Hey everyone! I had an action packed day at Dreamworld today. After a small delay with loosing one of the Canadian exchange students on the trains, but we all met up at Dreamworld. I'll let the pictures talk!
T.O.T - 3, back outside seat wins.
Giant Drop - 7 times. Incredible.
cyclone - once is enough
Wipeout - 3 times
Claw - 6 times?
Log ride - once
Rapids Ride - once
Reptar - once
Bumper cars - once
Mick Doohan - once
Reef Diver - once
John doing the Pringles duck thing to entertain while on the trains. Amusing because Lays Chips here are Smith's. Exact copy. Stacks > Pringles.
We got to the station at about 9:30, and the park opens at 10. This is Giant Drop/TOT from the train station. It's about a 5 minute bus ride. Yeah, it's huge.
At 10AM, we arrive at Dreamworld!!! The skyline is half park rides, and the other half is White Water World sticking out.
Here's the fountains inside the entrance. But as some of you may know, most of Queensland have been in a serious drought. Sooo due to water restrictions they are off.
First ride of the day was Cyclone! It's an Arrow custom looper that was relocated from some other park, I believe.
Before you get to the ride....you must walk 5 minutes in circles! On the way up on the outside...on the way exiting the ride you cross over the entrance like an intersection and walk on the inside going down. Most pointless queue EVER.
It's a pretty good ride. I like how you aren't really sunk down into the cars. The layout is like an extended corkscrew coaster.
Here's the view from the other side of the station.
It's the REVERSE side loop! You go through the corkscrewy part first, then half loop into the loop. I bet Jahan and Beer Guy would love to get their hands on these Aussie inversions.
Overall, Cyclone was fun. It had a lame drop, but a fun ride. C+
Next up was Wipeout! It's one of those top spins that twists crazily. It's themed to....surprise...a massive wave that the surfers are crashing on! Too bad there weren't any water effects...
Oh my God...these things were not built for comfort. First the harness comes down and pushes as hard as it can against your pelvis. Then the lap bar thing comes down and locks. It's quite painful if you don't do anything about it pre-ride. Despite slamming your body against the restraint and pushing all body limits, this ride was really good. A solid B.
Next up....THE CLAW. It's like a Huss frisbee but smaller and wayyyyy better. This thing gave awesome forces, floater air, and gave 7 swings beyond vertical! A!!!!
OI! I'M A CLAW. GIMME CANDY OR I'LL CLAW YOUR CAR!
I've got a claw on me claw!
Mmmm....The Claw. <3 Screw Delirium.
Awesome random clown. Every park should have one.
The famous shiny silver face you enter to TOWER OF TERROR. It says, "Gimme all your electrical power so I can charge up my magnets."
Feels like I'm going into the Boiler Room.
Well, I though the Front Row was a good idea....WRONG. There's this massive windshield infront of your face. You can hardly see anything.
TOT - It's a quick ride. The launch is lame, I didn't feel any of the "6.5 seconds of weightlessness", and I doubt it got up to 377ft. Yeah, it was fun, something different. C+
This is the part when your body goes SMUSH into the seat. Yay Intamin T-Bars!
Yay for 15 riders per car with one car. It goes high. Maybe about 300ft or so.
Now, since I did have a lot of time in the park, and there was a short short line....I decided to ride again. This time I got in the last row, outside seat. It's like sitting in any outside seat of an Intamin coaster. Lots of movement. WELL. I liked this go wayyy better. I had a GREAT view. I could look side to side and backward easily! And as we were speeding up, a Giant Drop car flew RIGHT by. Now that is something you need to experience to understand what I'm talking about. You're about 5-8ft away from hitting each other at about 70mph each. Now THAT is a thrill! That go got a B+!!!
Oh, and that's as high as it will go up ^
It's kinda loud. It's similar to hearing Dragster roar by. I thought it was going to be louder after hearing people talk about Superman.