Carnival to debut roller coaster on new cruise ship

- A roller coaster at sea is coming to Carnival Cruise Line.

Carnival announcing 'BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster' aboard the cruise line's all-new 'Mardi Gras' ship, which debuts in 2020.

Officials say the all-electric roller coaster will allow two riders in a motorcycle-like vehicle to race along a track 187 feet above sea level.

Promotional material from Carnival says:

"BOLT begins with an action-packed launch where riders can achieve race car-like levels of acceleration and culminates with a high-powered hair-pin turn around Carnival’s iconic funnel.  Riders’ speeds are posted after the race, and just like land-based roller coasters, guests have their photo taken during the ride for a memorable keepsake.  And since guests choose their own speed, each ride is unique."

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said, “Mardi Gras will be our most innovative ship ever with some truly special features and attractions, highlighted by BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea. BOLT will continue the tradition of Carnival providing exciting new ways for our guests to ‘Choose Fun.’  We are so thrilled to introduce this one-of-a-kind, game-changing, exhilarating attraction – our guests are going to love it!” 

The 'Mardi Gras' will be based in Port Canaveral, where a new state-of-the-art terminal will be built.

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