The first ride without water bottles
Red and gold - those are the colors dominating Tivoli
Gardens at the heart of Copenhagen right now. Demon, the "little"
B&M floorless looping coaster, celebrated its first
ride with passengers at the end of March. Even Prince Hendrik, the
husband of the Danish Queen Margarethe, was present and showed
deeply impressed by the 28 meters high steel shape spanning along
the south-eastern side of the downtown park.
Floorles means that there is no barrier between the track and
the riders that might obstruct the view on the steel structure. In
the front row the passengers positively fly above the track. Just
like at the well-known inverted coaster the concept of the
bottomless seating position intensifies the ride experience
regarding to the numerous changes of acceleration.
The roller coasters by Swiss consulting engineers Bolliger
and Mabillard stand for size and clearly dominate their
looping competitors with their massive quadrangular track
backbone. So it is even more astonishing to find such a ride in a
park with as little room as Tivoli Gardens. Opposites
attract, and thanks to the good planning work of the involved
engineers and architects a layout has been found that establishes
a new definition of the Chinese area of the park.