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Roller coaster will wrap around new Carnival cruise ship

Steven Adams
| Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

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.

The new XL-class ship will be named Mardi Gras and will depart from a new terminal at Port Canaveral, Florida, starting in 2020.

BOLT is being built by Munich-based Maurer Rides.

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