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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Hyper|
|Model / product||Hyper Coaster|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed83.3 mph
Shambhala is a steel hyper roller coaster located at PortAventura Park in Salou and Vila-seca, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. It was built by Bolliger & Mabillard and on-site construction was handled by RCS GmbH. It opened on May 12, 2012. It was Europe's tallest coaster from opening until 2017, when Ferrari Land's Red Force opened at a height of 367.3 feet.
The ride is located in the park's China themed area and intersects with Dragon Khan, crossing it several times. Due to the ride's length, it extends up to the Polynesia area. The ride goes past a lake with fountains and a pedestrian pathway.
After leaving the station, the train turns 90 degrees to the right, then begins to climb the 249.3 feet tall chain lift hill. Once the train reaches the top of the lift, the train drops back down to the ground on a 77.4 degree angle reaching speeds of 83.3 mph and passing through a tunnel. Following the first drop, the track curves upwards into a 190 feet airtime hill before dropping again and racing through a sweeping high-speed ampersand-shaped helix. Following this comes some small-size camelbacks and a big splash after a drop and another tunnel. The ride ends with two more camelbacks and a 180 degree turn into the station.
|Roller coasters at PortAventura Park|
|Present||Diablo • Dragon Khan • Furius Baco • Shambhala • Stampida • Tami Tami • Tomahawk|