Curse of Novgorod

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Curse of Novgorod
Fluch von Novgorod 1.JPG
Hansa Park
Coordinates 54°04′28″N 10°46′53″E / 54.0744°N 10.7814°E / 54.0744; 10.7814Coordinates: 54°04′28″N 10°46′53″E / 54.0744°N 10.7814°E / 54.0744; 10.7814
Status Operating
Opening date April 9, 2009
General statistics
Type Steel – Launched – Euro-Fighter
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Height 40 m (130 ft)
Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)
Inversions 1
Capacity 900 riders per hour
G-force 4G
Curse of Novgorod at RCDB
Pictures of Curse of Novgorod at RCDB

The Curse of Novgorod ("Fluch von Novgorod") is a roller coaster in Hansa-Park, Germany.

Ride experience[edit]

The train departs from the station, and travels through a small indoor dark ride section filled with special effects. The train then drops down a small dip which leads right onto the LSM launch track. The LSM's rocket the train from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.4 seconds, immediately into a hard banked turn to the right, curving upwards, and out of the building. The train passes a top-hat which provides a moment of airtime, before dropping back down. The train then travels through a large overbanked turn to the left and into a pretzel-turn. Following the pretzel-turn, the train travels through a heartline-roll and onto a brake run which slows the train to a halt before entering the show building once more. The train then climbs a 90 degree vertical lift hill with more special effects in complete darkness. The train crests the top of the lift hill and drops down a 97 degree, beyond vertical drop. The train is then slammed into a quick banked turn to the left, and onto a straight-away track (which is alongside the launch track), which has breaks to slow it down a bit. The train then rises up a small hill, and onto the final brake run, which leads back into the station.

Specials[edit]

With 97° it's the steepest darkride-coaster in the world and the steepest roller coaster in Germany. It is the first combination of a Euro-Fighter and a Launched roller coaster.

Name[edit]

The roller coaster is named after the Russian city of Veliky Novgorod.

External links[edit]

The official website of the Curse of Novgorod: http://www.kataplektor.com