Sunday, April 29, 2012

VIDEO: Theme Park Review Presents Leviathan and Arctic Explorer POV's

(April 29, 2012) Point of view video of Leviathan and Polar Explorer have been added to the playlist "Theme Park Review Presents 2012 Coaster POV's" on the IPM News YouTube Channel.

Leviathan, at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, is a Bolliger and Mabillard hypercoaster reaching 306 ft high on its lift hill with a decent drop of 80 degrees where riders will reach a top speed of 92 mph.  The coaster traverses 5,486 feet in its 3 min, 28 second journey.  The coaster features three 32-passenger trains, each housing eight cars, with four seats set across each car.  The US$28 million coaster will open to the public in May.

Arctic Explorer is the thrill ride component of the new US$13 million Polar Land at Legoland Billund, in Billund Denmark, which also includes a live penguin display and a new restaurant.  The new family-friendly coaster from Zierer features a 70 ft lift hill and speeds up to 40 mph.  Sites along the track include a mountain, frozen waterfall, and arctic animals made of LEGO's.  Inside the mountain, riders will crash through a frozen lake in a 15 ft freedrop similar to the ones on Th1rt3en at Alton Towers and the upcoming Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  The Arctic Explorer coaster and Polar Land are also scheduled to open in May.

All footage for Theme Park Review point of view videos is either supplied by the respective parks or filmed by Theme Park Review members with the park's permission.