Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Australia's Dreamworld to open Shockwave Disk'O ride in June 2011

You search for something to grip, somewhere to plant your feet, but there’s nothing, just a single harness pinning you into the seat as you bravely face your ocean bound mission, to feel the surge and ride the wave of Dreamworld’s newest adventure ride, Shockwave.

Dreamworld’s latest addition to more than 30 rides, attractions and shows, Shockwave is a daunting sight along the park’s Ocean Parade.  150 tonnes of steel make up the looming rises and dips of Shockwaves vivid sea green track and are enough to send the weak stomached running for the merry-go-round, and challenge the bravest of action seekers.

Take a journey through an undersea world to reach a hydro-energy plant, the docking station for the huge 24 person deep sea discovery vessel.  Grab some seats with your family or friends, lock yourself in and get ready to explore the great deep.

Don’t be fooled as the discovery vessel cranks to life, it only takes a few moments before the initial gentle sways to take a turn for the worse and become 360 degree spins of fury. 

At full speed you’ll be propelled at over 50kph down a 63m long wave-like track that plunges and climbs, so one second you feel completely weightless and the next the full load of gravity takes hold, all while circling at 12 revolutions per minute at up to 2.5Gs. 

Open to guests this winter holiday period, Shockwave is an electrifying and fun open air adventure that promises to leave you spinning.

Shockwave Ride Facts:
Ride Capacity: 24 riders per cycle
Ride Time: 90 seconds
Composition: 150 tonnes of steel, 400 tonnes of concrete, 9 tonnes of carriage
Cycle Time: 4 minutes
Track Length: 63 metres
Max Speed:  54kph
Acceleration:  0.2G – 2.5G
Disk Rotation:  12 RPM
Restraints:  Single Back, Dual Locked Safety Restraint
Manufacturer: Zamperla based in Vicenza, Italy
Commissioned: 2011 (June)
Rider Guidelines: Must be over 120cm


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