Thursday 18 January 2018

People fighting it out to be the first to propose on Ireland’s first rollercoaster at Tayto Park

Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

Adrenaline-seekers from around the world are fighting it out to be the first to propose on Ireland’s newest rollercoaster set to open next month.

Tayto Park in Co Meath has received dozens of requests from romantic rollercoaster enthusiasts hoping to pop the question on the amusement, which will be the biggest wooden rollercoaster in Europe.

“We have had enquiries from people hoping to pop the question in Tayto Park and many of them are rollercoaster enthusiasts” said a Tayto spokesperson.

“People from all over the world have been enquiring about it for months,” she said.

“We’re all about the romance and Tayto Park is taking enquiries but a waiting list hasn’t been set up.”

The attraction has been built with more than 800,000kg of yellow pine wood from South America, 100 tonnes of steel, and 700,000 nails and bolts.

Those hoping to pull out a sparkler on the ride might choose to do so at the rollercoaster’s highest point of 32.5m at a top speed of 100km per hour.

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