> Photos: Concept art of Europa-Park's new wooden coaster
Dubbed Wodan, the theme park's first wooden roller coaster will top out at 115 feet and reach speeds of 60 mph while navigating hairpin turns and airtime hills over a 3,500-foot-long track in the Icelandic area of the park. The new coaster, Europa-Park's 11th, will cross the tracks of the Atlantica SuperSplash water ride and the Blue Fire steel coaster.
A billboard in the park showing images of the entry arch and station house announces "Ein Mythos Erwacht," German for "A Myth Awakens." The sign led the online coaster community to dub the ride Mythos, although ride's official name is Wodan Timburcoaster.
A video teaser for the new wooden coaster contains the legend: From the deep of night… from the darkness of time... are plunging powerful creatures... from the halls of eternity... in the world of the living.