Canobie Lake has just recently released details about their new roller coaster for 2011, a Gerstlauer Compact Euro-Fighter 320+ model coaster to be called ‘Untamed.’ Information about the potential new coaster were first released back in early October, when we reported that the park had announced its interest in adding a new coaster, but that it would be need to get approval from the Planning Board first.
As previously mentioned, new coaster will be Gerstlauer’s Compact Euro-Fighter 320+ model, the same model and layout as Rage at Adventure Island and Falcon at Duinrell. The new coaster will be relatively small at only 72’ 2” (roughly converted from metric) tall with a footprint of approximately 150-feet by 200-feet, very fitting for the small park. It will feature a maximum vertical drop angle of 97 degrees, hit a top speed of around 43.5 mph, and traverse 3 inversions—a loop, an immelman, and a zero-g roll—along the 1,185-foot long course.
The park’s press release includes an image of some concept artwork, the layout, and the logo for the coaster. The logo consists of a Grizzly Bear with some roller coaster track around him and the word ride name, “Untamed,” below him, with slash marks from the bears attack. The concept artwork itself shows the ride twisting, turning, and looping through a back-woods area, heavily forested area of Birches, Pines, and Hemlocks, and a log-cabin, or “Adirondack,” style station and shop.
Roller coaster website Coaster 101 reports that Chris Nicoli, Canobie Lake Park’s Marketing Manager said of the ride: “Our new coaster will certainly live up to its name, deliviering an exciting mix of thrill elements…complementing our classic Yankee Cannonball and Corkscrew coasters…” The coaster will be located near the parks classic wooden coaster, the Yankee Cannon ball, and is meant as a replacement for the recently departed Galaxi roller coaster, Rockin’ Rider, which was removed in 2004.