Speed of Sound (roller coaster)

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Speed of Sound
Speed of Sound Walibi Holland 4.jpeg
Previously known as La Via Volta
Walibi Holland
Park section W.A.B Plaza
Coordinates 52°26′26″N 5°46′05″E / 52.440630°N 5.768123°E / 52.440630; 5.768123Coordinates: 52°26′26″N 5°46′05″E / 52.440630°N 5.768123°E / 52.440630; 5.768123
Status Operating
Opening date 2000 (2000)
General statistics
Type Steel – Shuttle – Boomerang
Manufacturer Vekoma
Designer Vekoma
Model Boomerang
Lift/launch system Chain Lift Hill
Height 116 ft (35 m)
Drop 108 ft (33 m)
Length 935 ft (285 m)
Speed 47 mph (76 km/h)
Inversions 3 inversions. Each completed both forwards and backwards.
Duration 1:48
Max vertical angle 56°
Capacity 760 riders per hour
Acceleration 47
G-force 5.2
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
Speed of Sound at RCDB
Pictures of Speed of Sound at RCDB

Speed of Sound is a Boomerang roller coaster in Walibi Holland. It was manufactured by Vekoma and opened in 2000 as La Via Volta. It was open until 2007 when the park announced it would be shut down. That year, the train was sold to Pleasurewood Hills in England and now operates on Wipeout and the track remained in place at Walibi World. On 30 January, Walibi Holland announced that the La Via Volta will reopen in 2011, with a new style train from Vekoma under the name of Speed of Sound. P&P Projects was responsible for the design and build of this new attraction.[1] Walibi Holland announced that it held a competition to win tickets for the opening of the roller coaster on April 6, 2011 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Projects". P&P Projects. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  2. ^ (Dutch) Competition to win tickets for the first ride, Walibi.com, 2011

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