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What is: OzIris – Parc Astérix

August 25, 2019


OzIris is a steel roller coaster located at
Parc Astérix, in France. Like many of the attractions at park, the
ride is themed around the adventures of the popular comic book character Astérix. In particular, the rides storyline directly
derives from the animated film “The Twelve Tasks of Astérix”, in which the lead character
encounters Iris, an infamous Egyptian Sorcerer. OzIris, as an attraction, opened to the public
on the 7th of April, 2012. The ride, which was manufactured by Swiss
company Bolliger and Mabillard, is the well known inverted roller coaster model. To immerse guests within the rides storyline,
a new area, named the Land of Egypt, was constructed at the park alongside OzIris. Together, the large investment greatly expanded
Parc Asterix, attracting a multitude of new visitors. The new ride as a whole was built at the cost
of 20 million euros; 8 million of which was spent creating the new themed area. As guests walk up to the ride, they are greeted
by a multitude of Egyptian style theming. An obelisk lies in the centre of the area,
in front of the large temple of Iris. Sand lies beneath the rides track, further
adding to the immersive nature of the experience. Guests enter queue line through an archway,
located beneath the coasters singular vertical loop. Statues of the Egyptian gods are embedded
within the walls of the archway, guiding riders to the sandy oasis beneath the coaster’s
layout. After navigating part of the queue line, guests
enter the temple building and traverse through 4 themed rooms. The first of which is the impossible stair
illusion, while the second depicts the various spells Iris, the sorcerer, has created. The 3rd room takes guests through Iris’
laboratory, full of various potions and equipment. While the final room is the ride’s station. By this point, guests are said to have become
hypnotised by Iris, causing them to follow his every command. Once visitors board the trains, which seat
a total of 32 riders, in 8 rows of 4; they are cast with a spell. Iris turns the riders into birds, allowing
them to experience the sensation at flight. At this point, the trains of the ride are
dispatched, and guests begin to climb the lift hill. Riders reach the maximum height of 35m (115ft),
before plummeting down a leftward banked drop. Interestingly, OzIris became the first B&M
inverted coaster to not feature the classic pre-drop, instead opting for an instant steep
descent. After guests navigate the initial drop, they
enter the ride’s first inversion, a dive loop. This is followed by a steep right hand overbanked
turn, which leads riders into the 2nd inversion, a vertical loop. The trains quickly pass through a small tunnel,
before navigating an Immelmann. This is gracefully followed by a right hand
turn, and a quick drop into a tunnel that lies within the water, directly in front of
the Egyptian temple. Riders exit the tunnel directly into a Zero-G
Roll, followed by an upwards helix. The ride experience ends with a second Zero-G
roll, as well as a series of gradual turns, leading guests into the final brake run. Throughout the graceful flight, riders navigate
1000m (3280ft) of track, reaching speeds of up to 90kmh (56mph). The full experience lasts for a total of 54
seconds, measured from the first drop, to the ride’s final brake run. OzIris, as a pure ride, is often stated to
be one of the less intense Bolliger and Mabillard inverted coasters. However, the rides unique layout, and fantastic
theme, provide guests with a overall experience that surpasses most of its counterparts. On top of this, the ride’s high throughput
of 1600 riders per hour, drastically increased overall capacity of Parc Asterix. Would you like to see a similar, unique, large
scale addition at your local park? What’s your opinion? I’d like to give a huge thanks to
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100 Comments

  • Reply LucasOW May 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Is it worth it to travel to this park if u live in Luxembourg??

  • Reply Coaster Knowledge May 13, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    My home park is Hersheypark so RMC Wild Cat!!! And it will be themed to two cats fighting, and how a bigger and badder cat takes over.

  • Reply Comrade Chiken May 13, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    I’ve only ridden two B&M inverts Silver Bullet and Batman the ride so I’ve basically ridden the majority of these rides

  • Reply Maverick360 May 13, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    This really seems like one of the best Inverts.

  • Reply JEFF Fastenaekels May 13, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Great coaster and theaming!

  • Reply Mr. DpMachine May 13, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    I thought banshee at kings island was the first b&m to not feature a pre drop

  • Reply ThunderMcKing May 13, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    I've been waiting for this episode since the European Coaster Trip livestream!

  • Reply BlazingAqua May 13, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Could you do: what was ring racer?

  • Reply 808CoasterLife May 13, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    I love your videos Harry!

