Kolmården swedish theme park looks likely to win international recognition thanks to the addition of a mammoth new wooden coaster.
Enjoying the distinction of becoming Europe’s fastest woodie, as well as the tallest and fastest in Scandinavia, the SEK110 million ($16.5m/$12m) ride will be the first outside America to be built by Texas-based Rocky Mountain Construction. Work will begin on site this summer ahead of a planned spring 2016 opening.
At the top of the first climb, passengers will be a whopping 132 metres (435m) above the blue waters of Bråviken bay (the lift hill itself is 57m/187ft), with a fantastic view over Kolmården’s beautiful woodland scenery. At the crest, the view suddenly gives way as the train plunge 49m (161ft) down towards the bottom of the ravine at an 83° angle in free fall. The speed will pass 110 km/h (71mph) as riders approach the start of the next ascent and enter an ‘inverted zero G stall’ – weightlessness! The train will then speed onwards through the woods on its 1.3km (4,266ft) journey, featuring three inversions and 12 airtime hills (four with negative G).
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