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Shambhala The new roller coaster, set to become the new icon of PortAventura

Shambhala The new roller coaster, set to become the new icon of PortAventura

  Salou, Vila-seca. Costa Dorada. You can live virtually the route of the new attraction of PortAventura, Shambhala, opening spring 2012. This new roller coaster for the whole family will be the highest in Europe (76 meters) and comes with all the makings of a great expedition, climbing to new heights, falls rappel own abysmal, dark steps through tunnels, lakes mountain, and all on a ride that resembles the silhouette of a mountain range. This new attraction is set to become the new icon of PortAventura, as his majestic figure slender and completely change the skyline of the park, characterized so far by the Dragon Khan, PortAventura symbol since its opening. The new "ridge" of Aventura will be visible from miles away, and will be located in the area of ​​China, the highest point of the park. It is located just behind the Dragon Khan and the structures of both cross roller coasters. Technical Data · It will be a roller coaster of the group of "hypercoaster" which are characterized by large size and height, and a long journey, and to achieve an impressive rate.  · The attraction will run over 1,650 meters, and will require more than 1,600 tons of steel for the structure. We used over 4,000 m3 of concrete for foundations, some points reach 18 meters deep. The attraction will beat three European records: 1. new attraction. Rollercoaster highest in Europe (76 meters) 2. Roller coaster with the longest drop in Europe (78 meters) 3. European hypercoaster faster, it will reach 134 km / h on the first down. The speed will vary as the rest of the way, as the Dragon Khan performed the entire journey with the inertia of the first fall. · We have 5 camelbacks (elevations along the route), the lowest of which has a height equivalent to a 7-story building. In each of these camelbacks, travelers will experience the effect known as air time, losing contact with the seat. It will be like a mound of dirt road, but much more intense. · The design work was undertaken jointly between the company PortAventura Bollinger & Mabillard, who also designed the Dragon Khan.   PortAventura invests 25 million euros in this new attraction. Massanell Antoni, president of the Board of Directors believes that "the new roller coaster is one of the most ambitious projects to date and Portaventura undoubtedly become the new icon of the park."  

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