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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Onsite construction||RCS GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Floorless - Diving|
|Riders per train||18|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||105 km/h|
Valkyria is a steel Dive Coaster located Liseberg in Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden. Opened in 2018, the ride was manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard. It was built as part of a mythological-themed regeneration of the area near Balder, which also included a pendulum ride from Intamin named Loke.
The addition of Valkyria was announced in the fall of 2016.
In October 2017, the first pieces of track arrived at Liseberg. The ride's first track piece was erected on January 18, 2018.
Valkyria was originally intended to open on the first day of Liseberg's 2018 season on April 28, 2018, however construction was delayed due to difficulties with creating the tunnel, meaning that the ride's opening was pushed back to summer 2018.
On May 29, 2018, Valkyria's final track piece, part of the immelmann, was put into place.
Valkyria is 154.2 feet tall with a 164 foot tall partially underground drop. It is also Europe's longest and tallest dive coaster. A POV released by Liseberg on April 13, 2017 confirmed that the ride would feature an immelmann, a zero-g roll and a heartline roll, making for an overall total of three inversions.
Valkyria starts with the lift hill, turns 90 degrees to the right at the top, and then hangs over the drop. The 90 degree drop and tunnel leading into an immelmann, followed by an overbanked turn underneath the lift and into a zero-g roll. Then, it rises into a right hand 3/4 helix, s-curving to the left and into the final inversion, a heartline roll. After the 3rd inversion, Valkyria does a right-hand turn into the brake run.
The ride is located on the former site of Kanonen. Kanonen closed on December 30, 2016 to make way for Valkyria.
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