2017 saw the return of the Vikings to these shores in the form of an exciting new water ride in Tayto Park, namely the Viking Voyage. Malone O’Regan were retained as the project manager, lead design and coordinator for the design and construction of the project.
The scope of design included a concrete water channel network and a bespoke modular steel frame to support a lightweight panel system that was themed to represent a mountain face, while the monastery themed building that houses a rotating platform, control room and plant room for the boats consists of a concrete structure with stone cladding.
Coordination with the appointed theming contractor “The Deluxe Group” was key in delivering this project on time for our client. Malone O’Regan developed the modular frame system for the cladding which is bespoke for the Tayto Park Viking Voyage. To ensure compliance with codes of practice and design, cladding panels were load tested to replicate storm-force wind conditions.
The rollercoaster ride was modelled in 3-D software by the French company Interlink while Malone O’Regan prepared a BIM model of the mountain structure and to ensure a quicker period of construction on-site with no member clashes.
The Viking Voyage has maintained its stance as a marquee attraction in the Park since its opening, with the adjacent Viking Village providing a visual and enjoyable experience for all.
- Ride length: 343m
- Mountain height: 17m
- Passengers: 4 per boat