When Schweizer Bobbahn opened in 1985, the ride was significantly different on several points. Apart from the extensive theming that was added afterwards (Swiss village - buildings the train passes through), the layout was different as well. The changes were made to allow for the construction of the Swiss village to be constructed in 1993.
The layout had three main points of difference:
- the first drop/dip was somewhat steeper
- the final helix was placed more to the northwest compared to the current layout. This helix was also an upward helix while the current one is downward.
- after exiting the final helix, a strong righthand curve made the train hit the brakes followed by a right hand curve and the station. In the current layout, the exit of the helix leads into brakes as well but now the train makes a wide right hand curve, adding track length, and passing several brake sections. This allowed the ride to operate more trains simultaneously.