Posted Friday, September 28, 2007 9:18 AM | Contributed by auscoasterman
Ahead of its September 30 public opening at the Gold Coast theme park, Dreamworld has officially unveiled their latest family roller coaster, Mick Doohan's Motocoaster.
Intamin AG is behind the roller coaster that launches riders from 0-45 mph using a hydraulic-powered kicker wheel launch. It is the first motorcycle coaster to feature full-sized 500CC replica bikes for seating. Junior riders as short as 43" can also ride accompanied on one two sidecar seats found at the rear of each train.
Roller-Coaster.com.au features all the highlights from the event including on and off ride footage from the inaugural launch.
It'd be cool to see a copy or something more intense in the states.
Our server is found in Australia, so you can imagine there's a bit of distance to go. 75% of the site's traffic is domestic so it makes sense to have it here.
I've added a copy of the videos on a US server, so now down the bottom of each video page there is a link for US visitors which should be much faster.
This is the main on/off-ride footage: http://www.roller-coaster.com.au/videos.php?vid=25&location=USA
*** This post was edited by auscoasterman 9/28/2007 9:08:39 PM ***
Probably wouldn't be as cool if you weren't in motorcycle position, though.
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