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Blue Fire
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Europa Park
Location Rust, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Status Operating since April 4, 2009
Height restriction 51 inches (130 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Type Steel - Launched
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1,720
Propulsion LSM launch
Height124.7 feet
Top speed62.1 mph
Length3,464.6 feet
Inversions4
Duration2:00
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Blue Fire is a launched roller coaster located at Europa Park in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The ride was built by Mack Rides and opened on April 4, 2009. It is the first and currently only roller coaster at the park with inversions.

It is the prototype of Mack's LSM launched roller coaster.

Design[edit]

Blue track with a mountain theming outside and a science themed station and launch section. Later, blue lights under and on the sides of the trains have been added, as well as headlights.

Ride Experience[edit]

After leaving the station through a wooden door, the riders are transported through a "secret laboratory", a cave like room with technical devices and scientist-animatronics. The train comes to a halt in front of another door. An alarm signal can be heard and smoke (fog) starts to rise. The door opens in front of the riders and the train is launched out of the building. After a horseshoe to the left, the train drops into a small tunnel which leads into a vertical loop. A small, slightly overbanked curve follows the loop and leads into the trim brakes. The brake run is followed by a small drop, that again goes into a tunnel which is followed by the first inversion of the "twisted horseshoe", which consists of two heartline-roll-like inversions connected by a 180° curve to the right. The train then travels over an airtime hill that goes through the loop and another curve which leads into the final inversion, a heartline roll. A last curve to the right and the train reaches the final brake run.

Trains[edit]

5 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 20 riders per train. The second row of each car is slightly higher than the first row to give a better view from the second row. Even though the restraints are being pulled down from above, they are no "over the shoulder" restraints, instead riders are fixed by lap-bars. The restraints feature a heart rate monitor which is connected to the holding grips.

Trivia[edit]

  • The roller coaster is sponsored by the Russian company Gazprom.