The rebirth of Luna Park's Big Dipper begins down under

Posted Monday, October 22, 2001 4:47 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo

The Big Dipper from troubled Luna Park is beginning to rise once again. Dreamworld has begun to erect the still unofficially announced coaster.

Link: Twisted Rails

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Monday, October 22, 2001 5:07 AM
Do you realize that most of that vertical construction was done ina week? Fantastic work crew to say the least.
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Monday, October 22, 2001 6:15 AM
Is this the Big Dipper from Luna Park Sydney?
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Monday, October 22, 2001 7:57 AM
Yes, XRAE, the Big Dipper itself.
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Monday, October 22, 2001 7:59 AM
Yup, I have posted three old photos online to give you guys an idea of what it will look like finished.

It will be named 'Cyclone' as stated on the Dreamworld site. I like the name, very refreshing for a steelie, not a woodie! :)

John, the crew placed all the supports by their footers & assembled the towers on the ground. Once theĀ 7+m permit was granted, they were all erected before you could say "Crikey!"

*** This post was edited by Taipan on 10/22/2001. ***

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Monday, October 22, 2001 10:40 AM
What manufactuer designed this ride?
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Monday, October 22, 2001 10:53 AM
Arrow Dynamics, in 1995.
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Monday, October 22, 2001 2:26 PM
Its good seeing any coaster preserved and I love those old Arrow's. ;)
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Monday, October 22, 2001 3:06 PM
Where is Luna Park?
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Monday, October 22, 2001 4:48 PM
Sydney, Austrailia
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Monday, October 22, 2001 10:29 PM
Glad that you all are liking the pictures.  Keep an eye on Twistedrails as over the next three weeks or so there will be a major update of pics from within Dreamworld and an on-ride video of the Thunderbolt.  There will also be plenty of off-ride video of the parks other major attractions.  I also hope that there will be pics of the Leathal Weapon from Movie World and its other major attractions.

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"Thunder from Down Under"
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Tuesday, October 23, 2001 6:44 AM
Your doing a good job Wayne! Are you going to stick with twisted rails or put up your own site? You should try and get some picts of Luna Park and also Corkscrew at Sea World (is that park still around?)
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Tuesday, October 23, 2001 12:51 PM
 

Yes John the Corkscrew is still going and we hope to have pics from there very soon.  My own site is under construction and should be running by the end of November with parks including Dreamworld, Wonderland and others having confirmed that they are willing to help in any way that they can.  Will also know this week ( I hope) if the Croc Hunter is happy for us to include his park onto the website.  It is a wildlife park only but is still worth a look.

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"Thunder from Down Under"
The Croc Man Rules!!!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2001 2:48 PM
He (Croc Hunter) should go for it....any extra exposure is good for business.
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Friday, October 26, 2001 8:34 PM
I have just read a message that was posted onto one of the old news items about the Cyclone press release from Dreamworld.  This person has stated that Dreamworld is incorect in there details of the Cyclone being the tallest and fastest of its kind in Australia.  They then compared the Cyclone to the Bush Beast in Sydney stating that it is taller.  The bush Beast is the tallest WOODEN coaster in the Southern Hemisphere, however it is not the same KIND ofcoaster as Cyclone as Cyclone is a STEEL coaster.  Therefore, Dreamworld is infact correct in it's statment the it is the fastest and tallest of it's KIND in Australia and in the Southern Hemisphere.  It is not always the media that is wrong with there facts.
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"Thunder from Down Under"
The Croc Man Rules!!!
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