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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Onsite construction||RCS GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Hyper|
|Model / product||Hyper Coaster|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed134 km/h
Shambhala is a steel hyper roller coaster located at PortAventura Park in Salou, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. It was built by Bolliger & Mabillard and onsite construction was handled by RCS GmbH. It opened on May 12, 2012. It was Europe's tallest coaster from opening until 2017, when Ferrari Land's Red Force opened at a height of 367.3 feet.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Shambhala is the name of a mythical kingdom used in ancient texts.
Design[edit | edit source]
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.
Trains[edit | edit source]
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.
Layout[edit | edit source]
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 big splash after a drop. The ride ends with two more camelbacks and a 180 degree turn into the station.
|Roller coasters at PortAventura Park|
|Present||Diablo - Tren de la Mina • Dragon Khan • Furius Baco • Shambhala • Stampida • Tami Tami • Tomahawk|