Specific Type: Double Loop Corkscrews
The oldest roller coaster at Gardaland in Italy is a Vekoma double loop corkscrew model called Magic Mountain. Magic Mountain was installed in 1985 and was the park’s first proper high thrill coaster, it featured four inversions at the then growing park. The coaster was made by Vekoma, but initially featured trains by Arrow Dynamics. In 2008 Vekoma replaced the chassis and in 2009 they replaced the train bodies as well. The coaster is 2,269.6 feet long and the ride starts with a 180 degree turn towards the lift hill. The trains start their slow 98.4 foot climb to the top building suspense with every click. At the top the train is push over a pre-drop with another 180 turn and the coaster dives down the main drop that passes over the midway below reaching its max speed of 43.5 MPH. The train soars thought the pair of back-to-back vertical loops and immediately banks to the right though a topiary garden. The train hits a small bunny hop and the enters two corkscrews. Dizzy riders continue to turn on a banked turn around a bank turn over a shallow lagoon complete with fountains. The ride finally enters the brake run and returns the train to the station.
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