Roller coaster will wrap around new Carnival cruise ship
You will soon be able to ride a roller coaster around a cruise ship.
Carnival Cruise Line announced Thursday they are building a new ship featuring a roller coaster that soars 187 feet above sea level. Named BOLT, it will wrap around the upper structure of the vessel at nearly 40 m.p.h. Four riders will be strapped to a motorcycle-style car and travel on 800 feet of track.
Soar over the ocean on BOLT™️, the first ever roller coaster at sea. We're taking innovation to new heights on Mardi Gras ! Strap in cruisers, 2020 is gearing up to be the ride of a lifetime! #ChooseFun #CarnivalMardiGras pic.twitter.com/p86zUgQH6c— Carnival Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) December 13, 2018
The new XL-class ship will be named Mardi Gras and will depart from a new terminal at Port Canaveral, Florida, starting in 2020.
We're throwing it back to the beginning and are excited to introduce you to the new Mardi Gras! It's bigger. It's innovative. It's coming in 2020. Thanks for having us @WheelofFortune ! #ChooseFun #CarnivalMardiGras https://t.co/z8uirq865q pic.twitter.com/gvoS5d1SaY— Carnival Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) December 6, 2018
BOLT is being built by Munich-based Maurer Rides.