Hyperion

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Hyperion
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Energylandia
Location Zator, Małopolskie, Poland
Status Operating since 14 July 2018
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Manufacturer Intamin
Product Mega Coaster
Type Steel - Hyper
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1300
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 77 metres
Drop 82 metres
Top speed 142 km/h
Length 1450 metres
Inversions 1
Drop angle 85°
G-Force 4.8
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Hyperion is a steel hyper roller coaster located at Energylandia in Zator, Małopolskie, Poland. It was manufactured by Intamin and took the title of tallest and fastest hyper coaster in Europe from Shambhala at PortAventura Park at 249.3 feet tall with a drop at 255.9 feet tall. The ride opened on 14 July 2018. It has the tallest drop of any hyper roller coaster, and the tallest roller coaster of all to have an inversion.

History

In October 2016, Energylandia announced that it would be building a hyper roller coaster, planned to open in 2018. The park revealed two proposals, which it claimed were from Vekoma and Intamin, and asked fans to choose their favourite.[1] The following month, Energylandia announced that Intamin had been selected to design and build the roller coaster.[2]

The name of the coaster was revealed to be Hyperion on 15 October 2017 through the park's Facebook page. Later that month, concept art was released revealing Hyperion's sci-fi theme.

The highest point of the ride was topped off in April 2018.[3] The track layout was completed by the end of May.[4] The first test run was completed on 28 June 2018.[5]

The ride opened on 14 July 2018.[6]

Design

Elements

This roller coaster has an 85° drop which dives into a tunnel.

Trains

2 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 28 riders per train.

Incident

On 16 August 2018, a member of staff was struck and killed by a train while retrieving a lost mobile phone. The roller coaster was reopened the following day.[7]

Images

References

External links

  • Hyperion on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


Articles on Energylandia