Viking Voyage – Tayto Park


Details

 

  • Product: Super Flume
  • Year: 2016
  • Park: Tayto Park
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland


Ireland’s first flume ride is situated at the potato crisp theme park ‘Tayto Park’ in Dublin. Installed back in 2016, ‘Viking Voyage’ is integrated into the Viking themed land where over 5000 trees were planted to recreate the Irish landscape from thousands of years ago. Families are guaranteed to feel the splash from the 1.7 million litres of water this flume ride utilises to transport the replica Viking ships around the channels that wind through the man-made mountain, the centre-piece to this attraction.

The journey lasts around eight minutes, and queuing guests are encouraged to get involved in soaking riders who are under threat of getting wet before even reaching the first lift hill. The lift then takes them up into the mountain, beneath the striking Viking helmet. Upon reaching the peak, the boats make a sharp and speedy turn down into the first splash down. With this out of sight from other park guests it comes as a surprise to riders. At the top of the second lift guests boats rotate 90° inside a themed monastery section before being sent down the second drop in reverse. Riders then sail on past a Viking settlement before a second turntable rotates them forward again. After cresting the third and final lift section, which travels over the top of the mountain, passengers plunge 12m straight down and brace themselves for a rather wet finale, wherever they are sat in the 6-seater boats (13 in total).