Matterhorn lightning

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Matterhorn lightning
Matterhorn lightning
Location Europa-Park
( Rust , Germany )
Type Steel - seated
model Wild Mouse
category Wild mouse
Drive type vertical elevator
Manufacturer Mack Rides
opening March 25, 1999
length 383 m
height 16 m
Max. gradient 45 °
Max. speed 60 km / h
Travel time 3:10 min
capacity 960 people per hour
dare 12 cars, 2 rows of seats / car, 2 seats / row of seats
elements 1 vertical elevator
Inversions 0
Subject area Switzerland
Theming Matterhorn alpine farm

The Matterhorn Blitz in Europa-Park in Rust is a wild mouse roller coaster made by Mack . It is located in the Swiss themed area of ​​the park.


In contrast to the standard Wilde Maus lifts , the lift does not have a classic lift hill, but a vertical elevator that enables two cars to be pulled at a height of 16 meters at the same time. When the elevator arrives at the top, the first car starts moving, the second also leaves the elevator, but is then stopped to create the distance between the two cars. Two elevator gondolas run simultaneously in this elevator. If one gondola goes up, the other gondola goes down. In order for the gondolas to pass each other and not collide, the two gondolas drive along two different guide rails. At medium height, these rails are so far apart that both gondolas can pass each other. The layout is themed similar to the adjacent Swiss village with wooden houses . Houses are driven through and at a bend it appears as if a car has damaged the corner of a house. The last part of the waiting area in front of the station leads past rural scenes with human and animal figures and animatronics .


The Matterhorn Blitz has twelve cars. Four people (two rows of two people) can be seated in each car.

Web links

Commons : Matterhorn Blitz  - collection of images, videos and audio files


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Coordinates: 48 ° 16 ′ 1 ″  N , 7 ° 43 ′ 13.4 ″  E