The fun family line, Carnival, has revealed videos and photos of their new BOLT roller coaster on Carnival’s Mardi Gras which will start sailing in February 2021.
Whether you’re young, young at heart, a thrill-seeker or somebody who is feeling a little too relaxed after lounging in the sun – the BOLT roller coaster is an experience for you.
The first roller coast at sea races around a track stretching almost 250m and reaching heights of almost 60m above sea level. The jetski meets motorbike-like carriage will dip and weave through the attractions of the ship’s top deck.
Passengers can reach speeds of almost 65km/h but are in complete control of their own speed. The vehicle is fitted with a speedometer in the dash so the decision will be yours whether you are seeking a thrilling stomach-dropping ride or a peaceful ride around the track with the gentle sea breeze in your hair.
Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy said: “Combining the most talented designers, technicians and attractions professionals in the industry, we’ve taken FUN to a whole new level with this amazing onboard experience that is also a true game-changer in our industry”.
In light of national rollercoaster day, Carnival shared a first look at the new coaster on dry land in Germany. You can watch the video below.
BOLT will take centre stage in one of Mardi Gras’ six themed zones, the Ultimate Playground. The five other zones include dining, beverage and entertainment options, including restaurants from celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse, Guy Fieri and basketball star Shaquille O’Neal.
Encompassing 21 decks, Mardi Gras will offer a new layout highlighted by Grand Central, an atrium with three-deck-high windows overlooking the sea.
Carnival is currently selling cruises aboard Mardi Gras from February 2021 through to April 2023. The first of which is scheduled to depart February 6th from Port Canaveral’s new Terminal 3 on a Western Caribbean cruise.