Photo credit: Albin Olsson
Racing drones have been around for a few years now, but they normally aren’t allowed to be flown in theme parks for safety reasons, that is unless…you’ve been given permission like Viggo Koch. He brought his racing drone to the Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg, Sweden and used it to film HELIX, the world’s first roller coaster that is a 1:1 replica of a virtual reality experience. Read more for the amazing POV video and additional information about the coaster.
The ride, built by Mack Rides, boasts two linear synchronous motor launches and has a top speed of 62 mph, complete with 135-foot-tall, dual-launch helix. Dutch 3D studio ArchiVision let visitors experience the virtual reality replica right next to the roller coaster’s entrance. Featuring a 4,531-foot track that follows the hillside in a custom-made track design with two corkscrews, a pretzel knot, top hat, zero-g roll, and Norwegian loop.