From this summer, fans of breathtaking roller coasters and Tomorrowland fans will be able to experience 'The Ride to Happiness by Tomorrowland' at Plopsaland De Panne, a brand new and sensational attraction that is unique in Europe and among the most spectacular in the world. The extreme spinning coaster will be built entirely within the magic of Tomorrowland. The festival's creative team is working with the Plopsa Group to translate the unique atmosphere that prevails in Boom every summer into this unique partnership. The investment amounts to 17.5 million euros.
‘The Ride to Happiness by Tomorrowland' is the very first extreme spinning coaster in Europe and the second of this kind worldwide - there is currently only one in the United States. Visitors are catapulted twice to a speed of no less than 90 km/h and go upside down five times in the process. The cars can rotate freely, giving visitors a different ride experience every time. The attraction has a total length of almost one kilometre and stands 35 metres above the ground at its highest point, providing an exceptional view of the park and the spacious surroundings. In addition to the unique thematic content, Tomorrowland is also creating an exclusive soundtrack based on the Tomorrowland Hymn composed by Hans Zimmer, which will be heard during the ride, making the experience even more sensational for every visitor.
"The coaster can be seen from afar on the motorway and changes the entire skyline of the park, which provides a whole new dimension. The fact that we can do this together with Tomorrowland is like a dream come true. Through this collaboration, we will both be able to entertain an even bigger audience, which will only make us stronger," says Plopsa Group CEO Steve Van den Kerkhof.
The renowned German roller coaster manufacturer Mack Rides is responsible for the technical design, engineering and construction of the structure. The creative team from Tomorrowland and the Plopsa Group will be responsible for the theming and overall experience. The aim is to translate the unique atmosphere that prevails in Boom every summer into this spectacular coaster. A separate area within Plopsaland De Panne will be set aside for this attraction, which will become a magnet for visitors from home and abroad from this summer onwards. The cooperation between Tomorrowland and the Plopsa Group is the first step in a far-reaching ambition to make long-term investments in various theme park projects in Europe. The two Belgian companies are known around the world for their far-reaching innovation, creative approach and attention to detail, so this cooperation has come about in a very organic way. The 'Ride to Happiness by Tomorrowland' coaster has a price tag of 17.5 million euros.