Wodan Timbur Coaster

Coordinates: 48°15′41″N 7°43′09″E / 48.26139°N 7.71917°E / 48.26139; 7.71917
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Wodan Timbur Coaster
Wodan's logo
Park sectionIceland
Coordinates48°15′41″N 7°43′09″E / 48.26139°N 7.71917°E / 48.26139; 7.71917
Opening date31 March 2012 (2012-03-31)
Cost€ 10,000,000
General statistics
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)
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 in Germany. It is in the Europa-Park in Rust, Baden-Württemberg. The coaster opened on March 31, 2012.[1][2]

Ride[change | change source]

Wodan Timbur Coaster is in the "Iceland" section of the park that opened in 2009. It is the park's first wooden coaster. The coaster was built by Great Coasters International. They have built many coasters around the world. These include Troy at Toverland and El Toro at Freizeitpark Plohn. Wodan Timbur Coaster has three GCII Millennium Flyer trains. Each has polyurethane wheels instead of the normal steel wheels.[3]

Name[change | change source]

The coaster was named after the Germanic name of the Nordic god Odin. Timbur is the Islandic word for wood. Timbur Coaster means wooden coaster.

Theme[change | change source]

The theme of Wodan Timbur Coaster is Norse mythology. The waiting line for the ride uses a large amount of detailed parts. These include fire, mist and water effects. The goddess of death, Hel, is also used. She has a turning sand timer. In the ride station, statues watch the train leave. They also turn to watch the train return to the station. The ride has several dives into tunnels.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Wodan Timbur Coaster - Europa Park (Rust, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany)". Rollercoaster Database. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  2. Marcel (March 2, 2012). "Nieuw in 2012 Nieuwe houten achtbaan Wodan Timbur Coaster in Europa-Park" [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. No. 93. Middlesex, England, UK: European Coaster Club. p. 27.

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