  • Reply fdoelmand May 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Only B&M inverted that has two zero g rolls. Chinese Fireball from dragon challenge was the only B&M inverted without a zero g roll

  • Reply The online gamer May 13, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    I have ridden this it’s the best invert I had experienced

  • Reply BryceFourn 2001 May 13, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Good video! 🙂

  • Reply LouigiStar May 13, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Parc asterix is really a underated parc ive been there last year and i can tell it is really at the level from parks like phantasialand and efteling.

  • Reply Gray Shaneson May 13, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    I think this would be a great addition to Kennywood park in West Mifflin PA! Granted it would be the first terrain invert but I think it could be done

  • Reply TheGoatHead May 13, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    DAMNIT!

  • Reply SplaSquid May 13, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    I come frome france, and i ride all the week end this coaster and i very like this one, the theming, the layout all is very good but it is short and is situation is at 10 m off a big road. Aller sur ce bisous de france les abonnés de coaster bot et coaster bot <3

  • Reply RCT3MAKER May 13, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    can you explain tonnere de Zeus At parc asterix

  • Reply California Coaster Riders May 13, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    What is: Goker

  • Reply Wolfsong May 13, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Montu 2: Electric Boogaloo

  • Reply Fishtitan2.0 0 May 13, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    you should do What is: Hamood

  • Reply Themeparkcentral 305 May 13, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Amazing video Harry!!!!!

  • Reply Ohioians Coasters May 13, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    My home park has a unique B&M invert, banshee, the only one with a pretzel knot and it’s the longest inverted coaster

  • Reply Rudy Miranda May 13, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Hey Coaster Bot I have a quiestion, witch inverted roller coaster has the steepest drop?

  • Reply Cage's Coaster Reviews May 13, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    what is: a montu clone

    just kidding i know they have different layouts, but the theming and color scheme are very similar

  • Reply xRobert1016x May 13, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Honestly I'm getting some montu vibes from this ride…

  • Reply Blaziken_99 May 13, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Wow, some amazing theming

  • Reply Kaytanna May 13, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    didn't even mention how low to the ground this thing gets, it looks like guests legs are dangling only a couple feet or so above the ground! crazy stuff!

  • Reply Jo H. May 13, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Harry could you do a What is Wickerman please

  • Reply RollyCoasters 23 May 13, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    #roadto20000

  • Reply Jebus May 13, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    cough Montu cough

  • Reply Unkorneglosk May 13, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    I'm the one who don't like it and prefer intamin and vekoma coasters xD

  • Reply James Gillingham May 13, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    I'm surprised Busch Gardens didn't sue

  • Reply Kaiden May 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Who’s else thought this was Montu’s footage

  • Reply Neofierer May 13, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    15 to go

  • Reply Tony Kim May 14, 2018 at 12:21 am

    Roller coasters don't have to be intense to be a great ride 🙂 Oziris is a good example of that, and I mean, it's from B&M. I love a good B&M coaster

  • Reply madworld52 May 14, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Looks alot like montu from busch gardens! Its so pretty

  • Reply Elias Jenkins May 14, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Hey it’s Montus little brother

  • Reply Mario Brajevich May 14, 2018 at 5:26 am

    I'm glad you did a video on this ride, it seems underrated to me

  • Reply Jaro van Duren May 14, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Congratulations with your 20k subs! You absolutely deserve it!

  • Reply Ass de Pique May 14, 2018 at 8:28 am

    A really good coaster

  • Reply Gianni May 14, 2018 at 9:19 am

    No mention of the small hidden 'element' right after the vertical loop?

  • Reply ronylouis May 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

    FINALLY

  • Reply ronylouis May 14, 2018 at 10:05 am

    What is: Goudurix- parc Astérix. it has the first butterfly inversion (i Think)

  • Reply Coaster Cupcake May 14, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    You still haven't done Superman the ride. Do It!!!

  • Reply CoasterNational May 14, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    I remember going here and riding this before i became an enthusiast, we went on a school trip to Paris in year 8 and went to this park. Would definitely recommend this park when i went back then.

  • Reply Alexander Cisternas, Fredrika Bremergymnasiet ESM18 elev May 14, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    This coaster is hyping me for the 2020 coaster that will be aded to Gröna lund year 2020!
    This coaster looks so mutch fun 😀

  • Reply Coast X May 14, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    You should do wicked twister at cedar point

  • Reply Arghamont Blinkous Galadrigal May 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Parc Astérix is my home park !! And yeah… oziris is pretty amazing ! :3

  • Reply Adam Selby May 14, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    B&M is so overrated

  • Reply Morris Meeuwissen May 14, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    what is: Fenix, Toverland [i know its not open yet]

  • Reply Kw6sTheater May 14, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Where did you find the facts minus height?

