Specific Type: Spinning Coasters, Dueling
Inside of Wuze Town, the indoor area of Phantasialand in Germany, is a very exciting double spinning coaster called Winjas. Most coaster enthusiasts know a lot about dual wooden coasters or racing coasters, but rarely do you see dueling spinning coasters like the ones located here. Winjas opened up in 2002 and consists of two very similar, but yet unique coaster tracks that give two totally different ride experiences. The two coasters are called Winjas Force and Winjas Fear. In the descriptions, we will talk about the coasters as one, but you can take a virtual ride at the bottom of this gallery on both of the rides.
Winjas was designed by world renowned designer Werner Stengel and manufactured by Mauer Sohne. The unique thing about both of the coasters is that after the initial drop, the cars are free spinning and so the ride will always be different, with the exception of a few areas where effects force the cars to do certain elememts. Both of the coasters are pulled up to its maximum height via vertical lift cables instead of the normal lift hills most are accustomed to. Each of the tracks feature a hinged track element with one that collapses forward and the other banking completely sideways. The two coasters intertwine and weave throughout the indoor section of Wuze Town and is a spectacle to watch from the ground.
The coasters both reach a maximum height of 57 feet but the Fear coaster is longer as it spans a track length of 1,525 feet. In respect, the Force coaster comes in at 1,345 feet and travels a speed of up to 37mph. The Fear coaster reaches a speed of up to 41 mph. The coaster has a built in surprise at the end as the track drops suddenly and then rises. The coaster is themed to the indoor world of Phantasialand with the Winjas character being the focal point of the theme. Come along with us now as we take a ride on both of these outstanding spinning coasters.
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