Gold Coaster

Roller coaster in Australia
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Gold Coaster
Dreamworld
Location Coomera, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 27°51′55″S 153°18′55″E / 27.865303°S 153.315412°E / -27.865303; 153.315412
Park section Ocean Parade
Status Operating since 26 December 2001
Rider height
  • Minimum: 120 cm
  • Maximum: 205 cm
Luna Park
Name Big Dipper
Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°50′50″S 151°12′36″E / 33.847240°S 151.209979°E / -33.847240; 151.209979
Operated 1995 to 27 January 2001
Replaced by Tumble Bug
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Custom Looping Coaster
Type Steel
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 40 metres
Top speed 85 km/h
Length 900 metres
Inversions 2
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Vekoma (2015-present)
Arrow Dynamics (1995-2014)
Riders per train 24
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Gold Coaster is an Arrow Dynamics steel roller coaster located at Dreamworld in Coomera, Queensland, Australia. The ride's track and supports were engineered by Ride Centerline.[1]

History

The ride originally opened at Luna Park in Sydney in 1995 as Big Dipper, but local residents complained about the noise, and it was eventually sold. It opened at Dreamworld on 26 December 2001 as 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.[2] The name was later changed to "Hot Wheels SideWinder". The roller coaster reopened on 26 December 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.[3]

The coaster was repainted and reopened as Gold Coaster in early 2021.[4]

Design

Elements

Colour scheme

Aqua track and white supports. It opened with yellow track and white supports. The supports where repainted to light aqua when relocted.

Trains

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

References

  1. "Rides List". Ride Centerline. Retrieved 2022-04-22.
  2. First Brock cars arrive at Dreamworld - V8 Supercars
  3. Dreamworld opens Hot Wheels roller coaster, Motorsports precinct - AusParks
  4. "The Parkz Update: Gold Coaster opens, Steel Taipan construction progresses at Dreamworld". Parkz. 11 February 2021. Retrieved 21 February 2021.

External links


Articles on Dreamworld