  • Reply Koen Vermeulen May 14, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Can you do, What is Vliegende Hollander at Efteling

  • Reply Coasters, Gaming and Stuff May 14, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    I was very disappointed with this coaster, as I’d heard a lot about it, but it just carried no force at all. In terms of coaster, it’s my least favourite B&M, but in terms of experience, the theming is amazing, don’t get me wrong! I don’t hate this coaster, I just was a little disappointed- im a big fan of B&M coasters, don’t get me wrong!

  • Reply Kaspersetz Slide Studios May 14, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Great brirish accent

  • Reply franksfire May 14, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    What is: Dank Memes

  • Reply Adèle H. Löffler May 15, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Rode this coaster many many MANY times and it's soooo good. And smooth!

    Good video and cheers from Switzerland

  • Reply AdventuresByJake May 15, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Your videos are very soothing to watch. Therapy for coaster enthusiasts. Excellent work as always sir. +1

  • Reply Yaz Ow May 15, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    The best coaster i have ride in my Life

  • Reply Dexty May 15, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Good video thumbs up 👍

  • Reply Dexty May 15, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Yeah, multiple new rides have been opened recently like Steel Vengeance or Wicker Man or Icon but let’s talk about that one inverted coaster in that one French park.

    Just kidding man, this is great video and a great topic as you aren’t riding off the new ride hype train!

  • Reply Kenepo4u May 15, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Do you think that a large-scale investment could be added to your home park? If so, what would it be?

  • Reply FranklynCrankyn May 15, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Is no one else going to notice the comparison between Oziris and Montu theme wise?

  • Reply Yocelio May 17, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I'm pretty sure it goes to 40 meters, not 35 :/

  • Reply Yocelio May 17, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    This ride is not the less intense, it is just the smoothest of all the B&M inverted I ever tried :3

  • Reply Lucas Bottorff May 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    please do what is the loch ness monster.

  • Reply KNEXCOASTERCREATIONS May 18, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    How do you get permission to record on rides

  • Reply pinwheelguy May 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    My local park has the original invert, but I would love to see them invest in a new immersive experience like Batman: The Ride was

  • Reply your opinion is wrong ok May 22, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    This ride is also glossy smooth for people thinking of riding

  • Reply EnderGreg May 24, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Next one is goudurix on a video sponsored by aspirin

  • Reply Sebastian Pineiro May 31, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    It’s a little similar too Montu bush gardens

  • Reply Fl Moto June 6, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Looks similar to Montu in Busch Gardens

  • Reply Tony Kim June 30, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    It seems like OzIris kind of inspired Banshee at Kings Island. The drop without the pre-drop, the dive loop as the first inversion (OzIris had the first dive loop on a B&M inverted coaster fun fact), and the transitions are a bit more drawn out than many of the older ones, as it seems to have the same grace as Banshee.

  • Reply yunho kim July 1, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    What is T Express(Intamin)
    and
    What is Atlantis(Intamin Aquatrex)
    or the similar one What is Phaethon

  • Reply MsLyraGW July 19, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Do you have any advice for theme park enthusiasts, like me, who have are too scared to ride extreme rollercoasters ? (The type that you present in most of your videos).
    I've always been very scared and worried for anything that's remotely dangerous/thrilling, yet I love theme parks! And sometimes it bugs me to not be able to experience as many rides as my friends.
    Over the last few years, I've pushed myself to try more things, not just simulators and slow rides. For example, doing Animal Kingdom's Everest was a challenge for me, and it was fun. I absolutely love The Mummy ride in Orlando, even though it's one of the fastest rides I've tried (I can't see a thing, maybe it helps with fear, lol), and I can't get enough of Crush Coaster in Paris. I don't know what you would consider those rides but that's the level I'm comfortable with at the moment (sometimes, I still worry when I get on them). I've also tried the Doom tower in Orlando, and although I'm proud to have done it, I don't think I would do it again. The feeling was too intense. But the Tower of Terror is fine with me.
    What should I try next, that's a good compromise? What should be my first looping coaster? I would like to try one someday, but I'm terrified of being upside down.
    Also, it doesn't help that I have to constantly worry about the loudness of the ride cuz my ears are fucked up and will start hurting if it's too loud (no Rock and Roller Coaster for me).
    So that's my whole life story, haha. If you have any advice, feel free to tell me all about it !
    (Also, I love your videos.)

