Europe's tallest dive coaster opens at Liseberg

August 10, 2018, 12:12 PM · Sweden's Liseberg this morning opened Europe's tallest and longest dive coaster — Valkyria.

The Bolliger & Mabillard model stands 154 feet tall but dives 164 feet, thanks to a fog-shrouded tunnel at the end of the dive. From there, it's a 65-mph adventure through an Immelmann, zero-G roll and heartline roll on your way back to the station, all while enjoying views of the park and surrounding Gothenburg.

Valkyria dive
Photo and video courtesy the park

"It's been a complicated project, but the end result has been worth all the wait in the world," said Liseberg's CEO Andreas Andersen, who also serves as chairman of industry trade association IAAPA this year. "We have built a new Liseberg icon – a new favourite for the guests that puts Liseberg and Gothenburg on the map and will attract visitors for years to come."

The coaster is the most expensive project in the Swedish theme park's history. Valkyria and last year's Loke swing ride cost together cost over US$27 million, according to the park.

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August 10, 2018 at 1:40 PM

I hereby pronounce no more coasters can use names played off the word "valkyrie" in any language. So may it be written, so may it be done.

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