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Carnival Says It's Building 1st Roller Coaster on Cruise Ship

The all-electric coaster will travel nearly 40 mph and take riders on a series of twists, turns and drops, right around the ship's famous, whale-tail funnel

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    Carnival Announces Roller Coaster on New Cruise Ship

    Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans to launch the first cruise ship with a roller coaster on board. Carnival announced Thursday that BOLT will circle the top of a new ship, Mardi Gras, when it sets sail in 2020.

    (Published Friday, Dec. 14, 2018)

    Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans to launch the first cruise ship with a roller coaster on board.

    Carnival announced Thursday that BOLT will circle the top of a new ship, Mardi Gras, when it sets sail in 2020.

    The all-electric coaster will allow two riders at a time to race along nearly 800 feet of track, 187 feet above sea level. The coaster will travel nearly 40 mph and take riders on a series of twists, turns and drops, right around the ship's famous, whale-tail funnel.

    BOLT is being built by Munich-based Maurer Rides.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Carnival says Mardi Gras will be based in a new state-of-the-art terminal at Port Canaveral, Florida. It will be the first ship in the new XL-class, the largest ever built for Carnival.