The good folks at Fårup Sommerland got in touch today about a new rollercoaster rising from the forest floor ‘and the ashes of Corona’ – it’s called Fønix and it looks MENTAL.
Most UK readers won’t know what Fårup Sommerland is, or indeed where it is, well – it’s one of Denmark’s longest-standing amusement parks. It opened in 1975, and has approximately 600,000 guests each season with a guest satisfaction rating of 99 per cent. The park was ranked in the top 3 European amusement parks four years in a row. If you want to get a ‘feel’ of some of the rides they have, this page on the website is a great start.
So what is Fønix?
Fønix (Pheonix) is a brand new rollercoaster opening at Fårup Sommerland in April 2022. The ride is made by Vekoma Rides, one of the world’s largest roller coaster manufacturers are the brains behind Fønix’s unique design and construction. The total cost of the ride is just over £11 million, making Fønix the park’s largest-ever single investment.
The ride itself will also be the first roller coaster in the world to feature a “stall loop” – an element combining the all-time favorite classic looping with the inverted stall into one new unique 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.
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 a historic day for us here at Fårup Sommerland, 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 seeing our guests enjoying what it has to offer”.Niels Jørgen Jensen, CEO of Fårup Sommerland.
When can I ride Fønix?
Fønix is due to open in April 2022 – obviously the times we live in mean that could changem so maybe hold off booking your flights for now.. However there is this really cool 360 degree video on YouTube that allows you to get a feel from the ride and ‘look around’ too.
It’s really positive to have something BIG to look forward to in 2022! I’ve never visited Denmark before, let alone Fårup Sommerland – so it would good to experience a new ride with a world first element!
Have you been to Fårup Sommerland before? Would Fønix convince you to go? Drop a comment below..