Parks and Resorts Scandinavia
2017 - Ikaros - Confirmed - (5/2/17) Grona Lund has opened their new freefall tower, Ikaros, from Intamin with seats that tilt riders 90º forward into a face down plunge straight into the ground as they fall from the 95 meter (310 foot) tower. You can read more about the creation of Grona Lund's most terrifying ride ever here.
(6/8/16) Gronda Lund has announced they will build a new drop tower ride called Ikaros (Icarus) from Intamin where the riders will rise to the drop and swing out to face and fall to the ground while in a face-down posture, much like Falcon’s Fury at Busch Gardens Tampa. The ride will stand 95 meters tall, and feature just two ride gondolas, each with 8 seats.
The ride is named after the Greek legend of Icarus, who escaped captivity by wearing a pair of wings his father made out of feathers and wax. Icarus became so brave during his flight that he flew too close to the sun, which caused his wings to melt and he fell to his death in the sea. Going along with the legend, the top of the ride’s tower will feature a giant sun icon.
2020 - B&M Inverted Coaster - (2/24/17) Huge news for Grona Lund in Sweden this week, as the local news revealed that the park is now planning on adding a B&M Inverted coaster for the 2020 season, but with construction set to begin sometime in 2018. The article says the coaster will be 700m long, 34m tall, and hit a top speed of 100kph. The interesting this is that we know Grona Lund has been planning on adding a B&M Inverted coaster since at least 2008, as they had previously released some concept art way back then showing off the coaster in this same location in the park, which they had hoped to open by 2012 at the time along with a proposed Star Flyer. We know the Star Flyer was added to the park in 2013 as Eclipse, so it's great to finally see the B&M Inverted coaster back in development again, though this time the station will actually be underground, which should prove to be unqiue.