Max & Moritz (roller coaster)

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Max & Moritz
Efteling Max & Moritz station trein van Max.jpg
One of the trains
Efteling
Location Efteling
Park section Anderrijk
Coordinates 51°38′53″N5°02′51″E / 51.648090°N 5.047384°E / 51.648090; 5.047384 Coordinates: 51°38′53″N5°02′51″E / 51.648090°N 5.047384°E / 51.648090; 5.047384
StatusOperating
Soft opening dateJune 4, 2020 (2020-06-04)
Opening dateJune 20, 2020 (2020-06-20)
Cost 15,000,000
Replaced Bob Track
General statistics
Type Steel  Powered  Dual-tracked
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Designer Robert-Jaap Jansen
Karel Willemen
ModelPowered coaster
Lift/launch systemOnboard motors
Height6 m (20 ft)
Length300 m (980 ft)
Speed36 km/h (22 mph)
Inversions 0
Duration2:30
Capacity1800 riders per hour
Height restriction100 cm (3 ft 3 in)
Trains2 trains with 1 locomotive and 9 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows (1 for the locomotive) for a total of 38 riders per train.
Theme Max und Moritz
Website Official website
Single rider line availability icon.svg Single rider line available
Max & Moritz at RCDB
Pictures of Max & Moritz at RCDB

Max & Moritz are a pair of duelling powered roller coasters manufactured by Mack Rides opened in 2020 at theme park Efteling in the Netherlands. [1] The coasters replace the bobsled roller coaster at the same location, with both attractions utilising the station building of their predecessor. The ride is based on the 1865 German illustrated story Max and Moritz by Wilhelm Busch.

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History

Back of the station building during construction. Part of the structure of the station of the former Bob Track has been reused. Efteling Max & Moritz bouw stationsgebouw - 2.jpg
Back of the station building during construction. Part of the structure of the station of the former Bob Track has been reused.

Announcement

In October 2018, the park simultaneously announced the intention to close the Bob Track and the replacement by Max & Moritz. [1] [2] The by then 34 year old roller coaster was enduring frequent breakdowns, and Intamin was no longer producing this type of attraction. [2] The park delayed an expansion near Vogel Rok and moved up the Bob's replacement. The ride would officially close for good in September 2019. [3] Max & Moritz was announced to be intended as a family coaster, with a required height of 100 centimeters. Costs were estimated to be 15,000,000. [1]

Construction

Preparations for construction began in June 2019. Trees in the intended construction area were cut down and several access roads were widened. [4] [5] The Bob Track closed on 1 September 2019, and demolition of the former Intamin bobsled coaster commenced the following day to allow for construction of the new attractions to begin.

By December 2019, all supports were in place and the highest construction point was reached. [6] The first track parts arrived in January 2020, and the whole track was completed after one week and a halve. [7] The first train coaches arrived in March 2020, and the first test run of the blue Max track was completed on the 13th of March. [8] [9]

Ride experience

Two entrances. Max & Moritz Signs.jpg
Two entrances.

The coaster consists of two tracks, the blue Max and green Moritz tracks. Both tracks run in opposite direction. [9] The maximum speed will be 36 km/h. [8] Each track has one train, which consists of a locomotive and nine more coaches, for a total of 38 passengers per train. [10] The coaster will have a capacity of 1800 riders per hour. [10]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Nieuwe achtbaan Max & Moritz vervangt in 2020 Bob" [New coaster Max & Moritz will replace Bob in 2020]. Efteling (in Dutch). 9 October 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  2. 1 2 "Efteling vervangt Bob door nieuwe dubbele familieachtbaan Max & Moritz" [Efteling will replace Bob by new double family coaster Max & Moritz]. Looopings (in Dutch). 9 October 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  3. "Max & Moritz replaces Bob at Efteling - The Coaster Kings".
  4. "Werkzaamheden voor nieuwe achtbaan Efteling begonnen" [Construction for new Efteling coaster begun]. Looopings (in Dutch). 3 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  5. "Efteling verbreedt paden vanwege bouw nieuwe achtbaan" [Efteling widens pavements for construction of new coaster]. Looopings (in Dutch). 22 June 2019. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  6. "Hoogste punt bereikt op bouwplaats nieuwe Efteling-achtbaan" [Highest point reached at construction site for new Efteling coaster]. Looopings (in Dutch). 21 December 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  7. "Mijlpaal: nieuwe achtbaan Efteling is compleet" [Milestone: new Efteling coaster complete]. Looopings (in Dutch). 17 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  8. 1 2 "Nieuwe Efteling-achtbaan Max & Moritz maakt eerste testrit" [New Efteling coaster Max & Moritz completes first test run]. Looopings (in Dutch). 13 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  9. 1 2 "Efteling's newest ride, Max & Moritz, nears completion". InPark Magazine. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  10. 1 2 "Efteling plaatst eerste karretjes van nieuwe achtbaan Max & Moritz" [Efteling installs first coaches of new coaster Max & Moritz]. Looopings (in Dutch). 9 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.