Zamperla, a leading ride manufacturer, has recently brought its popular spinning coasters to both sides of the Atlantic, including new openings at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in California, US and Tusenfryd in Norway.
The Six Flags site opened a classic Zamperla Twister Coaster, whilst Tusenfryd purchased the largest Compact Spinning Coaster model provided by Zamperla to date.
Six Flags’ new installation, Sidewinder Safari, has a maximum height of 39 feet, and a top speed of 47 kilometres per hour (29 mph). The park was supplied with six vehicles, each seating four passengers.
Dameon Nelson, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom general manager says: “As the world leader in thrills, Six Flags continues to raise the bar to deliver the most unique and innovative experiences in the industry.
“Sidewinder Safari is unlike any other ride in Northern California, featuring the thrill of a unique, spinning roller coaster combined with an opportunity to encounter reptiles up-close, which continues Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s long legacy of promoting animal conservation through education.”
Fun for all ages
Tusenfryd CEO Bjørn Håvard Solli says that its new coaster was part of the park’s multi-year investment plan to develop and future-proof the business.
The park has invested more than €5m for the 2022 season, with the Zamperla coaster being a significant new addition. With its 90 cm (36 in) height requirement, the coaster completes the attraction’s varied collection of family coasters, with a broad appeal ride that allows multiple generations to enjoy together. Zamperla has supplied one train with four, four-passenger vehicles.
Zamperla sales manager Marco Mazzucchi says: “Working with the Parques Reunidos and Tusenfryd teams allowed us to partner and develop a world-class family coaster that features a detailed custom theme.”
“The Six Flags installation features a unique harness that allows a wide range of guests to ride,” adds rollercoaster sales and marketing director, Adam Sandy. “We are utilising an ADA system developed for thrill rides like the Discovery on some of our coasters. We strive to make our attractions accessible to as many riders as possible.”
Zamperla has recently worked with Drusillas Park in East Sussex, UK, to retheme the zoo’s flat rides to integrate with its new Rainforest area.