Efteling dive coaster will have steam punk theme

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A Netherlands theme park will unveil a $20-million roller coaster this summer featuring a level of thematic detail rarely found in massive steel thrill rides. The Baron 1898 dive coaster at Efteling theme park will combine a 19th century Dutch gold mining backstory with a 90-degree free-fall drop into a subterranean tunnel.

Read more and see photos from The LA Times.

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Jeff's avatar

Be sure to click through the photos, as there as some construction photos in the mix. What a fantastic looking ride.

I guess that's what all of those Dutch press releases I received that I couldn't read were talking about. :)

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Lord Gonchar's avatar

I'm a sucker for the Steampunk aesthetic. That looks incredible.

Looking good. Something like this, with this level of theming and design, could fit right in at a Knott's, Hershey, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, Holiday World or even a SFNE. I really wish more US parks would see the value in investing in theming like this. $20m isn't a small budget by any means but a scaled down coaster with an immersive feel seems like a good trade off to me.

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