Innovation

Opening of Pantheon

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On March 25th, 2022 Busch Gardens Williamsburg successfully opened “Pantheon”, their key attraction and most anticipated coaster of 2022, which at the same time is the world’s fastest Multi LSM Launch Coaster.

Pantheon” combines the might of five Roman gods in one record breaking display of strength, speed and power. The gods referenced in Pantheon’s theme are Pluto, Neptune, Mercury, Minerva and Jupiter. Each god represents a different aspect of the ride: Pluto represents the two inversions, Minerva the launches and boosts, Mercury stands for speed, Neptune for height and Jupiter represents the drop.

Utilizing Intamin’s most powerful LSM launch system, this highly thrilling record-breaking Multi LSM Launch Coaster has a height of 55 meters (180ft) and a physical track length of just over 1’000 meters (3’280 ft). At a top speed of approx. 117 km/h (73mph), reached after the 95° vertical drop, passengers will be able to feel pure adrenalin when riding this impressive roller coaster.

Featuring a total of four breathtaking launches of which three are forward and one is backward, five airtime hills, two inversions, a stunning 95°drop, gripping elements and electrifying turns, this coaster can be described as a coaster enthusiast’s dream creating an unforgettable ride experience.

The two 20-seats nicely themed trains with ergonomically shaped seats and over-the-shoulder-lap-bar, ensure maximum freedom and comfort in combination with highest safety for the passengers.

Intamin is proud of having contributed to the success of Busch Gardens Williamsburg and would like to thank the entire team for the outstanding cooperation.

Images and Video © SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Opening of The Storm Coaster

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On the 17th of February 2022, Emaar Entertainment revealed the launch of The Storm Coaster, an indoor LSM Launch Coaster, located at the newly opened Dubai Hills Mall.

A world first rollercoaster integrated directly into the structure of a building, pushing the boundary of all aspects of engineering design. The Storm Coaster, a first of its kind indoor rollercoaster puts guests in the exciting world of storm chasing.

Utilizing Intamin’s most powerful LSM drive system, this non-stop action-packed LSM Launch Coaster has a thrilling 50 meters vertical launch, making every passengers adrenalin pump. Riders will experience airtime, speed changes, a sharp drop and unexpected acceleration on a total of 670 meters of track with a top speed of 77 km/h. The Storm Coaster which wraps around the entire building it’s housed in, will surely delight all thrill seekers.

The three 12-seater, themed state-of-the-art trains with ergonomically shaped seats and over-the-shoulder-lap-bar restraints ensure maximum freedom and comfort with the highest safety for the passengers.

Intamin is proud of having contributed to the success of Dubai Hills Mall and would like to thank Emaar Entertainment and the entire team for the outstanding cooperation.

© Emaar Entertainment and Recreative 

Opening of Big Dipper

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The world’s first Hot Racer and at the same time also the world’s first Launched Single-Rail Coaster named “Big Dipper” successfully opened to the public on December 26th, 2021 at Luna Park Sydney, Australia.

This outstanding Intamin Hot Racer is the centrepiece of Luna Park’s largest investment in multiple new rides, all basically at the same time. The “Big Dipper” packs ten thrilling elements and two launches into a compact layout stretching over two main areas making it Australia’s tallest and fastest Multi Launch Coaster.

After leaving the station and turning left into the rolling first launch, the train accelerates into a Stengel-dive and a zig-zag double-down providing the first airtime moments. After it has entered the boost section the train reaches a top speed of 72 km/h and is heading towards the iconic non-inverting loop ending in a sidewinder inversion. While rushing over an airtime hill, where the passengers experience -0.3g, followed by some high-speed s-curves passing over a fly-over wave turn, the train turns upside-down a second time with a flat spin. With a 180 degree turn and a twisting hop into the brakes, the train finally returns to the station.

The two 7-seater, race car themed inline-seating trains of the “Big Dipper” with ergonomically shaped seats and an over-the-shoulder-lap-bar, ensure maximum freedom and comfort in combination with highest safety for the passengers.

Intamin is thankful and equally proud of having contributed to the continued success of Luna Park Sydney.

