The name Krake is German for Octopus. Heide Park based this ride on a pirate theme with riders being eaten by a giant octopus that has made the splash pool below this roller coaster his home. The theme is carried out with the mouth of a grotesque creature visible and tentacles rising from the waterline with a shipwrecked boat nearby. The track was originally planned to go into the mouth, but when the roller coaster was completed it was not to be.
Krake is a 135-foot tall "Dive Coaster" that starts with a straight down plunge into the Octopus occupied splash pond. A "Splash Effect" takes place as the trains skim across the pond with devices scooping up the water, and spraying into the air creating a rooster tail. Avoiding the creature, the three car, floorless trains, race towards the sky at 64 miles-per-hour entering the Immelmann loop. After an air-time hill, the train makes a banked right turn into the brake run. It's a rather short ride experience.
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Features: Splashdown Pond, Floorless Trains
Opening date: April 16, 2011
Estimated cost: € 12 million
Train has three cars with one row each, seating six abreast per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 55 inches tall
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