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“Mahuka” – The upgraded Hot Racer

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Walibi Rhone-Alpes, following a long-standing partnership with Intamin since 1988, opened their new single-rail roller coaster to the public with “Mahuka”, an Intamin Hot Racer, on June 15, 2024. 

 Mahuka, meaning “escape” in Hawaiian, invites visitors to explore the heart of an abandoned temple built in honor of the God of Fire on a secluded island in the South Pacific. But be careful not to provoke the God’s sacred fire, or risk becoming a prisoner of the temple! Escape the site, conquer your fears, and brace yourself for an unforgettable ride, full of sensations you won’t want to miss! 

Maximize thrills in a compact space

Intamin’s Hot Racer is an innovative singlerail roller coaster model designed to maximize thrills in a compact space. With its slender trains and track design, the Hot Racer offers unparalleled flexibility for layout creativity, allowing for the incorporation of thrilling elements within a limited footprint. 

Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping ride as Mahuka boasts two launches and seatings positioned close to the track, delivering an immersive high-speed experience with thrilling elements throughout the layout.  The “backboned” track design reduces the number of columns needed in comparison to other track designs, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the ride with the already iconic double top-hat. 

Custom-themed and comfortable trains

Featuring stunningly custom-themed trains, Mahuka allows riders to experience high comfort and freedom using Intamin’s highly successful LSM seat design, widely considered one of the most comfortable coaster seats on the market. Additionally, the seats were enhanced with new padding to accommodate riders as small as 120 cm (4 ft), unaccompanied. 

The in-line seating configuration, coupled with the absence of over-the-shoulder restraints, ensures quick boarding and disembarking, while providing guests with a liberating sense of openness and maximum comfort. 

Enhancing the experience

Building upon its predecessor at Luna Park in Australia, the new Hot Racer has undergone significant enhancements. The chassis was significantly refined to enhance ride comfort and ensure an even better fit to the track. Additionally, the brand-new carbon fiber lap bars contribute to a lighter train and lower center of gravity, enhancing the experience with an even smoother ride. 

Embark the adventure with Mahuka at Walibi Rhône-Alpes. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a casual visitor, Mahuka promises an experience that will leave you breathless and craving more. Visit Walibi Rhone-Alpes and see why Mahuka is the the next step in single-rail roller coaster design! 

Many thanks to Walibi Rhône-Alpes and our long-time partners, Compagnie des Alpes, for putting their trust in us once again.

“Swingi” – New Gyro Swing at Linnanmäki

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After the great success of “Taiga”, Intamin’s LSM Multi-Launch Coaster, in 2019, Linnanmäki in Finland successfully opened their new Intamin Gyro Swing named “Swingi”, to their guests on April 30, 2024.

The Gyro Swing operates with a 25-meter long arm combined with a rotating gondola accommodating 40 passengers. It swings back and forth, reaching heights of 42 meters at a 120-degree angle. Each swing provide riders with complete weightlessness at the top. Meanwhile, the enjoyable rotation ensures a dynamic ride experience with each swing and adds beautifully to each ride. Despite the ride’s thrilling visual appeal, Intamin’s Gyro Swing enjoys a wide ridership and is considered as one of the most favorite round ride in the world.

In addition, Swingi features a direct drive system, proven to be the most powerful on the market. It results in an incredibly smooth and dynamic ride experience. Intamin advanced this technology over the years resulting in a very low noise level from the direct-drive power unit.

Furthermore, the drive system enables the recovery of up to 40% of the power needed to operate the ride. Resulting in energy savings, and reduced operational costs for a more sustainable ride investment.

Moreover, passengers are seated in the suspended seating, secured by our most comfortable and service-proven restraint system without upper-body restrictions, which offers a high level of freedom to riders.

Linnanmäki introduced Swingi as a replacement for an old round ride, seeking a thrilling and iconic attraction that would fit within a restricted footprint. Therefore Intamin’s Gyro Swing is a great addition to the park’s lineup of rides.

Thanks to the fantastic collaboration with Linnanmäki’s creative team, Swingi’s theming was fully customized to match the unique musical theme of the ride.

