Launch Coaster (Mack Rides model)

A train on the first launch of Icon at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Launch Coaster is a launched roller coaster product offered by Mack Rides. The Launch Coaster uses LSM technology to launch riders one or more times. The first installation was blue fire Megacoaster which opened at Europa Park in 2009. Several clones of Blue Fire have since opened, as well as custom installations.

Design

Trains

The trains use lap-bar restraints.

The trains can be customised for each installation. Blue Fire has on-board speakers and heart rate monitors fitted to the grab-bars.

Installations

There have been eleven Launch Coaster installations, with another two currently under construction.

Name Park Country Layout Opened
Blue fire Megacoaster Europa Park
Germany
Blue Fire April 4, 2009
Manta SeaWorld San Diego
USA
Custom May 26, 2012
Serpent Dragon Sochi Park
Russia
Blue Fire 2014
Helix Liseberg
Sweden
Custom April 26, 2014
Battle of Blue Fire Quancheng Euro Park
China
Blue Fire April 27, 2014
Velikolukskiy Myasokombinat Wonder Island
Russia
Blue Fire May 15, 2015
Velociraptor IMG Worlds of Adventure
UAE
Blue Fire August 31, 2016
Star Trek: Operation Enterprise Movie Park Germany
Germany
Custom June 14, 2017
Capitol Bullet Train Motiongate
UAE
Custom October 20, 2017
Icon Blackpool Pleasure Beach
UK
Custom May 25, 2018
Launch Coaster Colourful Yunnan Paradise
China
Blue Fire July 5, 2018
Copperhead Strike Carowinds
USA
Custom March 23, 2019
Steam Racers Wuxi Sunac Land
China
Blue Fire August 25, 2019
Steel Taipan Dreamworld
Australia
Custom 2020

Similar rides

Intamin's LSM Launch Coaster is similar to Mack's Launch Coaster.