrels are spread over the terrain.