Atlantica SuperSplash: New attraction 2005
Official start of construction: November 25th 2004
Opening: Beginning of the season 2005
Type: Water attraction "SuperSplash?, designed by Mack Rides in Waldkirch. World novelty: first attraction of this type with boats that big, which rotate and run backwards. Innovative magnetic brakes to adjust the splashing when the boat enters the water.
Theming: First component of the future Portuguese themed area, historical classification: 14th - 17th century, time of exploration; the first construction phase 2005 includes: attraction, entrance/exit area, lake
Height: 32 meters, second highest attraction at Europa-Park
Length: 390 meters
Vehicles: 5 boats, each one for 16 persons (4 persons per row)
Capacity: 1.400 persons/hour
Speed: approx. 80 km/h, second fastest attraction at Europa-Park
Track width: 4 meters, because of the exceptional track width, the tracks could not be delivered, they had to be mounted on site, altogether 1.000 parts were bolted together
Area: all in all, more than 15.000 square metres, with an artifical lake of 4.400 square metres
Power supply: approximately 20 km of cables and wires had to be run and connected, for example electricity, gas, air pressure, video control, safety systems, etc.
Safety systems: latest Siemens technology, type 317 F, FAIL Safe CPU
Station: designed in the style of a Portuguese fortress from the 16th century