|Founder||Hendrik op het Veld|
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing is a Dutch amusement ride manufacturer. Vekoma is an abbreviation of Veld Koning Machinefabriek (Veld Koning Machine Factory) and was established in 1926 by Hendrik op het Veld. They originally manufactured farm equipment and later made steel constructions for the coal mining industry in the 1950s, After the closure of Dutch mines in 1965, they manufactured steel pipes for the petrochemical industry. Since the 1970s, they have manufactured amusement rides.
|Corkscrew with Bayerncurve (discontinued)||1979||Vekoma corkscrew designed by Arrow Dynamics and manufactured by Vekoma.|
|Boomerang||1984||Shuttle roller coaster with three inversions, height of 117 feet, and speed of 47 mph.|
|Invertigo||1996||An inverted model of the Boomerang.|
|Giant Inverted Boomerang||2001||Like Invertigo but with vertical lift hills and slightly different layout.|
|Suspended Looping Coaster (discontinued)||1994||Inverted coaster with several different models.|
|Flying Dutchman||2000||First large-scale flying roller coaster built. There are two of these coasters.|
|Suspended Family Coaster||2001||Similar to the SLC but no inversions and more appropriate for families.|
|Motorbike roller coaster||2004||Vekoma-launched roller coaster with trains like motorbikes.|
|Junior Coaster||1990||Roller coaster aimed at children. 207 m and 335 m models.|
|Wooden roller coaster||2000||Classic wooden coaster produced by Vekoma. There are two examples: the Thundercoaster at TusenFryd, and Weerwolf at Walibi Belgium. The removed one was at Walibi Holland and was called Robin Hood.|
|Big Air||2010||Formerly known as a hammerhead stall due to the spinning function it previously possessed. There is only one installation of this roller coaster.|
|LSM Launch Coaster[disambiguation needed]||1999||Roller coaster with three inversions. Launched around 55 mph using LSM technology.|
|Stingray||2009||A compact flying roller coaster designed as the successor to the Flying Dutchman. Only one example has been installed.|
|Dive Pretzel Coaster||2014||A roller coaster with a 90 degree climb and several pretzel loop elements.|
|Splash Party||2013||An inverted slower-paced roller coaster that is designed with several water gun and water bomb placements. Only one installation of this model exists.|
|Loop-Corkscrew||1986||A modified version of the MK-1200, it consisted of two inversions (a vertical looping and a corkscrew) and a standard track. Three installations exist in the world and are all still operating.|
|Double Loop-Corkscrew||1981||A modified version of the MK-1200, it consisted of four inversions (two vertical loopings and two corkscres and a standard track.|
|Bermuda Blitz||2017||A sit down multi-inversion roller coaster with new generation trains and restraints. An off the shelf layout is available replicating Lech Coaster, whilst custom layouts are also available. Only one installation of this model exists.|
In 2008, Vekoma Rides Manufacturing acquired the Wheels of Excellence range of Ferris wheels from Ronald Bussink, to be handled by a new Vekoma division, Dutch Wheels BV. The Dutch Wheels product range includes the R40, R50, and R60 models, each available in three different types.
|Ferris wheel name||Location||Opened||Status|
|Giant Wheel||Morey's Piers, Wildwood, New Jersey, US||
|Navy Pier Ferris Wheel||Pier Park, Navy Pier, Chicago, US||
|Delhi Eye (R50)||Kalindi Kunj Park, Okhla, Delhi, India||
|Hong Kong Observation Wheel||Central, Hong Kong||
|Grande roue de Montréal||Montreal, Canada||
A madhouse is a flat ride that gives the impression that the rider is upside-down, when in reality the room they are in rotates around them.
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Suspended Looping Coaster, a popular Vekoma design
Boomerang, another of Vekoma's most popular ride models
Invertigo, a variation on the Boomerang design
Giant Inverted Boomerang, a more extreme version of Invertigo
Vekoma Roller Skater, a small family coaster design
Motorbike roller coaster, a specially designed coaster with seats that are like motorbikes
- (in Dutch) Vekoma neemt bedrijf over, Limburgschs Dagblad, July 13, 1993
- (in Dutch) Vekoma - Themeparkfreaks.eu
- Vekoma - rcdb.com
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- "Raadselachtige nieuwe achtbaan opgebouwd in Limburg". looping.nl (in Dutch). April 23, 2015. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- Marden, Duane. "Unknown (Great Mall of China)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- Marden, Duane. "Dive Pretzel Coaster (Limburg)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- Marden, Duane. "Bandit Bomber (Yas Waterworldrcdb_number=6536)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
- Marden, Duane. "Tornado (Vlodrop)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
- Marden, Duane. "Lech Coaster (Legendia Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko rcdb_number=11034)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
- "Vekoma rides on". Park World Magazine: 30. November 2013.
- Giant Wheels go Dutch - Vekoma takes over Bussink range
- Dutch Wheels - our product range
- Ride experts call 11-year-old Pleasantville girl's fatal fall from Wildwood's Morey's Pier Ferris wheel a freak occurrence
- Navy Pier's new attractions deemed 'critical' to luring variety of patrons.
- Historic Navy Pier Attractions - Pier Park
- 10 millionth rider goes for spin on Navy Pier ferris wheel
- Delhi Eye thrown open to the public
- Giant wheel a monumental treat
- Partners - The Hong Kong Observation Wheel
- "Accueil | La Grande roue de Montréal". www.lagranderouedemontreal.com.
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