Speed of Sound

Roller coaster
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Speed of Sound
Speed of Sound (Walibi Holland) 2011 01.jpg
Walibi Holland
Location Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°26′26″N 5°46′05″E / 52.44067°N 5.76816°E / 52.44067; 5.76816
Park section WAB Plaza
Status Operating since 22 April 2000
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Boomerang
Onsite construction RCS GmbH
Type Steel - Shuttle
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 760
Propulsion Catch car lift hill
Chain lift hill
Area 88 metres × 30 metres
Height 35.5 metres
Top speed 75.6 km/h
Length 285 metres
Track inversions 3
Rider inversions 6
Duration 1:48
G-Force 5.2

Speed of Sound (formerly known as La Via Volta) is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands. The ride also has a soundtrack, "Thrill Ride" by DJ Randy van der Velde ft. Jurab.

Speed of Sound was one of four roller coasters that opened at the park in 2000.


On 22 April 2000, La Via Volta opened to the public. La Via Volta is Italian for The Turning Road.

In June 2007, La Via Volta was closed. Four years later in 2011, it was renovated into Speed of Sound. The original Vekoma train was replaced with a new one with on-board audio. It was sent to Pleasurewood Hills in England, so that Wipeout can use it. Speed of Sound also saw the addition of a tunnel to its first lift hill.



Colour scheme

Speed of Sound

Orange track and purple supports.

La Via Volta

Blue track with yellow rails and yellow supports.


Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.


External links

Articles on Walibi Holland