Dive Coaster (Chimelong Paradise)

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Dive Coaster
Dive Coaster 2 Chimelong Paradise Gaungzhou China.jpg
Chimelong Paradise
Coordinates 22°59′59″N 113°19′24″E / 22.999647°N 113.323256°E / 22.999647; 113.323256Coordinates: 22°59′59″N 113°19′24″E / 22.999647°N 113.323256°E / 22.999647; 113.323256
Status Operating
Opening date February 7, 2008
General statistics
Type Steel – Dive Coaster
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Model Floorless Dive Coaster
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 197 ft (60 m)
Speed 68.4 mph (110.1 km/h)
Inversions 1
Max vertical angle 90°
G-force 4.4
Dive Coaster at RCDB
Pictures of Dive Coaster at RCDB

Dive Coaster is a Floorless Dive roller coaster [1] operating at Chimelong Paradise in China. It is built by Swiss coaster manufacturers Bolliger & Mabillard. A photo update on the parks website shows the coaster's first and second drop along with the water splash, the coaster's final brake run and a row of a train in the station with 10 seats in the row, as well as two pictures of SheiKra.[2]

Ride Elements[edit]

Dive Coaster features a 90°, 197 foot vertical drop that exits into an Immelmann loop. After the Immelmann, riders will swoop down to the ground then climb a curve up to the block brake, then go over a second near vertical dive dropping into an underground tunnel. Upon exiting the tunnel, riders make an overbanked turn into a water splash feature which exits into a bunny hill then into a helix before entering the final brake run. This ride is very similar to SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Dive Coaster, July 2011


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