Palindrome infinity shuttle roller coaster is coming to the U.S. in 2022

Palindrome, a one-of-a-kind infinity shuttle roller coaster built by Gerstlauer, is expected to debut at Cotaland in Austin, Texas in late 2022.

Artist renderings courtesy of Gerstlauer

Named after a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward, Palindrome will feature a 95-foot vertical lift hill, 51 miles-per-hour top speed, two inversions, and a vertical “hop-stall” before riders experience the ride again — only backward.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring the first infinity shuttle coaster to the United States,” said Siegfried Gerstlauer, managing director of Gerstlauer Rides GmbH. “Guests riding Palindrome are in for a truly special experience aboard the newest icon of Cotaland.”


Palindrome is currently being manufactured in Gerstlauer’s Münsterhausen, Germany factory and will be assembled by the installation team from Ride Entertainment.

“Working with a new facility like Cotaland has been an absolute pleasure,” said Ride Entertainment Founder and CEO Ed Hiller. “Both Gerstlauer and our own installations team look forward to seeing those first riders take their inaugural runs on this incredibly unique roller coaster.”


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