Walibi Belgium

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Walibi Belgium
Walibi logo.png
LocationWavre, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
Coordinates50°41′55″N 4°35′26″E / 50.69861°N 4.59056°E / 50.69861; 4.59056Coordinates: 50°41′55″N 4°35′26″E / 50.69861°N 4.59056°E / 50.69861; 4.59056
OwnerCompagnie des Alpes
OpenedJuly 26, 1975
Previous names
  • Walibi
  • Walibi Wavre
  • Six Flags Belgium
Rides
Total±50
Roller coasters7
Water rides2
Websitehttp://www.walibi.com/belgium/be-en
 
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Walibi Belgium
Walibi logo.png
LocationWavre, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
Coordinates50°41′55″N 4°35′26″E / 50.69861°N 4.59056°E / 50.69861; 4.59056Coordinates: 50°41′55″N 4°35′26″E / 50.69861°N 4.59056°E / 50.69861; 4.59056
OwnerCompagnie des Alpes
OpenedJuly 26, 1975
Previous names
  • Walibi
  • Walibi Wavre
  • Six Flags Belgium
Rides
Total±50
Roller coasters7
Water rides2
Websitehttp://www.walibi.com/belgium/be-en

Walibi Belgium, formerly Walibi Wavre and then Six Flags Belgium, is a Belgian theme park located in Wavre, close to Brussels. The roo's named Wali. During the 1998 to 2004 period, it was owned by Six Flags, Inc, an American theme park operator. It was later sold to Palamon Capital Partners. As of 2006, the park is owned and operated, along with Paris' Parc Astérix, by CDA Parks (a division of Compagnie des Alpes). The Walibi name comes from the mix of Wavre, Limal and Bièrges, three towns in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant, where the park is situated.

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History

Entrance of Walibi Belgium

The park was founded in 1975 by Eddy Meeùs under the banner "Walibi Wavre". In its early years, it was known as a water-skiing area. About a decade after, in 1987, a waterpark, Aqualibi, opened next door & the park had some Tintin rides from 1975 to 1995 due to loss it rights.

In 1998, the park was bought by Six Flags and, three years later, Walibi Wavre changed its name to Six Flags Belgium.

In 2004, Six Flags sold its European division to Palamon Capital Partners, a London-based investment company.

On November 7, 2004, Six Flags Belgium officially became part of the past. The park reopened its gates on March 26, 2005, bearing the "Walibi Belgium" name.

In 2006, the park was taken over by CDA Parks, a French leisure group.

Rides

Former rides

Roller coasters

NameTypeYear OpenedYear ClosedBuilt By
TornadoCorkscrew roller coaster19792002Vekoma
VertigoMountain Glider20072008Doppelmayr
TurbineLaunched roller coaster19822008Schwarzkopf

Present rides

The "Vampire" suspended rollercoaster at Walibi Belgium
The "Grande Roue" at Walibi Belgium.
The attraction "Inferno" in Walibi Belgium

Roller coasters

NameTypeYear OpenedBuilt By
Calamity MineMine Train roller coaster1992Vekoma
CoccinelleSteel roller coaster1999Zierer
VampireSuspended Looping Coaster1999Vekoma
CobraBoomerang2001Vekoma
WerewolfWooden roller coaster2001Vekoma

Water rides

NameTypeYear OpenedBuilt By
Radja RiverRiver rafting ride1988Intamin
FlashBackLog flume1995MACK Rides

Thrill rides

NameTypeYear OpenedBuilt By
Dalton TerrorDrop tower1998Intamin
BuzZsawTop Spin2001Huss Rides
InfernoEnterprise1975Intamin

See also

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