Ride through the gusty winds of the Tornado...
|Theme Park||Avonturenpark Hellendoorn|
|Max Speed||37 mph|
Given the rest of its attractions are aimed at young families, Tornado is Hellendoorn's slightly out-of-place large looping rollercoaster.
The ride is one of only three Tornado variants of Vekoma's widespread MK-1200 model coasters, and features a corkscrew and vertical loop.
It sits in a forest clearing and is surrounded by trees and mature plants, which makes for a very pretty scene with the bright yellow track set against the deep leafy greens.
However, there's more to beauty than looks alone. Unfortunately Tornado rides horribly - it's painfully rough and features a range of shunts and bangs throughout the ride. Others have gone as far as to label it as "a pile of crap" and I fear that's sadly an accurate description.
Mercifully, at around one minute from bottom of the lift hill to final brakes, Tornado is relatively short. And that, apart from it looks nice, is about all the positive things to be said about it.
Tornado as seen from beside the Wild Waterval log flume
Tornado's red roofed station
Inside the station
A train about to engage with the lift chain
Leaving the top of the lift hill
Tornado's vertical loop
Headbanging through the loop