We extend many thanks to our long-standing partners, Linnanmäki, for once again having placed their trust in us and to the whole team for their great collaboration on this beautiful project.

Skyrush Refurbishment: How we enhanced a beloved Experience.

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After 12 years of operation, Skyrush at Hersheypark, Pennsylvania, has undergone a first-class upgrade. Since its debut in 2012, Skyrush has been a pioneer in roller coaster innovation, boasting the title of the first Intamin “Wing Coaster” featuring lap bars (instead of over-the-shoulder restraints) and soaring to a height of 200ft (61m) with a thrilling, dynamic layout and intense airtime experiences.

Why giving Skyrush new seats?

Being the first Intamin coaster to introduce floorless seats with lap bars, Skyrush set the stage for the now ubiquitous lap bar restraints, which Intamin LSM Launch Coasters has adopted a couple of years later.

As one of the key attractions for Hersheypark as well as (arguably) one of the best most popular coasters in Pennsylvania and even the U.S., Skyrush has always been an important attraction. The only thing missing was to ensure that all guests enjoyed a comfortable ride experience, which the first-generation lap bar system had inhibited for certain guests.

Inspired by the seamless, open, and comfortable experience offered by modern LSM Launch Coasters from Intamin, Hersheypark approached Intamin with a request to upgrade the Wing Coaster trains with contemporary LSM seats and restraints, aiming to enhance rider comfort and make an almost perfect ride even better.

Intamin’s Know-How 

This specific request from Hersheypark required the right experts and knowledge.  Intamin’s after-sales division “Intamin Parts and Services” (IPS), together with the U.S. Aftersales organization Intamin Ltd, had to conduct several preliminary studies in-house.

Initially, we needed to pinpoint all the components of the ride that the alteration would affect. Some were immediately apparent, like the space the new seats would occupy on the chassis. However, others were less obvious, such as the structural integrity of the entire coaster, which engineers had designed for a specific train weight.

We had to revisit every element in the intricate puzzle of ride creation from square one. Consequently, we had to meticulously apply the routine steps we undertake daily for our new attractions to this project.

Intamin’s team of engineers at IPS worked to create Skyrush new seats that seamlessly integrated into its existing configuration. They underwent rigorous assessment and scrutiny to ensure compliance with industry standards while providing optimal comfort. Every detail, from structural integrity to operational procedures, was scrutinised to guarantee the utmost safety and enjoyment for riders.

The result? A coaster experience like no other, where thrills meet comfort in perfect harmony.

Experience the enhanced Skyrush 

Today, we invite you to experience the enhanced Skyrush for yourself. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you soar through the sky. Every twist and turn has been engineered for your comfort and safety. Whether you’re a seasoned coaster enthusiast or a first-time rider, the enhanced Skyrush promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you craving more.

Join us at Hersheypark and elevate your thrills with Skyrush new seats. It’s time to take your coaster journey to new heights.

The successful realization of this comprehensive refurbishment project owes much to the collaborative efforts between Intamin and our valued customer Hersheypark. The Intamin team relished the opportunity to enhance such a classic coaster like Skyrush, a big Thanks to the trust placed in us!

Enjoy your ride!

“Catapult Falls” – First Launched Flume at SeaWorld San Antonio

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On March 2nd 2024, SeaWorld San Antonio, located in Texas, USA, successfully opened their new attraction, Catapult Falls. Riders will experience the world first launched flume ride and the steepest flume drop in the world with 53 degrees.

Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping adventure on the state-of-the-art flume ride, featuring our newest technology for an exhilarating and smooth ride experience. This ride incorporates the world’s first flume launch, propelling unexpecting riders at a speed of 9m/s (30ft/sec) into the first of two airtime hills before plunging them into a refreshing splashdown, perfect for beating the Texas heat.

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But the excitement doesn’t end there. Take a leisurely boat ride section, leading to the first vertical lift in North America. As you ascend, soak in the breathtaking views of the park before embarking on a heart-pounding drop down the world’s steepest drop on a flume ride, boasting a thrilling 53-degree angle. Feel the rush as you speed through another airtime hill and enter the grand finale – a final splashdown that will cool you and spectators off and leave you wanting more of Catapult Falls.

