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Baron 1898 Opens at Efteling

June 30, 2015, 9:11 AM · The world's newest Bolliger & Mabillard Dive Coaster, Baron 1898 debuted this morning at Efteling in The Netherlands.

First riders on Baron 1898

Efteling is well known for its superbly themed attractions, and the park has given Baron 1898 what might be the most extensive theming ever on a B&M coaster, with detailed, period-accurate decoration and an in-queue animatronic host.

You can watch a replay of Efteling's livestream of this morning's opening ceremony (in Dutch), which includes views of the building and animatronic as well as POV and reserve POV of the first ride:

And here is the park's official on-ride POV video for Baron 1898:

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Replies (4)

June 30, 2015 at 11:21 AM · It's a beautiful looking coaster, but it's not very long. I would expect more for all the hype it has received.
June 30, 2015 at 1:28 PM · I'm very proud of Efteling that they have build a beautiful attraction in our little country. Can't wait to experiance it.
June 30, 2015 at 2:02 PM · I am astounded by how quickly they put it up! 7 months? Unheard of here...
July 1, 2015 at 4:46 AM · Booo! I was there two weeks ago. Bad timing for me. It is a great park, though, and is definitely worth the trip if you are in Europe.

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