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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Onsite construction||RCS GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Inverted|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||104 km/h|
Katun is a Bolliger & Mabillard inverted roller coaster located at Mirabilandia in Savio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It is considered to be one of Bolliger & Mabillard's best coasters. The coaster travels through a stargate at the beginning and end of the ride.
Katun has an Ancient Mayan theme. Riders pass through two 'Stargates', one at the start and one at the end of the ride. A Katun is a period of 7200 days (just under 20 years) in the Maya calendar.
On August 18, 2007 a man was struck in the head and killed by the leg of a girl on the ride. The man passed a 2-metre fence to retrieve his hat and didn't realize the train was coming at 65 mph. The girl who hit the man was injured and the ride had to be shut down for 24 hours while an investigation looked at the ride.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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