Walkable roller coaster is literally a work of art
by Mark R
Some of you might remember when we reported on the exciting Japanese Sky Cycle roller coaster that is pedal-powered. This roller coaster in Duisburg, Germany, is one that you can walk on.
You might wonder how someone can possibly go through the loop without magnetic boots, and there is a reason for that. This is more of an art exhibit than it is an amusement park attraction.
The walkable roller coaster, also known as “Crouching Tiger and Turtle, Magic Mountain”, is created by sculptors Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth. It is designed to encourage visitors to experience twists and turns and see the world from different points of view. Since it is made of zinc and steel, it is also an homage to the local steel manufacturing company Krupp Mannesmann.
In case you are wondering, the loop is not passable. Yes, this means that you have to either stop your walking roller coaster tour at whatever direction you enter it from. My Source does not say whether or not you have to enter it from one particular place.
A ticket to this particular ride or exhibit costs about $2.30 (1.7 Euros), and I hope that it is worth it. There seems to be quite a line to this, so it must be pretty popular.