Euro-Mir

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Euro-Mir
Euro-Mir in Europa-Park Rust.JPG
Europa-Park
Park sectionRussia
Coordinates48°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
StatusOperating
Opening date1997
General statistics
TypeSteel – Spinning
ManufacturerMack Rides
DesignerFranz Mack
Lift/launch systemSpiral lift
Height92 ft (28 m)
Length3,215 ft (980 m)
Speed49.7 mph (80.0 km/h)
Duration4:33
Capacity1600 riders per hour
G-force4
Height restriction51 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 (7.6 m) across and 92 feet (28 m) high while the maximum drop of the ride is 86 feet (26 m). 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ThrillRide!
  2. ^ Coaster Kingdom > Europa Park > Euro Mir > Our Thoughts
  3. ^ "Our Projects". P&P Projects. Retrieved 2 February 2014.

External links[edit]

  • Euro-Mir at the official Europa-Park website