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Excitement building for Parc Asterix’s upcoming Toutatis coaster

An Intamin-manufactured rollercoaster, the steel LSM launch coaster Toutatis is set to become a signature attraction for France’s Parc Asterix when it opens to the public later this year.






An Intamin-manufactured rollercoaster, the steel LSM launch coaster Toutatis is set to become a signature attraction for France’s Parc Asterix when it opens to the public later this year.

Set for launch on April 8, the new attraction is themed around the Celtic god Toutatis - a deity who was worshipped in ancient Gaul and Britain and is regularly referenced in the Asterix series as a way of expressing strong emotion.

Covering 3,526.9ft (1,075m), the ride features 23 airtime points - a world record for a steel coaster - and reaches speeds of up to 66.5mph (110kmph). Its peak stands at 167.3ft (51m) with a vertical drop of 101 degrees.

The ride’s triple half-pipe launch will send visitors forwards, backward, and forwards again, with the train eventually reaching enough speed to make it over the ride’s peak. Intamin says that the ride will hold a European record for the most launches on a rollercoaster.

Originally scheduled for 2021, the build was delayed for a number of reasons, including the pandemic and the layout impeding a number of protected trees in the adjacent National Forest.

Toutatis will be part of a larger new themed area of the park dubbed Toutatis Festival. The new space will also offer a Zamperla-manufactured spinning tower, a playground, a restaurant and a shop.



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Excitement building for Parc Asterix’s upcoming Toutatis coaster

An Intamin-manufactured rollercoaster, the steel LSM launch coaster Toutatis is set to become a signature attraction for France’s Parc Asterix when it opens to the public later this year.






An Intamin-manufactured rollercoaster, the steel LSM launch coaster Toutatis is set to become a signature attraction for France’s Parc Asterix when it opens to the public later this year.

Set for launch on April 8, the new attraction is themed around the Celtic god Toutatis - a deity who was worshipped in ancient Gaul and Britain and is regularly referenced in the Asterix series as a way of expressing strong emotion.

Covering 3,526.9ft (1,075m), the ride features 23 airtime points - a world record for a steel coaster - and reaches speeds of up to 66.5mph (110kmph). Its peak stands at 167.3ft (51m) with a vertical drop of 101 degrees.

The ride’s triple half-pipe launch will send visitors forwards, backward, and forwards again, with the train eventually reaching enough speed to make it over the ride’s peak. Intamin says that the ride will hold a European record for the most launches on a rollercoaster.

Originally scheduled for 2021, the build was delayed for a number of reasons, including the pandemic and the layout impeding a number of protected trees in the adjacent National Forest.

Toutatis will be part of a larger new themed area of the park dubbed Toutatis Festival. The new space will also offer a Zamperla-manufactured spinning tower, a playground, a restaurant and a shop.



See more of the biggest rollercoaster openings in 2023 here


 



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