New details released about Efteling’s new B&M dive machine
Efteling is building what is perhaps one of the most themed B&M coasters ever.
The coaster is called Baron 1898 and will be a B&M dive machine featuring elaborate mining theming.
The park released new details about the coaster a few days ago and it sounds like Baron 1898 will be one heck of a dive machine.
The ride will feature a immelmann (a half loop with a half roll), a zero g roll (a corkscrew inside, where visitors experience brief weightlessness) and a rapid spiral to finish it all off.
The coaster will stand approximately 100 feet tall and will reach a top speed of 55 MPH with a total run time of 130 seconds. The track will run a total length of 1643 feet.
The only other B&M coaster that has such elaborate theming is Alpengiest at Busch Gardens Tampa. It is themed after a runaway ski lift. I wish parks would begin doing more of these elaborately themed B&M coasters. It really provides a nice touch to the ride.
Click here to see a neat video featuring a miniature model of Baron 1898 from the park.