|Park section||Ruig Rijk|
|Opening date||July 1, 1991|
|Closing date||June 19, 2009|
|Replaced by||George and the Dragon|
|Designer||Curtis D. Summers|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift|
|Height||65.62 ft (20.00 m)|
|Drop||39.4 ft (12.0 m)|
|Length||1,614.17 ft (492.00 m)|
|Speed||34.18 mph (55.01 km/h)|
|Capacity||1400 riders per hour|
|Pegasus at RCDB
Pictures of Pegasus at RCDB
History and details
To get the wooden coaster open before the opening of Disneyland Paris, the total project was completed in 7 months. Curtis D. Summers designed the ride and Charles Dinn was contracted to build it; Dinn also provided the wood, southern yellow pine from the United States. During construction, workers from the Dinn Corp. went on strike and the project was taken over and completed by Intamin.
The ride had two trains with five cars per train. Each car had a capacity of four passengers, two per row. At the time of opening, it was the only wooden roller coaster in the Netherlands.
After leaving the station, the train made a 180° turn to be transported by the chain lift to a height of 20 m. The train then fell slowly into a drop, after which a 220° right-hand turnaround followed, then another drop, followed by a double-up. Next was a 220° left-hand turnaround, which was followed by a double-down. A 180° left-hand turnaround took the train into the wooden ride construction. A small climb back up followed, and then down again into one bunny hill, after which the train re-entered the station.
In total the ride had four curves, nine ascents, and eight descents.
On June 19, 2009, the Efteling announced that the ride would be closed effective immediately according to the website mijnefteling.nl (only accessible for employees). It has been replaced by a wooden duelling coaster called Joris en de Draak (George and the Dragon).
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- Jenkins, Torrey. The Legacy of Curtis Summers, RollerCoaster! Magazine, Spring 1997: 36