But the thrill doesn’t end there. A new camelback will give you genuine ‘airtime.’ Then, the big drop that follows will make you feel like you’re flying faster than the world’s quickest dragon. The sensation is so enormous that any feeling of fear or fright will soon be shaken out of you, and you’ll be left wanting to keep cutting through the skies.
When Shambhala eventually pulls to a stop, it will unleash the happiness the legend speaks of in all who were brave enough to ride it.
Do you really fly? Yes!
Shambhala is a roller coaster like no other. Not only because of its main drop (from an altitude of 78 metres) or its hurtling top speed (reaching 134 km/h), but because of the unique sensation of flying it gives its passengers.
The design of the trains, with their V-shaped carriages, means that passengers feel the speed even more. This, together with the design of the seats —with a harness that allows for greater freedom of movement— makes you feel like you are flying at different points along the route.
This phenomenon, known as ‘airtime,’ is one of Shambhala’s hallmarks. And although it may feel slightly strange at first, especially for those who have never experienced such a sensation before, it ends up becoming one of the most memorable moments of a trip to PortAventura World.