Theme Park, Amusement Park and Attractions Industry News

Euro-Fighter Set for Oaks Park

Oaks Amusement Park, Portland, Oregon, will introduce a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter 320 coaster in spring of 2018. Identical to that introduced by Casino Pier in 2017, it will be unlike anything Portland has experienced before.

The yet un-named coaster will have a 72-foot (22 m) vertical lift and beyond-vertical drop. The first drop of 97° is just the beginning. Tracking at 45 mph (72 kph), passengers will glide the 1,049-foot (320 m) coaster track which will include a vertical loop, an Immelman turn, and a heartline roll during its course. The roller coaster will have two eight-passenger cars equipped with comfortable lap-bar restraints with redundant, hydraulic cylinders that will safely keep passengers in the ergonomic bucket seats during the ride. Durable magnetic brakes will guarantee comfortable vehicle deceleration before they enter the station.


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