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|Product||Launch Coaster (Blue Fire)|
|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Riders per train||20|
|Top speed||100 km/h|
Blue fire Megacoaster is a steel launched roller coaster located at Europa-Park in Rust, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany. The ride was built by Mack Rides and opened on 4 April 2009. It is the first and currently only roller coaster at the park with inversions. Blue fire Megacoaster is also a prototype Mack Rides Launch Coaster.
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 over-banked 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 roll, which consists of two tight corkscrew-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, an in-line twist. A last curve to the right and the train reaches the final brake run.
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.
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 coaster operates a maximum of 4 trains on the circuit at a time, with the 5th acting as a spare. 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.
- The roller coaster is sponsored by the Russian company Gazprom.
- Blue fire Megacoaster is commonly used when Mack Rides wants to test out a new product. For example, they tested out virtual reality on the ride in 2014. They also tested spinning trains on the ride.
The vertical loop
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.