Tuesday, June 26, 2018

New Pendulum Thrill Ride - Tigeren - Opening in 2019 at Djurs Sommerland

Large pendulum thrill rides, available from several ride manufacturers, are proving to be a hot ticket in the amusement industry over the past few seasons.  Several of these rides have opened each season in parks across the globe, and it looks like the trend will continue in 2019.

Djurs Sommerland, located in Denmark, has announced the addition of Tigeren to the park's Wild Asia themed section for 2019.  The ride will be one of Intamin's Gyro Swings, which hits speeds of up to 62 miles per hour and a maximum swing angle of 120 degrees.  At the top of that swing the highest part of the pendulum will be around 147 feet in the air, according to the park.

This animation of Tigeren shows just how tall the ride will be, and it will indeed tower over all of the park's existing roller coasters.  When Crazanity opens this summer at Six Flags Magic Mountain it will be the tallest pendulum ride at 172 feet, not that the 147 feet of Tigeren is any less impressive!

Djurs Sommerland continues to expand on a regular basis, with two new family rides opening in 2018, and a unique Intamin suspended inverted ride, DragonKongen having opened in 2017.