‘Carnival Mardi Gras’ to feature roller coaster

2019-01-14T11:31:02+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Entertainment|

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the ‘Mardi Gras’ will be fitted with the first roller coaster at sea when the ship enters service in 2020 at Port Canaveral.
Built by Germany-based Maurer Rides, BOLT, Ultimate Sea Coaster offers nearly 800 ft of twists, turns and drops with riders reaching speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour, the company said.
The system is an all-electric roller coaster that allows two riders in a motorcycle-like vehicle to race along a track 187 ft above sea level.
“’Mardi Gras’ will be our most innovative ship ever with some truly special features and attractions, highlighted by BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival Cruise Line President. “BOLT will continue the tradition of Carnival providing exciting new ways for our guests to ‘Choose Fun.”
The ride will begin with a launch sequence and race car-like levels of acceleration, Carnival said. The experience culminates with a high-powered hairpin turn around the 5,200 pax ship’s funnel.
Riders’ speeds are posted after the race, and guests will have their photo taken during the ride. Guests will also be able to choose their own speed.