It is being reported that Skyline Park will open a major new coaster from Gerstlauer in 2024, which will be their largest coaster to date and certainly one of their larger investments at 8-10 million euros. The coaster will be 229.7 ft (70m) tall and 3,937 ft (1.2km) long. It's only 3m shorter than Kärnan. This is a very, very welcome investment by all means. It also makes sense given that they've expressed the desire for a major new coaster for some time, and Gerstlauer is only 40 minutes away and yet hasn't really worked with the park on any major projects before.
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The Skyline Park in southern Germany is planning a large new roller coaster as a novelty in 2024. It should be the tallest and longest in the Bavarian amusement park.
Between eight and ten million euros are to be invested in the new roller coaster. The Skyline Park managing director Joachim Löwenthal announced this to the Augsburger Allgemeine.
The novelty 2024 should be nothing less than the highest and longest roller coaster in the Bavarian amusement park to date: 70 meters high and 1.2 kilometers long. This means that the new attraction will also scratch the height record in Germany; the currently highest steel roller coasters in this country with 73 meters are “Silver Star” in Europa-Park and “Der Schwur des Kärnan” in Hansa-Park. After that, nothing follows for a long time, until “Expedition GeForce” in the Holiday Park, which rises 53 meters into the air.
New roller coaster from German manufacturer
The new eye-catcher in Skyline Park would be its seventh roller coaster. To this end, the amusement park is working for the first time with the manufacturer Gerstlauer Amusement Rides from Münsterhausen, which is only 40 kilometers away.
Among other things, Gerstlauer is responsible for “The Oath of Kärnan” in the Hansa-Park and is therefore familiar with tall systems.
“The Oath of Kärnan” is only three meters higher than the novelty in Skyline Park is supposed to be. (Photo: Hansa-Park).
A few years ago, Skyline Park expressed plans to build a large new roller coaster. In fact, the highest roller coaster in the world should have been realized with the drive system of the “Sky Dragster”. However, these plans have not yet been implemented.
The Skyline Park has a weakness for high attractions: In 2020, the “Allgäuflieger”, the highest chain carousel in the world at the time, was opened.