Strap in for the Sunshine Coast’s first rollercoaster launch
The Sunshine Coast’s first rollercoaster has taken off at Aussie World today with some lucky thrill-seeking park guests getting a chance to experience the ride before it officially opens next week.
The Dingo Racer spinning coaster will take parkgoers on a journey through a Mad Max themed attraction, and is set to appeal to those visiting for the school holidays as well as locals looking for a new experience close to home.
“We are excited to invite today’s guests to be the first to ride the Dingo Racer while we prepare for the official opening with our industry partners on the 29th of June,” said Aussie World Manager Shannon Fay.
“As the second new major attraction to open at Aussie World in the last year, the Dingo Racer is helping to expand our experiences and in turn, we expect it to attract a more diverse range of holidaymakers and locals.”
The ride will be officially opened next week by Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Minister assisting premier on Olympic and Paralympic sport and engagement, the Honourable Stirling Hinchcliffe.
Visit Sunshine Coast CEO Matt Stoeckel said the Dingo Racer is a great addition to Aussie World’s line up of rides and adds to the Sunshine Coast’s visitor appeal.
“New attractions like this provide another reason for visitors to come, stay and play on the Sunshine Coast.
“Aussie World is an iconic attraction of the Sunshine Coast for the past 27 years and the Dingo Racer adds to the theme park’s 27 rides and experiences already on offer.
“It really is a one-stop family friendly park for everyone and perfectly timed to open just in time for the school holidays,” added Mr Stoeckel.
The spinning coaster follows the opening of the extreme thrill ride, SX360 pendulum swing in June last year, which has been a popular option for park visitors who are seeking an adrenaline rush.
Dingo Racer is a family-friendly ride; however it is considered a thrill ride due to its speed and the cars’ unique ability to spin while moving along the track.
“It’s certainly got a unique spin of its own, with the seven cars moving around the track while simultaneously spinning 360 degrees as it travels,” Shannon explained.
The ride will have a capacity of 960 people per hour, will seat four people per car, and is open to anyone over the height of 120cm. It travels along the coaster track up to 14 metres in the air before twisting and turning along the track up to speeds of 72km/h.
From the moment you enter the ride queue, the experience begins with a life size model of a dingo taking you along for the ride as he tries to escape a forbidden area, leading to his Mad Max style car.