With 10 roller coasters and a wide selection of family rides, Polish park EnergyLandia is quickly shaping up to be one of the best amusement parks in Europe. Though it has only been open since 2014, the park has rapidly expanded each year, and 2018 will be no exception. EnergyLandia announced that next year they will add a water coaster and begin development on a Venice-inspired hotel complex. The park also revealed their plans to build Hyperion, an impressive-looking mega coaster from Intamin.
After climbing high above the rest of the park, Hyperion will plunge down an 80-meter (260-foot) drop at a stunning 84 degrees. Over the course of the ride, thrill seekers will be treated to airtime hills, swooping turns, and a splashdown finale. Perhaps the most unique element on Hyperion will be the Stengel Dive turnaround, where the track arches upwards before twisting into a drop in the opposite direction.
Themed to one of Saturn’s satellites, Hyperion will feature an open train design with minimal restraints. Holding four passengers in each row, the trains will sport staggered seating not unlike the winged trains on Skyrush.
While still in the planning stages for Hyperion, EnergyLandia received bids from both Intamin and Vekoma for a new mega coaster. In a surprising move, the park took to social media to get their guests’ input on choosing the final design. This gave coaster fans a rare behind-the-scenes look at the selection process and allowed them to influence the park’s final decision.
Watch an on-ride rendering of Hyperion below (you can also check out Vekoma’s concept here):
From start to finish, Hyperion looks relentless. I can’t wait to hear from early riders next year. Are you excited for the coaster? Leave a comment below.