Dreamworld unvails new coaster

Wednesday, October 24, 2001 6:26 AM

Dreamworld has whipped up a storm in recent days, announcing the name of its new high-tech rollercoaster as CYCLONE.

Definitely not for the faint hearted, the new ride will simulate a real CYCLONE with lots of nail-biting twists, hair-raising turns, wild winds and water sprays.

Standing an impressive 13-storeys (40 metres) high, Dreamworld's CYCLONE will be the biggest high-speed gravity rollercoaster of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Reaching speeds of up to 85km/ph and weighing almost 1000 tonnes, the whirl wind CYCLONE is set to blow guests away with all the white-knuckle swoosh factors of a hair-raising 360-degree loop and a screaming sidewinder.

CYCLONE will join Dreamworld's collection of the tallest, fastest rides in the world when it officially opens this Christmas!!

Stay tuned for more information!!
Home Park: Wonderland Sydney, Australia

Wednesday, October 24, 2001 6:32 AM
Those are not my worlds but the official media release above.

Its a load of hype if you ask me.

After all this is just a secondhand rollercoaster; the old big dipper from Luna Park Sydney.

And as for the claim its the biggest "gravity" roller coaster in the Southern Hemisphere. It's simple not true the "Bush Beast" at Wonderland Sydney (www.wonderland.com.au) is still the biggest.

See it getting re-constructed at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia here at "Twisted Rails" http://www.twistedrails.com/dw/oct21.shtml

Home Park: Wonderland Sydney, Australia

Wednesday, October 24, 2001 7:10 AM
Is it just me, or is TwistedRails not working for anybody else either?
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 7:21 AM
Press release should go in the news section?
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 11:45 AM
Twisted Rails is working for me. But it says it's moving to a new server so it will work soon.

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*** This post was edited by SFMWManiac87 on 10/24/2001. ***

Monday, November 5, 2001 1:19 PM
Hey Aussie Op.  Read the press release again.  It states that the coaster is the biggest high-speed coaster of it's KIND.  If I recall my last trip to Wonderland, the bush Beast was a WOODEN coaster and the Cyclone is a STEEL coaster and therefor they are not of the same kind and the press release is true in it's statement.
"Thunder from Down Under"
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Monday, November 5, 2001 1:47 PM
If Six Flags had written the press release, they would have figured out a way to say it had loops, too.  LOL!


Monday, November 5, 2001 3:22 PM
hey SFMWManiac87, I dunno if you are doing this or not but you have to type in www.twistedrails.com It does that only when you just type in twistedrails.com.
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Sunday, November 11, 2001 9:23 PM
Bush Beast is 90.2ft tall (27.5m). Demon is 125ft. Thunderbolt is 101ft. Corkscrew is 91 ft.  Lethal Weapon is 115ft.

Cyclone is I 130ft

These are all the tall coasters in Australia, and the tallest is Cyclone. Now onto African coasters...

Anaconda is 111ft.Cobra is 115ft.Golden Loop (Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop, so not really counted, and they dont go to the top anyway) 137ft. Shaft of Terror is 167ft, and is vertical, so not really in the same class.  Orient Express is 115ft. And the Boomerang in Egypt is 125ft.

It seems it is really the tallest of its class in Southern Hemisphere.


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