Herky and Timmy's Racing Coaster

Coordinates: 37°17′38″N 127°12′02″E / 37.2938°N 127.2005°E / 37.2938; 127.2005
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Herky and Timmy's Racing Coaster
Everland
LocationEverland
Park sectionMagic Land - Aesop's Village
Coordinates37°17′38″N 127°12′02″E / 37.2938°N 127.2005°E / 37.2938; 127.2005
StatusOperating
Opening dateOctober 1, 2005 (2005-10-01)
General statistics
TypeSteel – Family
DesignerVekoma
ModelJunior Coaster
Length1,030.2 ft (314.0 m)
Inversions0
Duration1.02 min
Herky and Timmy's Racing Coaster at RCDB

Herky and Timmy's Racing Coaster (Korean레이싱코스터) is a Vekoma Junior Coaster in Everland, Yongin, South Korea which opened on October 1, 2005. It is located in the Aesop's Village section of the park, which was created to celebrate Everland's 30th anniversary. The ride itself is themed after The Tortoise and the Hare, an Aesop fable. The roller coaster initially went forwards, but after a New Year's Day event during December 2019 to February 2020, it started to go backwards. Herky and Timmy's Racing Coaster is South Korea's first roller coaster to go backwards.

History[edit]

In February 2005, Everland started developing its Aesop's Village section,[1] which is a children's zone with themes referencing Aesop's Fables. The section was created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Everland, which would be the following year. Aesop Village was set to be finished around October 1 the same year.[2] In September the same year, Herky and Timmy's Racing Coaster, which was set to be themed after The Tortoise and the Hare, was revealed.[3] The roller coaster opened on October 1 along with the rest of Aesop's Village.[4] The coaster was designed by Stefan Holtman and constructed by Vekoma.[5]

Ride experience[edit]

Entrance to Herky and Timmy's Racing Coaster

The coaster initially goes up a lift hill, then falls slightly to the left. It then falls down another time, goes right, then left and right again and returns to its station.[6] The coaster has two trains with ten cars per train, with two riders across per row, and thus can have 20 riders per each run.[5] Herky and Timmy's Racing Coaster's tracks are 1030.2 ft long and made of steel, and the ride runs for 1.02 min.[5] The coaster is themed after The Tortoise and the Hare, an Aesop fable,[5] due to its location in Aesop's Village.[4] The ride initially went forwards, but starting from December 2019 to February 2020, the rollercoaster went backwards as part of Everland's New Year's Day event.[7] Herky and Timmy's Racing Coaster was the first roller coaster in South Korea to go backwards.[7] The rollercoaster currently continues to go backwards after the New Year's Day event.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 정형석. "중앙디자인, 디즈니랜드 진출 '수혜 기대'". n.news.naver.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2023-10-20. Retrieved 2023-10-20.
  2. ^ "삼성에버랜드-대교, 전략적 제휴 파트너십 체결". n.news.naver.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2023-10-20. Retrieved 2023-10-20.
  3. ^ "동심 블랙홀 가자! 에버랜드 이솝 빌리지". n.news.naver.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2023-10-20. Retrieved 2023-10-20.
  4. ^ a b "에버랜드 이솝빌리지…이솝할아버지와 신나는 이야기꽃". n.news.naver.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2023-10-20. Retrieved 2023-10-20.
  5. ^ a b c d "Herky & Timmy's Racing Coaster - Everland (Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea)". rcdb.com. Archived from the original on 2023-08-13. Retrieved 2023-10-20.
  6. ^ 방구석 에버랜드 거꾸로 가는 레이싱 코스터 랜선체험 full ver., retrieved 2023-10-20
  7. ^ a b "에버랜드, 14일부터 '역주행 레이싱 코스터' 오픈". 뉴스웍스 (in Korean). 2019-12-02. Archived from the original on 2023-10-20. Retrieved 2023-10-20.
  8. ^ "everland". www.everland.com. Archived from the original on 2023-10-20. Retrieved 2023-10-20.

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