A big hit on that blue shipping container!
The track diving into the wash.
A late afternoon Storm...Excuse the pun.
Viking's Revenge Flume Ride had to be diverted into a new course that threads through the tangle of Storm Coaster columns.
The outdoor part of the ride.
Approaching full speed.
The Sea World lake is still perhaps the most picturesque sight at any Australian theme park. It's just a shame it's not put to more use for both day guests and night events.
The coaster track dominates the Sea World skyline.
The Storm Coaster outside track.
The entirely pointless, unhygienic, dispatch-slowing and prone-to-failing seat belts have been removed from Storm Coaster. It's a rare win for logic.
It's a disaster zone.
Apparently Storm Coaster has mascots by way of the cantankerous Mr Rumbles, the crazy Sparky and the loveable Dropette. Did you know about these guys?
Plenty of Storm merchandise available in the ride shop.
Storm Coaster doesn't quite replace the immersive, storyline-driven Bermuda Triangle, but it's definitely a ride that suits Sea World and we can at least be thankful that they didn't go down the route of Jet Rescue with its pointless, hamfisted storyline.
The ride has opened with quite efficient operations, meaning it's running at pretty close to its theoretical hourly  capacity.
The airtime hill provides a nice pop as you speed over into the dark final splashdown.

Who else hates the odd kink in the track at the top of the final drop? This aesthetic nuisance appears on many Mack water coasters and is proof that German ride designers typically start with RollerCoaster Tycoon for inspiration.

The coaster portion is smooth and quite graceful.

Restraints include individual lapbars and completely redundant shoulder seatbelts that serve three perfectly valid purposes:

  1. Slowing down dispatch times.
  2. Getting progressively tighter throughout the ride to the point of discomfort.
  3. Satisfying insurance companies and lawyers.