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure at SeaWorld San Antonio with our Launched Flume Ride. This exhilarating attraction is guaranteed to delight thrill-seekers and the family alike.

Intamin is proud to having contributed to the success of SeaWorld San Antonio and would like to thank the entire team for the great cooperation.

“LuneXplorer” – New experience at the Cité de l’espace

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Embark on a lunar journey! The Cité de l’espace opened its new immersive ride experience on November 14th, 2023. 

The equipment operates on a centrifuge principle, where the rotation speed induces acceleration on guests comfortably seated within ride cabins designed to mimic the environment of a rocket launch module. In total, there are ten cabins, each accommodating four experimenters. Not just an attraction, LuneXplorer is also a scientific experiment. The primary goal is to immerse passengers in the experience of being astronauts while elucidating the principles of forces. 

This unique immersive ride, the second one of its kind in Europe, allows visitors to undergo a simulated take-off and journey to the Moon, complete with the physical sensations involved. The experience unfolds in four 10-minute sections, beginning in the lobby of a renovated 1,500 m2 building dedicated to moon missions. To board one of the capsules and experience an up to 3G pressure lift-off, guests must be at least 1.30 meters tall. 

PREPARE,
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What if, this time, you were the astronaut? With LuneXplorer, embark on a mission to the Moon during an immersive journey lasting around forty minutes. 

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Discover and compare the Apollo lunar missions with the new Artemis missions to the Moon, involving the European Space Agency (ESA) alongside NASA. 

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Compose your crew—maximum of four people. Ten other capsules will take off simultaneously. Follow the instructions of ESA astronauts who will prepare you for the mission. 

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It’s time to take off for the Moon! Take your place aboard your capsule and experience the accelerations and decelerations of such a journey, akin to astronauts on a mission. 

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As with all experiences, this one concludes with a debriefing based on your flight parameters, providing insights into the return to the Moon and future projects. 

Intamin is proud to have collaborated with the Cité de l’espace to merge entertainment and knowledge, contributing to their success. We extend our gratitude to the entire team for their exceptional cooperation. 

One of our best years yet

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The year 2023 has already now been an intense and pivotal year for us at Intamin, brimming with new ride opening milestones and a host of prestigious awards.

For one, we are highly honoured to have received accolades across multiple award categories at the Park World Excellence Awards: Supplier of the Year, Best Roller Coaster of the Year, Best Ride, and Best Dark/Media Based Ride. The European Star Awards by Kirmes Park Revue were equally triumphant, with Intamin securing Europe’s Best New Coaster and Europe’s Best Water Ride. All of this only being possible together with our trusted and valued customers.

Additionally, in regard of over a dozen ride openings, here is a quick recap of one of our most successful seasons yet:

BY
TOUTATIS!

It all began with the record-breaking opening of “Toutatis” at Parc Astérix in April, setting the stage with a highly anticipated layout featuring many elements with a highlight being our fast-track switch with reversed spike and reversed launch, beautifully themed and integrated into the park and surroundings.

Shortly after, Parque Warner launched its new LSM Launch Coaster in Spain, featuring our brand new developed LSM trains and captivating enthusiasts to solidify its place as a standout world-class attraction.

From UNCHARTED
to guest’s
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Back in Spain, PortAventura opened their technologically most advanced, storytelling dark ride “Uncharted: The Enigma of Penitence”, another novelty attraction to the Intamin portfolio— our first Multi Dimension Coaster featuring a fully rotatable, LSM-powered vehicle with multiple special effects elements and our first collaboration with Sally Dark Rides!

At the beginning of the summer season we opened two new Family Launch Coasters, “DarKoaster” at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and “Arctic Rescue” at Sea World San Diego which made their debut in the US being great additions to already stellar line-ups of both parks.

Immersion
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But the excitement didn’t end there! Sea World Abu Dhabi welcomed the public with open arms, showcasing two signature attractions from Intamin: The World’s first Dome Ride Theater “Hypersphere 360°”, featuring the first fully spherical LED dome and the thrilling and highly regarded LSM Launch Coaster “Manta Coaster”.

