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Desert Race

Desert Race

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roller coaster
Desert Race
Desert Race launch.jpg
Train being launched on Desert Race
Heide Park
Location Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany
Park section Land der Vergessenen
Status Operating since May 15, 2007
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product Accelerator Coaster
Riders per train 20
Propulsion Hydraulic launch
Height62.3 feet
Top speed62.1 mph
Length2,132.6 feet

Desert Race is an Intamin launched roller coaster located at Heide Park in Lower Saxony, Germany. The train launches to 62.1 mph in 2.4 seconds. It is nearly identical to Rita at Alton Towers in Alton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. The only differences are slightly different statistics and a slightly different brake run.

Design[edit | edit source]

Desert Race has black track and sand-coloured supports.

Desert Race overview.jpg

Trains[edit | edit source]

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.