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Would You Ride A Roller Coaster On A Cruise Ship? Carnival Is Betting On It (2 Videos)

Picture yourself taking that well deserved vacation, you are on the deck of a cruise ship, sipping on your favorite cocktail and then suddenly a roller coaster passes you by! Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.

Get ready to ride BOLT™: Ultimate Sea Coaster™!  In another cruise industry first, Carnival Cruise Line’s announced that their ship the Mardi Gras™ will feature the first-ever roller coaster at sea when it debuts in 2020, providing an unforgettable and unique open-air thrill ride on the line’s newest and most innovative ship.

Built by Munich-based Maurer Rides, BOLT™ is a heart-pounding rush of adrenaline offering nearly 800 feet of exhilarating twists, turns and drops with riders reaching speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour.

Taking cruise industry innovation to new heights, BOLT is an all-electric roller coaster that allows two riders in a motorcycle-like vehicle to race along a track 187 feet above sea level, enabling guests to experience the sea in an exciting new way with breathtaking 360-degree views.

BOLT begins with an action-packed launch where riders can achieve race car-like levels of acceleration and culminates with a high-powered hair-pin turn around Carnival’s iconic funnel.  Riders’ speeds are posted after the race, and just like land-based roller coasters, guests have their photo taken during the ride for a memorable keepsake.  And since guests choose their own speed, each ride is unique.

Mardi Gras will be based in Port Canaveral, Fla. Itinerary information will be revealed early next month


SOURCE: Carnival Cruise Line


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