Dive into
AVALON’S
NEXT CHAPTER

In July, “Dragonwatch” Intamin’s Parachute Tower, soared to new heights at Toverland’s “Avalon The Next Chapter” in the Netherlands and its Park Excellence award-winning themed rides and surroundings.

The Motorbike
multi-talent
ZOKKON!

Shortly after in Japan we celebrated a grand opening with the futuristic LSM Motorbike Coaster “Zokkon” at Fuji-Q Highland.

We take immense pride in these remarkable openings and would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our customers for their unwavering trust and loyalty. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey.

Sincerely,

The Intamin Team

IAAPA BRASS RING Awards 2023

CATEGORY No RIDE
BEST NEW PRODUCT major Ride / Attraction
Product cost of more than  US $3 million
#1 Hypersphere 360° – SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, UAE
IMPACT AWARD 2023 #1 Hypersphere 360° – SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, UAE

EUROPEAN STAR AWARDS

CATEGORY No RIDE
Europe’s Best New Coaster #1
#2
#4
Toutatis – Parc Astérix, France
Uncharted – PortAventura World, Spain
Batman Cotham City Escape – Parque Warner, Spain
Europe’s Best Steel Coaster #5
#7
#8
Kondaa – Walibi Belgium, Belgium
Taron
– Phantasialand, Germany
Hyperion
– Energylandia, Poland
Europe’s Best Wooden Coaster #2
#3
Colossos – Kampf der Giganten – Heide Park, Germany
Balder – Liseberg, Sweden
Europe’s Best Family Ride #5 Movie Park Studio Tour – Movie Park Germany, Germany
Europe’s Best Water Ride #1
#4
#7
Valhalla – Blackpool Pleasure Beach, UK
Chiapas – Phantasialand, Germany
Biberburg – Familypark, Austria
Europe’s Best Thrill Ride #2
#3
#6
#8
Tigeren – Djurs Sommerland, Denmark
Golden Driller – Fraispertuis City, France
Ikaros – Gröna Lund, Sweden
Scream
– Heide Park Resort, Germany
Europe’s Best Dark Ride #7 Pirates of the Caribbean – Disneyland Paris, France

Parkscout Plus Awards 2023

CATEGORY No RIDE
Europe’s Best New Coaster #1
#2
#5
Toutatis – Parc Astérix, France
Batman Cotham City Escape – Parque Warner,Spain
Uncharted – PortAventura World, Spain
Europe’s Best Steel Coaster #1
#2
Taron – Phantasialand, Germany
Toutatis
– Parc Astérix, FranceKondaa
– Walibi Belgium, Belgium
Germany’s Best Steel Coaster #1 Taron – Phantasialand, Germany
Europe’s Best Wooden Coaster #5 Balder – Liseberg, Sweden
Germany’s Best Wooden Coaster #3 Colossos – Kampf der Giganten – Heide Park, Germany
Europe’s Best Water Ride #1
#3
#5
Chiapas – Phantasialand, Germany
Valhalla – Blackpool Pleasure Beach, UK
Biberburg – Familypark, Austria
Germany’s Best Water Ride #1
#3
Chiapas – Phantasialand, Germany
Fjord Rafting – Europapark
Europe’s Best Thrill Ride #2
#3
#6
#8
Tigeren – Djurs Sommerland, Denmark
Golden Driller – Fraispertuis City, France
Ikaros – Gröna Lund, Sweden
Scream
– Heide Park Resort, Germany
Europe’s Best Dark Ride #4 Pirates of the Caribbean – Disneyland Paris, France

Golden Ticket Awards 2023

CATEGORY No RIDE
Best New Attraction Installation #3 Toutatis – Parc Astérix, France
Best New Coaster #4 Toutatis – Parc Astérix, France
Best Water Ride #1
#2
Valhalla – Blackpool Pleasure Beach, UK
Chiapas
Phantasialand, Germany
Best Steel Coaster #2
#3

