The Bolt electric roller coaster on Carnival’s Mardi Gras (coming
in August 2020) will let riders set their own speeds and will come with a
photography array so that guests can get pictures to memorialize their rides.
The two-person sleds on the Bolt will be decorated with
metallic red and blue stripes and an eye-catching yellow lightning bolt. The
motorcycle-inspired ride will also feature a digital speedometer display and
speakers with sound effects that will activate to enhance the experience.
Speeds will be capped at 40 miles an hour.
Cameras will be located along the 800-foot-long track as
well as within the vehicle itself, providing riders with photo keepsakes of the
coaster’s drops, dips and hairpin turns.
Allowing guests to choose their own speed means no two rides
will be the same, Carnival said.
"Whether guests want to get an adrenaline rush or take it
slow and enjoy the breathtaking views, Bolt will have it all," said Carnival Cruise
Line president Christine Duffy.
The Bolt roller coaster will be the centerpiece of the
Ultimate Playground, the upper-deck zone on the Mardi Gras that will also
feature three waterslides, a 600-foot-long suspended ropes course, mini-golf,
a jogging track, outdoor fitness gear
and a basketball court.