Monday, January 24, 2022

Liseberg to open new Luna Park themed land in time for 100 year anniversary

In 2023 Liseberg celebrates its 100-year anniversary. This centennial will be marked by the opening of the Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel in 2023 and Oceana Water World in 2024. But already next year, the celebration begins with a completely new themed area named Luna Park, as well as two new family rides: Turbo and Tempus. A year later, the Luna family boomerang roller coaster will be added to the area.

At the top of the Liseberg Hill overlooking the park, Luna Park will emerge in 2022 as a tribute to the origins of Liseberg in 1923.

“We are creating a completely new area, much like we did when we built The Rabbit Land in 2013. This time we are building an area for the whole family with several new attractions. The area is a tribute to the history of amusement parks and Liseberg — and a celebration worthy of a 100-year anniversary,” says Andreas Andersen, CEO Liseberg.

More than €10 million (US$11.3 million) is invested in the area, and a total of three rides will be added.

Tempus. Image credit: Quarry Fold Studio / Liseberg

Tempus — a Zamperla Nebulaz ride — plays with time and space, and the four axes rotate, taking guests up and down and around.

Turbo. Image credit: Quarry Fold Studio / Liseberg

Turbo – an interactive Technical Park Sidecar XL carousel – lets guests decide for themselves how fast and high you want the motorcycle and sidecar to go.

Luna. Image credit: Quarry Fold Studio / Liseberg

In time for the centennial in 2023, the last and biggest ride – Luna – will be added. Luna is a Vekoma Family Boomerang coaster, where the train follows a 242 meters (nearly 794 feet) long track until a drop at a 33.5 meters (almost 110 feet) tall dead-end spike, and then back again.

The area’s theme has been inspired by centuries of amusement park tradition with hundreds of lamps and decorations. Luna Parks have existed since the 1860s, often central and easily accessible parks with attractions, market stalls and games. Liseberg is interpreting this tradition and combining it with the park’s own history.

“Luna Park will be like its own little universe inside the amusement park, especially in the evening with all the lights. A beautiful and immersive environment with lots of lighting, elegant architecture and the air of innovation,” says David Schofield, Creative Director at Liseberg.

The first phase of Luna Park will open with the park on April 23, 2022.

Specifications

Turbo
Manufacturer: Technical Park
Height: approx. 8 meters (26 feet)
Number of passengers: 24 persons
Capacity: approx. 600/hour

Tempus
Manufacturer: Zamperla
Height: approx. 7 meters (23 feet)
Speed: the tower 2 rpm, the arms 13 rpm
Number of passengers: 32
Capacity: approx. 500/hour

Luna
Manufacturer: Vekoma
Height: 33.5 meters (110 feet)
Length: 242 meters (794 feet)
Speed: 68 km/h (42 mph)
Number of passengers: 20
Capacity: ca 720/hour

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