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Shambhala: Expedición al Himalaya at PortAventuraSubmitted by Nick on Wednesday, September 05, 2012 18:52
Opened in 2012, Shambhala towers some 249-feet over the Spanish theme park. The ride has become the tallest roller coaster in Europe, hitting a top speed of 83 miles per hour at the base of 255-feet first drop. It is themed around an expedition to the Himalayas, and features extensive theming including tunnels and water features.
Manufactured by Swiss coaster specialists Bolliger & Mabillard, Shambhala cost some €25 million to install at Port Aventura. Its circuit features five camelback hills, providing significant "airtime" for coaster fans. Sections of its circuit intertwine with the existing Dragon Khan coaster, which it is set to supercede as Port Aventura's biggest draw.
More information about Shambhala: Expedición al Himalaya:
The Top 5 Rides and Attractions at PortAventura
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 07:40
Theme Park Tourist's overview of the top rides and attractions at PortAventura in Salou, Spain.
Latest news on Shambhala: Expedición al Himalaya:
Video: Shambhala roller coaster opens at Port Aventura
Monday, May 14, 2012 07:30
Port Aventura has opened its new roller coaster for the 2012 season, Shambhala, which towers some 249-feet over the Spanish theme park.
Video: Port Aventura shows off construction progress on Shambhala roller coaster
Monday, February 27, 2012 08:32
Port Aventura has released a new video showing off progress on the construction of its new roller coaster for the 2012 season, Shambhala.
Port Aventura to open Europe's tallest rollercoaster in 2012
Monday, October 24, 2011 18:06
Spain's Port Aventura will open Europe's tallest rollercoaster in 2012, with the new ride set to tower some 249 feet over the park.
Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures
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