Steel Taipan

Roller coaster in Australia

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Steel Taipan
Location Coomera, Queensland, Australia
Status Operating since 15 December 2021
Cost $30million AUD
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Product Launch Coaster (Custom)
Type Steel - Launched - Semi-Spinning
Propulsion LSM Launch
Height 39 metres
Top speed 105 km/h
Length 1200 metres
Inversions 4
G-Force 3.8

Steel Taipan is a steel launched roller coaster at Dreamworld in Coomera, Queensland, Australia. The ride was manufactured by Mack Rides. It is a near copy of Blue Fire at Europa Park. The attraction opened on 15 December 2021.[1]


Permits were first filed for the ride on 22 August 2019, with the ride being officially announced by the park on the same day.[2]

In the summer of 2020, track pieces began to arrive at Dreamworld.[3]


A taipan is a species of venomous snake native to Australia.[4]



Little is presently known about this ride other than that it represents $30m AUD of a $70m AUD expansion of Dreamworld that includes new rides and slides for the waterpark. The ride is a Mack Rides Launch Coaster; it is said to have been inspired by Blue fire Megacoaster at Europa Park, but it has many different elements to the standard Blue Fire layout, such as a backwards vertical spike and swing launch as well as a spinning back car.[5]


5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 20 riders per train.


  1. Druce, Alex (2021-12-03). "Dreamworld to open new Steel Taipan rollercoaster on December 15". Retrieved 2021-12-03.
  2. "Dreamworld adding roller coaster and waterslide complex in $70m investment".
  3. "Dreamworld Australia kan bouw nieuwe achtbaan niet bekostigen".
  4. Baldwin, Tim. "Dreamworld ends 2021 opening Australia's first triple launch coaster". No. February 2022. Amusement Today. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  5. "New Rollercoaster". Dreamworld. Retrieved 5 November 2019.

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