Euro-Mir

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Euro-Mir
Euro-Mir in Europa-Park Rust.JPG
Europa-Park
Park section Russia
Coordinates 48°15′53″N 7°43′11″E / 48.26472°N 7.71972°E / 48.26472; 7.71972Coordinates: 48°15′53″N 7°43′11″E / 48.26472°N 7.71972°E / 48.26472; 7.71972
Status Operating
Opening date 1997
General statistics
Type Steel – Spinning
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Lift/launch system Spiral Lift
Height 92 ft (28 m)
Length 3,215 ft (980 m)
Speed 49.7 mph (80.0 km/h)
Duration 4:33
Capacity 1600 riders per hour
G-force 4
Height restriction 51 in (130 cm)
Euro-Mir at RCDB
Pictures of Euro-Mir at RCDB
Not to be confused with the Euromir space programme

Euro-Mir is a spinning roller coaster located at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany.[1] Unlike most spinning coasters, however, the cars do not spin freely, but are rotated by motors at set points during the ride. It was designed by Franz Mack and opened in 1997.

The experience is modeled on the Soviet/Russian space station Mir. It consists of five cylindrical towers, with the ride simulating a trip into space and re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.[2] The largest tower, which contains the helical lift hill, is a dodecagon, 25 feet across and 92 feet high while the maximum drop of the ride is 86 feet. The ride opened in 1997 and carries 9 trains, each comprising 4 circular spinning cars. Riders are seated back to back in pairs, with a maximum of 16 riders per train.

The attraction's theming was designed by P&P Projects.[3]

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External links[edit]

  • Euro-Mir at the official Europa-Park website