Tsunami (M&D's Scotland's Theme Park)

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Tsunami
Tsunami (M&D's Scotland's Theme Park) train 1.jpg
M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
Location Motherwell, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 27 March 2004 to 26 June 2016
Statistics
Manufacturer Pinfari
Product XP48
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 10
Hourly capacity 900
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 158 feet × 75 feet
Height 66 feet
Length 1185 feet
Inversions 2
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Tsunami is a steel inverted roller coaster located at M&D's Scotland's Theme Park in Motherwell, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. Before arriving at the park in 2004, the ride travelled with M&D's carnival. After an accident on 26 June 2016, the ride sat standing but not operating until 27 February 2017, when the ride was announced as being sold to another theme park and dismantled.

Design

Elements

Trains

3 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 10 riders per train.

Incident

On the afternoon of 26 June 2016 the entire yellow train derailed, struck a support and landed on the ground in front of the Tsunami. Some cars landed upside-down whereas others landed on their side. Six ambulances and six fire engines arrived after being called to the amusement park at 15:37 PM. Two adults and eight children have been injured and subsequently taken to hospital.[1] Three children are in critical condition, with one boy having suffered a hand injury. The ride was announced as leaving M&D's on 27 February 2017.

A subsequent health and safety investigation found that repairs to the trains had been carried out using an incompatible welding metal. In March 2019, the park owners were fined £65,000 after pleading guilty to the charges.[2]

Images

References

External links

  • Tsunami on the Roller Coaster DataBase.