Palindrome at Cotaland in Austin, Texas to feature forward & backwards travel and one-of-a-kind elements.
STEVENSVILLE, MD – Ride Entertainment, the Gold Standard in the attractions industry for safety, sales and support, is excited to announce Palindrome, a one-of-a-kind Gerstlauer Infinity roller coaster for Cotaland in Austin, Texas. The ride is expected to debut in late 2022.
Named after a word, phrase or sequence that reads the same backwards as forward, Palindrome will feature a 95-foot vertical lift hill, 51 m.p.h. top speed, two inversions and a vertical “hopstall” before riders experience the ride again, only backwards. It will be the first Infinity shuttle roller coaster built by Gerstlauer in the United States.
“Working with a new facility like Cotaland has been an absolute pleasure,” said Ed Hiller, CEO and Founder of Ride Entertainment. “Both Gerstlauer and our own Installations team look forward to seeing those first riders take their inaugural runs on this incredibly unique roller coaster.”
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the first Infinity shuttle coaster to the United States,” said Siegfried Gerstlauer, Managing Director of Gerstlauer Rides GmbH. “Guests riding Palindrome are in for a truly special experience aboard the newest icon of Cotaland.”
Palindrome is currently being manufactured by Gerstlauer in their Münsterhausen, Germany factory. The coaster will be assembled by Ride Entertainment’s expert Installations division.
About Ride Entertainment: For over 20 years, Ride Entertainment has been the global leader for industry innovation and customer satisfaction in the attractions industry. Founded as a sales company focused on bringing the best thrill rides in the world under one roof, the company has expanded to serve every sector of the industry, including sales, service and operations. Visit RideEntertainment.com to learn more.
About Gerstlauer Rides GmbH: Founded in 1981, Gerstlauer has grown into one of the attraction industry’s leading manufacturers, producing some of the world’s most iconic roller coasters and thrilling attractions. It’s diverse and extensive product portfolio includes: Launched Coasters, Spinning Coasters, Bobsled Coasters, the “beyond-vertical” Euro-Fighter, Family Roller Coasters, Ferris Wheels, small and medium-sized Family Rides, and customized roller coaster trains. Visit Gerstlauer-Rides.de for further information.
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