PortAventura to add new record megacoaster in 2012
Today, PortAventura in Spain announced what will become the new cornerstone roller coaster at the park in 2012. PortAventura will build Europe's tallest roller coaster next year, a Bolliger & Mabillard megacoaster.
The ride, currently not named by the park, will stand at 249 feet. It will use the topography of the park to achieve a maximum drop of 255 feet. The coaster will feature five camelback hills that will allow riders to experience airtime and zero gravity.
A teaser on the park's website mentions the new attraction will be "A new challenge that allows you to live the same sensations experienced by the greatest adventurers. It will take you to great heights, terrifying descents, a journey through dark tunnels and mountain lakes. A new ride that will allow you to experience many sensations and spectacular views of your surroundings."
The new roller coaster at PortAventura will be an investment of 25 million Euro. It will stand near the park's iconic eight inversion Dragon Khan B&M sit-down coaster. The ride will present a new challenging adventure to families to experience the passion of great climbers. The skyline of the park will change with the building of the ride, creating a new "range" that will be visible for miles surrounding the park.
For more information please visit: PortAventura