OzIris under construction
|Opening date||7 April 2012|
|Cost||About $ 26,000,000 (half for theming)|
|Type||Steel – Inverted|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift hill|
|Height||131 ft (40 m)|
|Length||3,280 ft (1,000 m)|
|Speed||56 mph (90 km/h)|
|Capacity||1600 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||55 in (140 cm)|
|OzIris at RCDB
Pictures of OzIris at RCDB
OzIris is a steel inverted roller coaster designed by Bolliger & Mabillard operating at Parc Astérix in France since 7 April 2012. It's one of the two only Bolliger and Mabillard inverted coasters of France.
OzIris includes five inversions after the lift hill that stands 40 metres (130 ft) in height. After the initial drop, a dive loop follows going 30 metres (98 ft) upside-down (OzIris is the first inverted roller coaster to feature a dive loop). The track then maneuvers an overbanked to the right, banked at about 110°, followed by a vertical loop of 25 metres (82 ft). The track then passes into a trench and into an Immelmann of 22 metres (72 ft), and then a second overbanked turn 15 metres (49 ft). The coaster then track then descends to an 6 metres (20 ft) deep under water tunnel. A corkscrew comes after the tunnel, then an upward turn to the next inversion a zero-G roll, after this inversion the track follows a twisted course until reaching the main brake zone, and then back into the station. This roller coaster reduces the waiting time of other coasters in the park, Tonnerre de Zeus and Goudurix by 25%.
OzIris is part of a new egyptian themed zone inspired by one of the Asterix comic book series Asterix and Cleopatra (as well as the movie The Twelve Tasks of Asterix) which expanded the park by ten percent. With exotic plants, palm trees, rocks, lake, Egyptian monuments and a huge temple, the new area combines the characteristic of the Asterix cartoon with this custom design roller coaster. With the new theme for the park, the Zierer roller coaster Périférix was rethemed to SOS Numérobis to fit the theme.
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- Marden, Duane. "OzIris (Parc Astérix)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- Mayné, François (February 18, 2012). "OzIris B&M Inverted Coaster ready to immerseParc Astérix' visitors into a new Egyptian universe". Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- McDonald, Brady (March 15, 2012). "France's Parc Asterix to add OzIris coaster to new Egyptian land". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- Marden, Duane. "SOS Numérobis (Parc Astérix)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved April 7, 2012.