The Parkz Update: New roller coaster parts arrive as Dreamworld sits in lockdown

Dreamworld remains closed under lockdown, however work continues on a couple of coaster projects at the park.

German steel arrives on the Gold Coast.
Visitors to the property (The Lego store is still open) will now notice a large section of the car park is now fenced off.
Near-black columns for the new launch coaster from Mack Rides have been delivered.
Each column is individually tagged with its weight and sequence number.
These squat columns will hold the launch track, sitting on the foundations.
These other parts sit on top of the previous, interlocking with a rubber pad in between.
The new coaster will permanently change this part of the Dreamworld skyline, the question remains, when?
Almost midway through 2020, with no major groundwork, an uncertain global situation and stretched finances at Ardent, any hopes of an opening this year are all but gone.
In a battered and bruised Australian theme park industry, this ride was meant to be the light at the end of the tunnel, but it looks like we will all be waiting a little bit longer.
The completed coaster will undoubtedly become the best ride at Dreamworld, promising a launch, inversions, fast pacing and a good lengthy ride.
Across the park, Dreamworld is currently repainting Hot Wheels SideWinder from yellow track and blue supports to a new colour scheme with aqua track and white supports.
The park has yet to announce the new theme for the coaster, which will be the third it has carried in its time at Dreamworld.
As part of the repainting programme at Whitewater World virtually all slides have been repainted, the previously bare concrete columns on Super Tubes Hydrocoaster have been repainted red, and the translucent sections of slide have been repainted solid orange.
Fully 6 was to be the new attraction for 2020, opening in December 2019. The Covid 19 lockdown meant it has only seen around 3 months of operation so far.
Unlike the other slide towers in the park, this one is painted steel rather than galvanised.

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