Valkyria (roller coaster)

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Valkyria
Valkyria-Liseberg.jpg
View of the station and lift hill of Valkyria
Liseberg
StatusOperating
Opening date10 August 2018
ReplacedKanonen
General statistics
TypeSteel – Dive Coaster
ManufacturerBolliger & Mabillard
ModelDive Coaster
Height154.2 ft (47.0 m)
Drop164 ft (50 m)
Length2,296.6 ft (700.0 m)
Speed65.2 mph (104.9 km/h)
Inversions3
Capacity1,100 riders per hour
Height restriction132 cm (4 ft 4 in)
Trains3 trains with 3 cars. Riders are arranged 6 across in a single row for a total of 18 riders per train.
ThemeValkyrie
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata
Valkyria at RCDB
Pictures of Valkyria at RCDB

Valkyria is a steel Dive Coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard operating at Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, Sweden, which opened on 10 August 2018. It is Europe's longest and highest Dive Coaster.[1] The name Valkyria is derived from the Norse mythology creature Valkyrie, a mythological creature that brought fallen warriors to the afterlife.[2][3]

History[edit]

In the days leading towards the announcement of the investment project starting on 21 September 2016, Liseberg released multiple trailers for upcoming news to the park in 2017.[4] Less than a week later on 27 September 2016, Liseberg announced the construction of two new attractions, including Valkryia, for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.[5]

The ride's simulated POV was released on 13 April 2017,[6] along with the announcement that construction on the ride's station had begun where Kanonen was located.[7] Furthermore, the park announced that it would host a virtual reality (VR) experience for the ride later in 2017 season.[8][9] The construction of Valkyria is part of a 250 million SEK investment of the park that will be constructed along with Loke, a Gyro Swing manufactured by Intamin, both being in the theme of Norse mythology.[10][11]

In January or February 2018, vertical construction of the track began after a year of foundation work was completed for the roller coasters' layout.[12][13] On the 10 August 2018, Valkyria opened to the public.[14][15]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark, Nathalie (27 September 2016). "Goda nyheter: Här är Lisebergs nya hisnande attraktioner". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  2. ^ Thomas (27 September 2016). "Liseberg präsentiert „Valkyria": Neuheit 2018 wird Europas längster Dive-Coaster". Parkerlebnis – Freizeitpark-Magazin (in German). Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Legendariska satsningar på Liseberg 2017-2018". Mynewsdesk (in Swedish). 27 September 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  4. ^ Alexander (25 September 2016). "Liseberg enthüllt neue Attraktion für 2017 am 27. September 2016: Übertragung live auf Facebook". Parkerlebnis – Freizeitpark-Magazin (in German). Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Fartfyllda nyheter på Liseberg". nwt.se (in Swedish). 27 September 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  6. ^ Carter (13 April 2017). "Valkyria Layout Revealed for Liseberg with On-Ride POV". Coaster Hub. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Check out Liseberg's new rollercoaster!". Mynewsdesk. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Valkyria- Liseberg amusement park new rollercoaster!". Amusement Park News. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  9. ^ Lungberg, Simon (13 April 2017). "Så här blir Lisebergs nya berg- och dalbana – vågar du titta?". Nyheter24 (in Swedish). Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  10. ^ Göthlin, Erik (27 September 2016). "Här är Lisebergs storsatsningar: "Bergochdalbanornas Rolls-Royce"". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  11. ^ Lundberg, Simon (27 September 2016). "Här är Lisebergs två nya attraktioner – och de är helt galna". Nyheter24 (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Första delen av den nya berg- och dalbanan Valkyria är på plats!". Mynewsdesk (in Swedish). January 18, 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  13. ^ Ternelli, Monica (13 February 2018). "Liseberg: i lavori per il nuovo dive coaster "Valkyria" - Parksmania". Parksmania (in Italian). Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  14. ^ Tuttle, Brittani (14 August 2018). "Europe's highest and longest dive coaster, Valkyria, now open". Attractions Magazine. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Idag invigdes Valkyria". Mynewsdesk (in Swedish). August 10, 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.

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