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Xpress
General
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Park Walibi Holland
Location NetherlandsBiddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands
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Manufacturer Vekoma
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Xpress is a steel roller coaster at Walibi[1]Holland in Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands. It was launched as Superman The Ride in April 2000. The name was changed to Xpress in the season of 2005. It is the first LSM-coaster in Europe

Ride ExperienceEdit

After the traub has been locked and checked, it slowly advances out of the station to the launch area. The train goes through a tunnel, where the passenger waits until the countdown starts. After the countdown, the trains, which exist out of 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train, are accelerated from 0 - 55.9 mph in 2.8 seconds. It first climbs into a Sea Serpent Roll, which ia a 2 inversion element.  Then the train plunges into numerous turns and helixes and the 3rd inversion, a corkscrew. The train than passes in through a mid course brake run, makes a few turns then travels into the final brake run.

HistoryEdit

The Xpress / Superman was initially to be called "Riddler's Revenge" and was painted green at the factory. Shortly before the ride was installed, it was decided that Europeans know of Batman, but not necessarily all of the related villains. So the track was repainted with red and blue supports and given a Superman theme. The station was given the theme of the Daily Planet offices.

The ride was launched in April 2000 in the theme park Six Flags Holland. After the name of the park was changed to Walibi World, the name of the ride was also changed to Xpress. This happened in 2005.

The Xpress has nearly the same track layout as the "Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith" models at Disney Parks. The Xpress' layout is a bit more spacious to compensate for a higher speed launch due to the trains being lighter without the musical hardware.

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