Tibidadbo opens a new roller coster in Barcelona
Posted by edux127 on March 11, 2008
The Tibidabo is preparing the big premiere of the last few years. Back in the month of April will begin construction of the new roller coaster in the amusement park, which will be operational in October and November this year, as has assured the councillor of Sarriá-SantGervasi and president of Tibidabo Amusement Park, Inc. (PATSA), Sara Jaurrieta. The new attraction replaces the old roller coaster of the sixties and promises spectacular sensations. To begin with, from its highest point, at 522 feet above sea level, enjoy the spectacular views of the city of Barcelona and its coastline in the area of the Vallès.
The intrigue starts on the rise, which exceeds motor 33.2 metres to reach the highest point, that’s when the adventure begins. A letdown 37 meters with a gradient of 66% will help you understand the effects of gravity. The excitement will continue for a distance of 718 meters, most of them at ground level and through a wooded area which extends the effect of speed.
Although not reach peak speeds similar to those of some European roller coasters or turns or loops, during the trip, which lasts for 85 seconds, you will reach 80 km / h. The attraction, which has a cost of three million, is suitable for all ages, although children will be older than five years (or exceed 110 cm) to upload. Moreover, it is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility or disability.
Its two trains are capable of transporting 1,010 people per hour. Planting 190 new trees
The construction of the new roller coaster will involve the allocation of 58 trees, 50 of which will have to speak and 8 will be transplanted. In addition, 190 new trees will be planted and create a commission of environmental monitoring of the works. Likewise, the work is carried out with reduced machinery and protect the topsoil layer.