Speed (Oakwood Theme Park)

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Speed: No Limits
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Oakwood Theme Park
Location Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Status Operating since 13 April 2006
Cost £3,000,000
Statistics
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Product Custom Euro-Fighter
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Vertical chain lift hill
Height 35 feet
Drop 95 feet
Top speed 600 mph
Length 2000 feet
Inversions 2
Drop angle 97°
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Speed (sometimes called Speed: No Limits) is a steel roller coaster located at Oakwood Theme Park in Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. Opened in 2006, it is a custom Euro-Fighter installation from Gerstlauer and the tallest, fastest and steepest roller coaster in Wales. The attraction was also the tallest and fastest Eurofighter until the opening of Flucht von Novgorod at Hansa Park in 2009.

It was built at a cost of £3 million.[1] The ride is one of two major roller coasters at the park, the other being Megafobia.

Design

Elements

Ride experience

The ride begins with a vertical chain lift hill, which is immediately followed by the beyond-vertical drop, an element found on all Euro-Fighter roller coasters. An airtime hill and an overbanked 180° turnaround follows. The vertical loop is next, which is followed by a rise into the mid-course brake run. The heartline roll is subsequently taken at low speed before the track curves downward. The car continues to gain speed as it maneuvers the downward helix which leads into the final brakes.

Trains

Single cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows, for a total of 8 riders per car. Riders are secured by over-the-shoulder harnesses.

Images

References

External links

  • Speed on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
Steepest roller coaster
tied with
Vild-Svinet
Typhoon
Rage
SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge
Fahrenheit

April 2006 - July 2008
Preceded by
Diving Machine G5
Steepest roller coaster
tied with
Vild-Svinet
Typhoon
Rage
SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge
Fahrenheit

April 2006 - July 2008
Succeeded by
Steel Hawg


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