The Hague, Netherlands: Duinrell amusement park will launch its new aerobatics attraction ride Wild Wings, in April 2016. Last year Dragon Fly and Falcon were popular attraction.
In 2015 two Dragon Fly and Falcon of Duinrell were the most popular ride among the park visitors. Falcon a steel roller coaster was launched in May 2009, manufactured by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, it was designed by German roller coaster designer and engineer Werner Stengel. With the height of 22 metres and length of 361 metres, at 97 degrees Falcon has a steeper-than-vertical drop that can take a Speed of 70 km per hour.
After the success of Falcon, Dragonfly was launched in April 2012, a German company Gerstlauer Amusement Rides created this ride for Duinrell. The 361 metres long, twelve-seat train rollercoaster reaches a height of 15 metres, flying through hair-raising curves makes it an exciting family ride. ” Last year Dragon Fly and Falcon were most popular attraction at Duinrell, the Park also gain around 1.3 and 1.4 million visitors in 2015,” explained Roderick van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Director, Duinrell.
The name and the theme of Duinrell’s latest attraction were recently announced in spectacular fashion. Wild Wings – a ride that, as its name suggests, is full of thrills and spills – is due to be opened officially on April 21, 2016.
Wild Wings is an extraordinary plane ride with an arm that allows twelve tilting plane seats to glide through the air at a height of up to 22 metres. By being able to control the wings independently the ‘pilots’ can determine whether they wish to roll or flip, and how many times. The roll is an actual aerobatics manoeuvre! Along with its name and theme, the visual draw of the attraction was also revealed: a genuine aerobatics plane.
Ambassador of Wild Wings is the Netherlands’ most famous aerobatics pilot Frank Versteegh. A pilot with over 40 years of aviation experience, Versteegh is a perfectionist filled with passion and devotion.
Frank is a renowned Red Bull air race pilot who has accumulated far too many awards to mention and has excelled at many unique manoeuvres. he is described by his fellow pilots as “precise, intense and generous in his breath of knowledge”.
Frank has flown more than 180 types of aircrafts in more than 1400 aerobatic displays in 40 countries. In addition to being an accomplished pilot, frank has been the chairman of the working group writing new Airshow rules and regulations for the Dutch Caa. He is a qualified Airshow organiser, display director and expert aviation commentator on the air race worldwide TV program. Over the next few weeks on Duinrell’s YouTube channel, he will tell viewers everything about this sensational form of aviation and his experiences.www.duinrell.nl/youtube
Holiday and Amusement Park Duinrell is one of the biggest amusement parks in the Netherlands. Duinrell is situated in the heart of the Randstad area, in a beautiful woodland setting and close to Wassenaar beach. It is the ultimate family theme park, boasting attractions for young and old. The Tiki Pool is the largest indoor waterslide paradise in the Benelux; unique and spectacular! Catering services at Duinrell are provided by La Place. Duinrell Plaza offers wonderful meeting or conference facilities. Duinrell also features an outdoor sports centre where guests can do archery, ride the zip line and also take on an obstacle course. These facilities are jointly provided by Duinrell and Green Adventures.
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