OK, I'm guessing a launched infinity. Or maybe it'll just be a eurofighter 320. I hope for the infinity.
During the IAAPA, the Compagnie des Alpes has bought a new roller coaster for Walibi Rhônes-Alpes, France.
After the opening of the Explorer Adventure area in 2016, and the creation of the Festival City area for 2018, Walibi Rhônes-Alpes will open a brand new roller coaster in 2019!
The park will get an Infinity Coaster from Gerstlauer. This ride will be feature several inversions and a vertical lift unique in France. In addition, we will find a little surprise at the end of this lift (certainly the same as on Schwur des Kärnan).
Also, the layout has a switch to extend the ride. Part of it is not visible on the ride’s animation video. This new ride will be equipped with several trains made of 3 cars of 4 passengers for a total of 12 passengers per train.
Opening scheduled for May 2019.
Both Karacho and Karnan aren't even that rattly. Plus it has lapbars so the rattle won't matter much.Yuck, me no likey. You just know this'll be proper rattly.
We haven't even seen quite the full layout, I'm pretty sure the spike isn't visible in the video. I know this is at a small park, but only 2 x 12 passenger trains? That must only be ~400pph.
^In terms of riders per train, and the number of trains, then yes. But this looks to be a longer ride and on a larger scale, so that would make the capacity lower than Timber. I mean, Gerstlauer's vertical lift hills are able to carry trains comprised of 4 rows (16rpt), so they could be missing out on 1/4 of the possible capacity with 2 trains. Even with 3 trains, that would be an improvement, but the throughput would still only be ~600pph.
This would be the same as Timber's capacity. The small GG woodie also has 2 x 12 passenger trains
Checking attendance figures, Walibi Rhône-Alpes had 420,000 visitors in 2016 and 465,000 this year. Haven't visited the park yet, but I remember most French TRs wrote that wait times generally weren't exceeding 30 minutes on Timber.