Europa Park has announced they will be adding a new Great Coasters International wooden coaster for 2012. Of the park’s 11 coasters, the new for 2012 GCI will be the Europa Park’s first wooden coaster.  The new mythology themed coaster will top out at 35 meters (114 feet), reach speeds of about 100 km/h (62 mph), will be 1050 meters in length (3,400+ feet).  Construction will take 9 months, 16 million nails and 36 carpenters.

2012 continues to be shaping up as one of the best years for coaster enthusiasts in a long time.  Europa Park, often rated as one of the best theme parks in Europe, has no doubt put lots of time and effort in the planning and designing of this coaster and could come out on top as the best new wooden coaster for 2012.  We’ll see how the competition fairs as Summer goes on and more parks reveal their 2012 plans.

No details on the track layout or official theme are known yet.  Stay tuned for more.