|Elements:||Chain Lift Hill|
|Capacity:||1,000 riders per hour|
|Trains:||3 trains with 3 cars per train. Riders are arranged 6 across in a single row for a total of 18 riders per train.|
|Notes:||Baron 1898 opened on June 30th 2015 for press as well as for people who won preview tickets through all sorts of contests.|
|Theme:||The main character, Gustave Hooghmoed, finds a nugget of gold in the mine. In the mine are "Witte Wieven" warning Gustave not to take the gold. Gustave - of course - doesn't listen, takes the nugget and more and buys the whole area of land to secure himself the mine. Hij starts calling himself the "Mine Baron" and recrutes miners to dig for the gold. One by one, the miners flee from the mine and not a single one manages to stay under long.|
The guests are invited to dare and go have a look into the mine themselves.
The whole ride will be extensively themed as is the case with the Vliegende Hollander. The queue will be composed of different rooms to pass through before reaching the station. The name refers to Gustave calling himself 'Baron' and the story taking place in 1898.
The name of the character also has a double meaning. 'Hooghmoed', (present spelling Hoogmoed) means pride but with a negative connotation. More like the Greek 'hubris'. This represents the story line but 'Hoogmoed' is also a composition of two words 'Hoog' (High) and 'Moed' (Courage).
|Cost:||Total investment of € 18 million.|