Roller coaster in France
Watch the on-ride POV
Location Merlimont, Hauts-de-France, France
Coordinates 50°25′45″N 1°35′56″E / 50.429295°N 1.598988°E / 50.429295; 1.598988
Status Operating since 30 June 2012
Rider height
  • Minimum: 100 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 130 cm
Replaced Coleoz'Arbres
Sommerland Syd
Name Tornado
Location Tinglev, Jylland, Denmark
Coordinates 54°57′44″N 9°10′42″E / 54.962104°N 9.178440°E / 54.962104; 9.178440
Operated 2 July 2005 to 2011
Replaced by Himalaia
Name HangOver
Location Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Coordinates 57°41′41″N 11°59′40″E / 57.694833°N 11.994541°E / 57.694833; 11.994541
Operated 1997 to 2002
Replaced by Cykelturen
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Invertigo
Type Steel - Inverted - Shuttle - Semi-Backwards
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 840
Propulsion Two chain lift hills
Area 86 metres × 30 metres
Height 40 metres
Top speed 80.5 km/h
Length 309 metres
Inversions 3
Duration 1:30
G-Force 5

Triops is a Vekoma inverted shuttle roller coaster located at Bagatelle in Merlimont, Hauts-de-France, France. Triops is French for Hurricane.


The ride originally operated as HangOver at Liseberg in Sweden, and was then sent to Allou! Fun Park in Greece, but was never built. Its next location was Sommerland Syd in Denmark, where it operated as Tornado. In 2011, it was sold to Bagatelle in France, where it currently operates today.



The train is pulled up the chain lift hill in reverse and released down the drop. The train train travels through the station and into a cobra roll and a vertical loop. After climbing a second chain lift hill, the train is dropped again, and travels through the design in reverse.

Colour scheme

Orange track and dark purple supports. Used to feature yellow track and blue 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. Riders sit face-to-face, with the exception of the front and back rows.


External links

  • Triops on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

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