#6
#7
#8
#9
#10
Millennium Force – Cedar Point, USA
Velocicoaster – Universal IOA, USA
Expedition Geforce –  Holiday Park, Germany
Superman The Ride Six Flags New England, USA
Taron – Phantasialand – Germany
Intimidator 305 – Kings Dominion, USA
Maverick – Cedar Point, USA
Best Wooden Coaster #3 El Toro – Six Flags Great Adventure, USA

Park Excellence Awards 2023

CATEGORY No RIDE
Best Roller Coaster of the Year #1 Batman Gotham City Escape – Parcque Warner, Spain
Best Ride(s) of the Year #1 Dragonwatch / Avalon the next Chapter – Toverland, N
Best Dark or Media based Attraction of the Year #1
Hypersphere 360° – SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, UAE
Best Supplier of the Year #1  

2023 Openings:

“Zokkon” – Fuji-Q, Japan

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On July 20th, 2023 Fuji-Q Highland had the grand opening of their new  LSM LAUNCH MOTORBIKE COASTER named “Zokkon”.

Fuji-Q Highland is one of Japan’s most popular amusement parks, located in the Fuji Five Lake region at the foot of Mount Fuji. It is best known for its thrilling, record-breaking roller coasters and elaborate, anime-themed rides and attractions. Utilizing Intamin’s most powerful LSM propulsion system, this Multi Launch Coaster has a height of 25 meters and an experienced track length of more than 1’300 meters with top speeds of over 73 km/h. Hold tight, Zokkon features four powerful LSM launches of which one is a backward launch right after the breathtaking spike taking riders backwards to an indoor show scene. Passengers get to enjoy twelve airtime moments, electrifying turns and gripping ride elements that will leave anyone gasping for more.The futuristic 14-seater motorbike themed trains, with integrated sound and lighting come in a side-by-side arrangement with two passengers per vehicle, in combination with the individual lap-bar paired with foamed seats. This roller coaster guarantees a safe and unique ride experience combined with a high comfort for passengers.

Intamin is proud of having contributed to the success of Fuji-Q Highland and would like to thank the entire team for the outstanding cooperation.

“Dragonwatch” – Toverland, The Netherlands

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Intamin’s newest PARACHUTE TOWER, “Dragonwatch,” took flight on July 1st, 2023, at Toverland in the Netherlands.

Rising to approx. 20 meters, Dragonwatch gives you a dragon’s-eye view of the Avalon World and a phenomenal panorama of the beautiful park. As you ascend, keep an eye out for mischievous dragons lurking in the newly expanded area. With a total of six parachutes, one on each cantilever, six fearless passengers can ride on each parachute in a back-to-back seating position, ready to conquer the skies. Experience the dynamics of the high accelerations up and down as you become the ultimate dragon watcher, plunging into the depths and moving at different speeds resulting in several attractive ride profiles. Dragonwatch welcomes adventurers of all sizes. Riders taller than 80cm can hop on board and get ready for an unforgettable journey!

Dragonwatch is also an engineering marvel as its newly designed innovative belt drive system ensures a smooth and quiet operation, keeping the excitement high and the noise low. Plus, it’s maintenance-friendly, making it a breeze for the hardworking Toverland team to keep the fun soaring!

When the sun sets, Dragonwatch transforms into a mesmerizing spectacle. Dazzling lights dance upon the colourful tower and its parachutes, creating a breathtaking nighttime show you don’t want to miss. The beautiful theming and lighting were designed and executed in detail by Toverland.

Intamin takes immense pride in contributing to Toverland’s success and would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to their team for their outstanding cooperation.

“Two Signature Attractions for SeaWorld Abu Dhabi” – UAE

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On May 23rd, 2023 SeaWorld in Abu Dhabi opened its doors to the public featuring two signature attractions from Intamin.

The World’s first DOME RIDE THEATER, “Hypersphere 360”, is an ultimate all-encompassing virtual reality immersion with an uninterrupted 360° imagery surrounding view in any direction for each guest. Visitors will travel the world’s seas and explore the ocean’s depths without wearing isolating headsets on a fully rotating and tilting ring inside the LED sphere, supporting the illusion that the sphere is gliding through liquid space. The ride features comfortable floorless seats with a range of special effects. Intamin has joined forces with Attraktion! to supply this World’s most immersive amusement ride.

