Trains are hoisted up by a chain on the steep 45° lift hill.  Another motorized chain is used on the curved segment of track seen on the upper right of this picture.  That unique feature slowly propels trains toward the massive vertical drop.  Because this curved chain can start and stop the trains, it is common to see two trains moving on the short segment of track before the drop.

The 55-metre (180-foot) drop is the highlight of this roller coaster.

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