Specific Type: Wooden Coaster
Europa Park has always been a place where Mack can test out their new ideas. 9 out of 11 coasters there were built by Mack. The two other coasters there that weren’t made by Mack were made by two very renowned manufacturers that almost always give a stellar ride. Silver Star, the park’s 2002 hyper coaster, was built by B&M who had just jumped on the hyper coaster band wagon. The ride was the tallest and fastest B&M coaster for almost a decade, with a height of 241’ and a speed of 78.9 MPH. The second coaster was built more recently.Wodan Timbur Coaster was built by Great Coasters International, and was one of their most unique rides. GCI rarely breach’s the 100’ height barrier when designing their rides and if they do it’s only by a couple feet. Wodan stands 131’ tall and has a speed of 62.1 MPH, much higher and faster than GCI’s comfort zone.
GCI is well-known for their Millennium Flyer trains, an articulated type of trains that can traverse the twisty maneuvers that GCI designs. Wodan definitely needed them for its twisty layout. The ride is named and themed to the Nordic god Odin, ruler of the Asgard.
The ride can be found in the Iceland area of the park, where Atlantica SuperSplash and blue fire Megacoaster also reside. After making their way through the queue, riders-to-be sit down in the sleek Millennium Flyers and pull down their restraints. Once the thumbs-up is given, riders are rolling out of the station into the heart of the huge wooden superstructure.
Before the train engages the lift, riders experience a unique prelift section. It includes small s-bends and an outside banked turn to left, where it then engages the lift. At the top, riders go in between two lion statues, and get a brief glimpse of Atlantica SuperSplash below them. The train gains some speed from a small dip, and then turns to the right and dives under the lift. After rising to a reasonable height, riders experience a hard right turn and a dip into a small tunnel. The train changes direction to the left into another tunnel. The train flies up and gives riders a brief moment of airtime before curving down into another s-curve. After flying under another tunnel, the train turns to the left and into another airtime hill. The train flies through another tunnel and s-curves into a turn to the right. After a double up, riders finally get time to catch their breath after 3 minutes and 25 seconds of pure adrenaline.
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