Helix (roller coaster)

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Helix
Helix (roller coaster) logo.jpg
Helix, Liseberg 2014-04-26 03 (crop).jpg
Helix on its opening day
Liseberg
Coordinates57°41′43.2″N 11°59′26.8″E / 57.695333°N 11.990778°E / 57.695333; 11.990778Coordinates: 57°41′43.2″N 11°59′26.8″E / 57.695333°N 11.990778°E / 57.695333; 11.990778
StatusOperating
Opening date26 April 2014 (2014-04-26)
Costapprox. 239,000,000 SEK
General statistics
TypeSteel – Launched
ManufacturerMack Rides
DesignerIng.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Lift/launch system2 linear motors
Height41 m (135 ft)
Length1,381 m (4,531 ft)
Speed100 km/h (62 mph)
Inversions7
Duration2:10
Capacity1,350 riders per hour
G-force4.3 g
Height restriction51 in (130 cm)
Trains3 trains with 5 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 20 riders per train.
Helix at RCDB
Pictures of Helix at RCDB
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Helix is a steel roller coaster located at Liseberg in Gothenburg, Sweden. The ride, built by Mack Rides, features two linear synchronous motor launches and has a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph). It features a 41-metre-tall (135 ft) dual-launch helix.[1][2][3] The ride opened on 26 April 2014, Liseberg's opening date for the 2014 season. Helix is the first roller coaster in the world that has a 1-on-1 replica virtual reality experience. This experience is created by ArchiVision, a Dutch 3D studio. During the first two weeks after the premiere visitors could experience the virtual reality replica next to the roller coaster's entrance.[citation needed]

The roller coaster's station building is located where the 3D cinema Maxxima used to be, by the foot of the tower AtmosFear. The 1,381-metre-long (4,531 ft) track follows the hillside in a custom-made track design. The elements during the ride include two corkscrews, a pretzel knot, a top hat, a zero-g roll, and a rare Norwegian loop. The estimated cost for the project is about 239,000,000 Swedish kronor.

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  1. ^ MacDonald, Brady (20 February 2013). "Sweden's Liseberg plans Projekt Helix megacoaster for 2014". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Liseberg Launches a New Roller Coaster in 2014". Liseberg. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  3. ^ Kleiman, Joe. "Liseberg Announces Projekt Helix Multi-Launch Coaster for 2014". InPark Magazine. Retrieved 21 November 2013.

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