Python at Efteling - Kaatsheuvel (NL)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F
N 51° 38.828 E 005° 03.196
31U E 642056 N 5723788
Quick Description: A double-loop corkscrew roller coaster in the Efteling amusement park in the Netherlands. It opened as the largest steel roller coaster on the European mainland.
Location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Date Posted: 6/20/2018 11:57:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMYJKZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 10

Long Description:
With Python, Efteling started the implementation of a new strategy: development from a fairy-tale forest into an all-round amusement park. This change led to many problems with the local community. Environmentalists tried to get the building permit withdrawn, and the park's neighbors feared problems arising from growing visitor numbers. Because of the likely noise pollution, the highest court of public justice ordered the construction to be stopped. After some time, construction recommenced, but legal problems continued for several more years.

In 1995, when operating hours were extended until 10 pm, the coaster's 45-decibel noise level became a problem once more. Plans were submitted to the local municipality, describing an extension and complete renovation of the coaster, which would reduce the noise substantially. Due to the high cost, the funds were allocated to the construction of a new enclosed (to reduce noise problems for the park's surroundings) roller coaster, Bird Rok.

Efteling hoped to get a night license for Python with some small renovations (new trains and a chain lift), but only with a change in the permit could Python remain open until 10 pm.

In 2017 Efteling decided to rebuild the old coaster, because the quality of the steel was deteriorating. In 2018 Efteling demolished the old track. The station and lifthill remained. The Belgian company CSM produced the new track. The ride reopened on the 31st of March.
Maximum Height: 95.00

Construction Material: Steel

Train Type: Multi Car

Car Type: Cars Above Track

Number of Inversions?: 4

Length of Ride: 2,461.00

Duration of Ride (time): 2:00

Water?: No

Included in Admission?: Yes

Host Park Name: De Efteling

Minimum Height Restriction?: Yes

Minimum Height Required: 47

Number of Riders: 14

Top Speed: 46

Manufacturer of Ride: Vekoma

URL to Host Park: [Web Link]

Link to Ride Details: [Web Link]

"Express Pass" Available?: Yes

Cost: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:

Post a photo of yourself near the entrance of the coaster and try to capture some aspect of the ride. Be sure and describe your ride too!

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