Take a sneak peek at the world’s first rollercoaster on a cruise ship

Thrill-seekers, take note – the world's very first rollercoaster on a cruise ship is set to open next year!

New ride BOLT will be the first and therefore fastest ever rollercoaster at sea, opening on Carnival Cruise Line's ship Mardi Gras when it sets sail in 2020.

Passengers will ride motorcycle-esque carriages as they zoom around the open-air track which sits 187 feet above sea level.

In fact, Carnival has released a teaser video with a CGI recreation of what the ride will look like when you're actually on it, and it looks like SO much fun.

Oh, and if you can keep your eyes open, the ride's upper deck location means you can also enjoy some seriously cool 360 degree views of the ship and the ocean.

The cool part is that riders themselves control the speed at which they go on the rollercoaster, which is being built by Munich-based company Maurer Rides.

However, it's worth noting that the ride reaches speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (it is on the deck of a cruise ship after all!).

Of course there is a competitive angle as your speeds will be posted on a board after the race (we can easily see families trying to beat each other's times!).

If you want to see it for yourself next year, you're going to have to book a sailing from Port Canaveral in Florida, where the Mardi Gras will be based.

When first announcing the news that the ship would have a rollercoaster Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said: "Mardi Gras will be our most innovative ship ever with some truly special features and attractions, highlighted by BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea.

"BOLT will continue the tradition of Carnival providing exciting new ways for our guests to 'Choose Fun.'  We are so thrilled to introduce this one-of-a-kind, game-changing, exhilarating attraction – our guests are going to love it!"

There's no denying that cruise lines are upping the ante for thrill-seekers. For example, Royal Caribbean recently launched a terrifying new waterslide with an entire section over the cruise ship edge!

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