Dome Ride Theater – World’s Most Immersive Ride

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Intamin and Attraktion! Present the World’s Most Immersive Ride: The Dome Ride Theater

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Intamin, world leader for Amusement Rides and Attraktion!, innovation leader for media based attraction formats have joined forces to develop the world’s most immersive amusement ride.

The Dome Ride Theater allows it’s guests to have a unique ride experience with an uninterrupted 360 degree view in any direction and for each guest, as visitors explore the experience in a fully media covered LED sphere. A fully rotating and tilting seating ring inside the LED sphere with 4 mm perforated pixel screens resulting in an extremely immersive total of 75 Mio. pixels.

The LED sphere from Attraktion! has 17m in diameter and includes a moving floor which reveals the full spherical experience only after start of the show, adding a great surprise-effect to the ride’s experience.

The dynamic platform from Intamin can rotate up to 6 rpm and tilt 30 degrees in every direction. Furthermore, the ride features floorless seats as can be experienced in Flying Theaters with a full range of special effects.

The Dome Ride Theater has a wide variety of applicable locations ranging from theme parks and the like, but also is perfectly suited as a standalone attraction in tourism destinations and shopping malls as a turnkey product. This offer can include the whole infrastructure incl. queue, pre-show, post-show and merchandising area.

The Upgraded Intamin Surf Family: The Surf Rider 2.0 and the Ultra Surf

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The Upgraded Intamin Surf Family: The Surf Rider 2.0 and the Ultra Surf

Intamin is proud to present the completely upgraded version of our “Surf Family” coasters: The Surf Rider 2.0 – available in two sizes – and their bigger sibling with an enhanced ride experience: The Ultra Surf. All of them come with a significantly increased capacity and are powered by the most powerful LSM launch system available on the market. They’re packed, and we really mean packed, with weightlessness and airtime moments.

After talking to our customers, Intamin decided to make important upgrades to the ”Surf Family” portfolio: We kept the fun ride concept and added improvements which are bound to satisfy both park owners and ridership alike.

The new, bigger, state-of-the-art free-spinning gondolas – now with 20 seats instead of 12 – allows us to achieve nearly double the ride capacity per hour. Due to the use of cutting-edge lightweight construction methods and materials we were also able to substantially reduce the weight of the moving masses at the same time.

A unique ride-experience – for thrill seekers and for families – provides an enhancement for every park. This, not only because of the abundant theming possibilities but especially due to the ride’s combination of power, compact footprint, capacity and last but not least simply the fun factor!

The Ultra Surf

The Ultra Surf comes with a large amount of weightlessness and airtime moments: It’s packed with it, not only attributed to the added airtime hill but also because of the two beyond vertical, ejector intense gravity stall ramps. On account of the free-spinning vehicles, the feeling of floating and spinning through the air is experienced in a different way each time, so you’ll want to ride it again and again. Lastly, with the shuttle-style coaster design on a compact footprint, you get an extended coaster feeling with up to 600 metres of experienced track on 180 meters of physical track.

For those looking to increase the excitement factor of the Ultra Surf even further, the optional spin-incitation will enhance the intensity of this new member of the “Surf Family”. Another measure to elevate the experience for both riders and spectators alike are the optionally available water features allowing for a number of different fountain patterns. Speeding through a water vortex tunnel, creating a water wall or riding right through a water curtain – the installation of these interactive features allows for a controlled degree of how wet you want your riders to get or simply allows for adaptions to the seasonal weather situation. These effects are not restricted to water, you can theme the ride to a number of other elements, enhance it with fire shows, add a fog tunnel or dedicate the whole ride to a fantasy figure – the theming possibilities of the vehicle and ride design of this iconic structure are abundant.

In the end, it doesn’t matter what story you want to tell, the ride system guarantees smiling riders leaving the station wanting to ride again and again. With its compact footprint, in consideration of being a signature attraction, the Ultra Surf is not only a perfect ride for theme and amusement parks, it also serves as a great addition for water parks wanting to give their visitors something really unique and special.

