A new roller coaster and a new log flume will make their debut at Altoona, Iowa’s Adventureland on Saturday, June 24.
First announced last year, the rides are each Viking-themed, with the coaster named Flying Viking and the log flume dubbed Draken Falls. Both are creations of Zamperla, the Italian amusement rides company that operates Luna Park at Coney Island in New York.
The rides are intertwined, as first seen with Luna Park’s own Tony’s Express coaster and Let’s Treasure flume ride.
“Adventureland is committed to providing an exceptional adventure for all guests, from the moment they enter the park until the moment they leave,” Adventureland general manager Mike Lusky said in a press release. “These attractions represent the culmination of years of planning, and we are confident that they will deliver unparalleled thrills and excitement for our visitors.”
Flying Viking has a 36-inch height requirement and sports 1,200 feet of track, reaching a top speed of 26 miles per hour. Draken Falls has a 42-inch height requirement.
The two new rides are the most significant additions since Adventureland was acquired in December 2021 by Palace Entertainment, the U.S. subsidiary of Spain theme park operator Parques Reunidos.
Adventureland will now have seven operating roller coasters. Its last new addition was 2021’s Dragon Slayer, a 4D FreeSpin coaster.