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Press release, August 9th, 2010
TWISTER – NEW ATTRACTION FOR 2011
WOODEN ROLLER COASTER AT GRÖNA LUND
Today Gröna Lund announces that next year’s biggest new attraction will be a new wooden roller coaster named Twister. Twister will become Gröna Lund’s seventh roller coaster and is without a doubt the most difficult and complex attraction the park has ever built.
Gröna Lund´s department for strategic development together with The Gravity Group, has developed a wooden roller coaster ride concept for Gröna Lund that is extremely compact and thrilling. The ride’s first drop and airtime camelback hill will be visible from across the waterways of Stockholm, redefining the skyline of the park. This ride will bring a wooden roller coaster back to Gröna Lund and Stockholm for the first time since 1965.
“Twister breaks new ground for wooden roller coasters, and is the perfect addition to our fantastic park. Thanks to its unique yet classic design and state of the art custom made trains, it will appeal to coaster lovers of all ages, both thrill seekers and families," says Peter Osbeck, Ride manager of Gröna Lund. "Twister is another major attraction element of Gröna Lund’s 129th season premier, one which is already highlighted by the remake of the classic ghost train “Blå Tåget”.
The coaster will be located down by the waterfront and take the riders over the ghost train building and both over and under the Jetline and Kvasten roller coasters. Twister will interact with more rides than any other wooden roller coaster in the world. Structural beams and tracks from the other coasters will appear deceptively close in many areas on this ride as the wooden coaster snakes around its course.
Plenty of airtime
A wooden roller coaster is often judged – and loved - based on its airtime. With Twister, people will experience airtime no fewer than nine times; including a large camelback hill alongside the boardwalk. The ride also features many tight twists, turns, and cross-overs – giving the ride great pacing and variety. Care has been taken to create a ride that adds to the charm of Gröna Lund without taking up much usable space.
Construction of the new wooden roller coaster will begin on August 9th and is estimated for completion just in time for the season opening of Gröna Lund in May 2011.
“Gröna Lund aims to give our guests a world class experience – each and every time. In 2011 we will invest more than SEK 81 million in the new wooden coaster and the new ghost train. Alongside the two new attractions we will also add a newly themed area down by the waterfront, based on classic amusement parks at the turn of the century. I am incredibly proud of what we will be able to give our guests when we open in 2011,” says Jan Roy, CEO of Gröna Lund.
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