The Surf Rider 2.0

The Surf Rider 2.0 – a classic ride reworked to offer you more excitement for more of your guests. By redesigning the vehicle Intamin’s engineers reduced the vehicle weight, almost doubled the instant capacity and added a more powerful spin, guaranteeing that the Surf Rider remains a crowd favourite!

The Surf Rider 2.0 still comes in two sizes, both on a very compact footprint. One reaches a total height of 30 meters and the larger version extends up to 40 meters in height. A controlled spin incitation can optionally be added for an even more exciting ride experience. The most obvious characteristic of the nearly self-supporting, iconic U-shaped track is the two beyond vertical spikes – in which the vehicle surfs back and forth – for up to twelve unique moments of airtime-weightlessness for the riders. A fun ride for everyone, perfect for any size or type of park, indoor or outdoor, looking for a unique new crowd puller.

Intamin’s Innovations Built in the “Surf Family

The Ultra Surf and the Surf Rider 2.0 come with all the features of the latest Intamin innovations: The vehicles use the most comfortable and popular Intamin over the shoulder seat restraints, which allow for a maximum feeling of freedom. Utilizing Intamin’s state of the art water cooled LSM launch system the vehicle reaches a max. speed of up to 95 km/h and promises a surprisingly powerful acceleration from the very first push. The smooth ride experience is also the result of a simpler and wider track design which allows for less supporting structure.

Stengel & Intamin’s BB Track wins a Red Dot Product Design Award 2021

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We are proud to announce that our partner Ingenieurbüro Stengel together with Intamin has won the Red Dot Product Design Award “Best of the Best” 2021 for the new backbone (BB) coaster track design. This track design is exclusively used in most of Intamin’s new coasters.

The Red Dot Design Award, which since 1955 gives awards to the most outstanding product, concept, brand and communication designs, is one of the most renowned design awards in the world. The jury of 50 international design experts rate products on characteristics like grade of innovation, functionality, formal quality, longevity, symbolic and emotional aesthetics, etc.

This year, the jury selected 77 winners for Product Design in the Category “Industrial, Machines and Automation”. Four of those winners additionally received the award “Best of the Best”, one of them being Stengel & Intamin’s BB Track.

The innovative Stengel BB Track steel element was developed against the background that common track designs for achieving high speeds and withstanding extreme loads have to meet the highest demands regarding safety, material and workmanship of the track, but often pay very little attention to the aesthetic side. Thus, the aim of this design was to further increase the anticipation and thrill of a roller coaster ride by lending it a new shape and appearance. The design of the track with its filigree design language and large track spans allows a significantly simplified fabrication and thus, besides the design, increases the cost effectiveness of the track production. The most recent use of this award-winning track is Walibi Belgium’s Mega CoasterKondaa“.

The Jury justifies the award as followed:

“This steel track for roller coasters convinces with impressive technical qualities and a fascinating new shape at the same time. Fundamentally rethinking the design of such steel elements, the roller coaster track has been given an outstandingly appealing look based on the patented concept of connecting curved tubes by means of thin metal sheets. Moreover, this construction approach allows material usage to be minimized.”

Intamin is proud of this achievement and want to thank Ingenieurbüro Stengel for the great partnership over the years and in the future.

Read the full article on Red Dot’s website here: Stengel BB Track Series Red Dot Award

New Ride Concept Sky Jump

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WORLD’S FIRST FREE FALL TOWER FEATURING A TRUE “SKY DIVING” EXPERIENCE

The SKY JUMP is a highly unusual attraction, which is the first of its kind to offer the guests an unforgettable sky diving experience. The development of this very unique attraction was only possible by using a special magnetic braking system designed by INTAMIN. This patented brake system allowed INTAMIN to create this absolutely unique free fall tower attraction.

After the very successful introduction of the first SKY JUMP at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida in 2014 (which features a 102m high tower, a ring-shaped vehicle holding up to 32 passengers and the unique 95° tilting mechanism), Intamin has now developed a less talland lower capacity version, resulting in a very attractive price for this type of unique thrill ride.

