Carnival Cruise Lines releases additional information regarding the worlds first roller coaster at sea
Carnival Cruise Line revealed new details about BOLT. The first roller coaster at sea which is set to be the center piece of the Ultimate Playground. It is an open-air recreation area on Mardi Gras which is set to launch in August of next year.
This announcement was made at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Conference in Orlando. It was made by the Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy who was accompanied by Shaquille O’Neal, the Chief Fun Officer. Fun industry leader, Maurer Rides, partnered up with Carnival Cruises to showcase and unveil BOLT at the IAAPA event. The event brings together people from the world’s largest theme parks and attractions.
The features on the roller coaster:
Duffy announced that BOLT’s all electric, motorcycle-inspired vehicles will feature red and blue stripes. It will also have a glistening lighting bolt. The vehicle will also host a digital speedometer display. Finally, speakers will feature with all new sound effects to enhance the experience.
Cameras will be situated along the track for user souvenirs. As well as within each and every vehicle to allow the rider to gain a momentous keepsake of their experience. Guests can choose their own speed which means that they won’t ever experience the same ride, user dependant.
What they said:
“Whether guests want to get an adrenaline rush or take it slow and enjoy the breathtaking views, BOLT will have it all,” said Duffy. “Combining the most talented designers, technicians and attractions professionals in the industry. we’ve taken FUN to a whole new level with this amazing onboard experience that is also a true game changer in our industry.”
It will take the main stage within the Ultimate Playground. The playground is one of Mardi Gras six themed zones which is home to the largest water park in the fleet boasting three exhilarating slides.
Blue Lightning will offer 312 feet of twists and turns. The 229-foot-long Orange Thunder drop-down slide will send guests in a water pool at the bottom. Also featuring is the popular Twister slide and a children’s area featuring multiple water toys.
The SportSquare complex will feature the ultimate rope course spread across 600 feet. Also featuring is a nine-hole mini golf course, a jogging track, fitness equipment and a basketball court.
A virtual tour of The Ultimate Playground can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYLeJuLzHzs&feature=youtu.be
Further details on Mardi Gras’ features and themed zones will be announced in the coming months.
The project is currently under construction in Finland but is set to move to New York for a series of voyages beginning in October 2020.