Wow, that park definitely wins the award for the least creative name division. Speed Monster? Teeny-weeny for the kiddie coaster? Loopen for the looper? Dragon for the Dragon coaster? Supersplash for the water coaster?
Those crazy Scandanavians ... yaaaa ...
Brett, Resident Launch Whore
Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
I think that SpeedMonster is a great name! Its so blatant and inyourface. Only SpeedFreak would have been better.
Even after the lackluster RITA layout and some negative comments about Kanonen, its astounding that every Rocket Coaster comes with a new twist.
The first inversion of SpeedMonster will be some sort of Pretzel Loop! After the launch the cars speed up a hill just to get flipped upside down at the top. They will then go down a half loop and up another half loop which will turn into a sort of Stengel dive to exit the second inversion.
The large helix/turnaround will be located on a lower terrain level. The trains are supposed to reach their top speed there!
Then its back over an airtime hill, which will lead through the Pretzel Inversion (which will be built around an escalator, by the way). Followed by two consecutive "Egf-flips" (the wonderful twisting hills) and a Flatspin (3rd inversion) will lead into a sharp upwards turn into the breaks.
Its so tempting to say it all the time, but this layout seems to be the best Rocket Ever!
Its even more astounding that a park which has around 500.000 visitors per year is going to build an 8 million € coaster. (But Norway is a whole different planet, moneywise) *** Edited 7/8/2005 9:30:57 AM UTC by tricktrack***
Yes, it's called a Pretzel Loop on "those" rides. But this new inverted loop warrants its own name on the fact that the way riders maneuver it is completely different from the similar looking element on the B&M Flyers. This inverted loop looks more like a double layered back-to-back set of loops (ala Zonga) than a pretzel-shape :)