By Brady MacDonald
Los Angeles Times
7:30 AM PDT, March 12, 2013
A $12-million roller coaster at a Scandinavian theme park will take riders on an off-road trek aboard all-terrain vehicles through a Mayan jungle in search of lost treasure.
The dual-launch coaster themed to look like 4x4 quads is set to debut May 4 at Djurs Sommerland in Denmark.
Juvelen, Danish for jewel, will take coaster riders on a four-wheeler journey in a hunt for lost gemstones.
Reaching speeds of 50 mph along 3,330 feet of track, the ATV-style coaster trains will travel through a jungle setting dotted with waterfalls, stone totems and Mayan temples.
Launched from an enclosed building, the 40-foot-tall family coaster will take riders on a ground-hugging trip that includes S-curves, 80-degree banked turns, narrow canyons and airtime hills.
The new Intamin motocoaster will be similar to the personal watercraft-themed Jet Rescue at SeaWorld Australia and the Grand Prix motorcycle road racing-themed Mick Doohan's MotoCoaster at Australia's Dreamworld.
Djurs Sommerland has been on a bit of a coaster kick of late, adding an Intamin Mega-Lite called Piraten (Danish for The Pirate) in 2008 and a Mack Rides water coaster called Skatteoen (Danish for Treasure Island) in 2011.
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