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 section Iceland
Coordinates 48°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
Status Operating
Opening date 31 March 2012 (2012-03-31)
Cost € 10,000,000
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 131 ft (40 m)
Length 3,444 ft (1,050 m)
Speed 62.1 mph (99.9 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 3:25
Capacity 1250 riders per hour
G-force 3.5
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 3 trains with 12 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.
Restraints Lap 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 GCII Millennium Flyer trains that feature polyurethane wheels instead of the usual steel wheels.[3]

Name[edit]

The coaster was named after the Germanic name of the Nordic god Odin. Timbur is the Islandic 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]

Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll: Best wood-Tracked Roller Coaster[4]
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. ^ "New for 2012: New wooden roller coaster Wodan Timbur coaster at Europa-Park". March 2, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Bannister, Richard (2012). "Wodan Tumbur Coaster". First Drop. Middlesex, England, UK: European Coaster Club (93): 27. 
  4. ^ Hawker, Mitch. "Wooden Roller Coaster Poll 20 Year Results Table (1994–2013)". Best Roller Coaster Poll. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 

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