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Enjoy the ride!
|Eurosat - CanCan Coaster|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Enclosed - Virtual reality|
|Riders per train||14|
Top speed37.3 mph
Note: The onride POV was shot with the maintenance lighting being on.
Design[edit | edit source]
The roller coaster is inside a 148 foot high geodesic dome and it is themed to spaceflight.
Trains[edit | edit source]
Ride Experience[edit | edit source]
After leaving the station, the train is transported upwards in a spiral lift. At the end of the countdown which starts when reaching the top, the ride starts with a curved drop to the right. The layout consists of many helices, banked curves and quick changes of direction. It ends with a rather hard braking accompanied by a loud crash sound.
Big parts of the ride are in darkness, but there are several special effects on the ride, such as lasers, glowing asteroids (illuminated by blacklight) and a tunnel with blue lights inside.
The soundtrack In a Second Orbit by Stark Fader and the Cosmic Sound Heroes plays on the ride through speakers inside the dome.
Refurbishment[edit | edit source]
In June 2017, Europa-Park announced that they would be refurbishing Eurosat in a project code named Eurosat 2.0.The refurbishment will entail a complete retracking of the ride, the addition of a virtual reality experience with its own separate station, the addition of some new theming and some changes to the ride's layout. The trains will be replaced by new, shorter trains. The refurbishment will start during Winter Season 2017 and will finish in Summer 2018. It was later announced that the ride would be renamed to Eurosat - CanCan Coaster and that the ride would reopen somewhere around September 12, 2018.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The roller coaster uses the rare "barrel-lift" which is a special kind of a spiral lift. Inside of the spiral of tracks there is a big rotating cylinder, which has vertical steel beams on the outside. These "catch" the train and carry it up the spiral.
- The soundtrack inside the lift changes slightly as the train ascends. In the bottom section, the background synths are the most prominent, in the middle section the beats are the loudest instrument and in the top section the lead synths are prevalent part.
- The countdown is inspired by the Apollo 11 mission: "10, 9, ignition sequence starts, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 - all engines running!"
|Roller coasters at Europa-Park|
|Present||Alpenexpress Enzian • Arthur • Atlantica SuperSplash • blue fire Megacoaster • Euro Mir • Eurosat - CanCan Coaster • Matterhorn Blitz • Pegasus • Poseidon • Schweizer Bobbahn • Silver Star • Wodan Timbur Coaster|