Adventureland park in Altoona, Iowa have announced today that they are getting a Maurer spinning coaster that will open in June 2019.
A spinning coaster called "The Phoenix" will open in June, featuring a four-seat car that spins 360 degrees as it goes up and down hills. Construction will start in late February.
"It's a whole new degree of craziness," said Molly Vincent, spokesperson for Adventureland.
The $6 million roller coaster will replace the Inverter, a ride that was discontinued in 2017 off the main boulevard. The Super Screamer was there until 1999.
Maurer Rides, a company from Germany, is manufacturing the roller coaster, which will reach speeds of 40 mph and over 50 feet in height, Vincent said.
The Phoenix is the first spinning roller coaster at Adventureland and is a "family roller coaster," Vincent said.
In comparison, Adventureland's last roller coaster, "The Monster," reaches heights of 133 feet.
"It's more twisty and diving," Vincent said.
The park will open for the weekends in April 2019.