The theme of this ride revolves around vampire hunter Van Helsing, known from the Darcula books by Bram Stoker. The ride features American actor Kyle Paul as Abraham van Helsing.
The coaster is a so-called bobsled coaster by Gerstlauer, which features sudden drops en tight curves.
The building that houses Van Helsing’s Factory was used from 1996 to 2004 for ‘Gremlins Invasion’, a dark ride featuring the creatures of the Gremlins franchise, as well as Alf. When Six Flags sold the park to StarParks in 2004, the park’s transited from Warner Bros. Movie World to Movie Park Germany for the 2005 season. The rights to the intellectual property of Warner Brothers were lost in this transition. The ride system of Gremins Invasion stood unused inside the building 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.
Ride duration2 minutes
Number of vehicles9 vehicles
Seats per vehicle4 seats
Ride length400 m
Maximum speed36 km/h
Maximum height8 m