Helix the amazing hillside monster!
In 2014 Liseberg will launch a new roller coaster - longer and faster than the any other coaster in the park. It's the parks biggest investment ever. The working title of the project is Projekt Helix. It has extra of everything! The ambition is to build a ride which is two minutes of pure fun. When we built Balder, we built the world's best wooden roller coaster, so we have a high standard to live up to, says Andreas Andersen, president and CEO of Liseberg. The track is almost 1,4 km (4500 feet) long and the ride lasts for almost two minutes. Along the track are two launches where the coaster is accelerated using Linear Synchronous Motors (LSM). It will be the first multi-launch coaster in Europe. The ride will include six inversions, four airtime hills and plenty of drops, turns and twists. With speeds up to 100 km/h (62 mph) this new coaster will be the fastest one in the park. It will also be the most technologically advanced coaster in the park. It's manufactured by the German company Mack Rides Gmb. The new roller coaster will use lap bars as restraints for the passengers and it has special, so called, "Big boys"-seats on row 10 of each train.
Projekt Helix - facts:
Investment: 200 million SEK (€ 23 million)
Total length: app. 1 355 m (4 445 feet)
Max velocity: 100 km/h (62 mph)
Max height: 41 m (135 feet)
Max acceleration: 4,2 g
Total ride cycle time: 110 seconds
Capacity: app. 1 310 passengers per hour