Friday, June 19, 2015

New Gravity Group Wooden Coaster Roars to Life in Ireland

© Tayto Park
Ireland's first wooden roller coaster, designed by The Gravity Group and called Cú Chulainn, is now open and thrilling riders at Tayto Park.  The 3,583 foot long coaster delivers many moments of air-time and also has an over-banked turn mid-ride that is being advertised by Tayto Park as an inversion.  The 102 foot first drop gets the trains, which are designed by GravityKraft, moving at over 55 miles per hour.

This on-ride video not only shows off the elaborate front plate of the train, but also the layout of Cú Chulainn.  After the first drop a good portion of the ride stays close to the ground, but that's not to say that there aren't floater hills along the way!

The ride's 105 foot lift hill dominates Tayto Park's skyline, which has expanded greatly this year.  The park has really entered the amusement park arena big time with the coaster, but has also added a bit of something for everyone.  This includes a Zamperla Air Race, an indoor 5-D cinema, walk through dinosaur attraction and more.  With a great looking wooden ride now on the books, perhaps we will see Tayto Park add a steel ride soon?