Eureka Mountain Mine Ride

Roller coaster in Australia
Eureka Mountain Mine Ride
Location Coomera, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 27°51′45″S 153°18′57″E / 27.862630°S 153.315946°E / -27.862630; 153.315946
Park section Gold Rush Country
Status Defunct
Operated 1986 to November 2006
Location Unknown
Manufacturer B. A. Schiff & Associates
Type Steel - Wild Mouse - Enclosed
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 12.2 metres
Drop 7 metres
Top speed 48 km/h
Length 300 metres
Inversions 0
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Hyfab (1988-2017)
B. A. Schiff & Associates (1986-1988)
Riders per train 4

Eureka Mountain Mine Ride was an enclosed wild mouse roller coaster located at Dreamworld in Coomera, Queensland, Australia. The theme of the ride was a goldmine shaft inside a mountain. It opened with the Gold Rush Country area in 1986.[1]


Eureka Mountain Mine Ride opened at Dreamworld in 1986. The original attraction was a hybrid wild mouse roller coaster dating back to around the 1950s, built by B. A. Schiff & Associates. The cars were modified to look like mine carts. In 1989, the original track and cars were replaced with a new system with tubular rails, manufactured by a local firm called Hyfab.

The track layout was changed somewhat, though much of the original support structure was kept. The new coaster had wider turns and fewer switchbacks. The outer facade had to be modified to accommodate the altered layout.

Shortly after the coaster reopened in 1989, it was modified again. This time, a tight s-bend at the end of the ride was removed, and the final brake run was lengthened. Over time, additional sections of the ride were covered over, and by 2003 the track was fully sheltered.

In 2004, the control system was replaced and the unloading platform was decommissioned, reducing the number of staff required to operate the ride but also reducing its capacity.

Eureka Mountain Mine Ride ultimately closed in November 2006, but was not demolished.[2] In November 2017, Craig Davidson, the CEO of Dreamworld's parent company, confirmed that investigations into reopening the roller coaster were taking place. Davidson said that whether the ride would reopen or not depended on the state of the track.[3] After the facade surrounding the roller coaster was removed, the park decided not to reopen the roller coaster. By December, the roller coaster had been completely removed.[2]



7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 4 riders per car.


  1. Dreamworld History - Dreamworld
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Dreamworld's Eureka Mountain Mine Ride: a roller coaster dating back to the 1950s". Parkz.
  3. "Dreamworld CEO talks current challenges, improvements and resurrecting the Mine Ride". Parkz.

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