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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Onsite construction||RCS GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Hyper|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||134 km/h|
Shambhala is a steel hyper roller coaster located at PortAventura Park in Salou, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. The ride was built by Bolliger & Mabillard and onsite construction was handled by RCS GmbH. It opened on May 12, 2012 and was Europe's tallest coaster from opening until 2017, when Ferrari Land's Red Force opened at a height of 367.3 feet.
Shambhala is the name of a mythical kingdom used in ancient texts.
The ride is located in the park's China themed area and intersects with Dragon Khan, crossing it several times. The ride goes past a lake with fountains and a pedestrian pathway.
3 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 32 riders per train. The trains have staggered seating, first used on Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland, in 2008.
After leaving the station, the train turns 90 degrees to the right, then begins to climb the 249.3 feet tall chain lift hill. Once the train reaches the top of the lift, the train drops back down to the ground on a 77.4° angle, reaching speeds of 83.3 mph and passing through a tunnel. Following the first drop, the track curves upwards into a 190 feet airtime hill before dropping again and racing through a sweeping high-speed ampersand-shaped helix. Following this comes some small-size camelbacks and a splash effect after a drop. The ride ends with two more camelbacks and a 180 degree turn into the station.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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