The theme of this ride revolves around vampire hunter Van Helsing, known from the Dracula books by Bram Stoker. The ride features American actor Kyle Paul as Abraham van Helsing. Riders are asked to join him on a wild ride, hunting for vampires.
The coaster is a so-called bobsled coaster by Gerstlauer, which features sudden drops en tight curves.
Ride duration2 minutes
Number of vehicles9 vehicles
Seats (per vehicle/theatre)4 seats
Ride length400 m
Maximum speed36 km/h
Maximum height8 m
The building that houses Van Helsing’s Factory was previously used for Gremlins Invasion (1996-2004), a dark ride featuring the creatures of the Gremlins-film franchise, as well as Alf, main character of the TV-show of the same name.
When StarParks bought Warner Bros. Movie World in 2004, the company did not extend the contract with Warner Brothers for the use of their intellectual property. The park was renamed to Movie Park Germany and all IP-based rides were closed or rethemed. Gremlins Invasion was closed and the building remained unused from 2005 until the start of the construction of Van Helsing’s Factory in 2010.
One of the props of the original Gremins Invasion ride, a puppet of Alf, is visible in the ride. You can spot him inside the crane at the last turn before the second lifthill.