The European Star Award ceremony, hosted at Liseberg, in Gothenburg during the Euro Attraction Show, Kirmes and Park Revue unveiled the 2015 winners. And Intamin has been rewarded for a number of rides.
Two Intamin rides won the 1st place and two others ranked #2. In the category “Europe’s Best Water Ride” Intamin is very proud that our very innovative “Flume Ride – with Backwards Drop” “Chiapas” in Phantasialand, Germany, which entered the competition last year as #4 Best New Ride, is now #1 Best Water Ride. With 3 drops, including 1 backwards drop, fast moving switches, and a for a water ride exceptionally fast double chain lifts, “Chiapas” features as much technical elements as a Roller Coaster, and makes it Europe’s Best Water Ride. “Valhalla” at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, UK, also a Flume Ride with backward drop, has been rewarded with the 2nd place.
Intamin’s Wooden Coasters, well-known for their pre-fabricated track technology resulting in a very smooth ride experience compared to traditional woodies and a considerably longer life time of all components, have been top-ranked. “Balder” at Liseberg, is #1 and therefore “Europe’s Best Wooden Coaster” and “Colossos”, at Heide Park is #2.
Intamin won several other awards, for further details please refer to Kirmes and Park Revue EAS issue.