Friday, March 17, 2017

Ferrari Land Names Europe's Tallest Coaster Ahead of Park Grand Opening

With less than a month until its grand opening, PortAventura Resort's new Ferrari Land theme park has revealed the name of their massive new roller coaster, Red Force.

The ride will be one of the highlight attractions at the resort's third theme park, standing an impressive 367 feet tall.  Designed by Intamin, Red Force will rocket riders from zero to 112 miles per hour in only 5 seconds.  The trains will climb the vertical tower, slow as they pass over the crest, then drop back down toward the ground.

To celebrate the ride, the park has released this new promo video of the coaster:

Riders will be able to take on Red Force, along with the park's other offerings, starting April 7th.  Other park attractions include a free-fall and space shot attraction, several racing simulators, a family-friendly whip ride, play areas and of course a very elaborate set of Ferrari-inspired race cars that travel over a winding 1,870 foot long track.

Coaster fans, however, will want to get in some repeat rides on Red Force, no doubt.  The coaster - which is similar in design to both Cedar Point's Top Thrill Dragster and Six Flags Great Adventure's Kingda Ka - will be the 5th tallest on the planet and the tallest in Europe when it opens.