Coasterpedia
Log in

Hot Wheels SideWinder

Click here to watch the on-ride POV

Enjoy the ride!
roller coaster
Hot Wheels SideWinder
Australia.png
Dreamworld
Location Coomera, Queensland, Australia
Status Operating since December 26, 2001
Australia.png
Luna Park
Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Operated 1995 to January 27, 2001
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel
Model / product Custom Looping Coaster
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height131.3 feet
Top speed52.8 mph
Length2,952.8 feet
Inversions2
HELP

Hot Wheels SideWinder is an Arrow Dynamics steel roller coaster located at Dreamworld in Queensland, Australia.

History[edit | edit source]

The ride originally opened at Luna Park in Sydney in 1995, but local residents complained about the noise, and it was eventually sold to Dreamworld. It opened at Dreamworld on December 26, 2001 and was called Cyclone.

In October 2015, the park announced that the Cyclone would be overhauled and renamed "Hot Wheels Hot Lap" as part of a collaboration with Hot Wheels, Dunlop and V8 Supercars, a motorsports company in Australia.[1] The name was later changed to "Hot Wheels SideWinder". The roller coaster reopened on December 26, 2015 with a new sportscar-shaped train from Vekoma. A new Australian motorsports museum, racing simulators and a restaurant opened alongside the rethemed roller coaster.[2]

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single train with 6 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Warning triangle red.pngThis article lacks images. You can help Coasterpedia by adding some!