A mysterious roller coaster has appeared online and it looks very similar to the Bolt which will be introduced on the new Carnival Mardi Gras in 2020.
Is This Mardi Gras’ Bolt Ultimate Sea Coaster?
A new video has been posted online and there is a possibility it could be related to the Bolt roller coaster which will be featured on Carnival’s new mega-ship Mardi Gras in 2020. Matt Mitcham who will become the cruise director for the new ship first posted the video which leads many to believe it is indeed related.
The roller coaster in question is located in an industrial area of Kirchheim in Germany and about 35 kilometers southeast of Stuttgart. The coaster is near the Maurer Rides offices however the company is mainly based in Munich.
We already know the company will be developing the first roller coaster at sea for Carnival. And this mysterious coster has been built far away from any theme park or Octoberfest rides.
It could possibly be a test ride for Bolt which will be installed on the Mardi Gras by the time the mega-ship debuts in August 2020. The color looks the same as the renderings of Bolt Ultimate Sea Coaster and even has a very similar layout with a huge gap in the middle for where the funnel would be located. It could also be a much smaller version of what will end up on Carnival Mardi Gras.
Carnival Cruise Line has already revealed that Bolt will offer almost 800 feet of fast thrills with many twists and turns. Riders can reach speeds of up to 40 MPH on a motorcycle like seating which will have a capacity for two guests. It will be electric-powered and 187 feet above sea level offering stunning 360-degree views.
Bolt will be the first roller coaster on a cruise ship and will be featured on Carnival Mardi Gras, Carnival’s largest ever cruise ship and the first to be powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). The ship is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and once completed will be around 180,000 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 5,200 at double occupancy.