Sunday, August 12, 2018

Liseberg Opens Valkyria - New B&M Dive Coaster

© Liseberg
After a couple of minor construction delays, Liseberg, located in Sweden, has opened their brand new B&M dive coaster, Valkyria.  The massive investment replaced the park's launched Intamin coaster, Kanonen, and follows last year's instillation of Loke, a giant pendulum ride.

Valkyria features a lift hill that stretches 154 feet into the sky, after which the trains encounter a 90 degree turn to the right.  As B&M dive coasters are known to do, the trains then are braked on the edge of the vertical drop, giving riders this view:

© Liseberg
The vertical drop extends down 164 feet, taller than the lift due to the tunnel that can be seen at the very bottom of this photo.  The trains soar through a giant Immelmann element, then up a highly banked curve and directly into a zero-g roll.  After a large helix, the ride then meanders through a heartline roll before curving into the final brakes.  Valkyria's total track length is 2,297 feet and the train hit a maximum speed of 65 miles per hour.

Liseberg has released this official point of view video of a ride on Valkyria, why don't you take a spin!