Batwing Spaceshot

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Batwing Spaceshot
Batwing Spaceshot logo.png
Batwing Spaceshot Warner Bros. Movie World.jpg
The 61-metre (200 ft) tall tower of the Batwing Spaceshot
Warner Bros. Movie World
Coordinates 27°54′27.5″S 153°18′46.26″E / 27.907639°S 153.3128500°E / -27.907639; 153.3128500Coordinates: 27°54′27.5″S 153°18′46.26″E / 27.907639°S 153.3128500°E / -27.907639; 153.3128500
Status Operating
Cost A$5,000,000
Opening date 20 December 2006 (2006-12-20)
General statistics
Attraction type Space Shot
Manufacturer S&S Power
Height 61 m (200 ft)
Speed 64 km/h (40 mph)
G-force 4
Capacity 360 riders per hour
Vehicles 1
Duration 50 seconds
Height restriction 48.42 in (123 cm)

The Batwing Spaceshot is a thrill ride located at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia.[1] It opened on 20 December 2006. The ride is an S&S Space Shot, a pneumatic powered ride which shoots riders up and then back down. The rise reaches a height of 61 metres (200 ft) and riders experience a force of up to 4 Gs while travelling at a speed of 64 kilometres per hour (40 mph). It carries 360 passengers per hour, and lasts for 50 seconds. The ride opened almost one year after the opening of the Superman Escape roller coaster, which opened on 26 December 2005.[2][3]

History[edit]

First signs of construction were seen in the middle of 2006 when the queue for the former Looney Tunes Musical Revue show was demolished. This was followed by the excavation of ground in the area. In July 2006, it was confirmed that the ride would be a S&S Power Space Shot.[4] The ride was later announced to be a Batman themed space shot tower called Batwing Spaceshot. On 20 December 2006, the ride opened to the public.[2] The ride was installed by Ride Entertainment Group.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Batwing Spaceshot". MyFun. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Batwing Spaceshot (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Superman Escape (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Database Entry. Parkz. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Richard (17 July 2006). "Batwing Spaceshot (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Photo gallery. Parkz. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Projects". Ride Entertainment Group. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 

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