Road Runner Rollercoaster

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Not to be confused with Road Runner Express or Road Runner Railway.
Road Runner Rollercoaster
Road Runner Rollercoaster logo.png
Road Runner Rollercoaster - Warner Bros. Movie World.jpg
Warner Bros. Movie World
Park section Kids' WB Fun Zone
Coordinates 27°54′22.5″S 153°18′42″E / 27.906250°S 153.31167°E / -27.906250; 153.31167Coordinates: 27°54′22.5″S 153°18′42″E / 27.906250°S 153.31167°E / -27.906250; 153.31167
Status Operating
Opening date 26 December 2000 (2000-12-26)
Cost AU$1.69 million
Replaced Looney Tunes Musical Revue
General statistics
Type Steel – Junior
Manufacturer Vekoma
Model Junior Coaster (335m)
Height 13 m (43 ft)
Length 335 m (1,099 ft)
Speed 45.9 km/h (28.5 mph)
Inversions 0
Duration 1:06
Capacity 1000 riders per hour
Trains 2 trains with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 16 riders per train.
Road Runner Rollercoaster at RCDB
Pictures of Road Runner Rollercoaster at RCDB

The Road Runner Rollercoaster is a Vekoma Junior Coaster which opened on 26 December 2000 at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia.[1][2] The 335-metre (1,099 ft) ride features an incline of 13 metres (43 ft) and reaches a top speed of 45.9 km/h (28.5 mph).[1] The ride has a height restriction of 100 centimetres (39 in).[3] This ride is themed to Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner.[4]

History[edit]

The Road Runner Rollercoaster opened on 26 December 2000.[2] The ride's opening forced the relocation of the Looney Tunes Musical Revue to a location in Main Street near the Movie Magic Special Effects Show.[5] The ride cost AU$1.69 million.[6]

Ride[edit]

Track layout

Trains[edit]

Riders are seated in one of two themed trains.[1] The trains are themed to Acme fireworks with Wile E. Coyote on the front and the Road Runner on the back.[4][7][8] Each train features 8 cars which seat 2 people each. Riders are restrained by lap bars.[1] These trains cater for approximately 1000 riders per hour.[6]

Queue[edit]

Riders join the queue from the Kids' WB Fun Zone. The queue weaves its way under the lift hill before looping around an area within the ride's footprint.[9]

Ride experience[edit]

After exiting the station, the train turns right and is taken up a friction wheel lift hill to a height of 13 metres (43 ft). A small drop follows the lift hill that then leads into two downward helices. The train then dips diagonally under the lift hill before elevating and approaching the back end of the station and passing over top. The train then runs back parallel with the lift hill before entering two separate helices and entering the brake run. The train then returns to the station where riders dismount and exit back into the Kids' WB Fun Zone.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Marden, Duane. "Road Runner Rollercoaster  (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Road Runner Rollercoaster (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Parkz. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World. "Road Runner Rollercoaster". MyFun. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Wilson, Richard (4 November 2004). "Road Runner Rollercoaster". Photo. Parkz. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Looney Tunes Musical Revue (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Parkz. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Emmons, Natasha (18 September 2000). "Package Deals A Bright Spot For Warner Bros. Down Under Themers". Amusement Business 112 (38): 28. 
  7. ^ Wright, Dean (11 March 2008). "Loading Station". Photo. Parkz. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Wilson, Richard (4 November 2004). "Road Runner Rollercoaster". Photo. Parkz. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World (2012). "Park Map". MyFun. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Makepeace, Ryan (1 September 2011). "Movieworld Road Runner Rollercoaster". Video. YouTube. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 

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