A rainy day didn’t stop us from visiting the, now officially, tallest roller coaster of Europe. Here’s our newest report of Ferrari Land, with the coaster completed!
Don’t judge it by its appearance, the photo can’t capture the HUGENESS of the rollercoaster. This pic was taken about 70 meters from the site and we swear, on site it looks even more impressive and breathtaking! It can be seen kilometers away from the highway, and it stands out among every other construction on the zone.
We can notice that the cranes are gone because are not necessary any more. The tests during which they drag the vehicles around the track to ensure that they are fitting correctly have been completed and the next step towards opening are the tests with the launch… We are very excited to see the trains rolling up and down the tower!
Here’s a closer look at the top of Europe’s tallest ride. What are you thinking of at this point of the ride? It will be a daring mission to raise your hands at 112 meters high and facing the ground, ready for that vertical drop!
Thanks to the zoom function of the camera, we can take a better look at Intamin’s new generation double-spine track used on their newest roller coasters. It performs better than the classic track (as seen on Kingda Ka and Top Thrill dragster for example) and on this coaster it’s used on both sides, at the bottom of the tower, where the G-Forces are most intense.
Look at the nodes of the structure and the big amount of supports on it, something that can only be found on immense rides like the one at Ferrari Land, which needs lots of steel, as well as previous and accurate calculations in order to last for years to come without too many problems.
But we’re still wondering what these supports will be holding. According to the artworks, it will hold signs of Ferrari and steel aerodynamic-style banners that are going to add beauty and style to the structure.
Finally, we can see that this coaster is not going to have a 90+ degree twist on the drop, as Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point and Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure have. Though this masterpiece was expected to have a similar drop as the two larger American versions by enthusiasts, this drop looks awesome nonetheless. On one hand, it was an element that was going to give some emotion to the coaster, and a twist is always appreciated, but on the other hand it is going to have a free falling drop 90º downwards, facing the ground at almost 66 meters up, and that is awesome!
As we mentioned in the previous update, the coaster was going to be visible from far away, and here’s the proof! This photo was taken from Salou’s harbor, a little over 2 kilometers away from the coaster, and it’s still looking enormous.
The next phase of the park is about to start, and it will include the construction of two 55 meters high launched drop towers, cleverly themed to engine pistons. These two towers will be located next to the roller coaster. (Check out Update #1, and Update #2, for more construction awesomeness).
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