The first ever cruise ship with a roller coaster will set sail next year. The Carnival Mardi Gras will be home to the new ride called “Bolt” which will feature thrills at 187 feet above sea level!

Carnival cruises announced late last year that it was building the first ever roller coaster at sea. This week, the cruise line released new photos of what the ride will look like and how it will work. 

Carnival said its new ride is the “ultimate sea coaster” which will give riders a chance to board “motorcycles” and control the speed. The roller coaster will be 800 feet in length and offer the best views on the ship.

Mardi Gras Bolt rollercoaster renderings

"Creating the first shipboard roller coaster posed quite a challenge as it’s never been done. The design and movement of the ship needed to be factored in to the engineering and design, something that doesn’t need to be accounted for on a land-based coaster."

Glenn Aprile, Carnival Cruise Line’s Director of Innovation

Thrill seekers that are avid coaster enthusiasts may want to stick to land based rides. The Bolt Ultimate Sea Coaster will only go up to 40 miles per hour. In comparison some of the fastest roller coasters in the world reach speeds of 150 miles per hour. 

The Carnival Mardi Gras will have 20 decks and accommodate 6500 passengers. For passengers looking to avoid rides, there is a brand new “Family Feud Live” where families will be able to pretend they're on the game show. The ship also features a water park with 3 slides, sports square and even a comedy club. 

carnival mardi gras waterslide

Spread the love
  • 19
    Shares
  • 19
  •  
  •  
  •