Themed to a gold mine shaft in a mountain. After the trains reach the top of the lift hill, an animatronic miner holding a stick of dynamite explodes the mine starting the journey through the mine with hairpin turns and fast dips. Eureka Mountain features a standard 'wild mouse' style layout.
This ride was designed with separate load and unload stations and able to simultaneously load and unload two cars at once. The system featured a load station in the same position that guests board today, with an unload station back around the 90º bend just after the brake run. In 2002 the park stopped using the separate unload station, instead unloading passengers in the second load area. In 2004 the ride's control system was completely overhauled using more modern computer and PLC systems to control the ride's block system, and it is not known whether under this new system is able to load and unload passengers using the original two platforms.
In early 2015, after more than eight years sitting dormant, Dreamworld commenced maintenance work and testing of the ride system. Trains have been successfully cycled as testing continues. It is not known if or when the ride will reopen to the public.
|Opening Date||11 December 1986|
|Closing Date||7 November 2006|
|Cars per train||1|
|Rows per car||2|
|Seats per row||2|
|Ride time||1:10 mins|