Toverland Planning Fenix Wing Coaster for 2018
Toverland in the Netherlands announced this week major plans for its 2018 season including a wing coaster, large boat ride, a new area and more.
The theme park’s 2018 additions center around a new area of the park, Avalon. The area is inspired by the Celtic legends including the famous wizard Merlin, King Arthur and the magic sword Excalibur.
Peter van Holsteijn, principal designer of Toverland, says: “Avalon is a magical place where Merlin is central. Together with his fellow Fenix he ensures that the good magic dominates here. The evil, personified by the witch Morgana, is always on the lookout.”
With the new area comes a new coaster:
Fenix Wing Coaster
The star attraction of Toverland’s 2018 plans is Fenix (Fēnix), a Bolliger & Mabillard wing coaster:
The coaster will stand 131 feet tall and will feature B&M wing coasters’ signature “dive drop” inversion. Fenix will also feature an immelmann inversion, a helix and a zero-g roll. It will reach a top speed of 59 mph along its 2,667 feet of track.
Its two bird-themed trains will each seat 24 riders.
From the looks of the renderings, Fenix will receive extensive theming both on and off the ride.
Even the queue looks like it will be incredibly immersive.
Fenix will be Toverland’s fifth roller coaster.
Merlin’s Quest boat ride
If you’re a fan of boat rides, listen up. Toverland’s new-for-2018, 12-minute-long (yes, 12) Merlin’s Quest boat ride will take riders on a trip through the waters of Avalon.
Guests are tasked with finding the Tir na nŌg, the source of eternal youth. The 1,410-foot-long journey will take riders through themed landscapes. It will be Toverland’s first dark ride.
Merlin’s Quest and its boats are being manufactured by Mack Rides.
In addition to the new Avalon land, Toverland will also feature a new entrance area in 2018.
The park is investing 30 million euros (roughly $35.3 million) in its 2018 plans. Over the next few weeks, the park is expected to release more details about what’s in store for next season.
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