George and the Dragon (roller coaster)

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George and the Dragon
Joris en de Draak - lift.JPG
Both trains going up the lift hill
Efteling
Park section Ruigrijk
Coordinates 51°38′49″N 5°03′09″E / 51.64694°N 5.05250°E / 51.64694; 5.05250Coordinates: 51°38′49″N 5°03′09″E / 51.64694°N 5.05250°E / 51.64694; 5.05250
Status Operating
Opening date July 1, 2010 (2010-07-01)
Cost €12,000,000
General Statistics
Type Wood – Racing
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Model Racing roller coaster
Lift/launch system Chain
Water Vuur (Fire)
Height 72 ft (21.9 m) 72 ft (21.9 m)
Drop 72 ft (21.9 m) 72 ft (21.9 m)
Length 2,585 ft (787.9 m) 2,585 ft (787.9 m)
Speed 47 mph (75.6 km/h) 47 mph (75.6 km/h)
Inversions 0 0
Duration 2:00 2:00
Capacity 1750 riders per hour
Trains 4 trains with 12 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.
George and the Dragon at RCDB
Pictures of George and the Dragon at RCDB

George and the Dragon (Dutch: Joris en de draak) is a Wooden racing coaster in the theme park Efteling, based on the legend of Saint George.

History and details[edit]

This roller coaster, built in the place of the 2009 demolished wooden coaster Pegasus, has two trains competing to get to the finish. One is based on water, the other on fire.

A total of four Millennium Flyer trains with 12 cars each are used. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train, totaling a capacity of 1750 riders per hour.

The attraction's theming, including a 12-metre-high (39 ft) animatronic dragon, was designed by P&P Projects.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Projects". P&P Projects. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 

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