Finland's PowerPark will open "Junker" this Summer, a brand new Gerstlauer designed Infinity coaster. What is an Infinity coaster? Well I didn't know either, but apparently it is the company's line of coasters that are like The Smiler at Alton Towers - meaning quite twisted, using individual cars and a lift, launch, or both!
Junker will just use one launch, sending cars toward an inverted 131 foot tall top hat at over sixty miles per hour. The rest of the ride gets a bit convoluted, so perhaps take a look at this layout first:
This comes from Coasters and More - a great European site that always has some of the best news and images around.
So the coaster will complete the inverted top hat, then dive into what looks like a Norwegian Loop at first glance, but it isn't. It is actually a dive loop immediately followed by a fat-looking vertical loop. And interesting mix! After another climb and brief pause, the trains dive into a cut-back, another dive loop, a corkscrew and a final helix before the brakes kick in. The track spans over 2,800 feet from start to finish.
In addition to a new page for Junker with a press release, there are two webcams that have been set up to see the coaster going up. Although it was night when this was taken, you can still see that a significant amount of Junker is up! With a very unique layout and a newer ride system being used, this could be one of the sleeper hits of the year.