Dare you try to ride out the Curse of Novgorod?
|Theme Park||Hansa Park|
|Opened||9 April 2009|
|Max Speed||62 mph|
Fluch von Novgorod (Curse of Novgorod) is one of Hansa Park's highly themed rollercoasters, named after the historic Russian city of Veliky Novgorod.
The ride is a Gerstlauer Eurofighter, and the first Eurofighter model to feature a launch track.
As a prelude to the main rollercoaster, the experience begins with an indoor dark ride section that leads to the launch. This accelerates trains to 100 kilometres per hour in 1.4 seconds, sending them out of the show building and up over a steep hill into an overbanked turn.
Following a large helix and corkscrew inversion, the train re-enters a show building and climbs the ride's 40 metre vertical lift hill in total darkness. After dropping down the coaster's 97 degree beyond-vertical drop the train navigates a short indoor track section before entering the final brakes.
Fluch von Novgorod improves on the normal Eurofighter experience by adding the high tech dark ride sections and associated theming. Annoyingly, in common with Hansa Park's similar policy on Der Schwur des Kärnan, glasses-wearers are not permitted to wear their spectacles on the ride which rather limits their appreciation of all the animatronics and special effects.
Fluch von Novgorod entrance sign stone
Fluch von Novgorod station
Flying out over Hansa Park
Soaring over the Lumberjack's Camp area
Tower enclosing Fluch's vertical lift
Fluch von Novgorod's landscaped ride area