Combining several different movements, Air Race is the latest family thrill ride from Zamperla. Open since the end of May at Luna Park in Coney Island, New York, the ride also provides a spectacular visual effect.
Air Race takes riders on a journey replicating the experiences and sensations of an acrobatic aeroplane flight, with banks, loops, dives and weightlessness that will test even the most experienced thrill seekers.
Accommodating up to 24 riders at a time in six, four-seater aeroplanes, the 26.5-metre diameter attraction turns at 8.5 rpm with an additional motor driven rotation on each arm. A variety of ride programs are available and “pilots” experience accelerations of 3G as they go upside down.Class 5 over-the-shoulder restraints allow passengers as short as from 1.2-metres to ride. Theoretical hourly capacity is 480 riders.
Zamperla is offering both a standard and deluxe version of the ride, plus custom theming.