The Gold Coaster

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The Gold Coaster is a roller coaster operating at Dreamworld. Built by Arrow Dynamics in 2001. Read More...


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The Gold Coaster Overview

Arrow Dynamics custom looper featuring a series of turns followed by the inversions.

Originally opened at Luna Park in Sydney as Big Dipper in 1994 but was closed after just nine months due to noise complaints. It also opened (along with the park) for a brief period in 2000 to coincide with the Sydney Olympics but closed again after. The original cost of the ride in 1994 was $8 million. In 2001, Dreamworld purchased the coaster for $3 million. The original budgeted cost for modification, installation and theming for Dreamworld was $5 million, but the costs went over this figure by $500,000 - still a saving of $2.5 million on the ride's original cost.

Two inversions (sidewinder and vertical loop respectively) are the very last elements on the ride. Reengineering of many of the supports took place as a result of the move to Dreamworld as in Sydney it was built atop a single storey building in parts.

It originally opened at Dreamworld in 2001 as Cyclone. In 2015 the ride was closed from August until December 26, at which point it reopened with a hot Wheels toy car theme and a new train built by Dutch ride manufacturer Vekoma. The new trains also featured onboard audio.

Status

Operating

Opening Date

2001
Type
Steel
Manufacturer
Arrow Dynamics
Model
Custom Looper
Height
40 m
Length
900 m
Speed
85 km/hr
G-forces
3 g
Inversions
2
Hourly Capacity
400 people per hour
Vehicles
1
Carriages
6
Rows per car
2
Seats per row
2
Construction Cost
AUD$5,500,000
Ride time
2:00 mins
Restraint style
OTSR
Braking system
Friction
Min. rider height
120 cm
Max. rider height
200 cm

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3.4 / 5.0 – Good

24 reviews
Enjoyment
3.6
Effectiveness
3.4
Intensity
3.3
Rider Comfort
2.8
Pacing
4.0
Theming/Storyline
3.1
Upkeep/Presentation
3.4
Queue/Efficiency
3.1
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