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Swiss Bob
Swiss Bob Efteling.JPG
Efteling
Park section Ander Rijk
Coordinates 51°38′53″N 5°02′51″E / 51.64805°N 5.047392°E / 51.64805; 5.047392Coordinates: 51°38′53″N 5°02′51″E / 51.64805°N 5.047392°E / 51.64805; 5.047392
Status Operating
Opening date 1985
General statistics
Type Steel – Bobsled
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer Giovanola
Model Swiss Bob
Track layout Bobsled
Lift/launch system Chain lift
Height 65.62 ft (20.00 m)
Length 1,778.22 ft (542.00 m)
Speed 37.28 mph (60.00 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 2.10 minutes
Max vertical angle 80°
Capacity 750 riders per hour
Height restriction 47.3 in (120 cm)
Swiss Bob at RCDB
Pictures of Swiss Bob at RCDB

Swiss Bob (or "Bobbaan" in Dutch) is a Bobsled roller coaster in amusement park Efteling in the Netherlands.

Ride[edit]

"Bobbaan" has 8 trains, each with a capacity of 6 passengers. The original Bobsleds, with inline seating, were replaced with new trains that sit 2 across in order to increase the ride capacity and fight back the extreme queue times (of up to 90 minutes). The original Bobsled cars were replaced by sleds with a wooden theming that matches the station’s classical Austrian Alps style.
The original trains were sold to Six Flags Over Texas for their La Vibora bobsled roller coaster.
It is a smooth ride, especially since the original steel wheels were replaced by softer ones in order to comply with the night- opening license. The ride meanders through the trees, and has some drops, curves and points where the ride really picks up some speed.

Music[edit]

The music in the station is traditional Austrian music.

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