Toutatis

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Toutatis
Parc Astérix
Location Plailly, Hauts-de-France, France
Status Under construction, expected to open 2023
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Type Steel - Launched
Product LSM Launch Coaster (Custom)
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1260
Propulsion LSM launch (rolling) and LSM boost (multi-pass)
Height 51 metres
Top speed 107 km/h
Length 1075 metres
Inversions 3
Angle 101°
Duration 1:40
Airtime points: 23 - HELP

Toutatis is a steel launched roller coaster currently under construction at Parc Astérix in Plailly, Hauts-de-France, France. The ride will be an LSM Launch Coaster manufactured by Intamin and will open in 2023.

History

The park's managing director initially confirmed the ride in a documentary in May 2018, where he also stated that Taron at Phantasialand was the park's source of inspiration, sparking rumours that Intamin would be the ride's manufacturer.

At IAAPA 2018, Intamin were officially confirmed as the manufacturer, and the ride’s layout was revealed in a promotional video.

In 2020, an environmental study confirmed the ride’s name as Toutatis.

The ride was originally intended to open in 2021, however in July 2019, it was pushed back to 2022 due to planning issues. The layout was also modified slightly at this point. The ride was delayed yet again in June 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic; it is now intended to open in 2023.[1]

Design

Elements

Toutatis will be an LSM Launch Coaster manufactured by Intamin. The ride will feature two launch tracks, one of which is a multi-pass launch track that will utilise a high-speed switch track to keep the ride from having to slow down in order to accommodate the multi-pass launch. Toutatis will be one of only three rides in the world to feature this; the other two are Pantheon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The ride will also feature a top hat with a 101° drop and “anticipation stall”.

Trains

3 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 20 riders per train.

References

External links

  • Toutatis on the Roller Coaster DataBase.