The SKY JUMP 16 – 76M  features a 76 meters high lattice tower structure and is equipped with two independent vehicles, each holding up to 8 passengers, which are tilting 95° face forward.

The vehicles are located on the opposite side of the tower structure. Each of the two vehicles consists of a special carrying structure, which holds 2 seat units for 4 passengers each and are equipped with the unique 95° tilting mechanism.

The passengers are seated in a moulded seat and are secured by a redundant shoulder restraint system for optimum passengers safety and comfort, which was specially designed for this highly unusual free fall tower attraction.

The two catch cars, which lift the vehicles to the top of the tower, are connected via a steel chain to the drive motor, which is located at the top of the tower. The two ride vehicles are lifted alternately and are guided on the lattice tower corner main tubes. Once the vehicle has reached the top of the tower (and after the tilting and waiting sequence), the vehicle is automatically released from the lifting system and rushes downwards giving the riders an exciting experience of weightlessness.

For the passengers the actual ride experience begins when one of two vehicles is lifted to the top of the tower. On the way up, the passengers – in an upright position like on a “normal” free fall tower and with their feet dangling freely – can enjoy the view before the vehicle comes to a stop at the top of the tower. Then the seat-unit is tilting 95° backwards and the passengers are about to experience a ‘flying’ sensation.

Being with the torso almost parallel to the ground, this is exactly the position sky divers assume once out of the airplane. The vehicle and consequently the passengers will remain in this position for a few seconds, before the vehicle is disconnected from the catch car and the riders are “skydiving” towards the ground. Accelerated by gravity only, the vehicle reaches in a 100% real free fall a speed of approx. 90 km/h.

After the pure free fall in a face-down dive position the vehicle enters the braking section and this is when the seats are automatically moving backwards into upright position and consequently take the passengers back to a vertical position – just in the same way when skydivers open their parachute. The passengers will experience a powerful but at the same time very smooth deceleration of up to 3.5 g’s within the fail safe “Eddy  Current Brakes” (magnetic braking system) along the bottom part of the tower.

The pure ride time from “take off” until “landing” is approx. 90 seconds with the highlight of an unforgettable sky diving experience and all the thrills and excitements that come along with it.

 

ORIGINALITY OR UNIQUENESS OF THE PRODUCT

  • There is no doubt of the uniqueness: it is a world’s first free fall ride featuring seats tilting 95°, facing riders straight down while dropping.
  • For the first time, a drop ride offers a real sky diving experience
  • Two (2) independent vehicles which hold 2 seat units for 4 passengers each
  • The elements of surprise are omnipresent: riders cannot estimate when the seats will tilt since they cannot see the top of the tower. They cannot know how long the vehicle will hold them in horizontal position facing the ground before the drop. The ground gets closer and they are wondering when the seats will tilt back again to vertical position
  • It offers extreme sensations never experienced before
  • The Sky Jump is another milestone in the development of free fall towers
  • The freefall time is approximately 5 seconds
  • The deceleration and braking is made smooth with the use of Intamin’s patented magnetic brake technology, even though the vehicle reaches a speed of 90 km/h (59 mph) during the drop

ORIGINALITY OR UNIQUENESS OF THE PRODUCT

  • There is no doubt of the uniqueness: it is a world’s first free fall ride featuring seats tilting 95°, facing riders straight down while dropping.
  • For the first time, a drop ride offers a real sky diving experience
  • Ring vehicle of 32 seats arranged in 8 seat units of 4 passengers
  • The elements of surprise are omnipresent: riders cannot estimate when the seats will tilt since they cannot see the top of the tower. They cannot know how long the vehicle will hold them in horizontal position facing the ground before the drop. The ground gets closer and they are wondering when the seats will tilt back again to vertical position
  • It offers extreme sensations never experienced before
  • The Sky Jump is another milestone in the development of free fall towers
  • The freefall time is approximately 7 seconds
  • The deceleration and braking is made smooth with the use of Intamin’s patented magnetic brake technology, even though the vehicle reaches a speed of 95 km/h (60 mph) during the drop

SKY JUMP CONCEPT

New Ride Concept Taron

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NEW TRAIN DESIGN WITH ELEVATED SEATS ON A LSM MULTI LAUNCH COASTER

TARON holds a total of 4 World Records. Besides being the fastest Multi Launch Coaster in the world, having the most powerful LSM launch drive in the world, it is also the longest multi launch of its kind in the world and the number of intersections is breaking any record – the track crosses an unbelievable 116 times.

