“I will sail, even if I have to sail to Judgment Day.” The mysterious Flying Dutchman is cursed and has been turned into a ghost ship. Your journey will start in a magnificent castle on the quayside. However, it won’t take you long to realise that it’s not a fairytale castle at all. You’ll have to hold your breath when a huge wave lifts the ship into the air… You’ll be able to sense that something is not quite.... wait a moment….. and then, SPLASH!!
The only way to escape the curse of the mysterious Flying Dutchman is by moving at ghostly speed with butterflies in your stomach! Be prepared to get a little wet!
This attraction is based on the story of the Flying Dutchman about Willem van der Decken, captain of the Den Hollander, one of the ships that belonged to the VOC [Dutch East India Company]. Willem van der Decken was a man who broke all the rules in the book, defied common decency and dared to brave the elements. It was this that caused him to seal his own fate when his ship was turned into a mysterious, fiery ghost ship. The ship was doomed to sail the seven seas forever and became known as the Flying Dutchman (De Vliegende Hollander).
With 11 sloops that can carry up to 14 people each, the ship can handle approximately 1,900 people an hour and the ride takes 3.43 minutes. The tower is no less than 22.5 metres tall and has a 45° tilt! The total surface area amounts to 17,000 m2 and the length of the coaster across which you are hurled at a speed of over 70 kilometres an hours, is 420 metres. Passengers are exposed to G forces during the ride of up to a maximum of 2G (twice your own body weight) and a minimum of 0.2G (close to weightlessness).
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