The LSM MULTI LAUNCH COASTER “Manta Coaster” extends outside on a track length of almost 1200 meters. Besides the top speed of about 80 km/h, riders will experience three launches, a total of 17 breathtaking air- and hang time moments, a zero-gravity flip and three inversions while whizzing through this truly stunning layout with numerous close interactions and near miss elements in an extensively themed surrounding. Beautifully themed in manta ray style, the 20-seater trains have ergonomically shaped seats with state of the art over-the-shoulder lap bars to ensure maximum freedom, comfort, and the highest safety for passengers.

Congratulations to MIRAL on the successful opening of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi. Intamin is proud to contribute to the success of the newly opened park and success of YAS Island and thank you to the entire team for the outstanding cooperation.

 

“Uncharted: The Enigma of Penitence” – PortAventura World, Spain

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On June 17th, 2023 PortAventura World successfully opened their new MULTI DIMENSION COASTER named “Uncharted: The Enigma of Penitence”. Uncharted is the World’s first indoor quintuple (5x) LSM launch coaster featuring the World’s first side launch.

Located in the park’s Far West area, the attraction is based on the world of the Uncharted movie, which is inspired by the video games of the same name. The Uncharted movie tells the story of the treasure hunters Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan “Sully”, in their first adventure searching for a lost treasure of Magellan.

This Multi Dimension Coaster is the first of its kind in many ways. It is not only the world’s first indoor quintuple (5x) LSM launch coaster but also features the world’s first side launch. This unique dark ride coaster has Europe’s first side drop as well as the first dark ride offering drifting maneuvers thanks to the controlled spinning 12-seater vehicles. It is the first Multi Dimension Coaster in Spain and therefore has many first off elements in the country. All these unique coaster technologies give guests an incredibly thrilling two minutes indoor coaster experience on almost 700 meters of track.

This dark ride roller coaster is the first collaboration between Sally and Intamin. Intamin is proud of having contributed to the success of PortAventura World and would like to thank the entire team for the outstanding cooperation.

 

“Arctic Rescue” – Sea World San Diego

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On June 02nd 2023, Sea World San Diego started public operation of its new attraction named “Arctic Rescue”. On this arctic themed FAMILY LAUNCH STRADDLE COASTER, riders are launched on snowmobiles and ride to the rescue.

This family-friendly thrill coaster features a total of three launches, whereas the passengers start their journey inside of the Wild Arctic exhibit straddling a unique snowmobile style vehicle. They will race through the Arctic and each of the three exhilarating launches is faster than the one before with a top speed of around 65 km/h (40mph). The snowmobiles allow for an exciting ride experience for each rider as they lean into banks and turns and whizz along a total of over 850 meters (2’800ft) of track.

Intamin’s Family Launch Coaster, as its name suggests, is a more family-oriented attraction, but at the same time still quite thrilling. Using Intamin’s state of the art friction wheel drive system in combination with a unique and highly popular vehicle design, this coaster type has proven to be an exciting variation on Intamin’s family of launch coasters. The upright seating position, in a side-by-side arrangement with two passengers per vehicle, in combination with the individual lap-bar paired with foamed seats, guarantees a safe and unique ride experience combined with a high comfort for passengers.

Intamin is proud of having contributed to the success of Sea World San Diego and would like to thank the entire team for the great cooperation.

“DarKoaster” – Busch Gardens Williamsburg, USA

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On May 19th, 2023, Busch Gardens Williamsburg successfully opened “DarKoaster”, North America’s first all-indoor Family Launch Straddle Coaster.

On DarKoaster, daring explorers race through total darkness to escape the strange weather patterns that have been recorded. As the storm strikes, riders encounter four accelerating launches and speeds up to 57 km/h (36 mph) on this family-friendly dark ride adventure. Using Intamin’s state of the art friction wheel drive system, riders experience a track length of 752 meters (2454 ft), whereas the physical track length is 428m (1400 ft). DarKoaster is another great execution of Intamin’s famous Family Launch Coaster spiked with many surprising ride elements.

