The Odyssey – Vekoma SLC
The Odyssey opened on 23 May 2002 by Amar Dhokia and is named to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It is a custom, steel roller coaster made by Vekoma with five inversions; loop, cobra roll, sidewinder and corkscrew.
Standing at 50.9m tall, it is the third tallest coaster in the UK after The Big One and Stealth. It has a drop of 42.98m and speeds of up to 68 mph are achieved with a G-force of 4.8. The ride has one train which seats riders in twos across ten cars with a maximum number of 20 passengers.
Initial plans for Jubilee Odyssey in 2001 indicated an inverted roller coaster 88.39m in height. These plans were rejected due to complaints from local residents this limited the construction to a maximum height of 54.86m. Based on these plans, Jubilee Odyssey would have been the tallest inverted roller coaster and ranked 7th tallest roller coaster in the world.
A year after Jubilee Odyssey opened; the cobra roll and the horse shoe were lowered. This was intended to prevent the train stalling; as it had done numerous times within the first year. For the 2016 season it has been repainted yellow with dark grey supports and renamed to Odyssey.
- Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a 16 year old or over.
- The minimum height for this ride is 1.3m
|Type:||SLC (Suspended Looping Coaster)|
|Height:||167 ft (51 m)|
|Drop:||141 ft (43 m)|
|Length:||2,924 ft (891 m)|
|Speed:||63 mph (101 km/h)|
|Inversions:||124ft Vertical Loop, Corkscrew, Cobra Roll, Sidewinder|
|Max vertical angle:||75°|
|Seating:||10 rows 2 Seats per row|