Taipan

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Taipan
Taipan 01.jpg
The roller coaster in 2014
Shorts Amusements (Australia)
Location Travelling
Status Operating
Sea World
Location Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
Operated 1982 to May 2002
Statistics
Manufacturer SDC
Product Galaxi (large)
Type Steel
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0
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Taipan is a travelling steel roller coaster located in Australia.

History

The roller coaster opened in 1982 at Sea World and was called Wild Wave Rollercoaster. It was later renamed Thrillseeker. The ride was closed in May 2002.

Since it left Sea World, the roller coaster was repainted and now travels in Australia.

Design

Trains

2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 8 riders per train.

Etymology

A taipan is a type of snake in Australia. It is considered to be one of the most deadly snakes.

External links

  • Taipan on the Roller Coaster DataBase.