Intamin accelerator for Tusenfryd, Norway

Thursday, July 7, 2005 8:37 AM
The Norwegian Park Tusenfryd announced today that they'll be building an Intamin Accelerator called SpeedMonster in 2006.

The ride has a completely new kind of layout for an accelerator - No tophat, but three inversions. Height is 40 m (~130ft), speed is 90 km/h (~56 mph), track length is 690 m (~2260ft).

More information with pics:

Nordic coasterboom is live and kickin'. Next year we'll be getting at least an Intamin accelerator and a GCI woodie.

Thursday, July 7, 2005 9:55 AM
Acually it won't be a new type of accelerator, Rita at Alton Towers dosn't have a top hat


Thursday, July 7, 2005 10:25 AM
^ Rita also doesn't have inversions.
Thursday, July 7, 2005 12:12 PM
Hmmm, the layout looks a little hard to figure out...Is it me, or does it look like a pretzel loop for the first "combo" inversion?

Not to mention, what's the last inversion? Maybe a corkscrew?

Seems like an interesting ride though!


OMG I have a new sig!!!
Thursday, July 7, 2005 12:17 PM
rollergator's avatar Joe.... Duane's got the facts. Immelman, Double Corkscrew....

I still think Kanonen looks like the best of the European rockets...and that it's *a bit presumptuous* to have an opening DATE posted for any Intamin coaster... ;)

*** Edited 7/7/2005 4:18:28 PM UTC by rollergator***

Thursday, July 7, 2005 12:38 PM
L O Freaking L! What the hell?! *THREE* car trains? That's hysterical.

It'll be like Italian Job's trains but on a huge coaster...wonder why they chose that.


OMG I have a new sig!!!
Thursday, July 7, 2005 12:50 PM
StormRunner with out the Top Hat?


Thursday, July 7, 2005 12:57 PM
Well, its a European park, that most of us havn't been to. Maybe it won't need the extra trains or cars. If the park dosn't have a huge crowd, then it isn't needed.

Thursday, July 7, 2005 1:09 PM
I love the name. So simple. Wow, Scandanavia is really looking more and more appealing as a potential trip next year.
Thursday, July 7, 2005 8:33 PM
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)
Friday, July 8, 2005 3:03 AM

Impulse-ive said:

Those crazy Scandanavians ... yaaaa ...

It's ScandInavians...

Friday, July 8, 2005 5:28 AM
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***

Saturday, July 9, 2005 5:09 AM
Any maybe the most unreliable one too?
It is a FACT that The Voyage is the greatest thing on the planet!!
Friday, August 12, 2005 2:29 PM
baby remember that name
Tuesday, November 15, 2005 12:59 AM
Nice to see a brand new inversion, the Inverted Loop according to RCDB:


Tuesday, November 15, 2005 1:12 AM
Wow...That's VERY cool looking.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005 1:33 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Been done before, on B&M's three Superman flyers. It's called a Pretzel Loop on those rides.

*** Edited 11/15/2005 6:38:17 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 1:35 AM
^LOL...I was thinking the same thing. Inverted loop?! It's a pretzel loop!

(I mean technically it could be considered an inverted loop...but still)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 3:42 AM

Mamoosh said:
Been done before, on B&M's three Superman flyers. It's called a Pretzel Loop on those rides.

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 :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 11:32 AM
Didnt Moonsault Scramble have a pretzel loop almost identical to that ?

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