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Speed (Oakwood Theme Park)

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roller coaster
Speed: No Limits
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Oakwood Theme Park
Location Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Status Operating since April 13, 2006
Cost £3,000,000[1]
Statistics
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product Custom Euro-Fighter
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Vertical chain lift hill
Height115 feet
Top speed59 mph
Length2,000 feet
Inversions2
Steepest drop97°
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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. It is a custom Euro-Fighter installation from Gerstlauer and the tallest, fastest and steepest roller coaster in Wales. It was also the tallest and fastest Eurofighter until the opening of Fluch von Novgorod at Hansa Park.

It is one of two major roller coasters at the park, the other being Megafobia.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Layout[edit | edit source]

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 degree 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 manoeuvres the downward helix which leads into the final brakes.

Trains[edit | edit source]

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

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Steepest roller coaster
tied with
Vild-Svinet
Typhoon
Rage
SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge
Fahrenheit

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

April 2006 - July 2008
Succeeded by
Steel Hawg