Efteling, the fairytale theme park in the south of Holland, has released new drone photographs of its new attraction, Max & Moritz, which is set to open in spring 2020. Taking the place of Bob the Bobsleigh, the drone images show that work on the new double family roller coaster, Max & Moritz, is going steady. The foundations, totalling 700 m³ of poured concrete, and columns are now in place. They illustrate the course that the two tracks will take – one for Max and one for Moritz. At the beginning of 2020, the track sections will arrive piece by piece at the site and the construction of the two separate tracks will start. In the meantime, the landscape around the roller coaster is also taking shape.
The new attraction is based on a well-known 1865 German illustrated story in rhyme of the same name about two naughty brothers called Max and Moritz, who drove the inhabitants of their village to despair with their mischief.
Max & Moritz is a so-called “powered coaster”. This means that it has electrically powered trains, which can vary in speed and do not – as usual – depart from a great height. The two trains will run in opposite directions and each track will offer an adventurous ride for young and old. The blue track of Max follows a different route to the green track of Moritz and both have separate yet exciting features. This insures that 2,000 guests will have their own ride experience per hour.
The Max & Moritz trains will ride underneath and over each other through a rolling Alpine landscape. With a total of 5000 m³ of land, a hilly meadow will be created on the approx. 8.850m2 large property. Around 125 Serbian spruces of 1.5 to 5 metres high will emphasise the landscape. In the summer – just like in the Alps – wild plants and hundreds of mountain roses will bloom.
Making of Max & Moritz
Today the first episode of ‘The making-of Max & Moritz’ appears on the Efteling YouTube channel.
View the first episode via: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUQTVKIBFns and follow the construction.