|Previously known as Flying Dutchman Gold Mine|
Tiger Express at La Mer de sable
|Mer de Sable|
|Opening date||June 26, 2011|
|Type||Steel – Wild Mouse|
|Model||Wild Mouse (compact park)|
|Track layout||Wild Mouse|
|Height||14 m (46 ft)|
|Length||370 m (1,210 ft)|
|Speed||45 km/h (28 mph)|
|Capacity||1120 riders per hour|
|Trains||10 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
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