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I'm not a huge steampunk aficionado, but that design is probably one of these coolest and well thought out stations and opening lifts for a coaster I've seen out there. Really, if it even looks remotely close, just viewing this one from a distance is gonna be pretty awesome. Judging by the videos below, it seems they're going to nail this one too.
Anyway, Baron 1989 was announced way back in October so we're a little late. Let's get back up to speed some here. This dive machine, built by famed Bolliger-Mabillard, will feature a 37.5m (127ft) vertical drop down into a mine shaft element. Seating on the trains will be arranged six across, similar to Krake at Heide Park. Other than that? Not a clue. So far the folks at Efteling have been mum on the other elements that ride will include.
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Turns out the works ran away scared, and likely for good reason. However, you're in luck, and have now been volunteered to go down there.
That's really all that's known about the ride. However, the park has released a few behind the scenes "making of" videos recently as well. These describe quite a bit of the influences, challenges and other things that have gone into the ride as a whole so far. It's really quite interesting and for those that need them, there are subtitles. So, let's get things rolling with the first three episodes below.
Really awesome stuff going on here and we'll definitely be keeping an eye out to see how all of these details and elements come together. Looks like they're doing everything right for this one and it's going to be one helluva thing to see once completed.
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