  • Reply Kahdeen 414 July 24, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Another Egyptian invert? Btw im talking about montu

  • Reply Sigyn July 27, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    I went there once. Managed to NOT FIND THAT ENTIRE SECTION OF PARK. Somehow.

  • Reply Dark Illusions August 1, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Looks like montu

  • Reply 0MindSwept0 August 5, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Parç *

  • Reply Daniel Worley August 16, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    I think someone at the park went to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay…this ride looks so similar to Montu!

  • Reply Rollercoaster Robin August 20, 2018 at 8:02 am

    In my local park we got a unice ride baron 1898

  • Reply SuperCullen004 September 8, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Mini Montu lol…also throw an invert this size at holiday world. They need it, and I love the style of inverts so having one at my home park would rock.

  • Reply totallyunfocused September 18, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    I was actually going to go to this theme park when I stayed in France last year but it turned out to be too expensive (coaster enthusiast problems) so I went to Parc Saint Paul instead.
    But hey they got some cool rides like Mini Mouse Cartoon, a Wacky Worm.. uuhh… Aerotrain.. and um… a Crazy Mouse ride… and um… yeah okay.

  • Reply totallyunfocused September 18, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Wait, so if it's supposed to give the sensation of flight, why isn't this a flying coaster?

  • Reply Coaster Spear September 25, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Sorry, but thé coaster has a maximum High of 40,5 meters… i am really confused ! 😂🤣

  • Reply Coaster Spear September 25, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    (2:22)

  • Reply kaiokendo September 27, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    OZOIRIS SEWNDS LOIKE A VOIRUS

  • Reply Charly Cosy October 3, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    I have done quite a lot of coaster and this coaster is still my favourite I love the underneath the track feeling this first drop back row is amazing and I love the theming and the underground parts or even after the first drop it feels like your legs are gonna hit the ground !! This is the only coaster which I have ridden on which I do find any part of the ride which are useless… this is a non stop 54 seconds and it’s not really intense for sure but it is so smooth !! The top drops into the water and before the second 0 g roll are awesome as much as the first one particularly the second one providing a good thrill of dropping down to the floor once again and those zero g rolls are fast but they feel so slow like if time was slow down and I couldnt get enough of this feeling of flying !! Well I think you guessed it I love this ride so bad !! Sadely, except this one and the tonnerre de zeus, the Astérix park don’t offers as good rides as this one or even park as Port Aventura or Europa park but it’s still an awesome park in its kind and it’s developing really good those last years hope that’ll continue and that we will see even better rides coming there to beat this one !!

  • Reply [GD] ToadKAPOWer October 5, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Montu is still better

  • Reply totallyunfocused October 14, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I'd like to see Chessington get a B&M Invert. 100%. Best addition for a family park.

  • Reply Gideon A. Dunkley III October 14, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Its about time B&M switching it up with their inverted coasters. Same formula everywhere is kinda boring

  • Reply Digital Deathsquid October 25, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Damn. I gotta go back to France

  • Reply The Reverend Jim Jones February 16, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I love this ride. I’m not a fan of corkscrews on B&M suspended coasters. They make me nauseous

  • Reply Jennifer Bath February 28, 2019 at 2:31 am

    when you think that invert s Montu but then realize its some invert over seas…..

  • Reply Venturer Eclipse March 5, 2019 at 1:30 am

    I like to consider this ride to be Montu’s little brother.

  • Reply Manlio Zucchetti March 23, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    My favourite inverted

  • Reply Jake Johnson April 3, 2019 at 2:06 am

    20,000,000 euros = 22,448,641.72 US dollars

  • Reply Jake Johnson April 3, 2019 at 2:09 am

    I cant wait to see a B&M invert without a vertical loop literally all of them have one.

  • Reply CoasterObsessed April 11, 2019 at 2:39 am

    which park is better parc asterix or disneyland paris?

  • Reply Luke Henderson May 19, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    One of the Best Rollercoasters in Europe! Rode it on Wednesday and the line was so short so I went on it 5 times😂Absolutely Amazing!!:)))

  • Reply Spookyboi97 May 20, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    "what is oziris" the best b&m invert in the world

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