Triops

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Triops
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Bagatelle
Location Merlimont, Hauts-de-France, France
Status Operating since June 30, 2012
Liseberg
Location Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Operated 1997 to 2002
Allou! Fun Park
Location Athens, Attica, Greece
Operated Unbuilt
Sommerland Syd
Location Tinglev, Jylland, Denmark
Operated 2 July 2005 to 2011
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Inverted - Shuttle
Product Invertigo
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 840
Propulsion Two chain lift hills
Height 131 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 1014 feet
Inversions 3
Duration 1:30
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Triops is a Vekoma inverted shuttle roller coaster located at Bagatelle in Hauts-de-France, France. Triops is French for Hurricane.

Design

Elements

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.

Trains

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.

History

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 Parc in France, where it currently operates today.

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