Hurakan Condor

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Hurakan Condor
Area Salou, Spain
Coordinates 41°05′24″N 1°09′32″E / 41.089882°N 1.158953°E / 41.089882; 1.158953Coordinates: 41°05′24″N 1°09′32″E / 41.089882°N 1.158953°E / 41.089882; 1.158953
Status Operating
Opening date 2005
General statistics
Attraction type Giant Drop Tower
Manufacturer Intamin
Model Giant Drop
Height 330 ft (100 m)
Drop 283 ft (86 m)
Speed 71 mph (114 km/h)
Vehicles 5
Riders per vehicle 4
Height restriction 140 to 195 cm (4 ft 7 in to 6 ft 5 in)

Hurakan Condor is a 'giant drop' ride located in PortAventura, Catalonia, Spain. It was manufactured by Intamin, consists of 5 cars around a central tube which is around 376 feet (115 m) tall. Riders are four abreast and are brought to a height of 330 feet (100 m) by a coupler. The car slowly tilts forward as it climbs the last few feet. As the camera flash goes off, the coupler detaches, letting riders freefall around 283 feet (86 m) at 71.46 miles per hour (115.00 km/h). The car then slowly drops back into the station. The ride and queues are intensively themed around a Mexican background, in order to fit in with the Mexico area of the park. Depending on which side of the tower the rider boards the ride experience differs greatly. Riders can either sit regularly, sit in tilting seats or ride standing, but without a floor.

The base of the ride

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