The two 10-seater snowmobile themed trains come in a side-by-side arrangement with two passengers per vehicle, in combination with the individual lap-bar paired with foamed seats. This roller coaster guarantees a safe and unique ride experience combined with a high comfort for passengers.

Once again, 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.

Opening at Parque Warner

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On May 13th, 2023 Parque Warner Madrid successfully opened their LSM Multi Launch Coaster, the most anticipated new roller coaster in Spain

Utilizing Intamin’s most powerful LSM launch system, this highly thrilling LSM Multi Launch Coaster has a height of 45 meters and an experienced track length of 1007 meters. At a top speed of over 100 km/h, passengers will experience 111 seconds of pure excitement when riding this impressive roller coaster. Featuring a total of three breathtaking launches, twelve airtime moments, four inversions and a swing brake, this coaster is made for adrenaline junkies The three 12-seater trains are nicely themed and come with ergonomically shaped seats and over-the-shoulder-lap-bars, ensuring maximum freedom and comfort in combination with highest safety for the passengers.

Intamin is proud of having contributed to the success of Parque Warner Madrid and would like to thank the entire team for the outstanding cooperation.

Opening of Toutatis

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On April 8th, 2023 Parc Astérix successfully opened their new key attraction and biggest project ever named “Toutatis”. Toutatis is not only the fastest MULTI LAUNCH COASTER in France but at the same time also holds the World Record for the MOST AIRTIMES on any steel coaster – 23 times!

Parc Astérix now offers a new area called “Festival Toutatis” with an exceptional scenography that is in keeping with the spirit of a “Gallic Festival” in the middle of the Forest of Carnutes where the Gallic tribes come to celebrate their God Toutatis.

Toutatis is a completely unique coaster featuring seven LSM launches, five forward and two backward, all utilizing the strongest LSM launch system available on the market. This highly thrilling MULTI LAUNCH COASTER has a physical track length of over 1100 meters, whereas riders actually experience an impressive track length of almost 1400 meters. Besides the top speed of 107 km/h, riders will experience a height of 53m and a total of 23 breathtaking airtime moments. Toutatis is full of surprises and riders will have no time to take a breath while whizzing through this stunning layout guaranteeing more than one adrenaline rush. 32 gripping elements designed to immerse riders into the world of the Gaulish heros Asterix and Obelix. This coaster can be described as a coaster enthusiast’s dream.

The nicely themed three 20-seater 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 Parc Asterix and would like to thank the entire team of Park Astérix and CDA for the outstanding cooperation.

Opening of Biberburg

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On the 09th July 2022, Familypark located in the province of Burgenland, successfully opened “Biberburg”, Austria’s highest Flume Ride.

Biberburg” translated “Beaver Castle”, is the park’s new major attraction taking riders on a four minutes long, adventurous and unique family-friendly adventure. This beautifully themed water ride was built on the former area of the petting zoo and covers an area of almost 5’000 square meters.

Leaving the station in tree trunk themed state-of-the-art 8-passenger boats, riders can prepare for a splashy and fun filled experience on the 325 meters long water ride.

After the first drop right out of the station, riders get to enjoy a nicely themed floating section before arriving at a dead-end fast-moving platform which changes the floating direction of the boat from forwards to backwards. The boats then drop backwards into the next floating section, making their way to the highlight of the ride, a 17 meters high vertical lift. The lift takes the boats right to the top while revealing stunning views over the park. On top of the lift, the boats are back in their forward position, before whizzing down the drop reaching top speeds of approx. 65 km/h. Austria’s highest drop on a Flume Ride is followed by a camel back hump before experiencing an impressive splash.

Intamin congratulates Familypark on their new attraction and expresses its gratitude for the cooperation.

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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.

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Opening of All Speeds

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The raging bull LSM Double Launch CoasterAll Speeds” successfully opened to the public and made its first runs with guests on December 31st, 2021 at Sunac Land Chengdu in China.