The most important factor of TARON’s success is Intamin’s new -open- train design. Besides the track quality and obviously also the layout, it is the trains which have a very strong impact on the ride experience and whether the ride is enjoyable and will have many repeat riders or not.

One of the client’s request was that the train had to perfectly match the ride. While the high dynamic layout with its figures and changes of direction together with the quality of the track form the basis for the ride enjoyment, the train is to some extent the bridge to the passenger. Its design brings out the way the track is laid out to build up the drama of the ride experience – and can only at its best increase it.

The very open design was intended to create a particularly free, literally unrestrained ride feeling – creating the special extra kick on the fast-paced ride through Klugheim.

The ride and consequently guest experience was the center point during the train development, looking for the highest passenger comfort, the feeling of flying, an enjoyable ride experience and at all times complying with the most stringent safety standards. At first sight a contradiction.

Safety, comfort, thematic embedding and spectacular ride enjoyment are merged into the train

TARON’S TRAINS:
THE RIDE EXPERIENCE

  1. The reduced train weight (for details please refer to “TARON’s trains – technical advantages” outlined below) results in the most power efficient LSM drive system in the market. Alternatively, it is now also possible to use the higher power efficiency to launch stronger, more powerful than with any other available LSM launch system.
  2. The seat height and especially the raised seat position where the feet do not touch the floor, allow for an experience and feeling of “flying through the air”, even for taller people.
    It guarantees a more thrilling ride experience, because it combines the advantages from a sit down and a suspended roller coaster (easy and fast load / unload, no obstructed view by track above the rider, feeling of suspended riding).
  3. Flat floor at entire vehicle. The flat floor of each train vehicle is at same height as the station floor. This barrier-free passage between the seats significantly speeds up the load/unload process and allows for a low dispatch time.
    In addition the subjective ride feeling is very “open” because no side walls, steps, etc. are obstructing the seating position.
  4. The new ergonomically formed seat with over-the-shoulder lap bars, is seating kids from 130cm as well as “big boys” up to 135kg most safely and at the same time highly comfortable in this ‘all in one’ seat. There is no need to equip the train with special dedicated “big boy seats” negatively affecting operations, the hourly capacity of the ride and the personal feelings of some guests.
    • The seat design allows highly comfortable seating while keeping the upper body in position even at extreme lateral accelerations without obstruction of the view (compared to competitors).
    • The restraint padding offers soft, big contact areas to upper legs guaranteeing high comfort seating even during extreme uplifting g-forces.
    • The lap bar system enhances the ride experience on Taron without rigid fastening of the guest into a restraint system.
    • The seat design and consequently arrangement results in a larger than usual distance between the seat rows, which further increases the feeling of comfort and enhances the ride experience.

TARON’S TRAINS:
THE TECHNICAL ADVANTAGES

  1. All main chassis elements are made from machined material without any welded components. With the exception of the seat brackets there are no welds, since all the other parts of the train are made from solid/forged components.
  2. By using the latest machinery technology the chassis weight was significantly reduced, it weighs less than its welded counterpart and the chassis tolerances are much smaller and more precise which is crucial on LSM driven trains, as this makes it easy to maintain uniform air gaps with the track-mounted stators throughout the trains.
  3. The new chassis generation has no weld seams at all, so the maintenance efforts are significantly minimized. E.g., the NDT tests are minimized to surface NDT checks at heavily loaded spots only. In the past chassis were welded, resulting yearly / bi-yearly in extensive NDT checks depending on train cycles. These checks are very time and cost intensive.
  4. Latest “state of the art” maintenance friendly bogie system, using aluminum as light weight material instead of “heavy” steel.

THE RIDE IN ACTION