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Fluch von Novgorod

Hansa Park

Dare you try to ride out the Curse of Novgorod?

Theme ParkHansa Park
Park AreaHolzfällerlager
TypeRollercoaster
AudienceThrillseekers
Opened9 April 2009
ManufacturerGerstlauer
ModelEuro-Fighter
Height131 ft
Length2297 ft
Inversions1
Max Speed62 mph
Vertical Angle97°
Duration2¾ minutes
Fluch von Novgorod's heartline roll

Fluch von Novgorod's heartline roll

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.

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