Vekoma

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Vekoma Rides Manufacturing
Private company
Founded1926[source?]
FounderHendrik op het Veld
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsAmusement rides
WebsiteOfficial website

Vekoma Rides Manufacturing is a Netherlands-based manufacturer that builds amusement park rides.

History[change | change source]

Vekoma was started in 1926 by a blacksmith named Hendrik op het Veld.[1] The name Velkoma is short for "Veld Koning Machinefabriek", or Veld Koning machine factory. At first they made machines for farming and mining. Later they started to build rides for theme parks.[2] They built rides such as Ferris wheels, roller coasters, water rides, and family-friendly rides.

Roller coaster models[change | change source]

  • Boomerang
  • Family Custom Coaster
  • Flying Dutchman
  • Hammerhead Stall
  • Junior Coaster
  • Looping Coaster
  • Mine Train
  • Moterbike Coaster
  • Suspended Family Coaster
  • Suspended Looping Coaster
  • Swinging Turns
  • Tilt Coaster
  • Wooden Coaster

References[change | change source]

  1. Peter Scott, A History of the Wicksteed Park Railway: The Story of the Railway and Park created by Charles Wicksteed in Kettering, Northamptonshire (Reading: P. Scott, 2002), p. 69
  2. Todd H. Throgmorton, Roller Coasters: United States and Canada, Third Edition (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2009), p. 292

Other websites[change | change source]