All Speeds” is all about speed, many unexpected direction changes and a lot of airtime on an intertwined layout. The approx. 1320 meters long track with a maximum track height of 30 meters is set on a relatively compact footprint, crossing its own path 116 times. The two LSM launches create a top speed of 117 km/h and riders will have no time to take a breath while whizzing through this stunning layout.

This LSM Double Launch Coaster features no inversions, but with the two launches, the number of airtime hills, bumps and humps, the many changes of direction and near misses, this coaster guarantees for a lot of adrenaline and fun.

The four 16-seater, state-of-the-art themed trains of “All Speeds” with ergonomically shaped seats and over-the-shoulder-lap-bar restraints ensure maximum freedom and comfort with the highest safety for the passengers. The eyes of the front car bull head are equipped with red LED lights for an even wilder look to make guests believe they are riding an out-of-control bull through impressive rock works and ancient designed Chinese buildings.

Intamin is thankful and equally proud of having contributed to the successful addition of Sunac Land Chengdu, China.

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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.

Opening of Namazu

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Intamin’s newest Multi Dimension Launch Coaster, named “Namazu” by the park, successfully opened to the public on July 10th, 2021 at Vulcania, France.

Perfectly integrated into the volcanic landscape of the themed amusement and science park Vulcania in Puy-de-Dôme, France, this Multi Dimension Launch Coaster offers a unique, fully immersive family thrill experience. Following seismologists – who discovered an active seismic zone – the story takes visitors through the themed queue line into the research laboratory of the team “Namazu”, where the scientific adventure begins.

After leaving the beautifully themed station, the train enters a stone cave where an earthquake catches the scientists by surprise. This causes the cave to collapse and the train to fall multiple metres downwards to the ground. Escaping the ruins of the cave, the passengers then experience the first launch followed by a panoramic high turn and an airtime hill giving them a good sense of weightlessness. The next exciting elements are a highspeed S-turn, a zig-zag speed bump and finally a jump over an S-hump into the second launch/boost. Picking up more speed, the riders experience the second part of this Multi Dimension Launch Coaster with twists and turns as well as ground-hugging elements over the hills and down the trenches through the beautiful natural landscape surrounding the research centre, where the expedition ends again.

584 meters of track, one launch and one boost with a maximum speed of up to 69 km/h and a special drop track element take the riders on a family friendly, perfectly paced and complementary science adventure.

The two 12-seat, ATV themed trains ensure maximum freedom and comfort in combination with highest safety for the passengers.

Intamin congratulates Vulcania on their first roller coaster operating in their park and is proud to have contributed to this beautiful project.

Opening of Movie Park Studio Tour

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Lights, camera – action! Europe’s one-of-a-kind themed Multi Dimension Launch Coaster “Movie Park Studio Tour” has successfully opened on June 26th, 2021 at Movie Park Germany.

Right on time for Movie Park Germany’s 25th anniversary, the new Intamin Multi Dimension Launch Coaster opened its gates to the public, providing a unique family experience with a twist never seen before in Europe.

The versatile Multi Dimension Launch CoasterMovie Park Studio Tour” system features the perfect mix of action-packed coaster sections and heavily themed dark ride parts. Passengers are passing through a number of scenes and sets equipped with sound and special effects to elevate this fully immersive ride to a world-class attraction. It takes riders behind the scenes of big Hollywood productions and allows them to be part of the film crew of the next blockbuster for a few minutes.

Europe’s first double launched indoor coaster with one backwards-launch section features a state-of-the-art 360° turntable, a high-speed track switch and several special track features. With speeds up to 60 km/h, the train navigates its way through the 532 meters long track through a 3’800 square meters themed hall. It passes through 12 different scenes and sets and also features an outdoors section while passing by the entrance area to the Movie Park Studio Tour.

Germany’s first ever Multi Dimension Launch Coaster seats 12 passengers per train and comes with an on-board audio system to enhance the experience. This adventurous ride is the guarantee for a successful and beloved new all-family ride.

Intamin is thankful and equally proud of having contributed to the continued success of Movie Park Germany.