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Europa-Park woodie takes shape

Construction work has started on the new wooden coaster at Germany’s leading theme park – as these pictures show.

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The Europa-Park ride – which wlll be over 1km long – is set to open in spring 2012, becoming the 11th rollercoaster at this popular venue in the Black Forest. The attraction is being built by Great Coasters International (GCI) in the Iceland area of the park.

Occupying a 1.6-hectare site, the ride will feature 1,050-metres of track and a highest point of 35-metres. Riders will race along at up to 100km/h, experiencing maximal vertical acceleration up to 3.5 G. Riders are promised heart-pounding sequences, tight bends and plenty of airtime during the ride, which will cross over two of the park’s exsiting attractions.

We hope these images, courtesy of Europa-Park Park, will whet your appetite!

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