OzIris is a steel inverted roller coaster designed by Bolliger & Mabillard operating at Parc Astérix in France since 7 April 2012. It’s one of the two only Bolliger and Mabillard inverted coasters of France, the other being The Monster at Walygator Parc. It is named after the Character Iris from the French comic Asterix. It’s a reference to the god Osiris, and a pun with the sentence “Would you dare to confront Iris ?” (In French, “dare” is said “ose” and pronounced “oz”, so basically the name in English would be “DarIris”).
Length: 3,280 ft
Height: 131 ft
Speed: 56 mph
Elements: Chain Lift Hill, Dive Loop, Loop, Immelmann, Zero-G Roll, Corkscrew
Capacity: 1,600 riders per hour
OzIris includes five inversions after the lift hill that stands 40 metres (130 ft) in height. After the initial drop, a dive loop follows going 30 metres (98 ft) upside-down (OzIris is the first inverted roller coaster to feature a dive loop). The track then manoeuvres an overbanked to the right, banked at about 110°, followed by a vertical loop of 25 metres (82 ft). The track then passes into a trench and into an Immelmann of 22 metres (72 ft), and then a second overbanked turn 15 metres (49 ft). The coaster’s track then descends to an 6 metres (20 ft) deep underwater tunnel. A corkscrew comes after the tunnel, then an upward turn to the next inversion a zero-G roll, after this inversion the track follows a twisted course until reaching the main brake zone, and then back into the station. This roller coaster reduces the waiting time of other coasters in the park, Tonnerre de Zeus and Goudurix by 25%.