Roller coaster lovers, rejoice.

Adventureland Park near Des Moines will add a new roller coaster to the park this summer, it announced Tuesday on Facebook.

The ride, called the Phoenix, will reach speeds of up to 40 mph and heights of more than 50 feet. It will feature a four-seat car that spins 360 degrees as it goes up and down hills.

Construction of the new spinning ride, manufactured by Germany’s Maurer Rides, is slated to begin in February and is estimated to cost $6 million, according to a press release.

The Phoenix is planned to open to guests in June at the family-friendly park about two hours east of Omaha.

"Everyone at Adventureland is extremely excited to have invested in another thrilling ride that will bring even more family fun to our guests for years to come," said Molly Vincent, spokeswoman for Adventureland.

It will be the second new steel roller coaster added to the park since 2016.

The park, which opened in 1975, has four roller coasters — the Dragon, Outlaw, Tornado and Monster. Adventureland is in Altoona, Iowa.

The new roller coaster will be erected where the Super Screamer stood until 1999 and the Inverter was located until 2017.

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