Europe's largest wooden rollercoaster opens to the public at Tayto Park, Co Meath, Ireland.
Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster and the first with an inversion, the Cú Chulainn, was opened to the public, on 5 June at 12.30pm at Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Co Meath.
12th June 2015
onstruction of the rollercoaster began last August with over 70 builders and engineers from the Gravity Group, Ohio, in the US working on site.
The Gravity Group has created over 50 wooden rollercoasters around the world, including the first-ever wooden rollercoaster in China.
With over 800,000kgs of yellow pine wood used, more than 100 tonnes of steel and collectively over 700,000 nails and bolts, the rollercoaster reaches a height of 32.05 meters with a drop zone of 31 meters.
It will take up to 960 people per hour and reach speeds of up to 100km an hour.
The rollercoaster is part of a €26m investment in the park this year which includes other eight other rides and a 19,000 sq ft log-style admissions centre.
One of the new attractions is Dinosaurs Alive, an exhibition of life-like animatronic dinosaurs.