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Helix

Helix

For the track element, see Helix (element).


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roller coaster
Helix
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Liseberg
Location Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Status Operating since April 26, 2014
Cost SEK200,000,000 ($30,000,000)
Statistics
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Onsite construction RCS GmbH
Type Steel - Launched
Track layout Terrain
Model / product Launch Coaster
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1350
Propulsion LSM launch (rolling) and LSM boost
Height41 metres
Top speed100 km/h
Length1381 metres
Inversions7
Duration2:10
G-force4.3 g
HELP
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Helix is a steel launched roller coaster located at Liseberg in Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden. It was manufactured by Mack Rides and opened in 2014.

Elements

Design[edit | edit source]

The ride features a LSM launch (rolling) and a LSM boost, making it the first multi-launched roller coaster in Europe. The track winds through the trees, keeping close to the ground. It features four airtime hills and seven inversions. It was the third launched roller coaster built by Mack Rides after blue fire Megacoaster powered by GAZPROM at Europa-Park and Manta at SeaWorld San Diego. It was also Liseberg's second launched roller coaster after Kanonen, which was later removed in 2016 to make way for Valkyria, a Bolliger & Mabillard Dive Coaster opening in 2018.

Helix drops out of the station into the first of seven inversions, a corkscrew. Traveling over a service road, the train turns to the left back uphill into the first of two LSM launches. Then, Helix does a corkscrew leading into a downward turn. It hits the first of four airtime hills, this one being twisted, and dives to the left into a Norweigan loop. It exits the Norweigan loop, diving underneath Lisebergbanan's lift hill, and enters the second airtime hill. Helix hits a zero-g roll, followed by a left hand rosebowl helix. Then it does an S-curve, rising over Lisebergbanan, and dipping to the right underneath Flume Ride's trough into the second LSM launch. Here's where Helix reaches its maximum height of 134.5 feet / 41 meters, in the form of an inverted top hat. Helix dives to the right, entering the third airtime hill over Lisebergbanan's lift. It then turns to the left, climbing back up the hill into a series of S-curves, ending with a turn around the top of Lisebergbanan's lift hill and a heartline roll into the brakes.

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 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.

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Helix on the Roller Coaster DataBase.