Kanonen - OnRide

Kanonen - OnRide

Park Liseberg
Location SwedenGothenburg, Göteborgs-Bohus, Sweden
Status Operating
Opened April 23, 2005
Cost 50,000,000SEK


Height restriction 55 inches (140 cm)
Manufacturer Intamin AG
Designer Werner Stengel
Type Steel- Launched
Model Accelerator Coaster
Riders per train 16
Riders per hour 930
Lift/launch system Hydraulic launch
Height 79 feet
Top speed 46.6 mph
Length 1,444 feet
Duration 0:50
Inversions 2
Steepest drop 90 degrees
Maximum g-force

Kanonen (or The Cannon) is a launched roller coaster located at Liseberg in Gothenburg, Göteborgs-Bohus, Sweden. The ride was manufactured by Intamin AG, and on-site construction was handled by RCS GmbH. It opened on April 13, 2005.


In 2002, the park's only looping roller coaster HangOver (a Vekoma Invertigo model) was removed to make room for the park's new ride Balder. The park contacted many manufacturers to build them a new looping coaster, with the winning bid coming from Swiss company Intamin AG. Lars-Erik Hedin, technical director of Liseberg cited "good experiences with Balder, also made by Intamin, as one of the reasons the product was chosen.[1]



Top Hat (Outside)
Vertical Loop
Barrel Roll

Kanonen top hat

The train going over the top hat element

The ride sits on a compact footprint, and is built on top of it's maintenance buildings.


The train is accelerated to 46.6 mph straight out of the station, and into a 78.7 feet high top hat element. This is immediately followed by an airtime hill and a 65.6 feet high vertical loop, and a highly banked turnaround. The train then passes through a barrel roll (which threads the loop) before entering the brake run.


2 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train


As with many launched roller coasters, Kanonen suffers from rollbacks when the train does not gain enough momentum on the launch track in order to make it over the top-hat and rolls down backwards. Magnetic brakes along the launch track slow the train down safely when this happens. Rollbacks usually only happen if it is windy or the track is wet, but other factors can affect the launching system.

On June 8, 2009, the right conditions meant that a train with 14 riders got balanced at the top of the top hat.[2]


External linksEdit

Liseberg Roller Coasters
Operating BalderKanonenLisebergbananHelixRabalderStampbanan
Former BergbananCirkusexpressenHangOverLisebergs LoopenSuper 8