Fårup Sommerland, one of Denmark’s biggest amusement parks located in northern Jutland, has unveiled Fønix (Phoenix), a brand-new roller coaster designed to be the largest, fastest, and probably the most exciting amusement park ride in the country. The ride will stand at 40 meters tall, reach speeds of up to 95 kilometers an hour, feature the world’s first “stall loop” element, and have more airtime than any other amusement park ride in Scandinavia.
Fårup Sommerland is expecting Fønix to rise up and overlook the entire park by April 2022. Guests will soon experience its thrilling twists, turns, drops, and loops at speeds of up to 95 kilometers per hour, making it both the largest and faster than any other roller coaster in Denmark.
“This is an historic day for us here at Fårup Sommerland,” said Niels Jørgen Jensen, CEO of Fårup Sommerland as the news was announced on 23 June. “We are extremely proud to finally unveil our plans to develop and build Denmark’s largest and fastest roller coaster, which will be ready for our guests next year. We’ve been working on it for a long time, and I look forward to see our guests enjoying what it has to offer”.
Fønix will also be the first roller coaster in the world to feature a “stall loop” – a spectacular world first element combining the all-time favorite classic looping with the inverted stall into one new unique element. In this new element the train is forced into an overhead position by half a loop followed by an inverted camelback where the riders experience a period of 2.5 seconds of weightlessness before entering the second half of the loop combined with a twist.
Justin Garvanovic, the founder of the European Coaster Club, calls Fønix an exciting and significant addition to Fårup Sommerland. He believes many of the world’s roller coaster enthusiasts will be attracted to what Fønix has to offer, and the stall loop in particular.
“A ride of this nature is simply wonderful news for us here in Europe. The days of looking jealously west at parks in the US are over, and it’s rides like Fønix that are responsible for this.”, says Garvanovic. “It’s rare nowadays to find something new anywhere, let alone on a roller coaster. Fønix’s Stall Loop is just that – something new. It will combine both positive G-Forces and Zero G Force, a perfect combination. I can’t wait to try Fønix and the Stall Loop, it should be exquisite.”