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NEWS: Zamperla unveils Double Heart Lightning coaster concept

Shuttle launched coaster in 50 meter & 70 meter models

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Zamperla has shared a new roller coaster concept that they're developing in two sizes, a 50 meter model and a 70 meter model. 

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https://www.zamperla.com/products/double-heart-lightning/

DOUBLE HEART 50 METER

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— THE RIDE —

UNIQUE SELLING POINTS

  • Twisting vertical drop.
  • Unique footprint that combines maximum vertical visibility with minimal use of ground space.
  • Feel the rush of three launches: two forwards, one backwards.
  • Lightning Train Chassis
  • Mill-machined aluminum chassis
  • Minimal welding on the main components
  • Reduced total cost of ownership

Seats

  • Ergonomic seats that allow for an open-air experience
  • Comfortable padding
  • Easy to maintain

Capacity

  • Multiple capacity options to fit a variety of investment levels
  • Optional maintenance track

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TECHNICAL DATA SPECIFICS

  • Track Length ~ 325 m (1,066 ft)
  • Track Max Height ~ 50 m (164 ft)
  • Traveled Track Length ~ 540 m (1,771 ft)
  • Footprint ~ 70 m x 18 m (229 x 59 ft)
  • Max Speed ~ 110 km/h  (68 mph)
  • Passenger Height Restrictions 120 cm (48 in) minimum
  • Propulsion System LSM
  • Foundation Style Anchor Bolts
  • Design Standard EN, ASTM, CSEI and other specification
  • Max Theoretical Hourly Capacity 

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DOUBLE HEART 70 METER

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— THE RIDE —

UNIQUE SELLING POINTS

Experience

  • Twisting vertical drop.
  • Unique footprint that combines maximum vertical visibility with minimal use of ground space.
  • Feel the rush of three launches: two forwards, one backwards.
  • The experience and marketability of a hyper coaster at a fraction of the traditional investment.
  • Lightning Train Chassis
  • Mill-machined aluminum chassis
  • Minimal welding on the main components
  • Reduced total cost of ownership

Seats

  • Ergonomic seats that allow for an open-air experience
  • Comfortable padding
  • Easy to maintain

Capacity

  • Turntable and two-train 16-passenger operation allows for up 955 pph capacity.
  • Optional maintenance track

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TECHNICAL DATA SPECIFICS

  • Track Length ~ 503 m (1,650 ft)
  • Track Max Height ~ 70 m (230 ft)
  • Traveled Track Length ~ 825 m (2,707 ft)
  • Footprint ~ 120 m x 19 m (393 x 32 ft)
  • Max Speed ~ 130 km/h (81 mph)
  • Passenger Height Restrictions 120 cm (48 in) minimum
  • Propulsion System LSM
  • Foundation Style Anchor Bolts
  • Design Standard EN, ASTM, CSEI and other specification
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This looks great, I was really surprised by how much fun the Premier Skyrocket coaster was so I'm sure a bigger/faster/longer version by another manufacturer will be really fun. Interesting that Intamin (Sandy's Bronco) and now Zamperla are getting into the compact launched shuttle coaster game. Didn't Mack show off a version with their spinning trains a few years ago? Seems like we're going to see a lot of these in the future.

 

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I love the idea of the turntable station to increase capacity, but good luck with that 40-47 second loading/unloading lol.

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I can't see this NOT going to at least three Six Flags parks. With how good the relationship is between Six Flags and Zamperla, I can see this going to Six Flags New England, Fiesta Texas, and MAYBE either Over Georgia or St. Louis.

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It looks exactly the right size to fit into Playland(PNE) for their new coaster!

And the whole framework and track would "frame" the mountains in the distance.

Eventually. Just saying. And still hoping for anything to be built. 😉

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And it would go ..... right over there! Where dear old crappy Corkscrew used to sit (RIP). 😋

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Wow! Love the support structure on the 70m model. It looks like a giant heart from far away. It would make any park’s skyline enticing.  Also, 4 across seating, that’s thinking with your noggin. Looks like a blast!

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I also think that the load/unload turntable is perfect with these kinds of coasters.

It certainly would advance the capacity per hour, a lot faster.

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17 hours ago, Nrthwnd said:

It looks exactly the right size to fit into Playland(PNE) for their new coaster!

And the whole framework and track would "frame" the mountains in the distance.

Eventually. Just saying. And still hoping for anything to be built. 😉

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And it would go ..... right over there! Where dear old crappy Corkscrew used to sit (RIP). 😋

I would say 4/5 odds this is going to SFFT.

 

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This seems like the kind of thing that Six Flags would buy the prototype of because it's cool and probably cheap.

How have the newer Zamperla coasters been? Have they come a long way since... say... Thunderbolt in Coney Island? It looks great but I'm wondering how high the suck-potential is. 😂

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2 hours ago, bert425 said:

I would say 4/5 odds this is going to SFFT.

 

:)

Well, I felt I had to put my three cents in. ;)

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11 hours ago, coasterbill said:

This seems like the kind of thing that Six Flags would buy the prototype of because it's cool and probably cheap.

How have the newer Zamperla coasters been? Have they come a long way since... say... Thunderbolt in Coney Island? It looks great but I'm wondering how high the suck-potential is. 😂

Rollin' Thunder at Park at Owa is pretty smooth and fun, but it definitely has a vibration. However, Zamperla announced that they've hired a new coaster engineering team and they will start manufacturing their own coaster track. There really is not a way to judge how this new coaster model will ride: new design team, new track design, new train design, and new train fabrication. It'll be interesting to see. 

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On 6/26/2021 at 1:24 PM, coasterbill said:

This seems like the kind of thing that Six Flags would buy the prototype of because it's cool and probably cheap.

How have the newer Zamperla coasters been? Have they come a long way since... say... Thunderbolt in Coney Island? It looks great but I'm wondering how high the suck-potential is. 😂

I share your concerns, but at least the trains lack "comfort collars." 

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