Colin Glen, located in the hills of West Belfast, opened its doors on Wednesday to Ireland’s first and only alpine rollercoaster – The Black Bull Run, with 565m of track, 12 twists and 2 tunnels. Set in 200acres of idyllic woodland, but only a short drive from the M1. The new rollercoaster is part of a €5.8m investment at the park, amongst world class attractions.
The park also includes a new 250m Forest Flyover Zipline and, opening in August, a River Rapid zipline where visitors can expect to notch up speeds of up to 80kph on what will be Ireland’s longest zipline. The new rides (at the freshly-created Mountain entrance) join established attractions, like the Gruffalo trail, a SKYTrek Ultimate Ropes course and a high-tech driving range, lower down the mountain at the River and Leisure entrances – with the journey time between all entrances worth bearing in mind if you’re booking multiple entertainment options.
In the first 24 hours of pre-booking opening, 500 slots had already been snapped up.
Pre-booking a time slot is essential and a session for the Black Bull Run lasts between 30 and 45 minutes with two journeys on the ride. Prices range from £10.50 (approx €12.25) for kids to £18 (approx €21) for an adult and child combo.
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