Fårup Sommerland, one of the biggest amusement parks in Denmark, has unveiled plans to open the country’s largest and fastest roller coaster in 2022.
The roller coaster is called Fønix – Phoenix – and will cost the theme park 13 million euros to install. It is manufactured by Vekoma, the Dutch coaster design company, which is best known for its Boomerang and Flyng Dutchman innovations.
Fønix will stand at a lofty 40 metres tall and reach speeds of up to 95 kilometres an hour. It will also feature the world’s first ‘stall loop’ element, hailed as having more airtime than any other ride in Scandinavia.
Riders will be held in an overhead position halfway through a loop before being flung into an inverted camelback where they will experience 2.5 seconds of weightlessness before embarking on the second half of the loop, which is combined with a twist.
Niels Jørgen Jensen, CEO of Fårup Sommerland, commented: “This is an historic day for us here at Fårup Sommerland.
“We are extremely proud to finally unveil our plans to develop and build Denmark’s largest and fastest roller coaster, which will be ready for our guests next year. We’ve been working on it for a long time, and I look forward to see our guests enjoying what it has to offer.”