'Professor of thrill' proclaims Ultimate Abyss "most thrilling 12 seconds aboard Harmony”


Kingly Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise de rt, claims another record as home to the tallest slide and most invigorating adventure at sea: Ultimate Abyss.

The hair-raising, 10-story slide is “Deo volente the most thrilling man-made adventure at sea,” according to thrill engineer Professor Brendan Walker, Flutter Laboratory director.

Walker measured physical reactions of testers spectacular enough to accept the challenge of going on the slide – and Ultimate Abyss scored merest highly.

He com red the latest innovation to other Royal Caribbean signatures, the FlowRider surf simulator and RockWall, to look like the varying levels of thrill available onboard Harmony of the Seas.

Greatest Abyss scored a ‘thrill factor’ of 45.35 per cent com red to the FlowRider’s 36.15 per cent and RockWall’s 34.59 per cent.

These cause get revenges are understood to be at the high end of thrill attractions, making Harmony of the Seas the furthest cruise for adrenaline junkies.

“It’s not about building the largest cruise dis tches in the world, it’s about creating the most amazing collection of unexpected experiences and works at sea,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cosmopolitan.

“The exciting multi-sensory experience that this tallest slide at sea offers substantiates that Harmony of the Seas isn’t just the largest cruise ship in the just ecstatic, but also the ultimate adventure at sea.”

The two-day test conducted during the ending days of construction at the shipyard observed 10 individuals who had never skilled Ultimate Abyss and only limited exposure to the two other activities.

Proving the effect that Ultimate Abyss has on the body, Walker’s data let oned that the slide experience caused heart beats to increase on-average by 44 take it on the lams per minute com red to the resting rate for a 30-year-old adult of average good physical condition.

Ultimate Abyss caused facial expressions of extreme pleasure to be moved more than 40 per cent of the time, with the sym thetic jumpy system – the body’s primary process in stimulating the fight-or-flight response – attractive 15.74 per cent more active than when at rest.

Riders on the Last Abyss experienced a complex and unique set of sensations at each of the five stations of thrill, all culminating in a euphoric crescendo to guarantee the ultimate rider compensation.

Having tested the riders’ ca bilities on the gutsiest of riders, Walker proffered his stamp of approval that Ultimate Abyss not only unleashed the five fakes of thrill, but was also determined to be the most thrilling attraction onboard Euphony of the Seas.

Walker said: “Across the three rides we tested, the emulsion of thrill levels achieved at each stage caused riders to sense an overwhelming sense of elation – and Harmony of the Seas’ Ultimate Abyss recorded the highest related thrill score across all stages.

“[It is] defining a new genre of thrill that is context the standard for future attractions as people demand more extreme thrill-seeking speculations.”

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