ADRENALINE PEAK COASTER TO OPEN IN MARCH

The last section of track is now in place and Oaks Amusement Park in Portland, OR has announced a March 24 opening for Adrenaline Peak, their new attraction for 2018.   A Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter, Adrenaline Peak stands 72 feet tall with 1,050 feet of track, a beyond-vertical drop and three inversions: 97-foot loop, Immelmann turn or cutback and heartline roll.  (Oaks says Immelmann while Roller Coaster Database says cutback.)  From what I can see it bears a strong resemblance to Untamed at Canobie Lake. OK, so it’s not a blockbuster but as a fan of Gerstlauer I think it looks pretty good.  Photo courtesy of Oaks Amusement Park.

The name is the result of Oaks’ contest to name the new coaster and  I gather that over 4000 entries were submitted.  There will be a pre-launch party on March 24 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, during which first riders can enjoy unlimited rides.  The cost is $100 per person.

 

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