Wodan Timbur Coaster

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Wodan Timbur Coaster
Wodan - Timburcoaster logo.jpg
Wodan et Whale Adventures.JPG
Wodan's logo
Europa-Park
Park sectionIceland
Coordinates48°15′41″N 7°43′09″E / 48.26139°N 7.71917°E / 48.26139; 7.71917Coordinates: 48°15′41″N 7°43′09″E / 48.26139°N 7.71917°E / 48.26139; 7.71917
StatusOperating
Opening date31 March 2012 (2012-03-31)
Cost€ 10,000,000
General statistics
TypeWood
ManufacturerGreat Coasters International
Lift/launch systemChain lift hill
Height131 ft (40 m)
Length3,444 ft (1,050 m)
Speed62.1 mph (99.9 km/h)
Inversions0
Duration3:25
Max vertical angle52°
Capacity1250 riders per hour
G-force3.5 g
Height restriction120 cm (3 ft 11 in)
Trains3 trains with 12 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.
RestraintsLap bar
Wodan Timbur Coaster at RCDB
Pictures of Wodan Timbur Coaster at RCDB

Wodan Timbur Coaster is a wooden roller coaster, located in the Europa-Park in Rust, Baden-Württemberg. The coaster opened on March 31, 2012.[1][2]

Ride[edit]

The WODAN Timburcoaster in action

Wodan Timbur Coaster is located in the Iceland section of the park that opened in 2009. The coaster intertwines with two attractions: Atlantica SuperSplash and Blue Fire. The coaster is the park's first wooden coaster and was built by Great Coasters International that was responsible for many coasters around the world including Troy at Toverland and El Toro at Freizeitpark Plohn. Wodan Timbur Coaster is equipped with three GCI Millennium Flyer trains that feature polyurethane wheels instead of the usual steel wheels.[3]

Name[edit]

The coaster was named using the Old Saxon name of the Germanic god Odin. Timbur is the Icelandic word for wood, so Timbur Coaster is wooden coaster.

Theme[edit]

Wodan Timbur Coaster is themed to Norse mythology. The queue features several heavily detailed elements, including fire, mist and water effects. The goddess of death, Hel, is also featured and has a turning sand timer. Projection Mapping, smoke screens and moving ceilings are also used in the indoor sections, which immerse guests in mythology. In the ride station, statues watch the train leave and turn to watch the train arrive. The ride also has several dives into tunnels and heavy interaction with surrounding areas.

Rankings[edit]

Golden Ticket Awards: Top wood Roller Coasters
Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Ranking 31[4] 21[5] 29[6] 23[7] 15[8] 16[9] 23[10]
Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll: Best wood-Tracked Roller Coaster[11]
Year 2012 2013
Ranking 22 18

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marden, Duane. "Wodan Timbur Coaster  (Europa-Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  2. ^ Marcel (March 2, 2012). "New for 2012: New wooden roller coaster Wodan Timbur coaster at Europa-Park". Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  3. ^ Bannister, Richard (2012). "Wodan Tumbur Coaster". First Drop. Middlesex, England, UK: European Coaster Club (93): 27.
  4. ^ "2013 Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 17 (6.2): 40–41. September 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "2014 Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 18 (6.2): 38–39. September 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  6. ^ "2015 Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 19 (6.2): 45–46. September 2015. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "2016 top 50 wooden roller coasters". Golden Ticket Awards. Amusement Today. September 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "2017 Top 50 Wooden Coasters". Golden Ticket Awards. Amusement Today. September 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  9. ^ "2018 Top 50 Wooden Coasters". Golden Ticket Awards. Amusement Today. September 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  10. ^ "2019 Top Wood". Golden Ticket Awards. Amusement Today. September 2019. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  11. ^ Hawker, Mitch. "Wooden Roller Coaster Poll 20 Year Results Table (1994–2013)". Best Roller Coaster Poll. Retrieved March 2, 2014.

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