Escape from Madagascar

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Escape from Madagascar
Runaway Reptar Roller Coaster.jpg
Escape from Madagascar's first helix (pictured as Rugrats Runaway Reptar)
Previously known as Rugrats Runaway Reptar and Sky Rocket
Park section DreamWorks Experience - Madagascar Madness
Coordinates 27°51′50″S 153°19′1″E / 27.86389°S 153.31694°E / -27.86389; 153.31694Coordinates: 27°51′50″S 153°19′1″E / 27.86389°S 153.31694°E / -27.86389; 153.31694
Status Operating
Opening date 26 December 2002 (2002-12-26)
General statistics
Type Steel – Suspended Family Coaster
Manufacturer Vekoma
Model Suspended Family Coaster (342m)
Lift/launch system Drive tire lift hill
Height 14.9 m (49 ft)
Length 342 m (1,122 ft)
Speed 41.8 km/h (26.0 mph)
Inversions 0
Duration 1:30
Capacity 650 riders per hour
G-force 2.2
Height restriction 110 cm (3 ft 7 in)
Trains Single train with 10 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 20 riders per train.
Q4U available
Escape from Madagascar at RCDB
Pictures of Escape from Madagascar at RCDB

Escape from Madagascar is a suspended family roller coaster at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[1]


Escape from Madagascar opened on 26 December 2002 as Rugrats Runaway Reptar. It was part of the new Nickelodeon Central themed area.[2] The roller coaster was the third of its type in the world and the first in the Southern Hemisphere.[3] Towards the middle of 2011, Nickelodeon Central started to be rethemed into Kid's World. The change saw Rugrats Runaway Reptar renamed and rethemed into Sky Rocket.[4][5] The ride remains to be Dreamworld's only children's roller coaster.[6] In 2012, the Kid's World area was rethemed to become DreamWorks Experience. The ride was renamed Escape from Madagascar to fit the Madagascar Madness subsection it is located in.[7]


The ride has one train, which has 10 cars with 2 seats on each car catering 650 riders per hour. The safety system consists of over-the-shoulder restraints that lock into place and then a belt-type connector that attaches the seat base to the over-the-shoulder restraints. Riders are taken up 14.8 metres (49 ft) by a wheeled lift hill, and go through a tight helix, followed by a series of small turns and drops. Upon approaching the station, the ride is slowed by a magnetic brake run. Each ride cycle takes 1.5 minutes.[8]


  1. ^ "Dreamworld & WhiteWater World Park Map" (PDF). Park Map. Dreamworld. 25 June 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Dreamworld. "Get 'Nicked' at Dreamworld". Press Release. Parkz. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Roller Coaster Search Results". Model Line = Suspended Family Coaster. Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kid's World - Where kids really do rule". Press Release. Dreamworld. 24 June 2011. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Kids Rides". Dreamworld. June 2011. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dreamworld". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Dreamworld To Open New Dreamworks Animation Precinct". Press Release. Dreamworld. February 2012. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sky Rocket  (Dreamworld)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 

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