Tiger Express (roller coaster)

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Tiger Express
Previously known as Flying Dutchman Gold Mine
Tiger Express (Mer de sable).jpg
Tiger Express at La Mer de sable
Mer de Sable
Coordinates 49°08′43″N2°40′24″E / 49.145301°N 2.673229°E / 49.145301; 2.673229 Coordinates: 49°08′43″N2°40′24″E / 49.145301°N 2.673229°E / 49.145301; 2.673229
Opening dateJune 26, 2011 (2011-06-26)
Walibi Holland
Coordinates 52°26′24″N5°45′47″E / 52.440°N 5.763°E / 52.440; 5.763
Opening date2000 (2000)
Closing date2010 (2010)
General statistics
Type Steel  Wild Mouse
Manufacturer Mack Rides
ModelWild Mouse (compact park)
Track layoutWild Mouse
Height14 m (46 ft)
Length370 m (1,210 ft)
Speed45 km/h (28 mph)
Inversions 0
Capacity1120 riders per hour
Trains10 trains with a single car. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per train.
Tiger Express at RCDB
Pictures of Tiger Express at RCDB

Tiger Express is a steel wild mouse roller coaster located at La Mer de Sable in France. [1] From 2000 until late 2010, the roller coaster was located in Walibi Holland in the Netherlands under the name Flying Dutchman Gold Mine. [2]

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  2. Marden, Duane. "Flying Dutchman Gold Mine  (Walibi World)". Roller Coaster DataBase.