The Claw at Dreamworld begins testing

Posted Friday, September 3, 2004 8:52 AM | Contributed by auscoasterman

Testing has commenced on Dreamworld's latest thrill ride, The Claw, a Gyro Swing from Intamin. See the latest construction photo gallery and video footage of the ride testing at Roller-Coaster.com.au.

Link: Roller-Coaster.com.au

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Friday, September 3, 2004 9:11 AM
Those have to be the most B&M-inspired OTSR's I've ever seen.
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Friday, September 3, 2004 3:08 PM
They're not that different from Intamin drop rides.
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Friday, September 3, 2004 7:16 PM
Not really... the part between the legs is significantly higher.
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Friday, September 3, 2004 7:28 PM
I noticed that too. It's very different from anything I've ever seen from Intamin. The big bucket seats had me thinking B&M too.

It looks like a great ride. I never really got too excited about it, but seeing in action yesterday blew me away. I've ridden Knott's La Revolucion which I liked, though was nothing teribly special, but The Claw looks likea much better ride.

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Friday, September 3, 2004 8:22 PM
I agree with SFNE Freak. Claw's reastraits, from at least the couple of pictures I looked at, look to be the same as the restraints on other Intamin rides such as PKI's Drop Zone.

-Sean

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Friday, September 3, 2004 10:03 PM
If it is like the one at Hershey (and that seems to me to be a reasonable presumption), it should be a pretty fun ride. I found The Claw at Hershey to be more relaxing than anything, nowhere near the vomit machine it looked like from watching it.
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Friday, September 3, 2004 11:48 PM
prabe,

Hershey's has seats facing in where Dreamworld's has seats facing out like the Huss Giant Frisbee. I have ridden one Intamin Gyro Swing and thought it was incredible. There was a lot of airtime at the high points of the swings.

-Sean

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Saturday, September 4, 2004 1:39 PM
I haven't had a chance yet to ride a Huss Giant Frisbee, but I can see how changing the facing of the seats would make for a very different ride. A question--does it make it more or less of a vomit machine? It wouldn't make me less likely to ride it, but itr might make a difference as to how I would time my riding it if I were in a park thah had one.
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Saturday, September 4, 2004 8:07 PM
prabe,

Out of all the times I have ridden the only Giant Frisbee in America (at PKI), only one time did I see someone not looking so good as they exited the ride. The rotation of the seats is not as fast as a standard Frisbee.

-Sean

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Sunday, September 5, 2004 9:46 AM
Fair enough. Thanks for the answer. If I can wangle my way to PKI (or any other park that may install such a thing for 2005) I'll definitely have to give it a spin. So to speak. Ahem.
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