Hundeprutterutchebane

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Hundeprutterutchebane
BonBon-Lands forlystelse Hundeprutterutschebanen og Henry.jpg
BonBon-Land
Coordinates55°15′36″N 11°51′50″E / 55.2599°N 11.8639°E / 55.2599; 11.8639Coordinates: 55°15′36″N 11°51′50″E / 55.2599°N 11.8639°E / 55.2599; 11.8639
StatusOperating
Opening date1993 (1993)
General statistics
TypeSteel – Family
ManufacturerZierer
ModelForce - One
Height4.5 m (15 ft)
Length128 m (420 ft)
Speed30 km/h (19 mph)
Inversions0
Capacity650 riders per hour
Hundeprutterutchebane at RCDB
Pictures of Hundeprutterutchebane at RCDB

The Hundeprutterutchebane (Danish for "Dog-Fart Roller Coaster"[1]) is a steel family roller coaster at BonBon-Land in southern Zealand, Denmark, approximately 100 kilometres (60 mi) from Copenhagen. The rollercoaster is known best for its name and its unique dog-flatulence-related theme.

History and theme[edit]

Hundeprutterutchebane was the first coaster to open at BonBon-Land in 1993.[2] BonBon-Land was opened in 1992 by a candy maker that manufactured disgusting-sounding candy flavors. Hundeprutter ("Dog Farts") were one of the most popular flavors and consequently became the theme for the first coaster at the park.[3][4][5] Built by Zierer, the coaster layout is a relatively simple family coaster,[6] and it is the park's smallest roller coaster.[7] The coaster trains are designed in the shape of a dog named "Henry Dog Fart",[7][8] and the dog theme is pervasive throughout the coaster's course. Riders are taken round a statue of a defecating Henry the Dog,[9] through a kennel,[7] and past bones and piles of dog feces.[1] There are also speakers throughout the ride which make "dog fart" sounds.[1]

Reviews and press attention[edit]

Hundeprutterutchebane's unusual name and theme have attracted considerable attention. The coaster has been listed among the Travel Channel's "15 Wacky Rollercoasters"[10] and is included in the mental_floss article "8 Theme Park Rides I Wouldn't Wait in Line For".[1] The coaster has also been described by a number of other sources, including USA Today,[9] Cracked,[8] and The Chive.[3]

The Travel Channel described Hundeprutterutchebane as having the most pure wackiness of any roller coaster.[10] Gadling says that the coaster "gives new meaning to the phrase 'the wind in my face.'"[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gould, Kenny (11 August 2010). "8 Theme Park Rides I Wouldn't Wait in Line For". mental_floss. Mental Floss, Inc. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  2. ^ Marden, Duane. " (BonBon-Land)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b Resig, John (16 February 2010). "There's theme parks, and then there's Bon Bon Land". The Chive. Resignation Media, LLC. Archived from the original on 18 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  4. ^ "BonBon-Lands historie" [BonBon-Land's history]. BonBon-Land (in Danish). Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b Volk, Willy (27 May 2007). "Very Weird Amusement Parks". Gadling. Skift. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  6. ^ Marden, Duane. "Hundeprutterutchebane  (BonBon-Land)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Hundeprutterutschebanen – en rutschebane for de mindste" [Dog Fart Roller Coaster - a roller coaster for the smallest]. BonBon-Land (in Danish). Archived from the original on 2014-09-10. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  8. ^ a b Steinbrunner, Jeff (26 February 2008). "The 9 Most Baffling Theme Parks From Around the World". Cracked.com. Demand Media, Inc. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  9. ^ a b Schrandt, Lydia (30 April 2013). "World's Strangest Theme Parks". USA Today 10Best. USA Today. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  10. ^ a b Alvey, Robb. "15 Wacky Roller Coasters". Travel Channel. Scripps Networks Digital. Retrieved 18 August 2014.