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  • Not to be confused with the Euromir space programmenEuro-Mir is a spinning roller coaster located at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany

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  • Unlike most spinning coasters, however, the cars do not spin freely, but are rotated by motors at set points during the ride
  • It was designed by Franz Mack and opened in 1997
  • The experience is modeled on the Soviet/Russian space station Mir
  • It consists of five cylindrical towers, with the ride simulating a trip into space and re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere
  • The largest tower, which contains the helical lift hill, is a dodecagon, 25 feet across and 92 feet high while the maximum drop of the ride is 86 feet
  • The ride opened in 1997 and carries 9 trains, each comprising 4 circular spinning cars
  • Riders are seated back to back in pairs, with a maximum of 16 riders per train
  • The attraction's theming was designed by P&P Projects

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