After "Goudurix", "OzIris" or even "Tonnerre 2 Zeus", will we soon swear only by "Toutatis" at Parc Astérix to treat ourselves to thrills?
Highest and fastest "roller-coaster" in France with a top speed of 110 km/h, the new roller coaster should quickly become the flagship attraction of the park dedicated to the universe of the little hero of Goscinny and Uderzo.
It could even dethrone "OzIris", currently the visitors' favorite with a score of 9.51/10, followed by Pégase (9.14) and Tonnerre 2 Zeus (9.10).
If the park located in Plailly, in the Oise, reopens its doors on April 8, the management has not yet communicated an inauguration date.
“There are still a number of tests to be carried out”, we explained to the Park, this Monday, February 6, after the sending of a press release detailing the new attraction with a length of more than one kilometer.
Aboard one of the three trains which will set off approximately every minute, visitors will travel 1,361 m forwards and backwards, upside down or upside down with three reversals as the rails twist.
“The largest investment ever made”
They will still live seven accelerations (European record) up to a speed of 110 km/h (French record), and 23 "airtimes" - this moment when one takes off from the seat in a furtive sensation of weightlessness, a world record for a steel coaster, claims the park – for 32 elements to cross, in particular a vertical arrow 51 m high and an inclined drop of up to 101°!
Postponed for two years due to the health crisis, this new roller coaster takes place in a new 3 ha area located to the northwest of the park which will have spent 36 million euros, “the largest investment ever made”.
In addition to Toutatis, there will be a family attraction, "Chez Gyrofolix" - a mast on which are fixed four arms which rotate in orbit - the Sanglier d'or playground with many activities, as well as a restaurant, Le Dolmen Gourmand, a sweet kiosk and a shop.
In the chosen scenography, you enter the Carnutes forest by entering this wooded area, in the center of which sits the tumulus of Toutatis, a place of worship dedicated to the protective god of the village of Asterix and Obelix.
A festival is held there that Abraracourcix will preside over.
Highlight of the festivities, the ritual of courage that every warrior can try.
You will have to enter the large tumulus and take your place aboard one of the carts...
The tests have not all been carried out yet, in particular the one that will determine the size limits for settling there.
According to the manufacturer's indications, it should be 130 cm, similar to "OzIris" while the older "Goudurix" requires a minimum height of 140 cm.