Stunning POV footage shows the first-ever roller coaster at sea in action on board Carnival’s new £1billion cruise ship
- Bolt: The Ultimate Sea Coaster is 187 ft above sea stage and reaches speeds of practically 40 miles per hour
- The all-electric rollercoaster prices £10.80 ($15) for 2 laps and permits two riders to race one another
- Bolt debuted on a visit to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas final month
The first roller coaster at sea is open for enterprise – and superb point-of-view video footage of the trip in action shows that it is a spectacular expertise.
The trip known as Bolt and it winds its method round the high of the £1billion Carnival ship the Mardis Gras.
Described as the ‘Ultimate Sea Coaster’, the clip sees the trip capturing round the ship’s ‘Ultimate Playground’ water slides and its funnel, with the azure blue water of the ocean to 1 facet.
Amazing point-of-view video footage of Bolt on the Mardi Gras shows that it is an exhilarating expertise
After years of anticipation, Bolt debuted on a visit to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas on July 31, on a crusing from Port Canaveral, Florida.
Built by Munich-based Maurer Rides, the roller coaster observe – which reportedly cost £5.7million ($8 million) to construct – is 187 ft (57m) above sea stage and reaches speeds of practically 40 miles per hour.
The all-electric roller coaster, which prices £10.80 ($15) for 2 laps, permits two riders to strap in to a motorcycle-like car and race one another, experiencing practically 800 ft (243 metres) of thrilling twists and plunges because it flies round the observe.
The roller coaster permits two riders to strap in to a motorcycle-like car and race each other
The roller coaster observe is 187 ft above sea stage and reaches speeds of practically 40 miles per hour
It finishes with a high-powered hairpin flip round the Mardi Gras funnel
As their stomachs drop, friends can take in 360-degree views of the sky and sea round them, earlier than the trip finishes with a high-powered hairpin flip round the ship’s funnel.
Riders’ speeds are posted after the race, and similar to land-based roller coasters, friends have their photograph taken throughout the trip for a memorable souvenir.
Guests may even select their very own pace utilizing an in-car throttle, making it a tailored expertise.
Bolt: The Ultimate Sea Coaster flies round the ship’s ‘Ultimate Playground’ water slides
Riders can take pleasure in 360-degree views from the high of the cruise ship as they expertise the trip
Bolt debuted on a visit to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas on July 31
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, mentioned: ‘Bolt will continue the tradition of Carnival providing exciting new ways for our guests to “choose fun”.
‘We are so thrilled to introduce this one-of-a-kind, game-changing, exhilarating attraction – our guests are going to love it!’
Mardi Gras, an XL-class ship, weighs 180,000 tonnes, is 1,130 ft (340m) lengthy and options six onboard zones, together with a French quarter.
The cruise line took supply of Mardis Gras from the Meyer Turku Shipyard in Turku, Finland, the place she was constructed.
The ship was set to launch in 2020 however the event was pushed again into 2021 due to the pandemic.
After the race, friends have their photographs taken for a memorable souvenir
Mardi Gras was set to launch in 2020 however the event was pushed again into 2021 due to the pandemic