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Hyperion Opens at Energylandia

Energylandia’s stunning new mega coaster completed the testing phase and made its premiere at the park Saturday.

Energylandia’s stunning new mega coaster completed the testing phase and made its premiere at the park Saturday.

Hyperion stands 252.6 feet tall and treats riders to an 84° drop into a tunnel, where it reaches a top speed of 88.2 miles per hour. Designed by Intamin, the ride features four-across seating and a train design not unlike a B&M Hyper.

After watching an on-ride video of Hyperion, I was very impressed with the speed the ride maintained throughout the layout. Several hills appear to have extreme airtime and the Stengel Dive makes for a smooth turnaround not found on many coasters.

Take a virtual ride on Hyperion:

Overall, I think Energylandia hit a home run with their latest coaster and they’re shaping up to be one of the top parks in Europe after only four years of operation. Depending on the Hyperion’s success, I would be interested to see if any American parks decide to invest in Intamin over B&M for their next big coaster.

What are your thoughts on Hyperion? Leave a comment below.

By Jonathan

A trip to Dollywood at age eight changed me forever. Since then, I have been on a wild quest to fulfill my cravings for thrill. Here at Theme Park Press, I desire to share my adventures and give my thoughts on the latest industry news.

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