Desert Race

Roller coaster in Germany
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Desert Race
Train being launched on Desert Race
Heide Park Resort
Location Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany
Park section Land der Vergessenen
Status Operating since 15 May 2007
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Accelerator Coaster
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched
Riders per train 20
Propulsion Hydraulic launch
Height 19 metres
Top speed 102 km/h
Length 650 metres
Inversions 0
Duration 0:49

Desert Race is an Intamin launched roller coaster located at Heide Park in Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany. The train launches to 102 km/h in 2.4 seconds.


Desert Race opened on 15 May 2007 following an annual passholder's preview the day before.[1]


Desert Race has black track and sand-coloured supports. It is nearly identical to Rita, which opened in 2005 at Alton Towers in the United Kingdom. The only differences are slightly different statistics and a slightly different brake run.


2 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.


  1. "Offizielle Desert Race Eröffnung".

External links

Articles on Heide Park Resort