Diving Coaster

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Diving Coaster
Diving Coaster - Happy Valley Shanghai 10.jpg
The first drop of Diving Coaster
Happy Valley Shanghai
Coordinates 31°05′52″N 121°12′32″E / 31.0979°N 121.2090°E / 31.0979; 121.2090Coordinates: 31°05′52″N 121°12′32″E / 31.0979°N 121.2090°E / 31.0979; 121.2090
Status Operating
Opening date August 16, 2009 (2009-08-16)
General statistics
Type Steel – Dive Coaster
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Model Dive Coaster
Track layout Twister
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 65 m (213 ft)
Length 972 m (3,189 ft)
Speed 110 km/h (68 mph)
Inversions 1
Duration 2:20
Max vertical angle 90°
G-force 4
Trains Several trains with a single car. Riders are arranged 8 across in 3 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
Diving Coaster at RCDB
Pictures of Diving Coaster at RCDB

Diving Coaster is a steel Dive Coaster at Happy Valley Shanghai in Songjiang, Shanghai, China. It is manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard and opened on August 16, 2009.[1]

Ride experience[edit]

The layout of the ride is identical to SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Once riders are seated and restrained, the train makes a right out of the station and begins to climb the 65-metre (213 ft) lift hill. Once at the top, the train makes a U-turn to the right and comes to a stop by a holding brake, right before dropping. After a few seconds, the train drops and enters an immelman loop. The train then enters the mid course brake run, drops into a tunnel and makes a right turn, dropping into the splashdown element. Riders then go through a couple turns and dips and enter the final brake run.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Dive Coaster  (Happy Valley Shanghai)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "Diving Coaster POV". YouTube. Retrieved January 6, 2013.