Jet Stunt Extreme

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Jet Stunt Extreme
Jet Stunt Extreme logo.png
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Sea World
Area Sea World Lake
Coordinates 27°57′35″S 153°25′32″E / 27.959841°S 153.425569°E / -27.959841; 153.425569Coordinates: 27°57′35″S 153°25′32″E / 27.959841°S 153.425569°E / -27.959841; 153.425569
Status Operating
Soft opening date 16 December 2010 (2010-12-16) until 23 January 2011 (2011-01-23)
Opening date 17 September 2011 (2011-09-17)
Replaced Pirates Unleashed[1][2]
General statistics
Attraction type Jet ski stunt show
Designer Jon Cooke Entertainment[3]
Duration 15 minutes[4]

Jet Stunt Extreme is a live jet ski stunt show at Sea World on the Gold Coast, Australia. Following the successful trial from 16 December 2010 until 23 January 2011, the show returned on 17 September 2011 for an extended season. It stars several of the world's best jet ski stunt performers.

History[edit]

In early December 2010, Sea World announced that they would be running a new show called Jet Stunt Extreme throughout the summer holiday period.[5][6][7] The show was held twice a day from 16 December 2010 until 23 January 2011.[5][6] In an interview for the Gold Coast Bulletin, a Sea World spokeswoman stated that the show could be made permanent if the summer trial was a success.[5]

On 27 July 2011, Sea World announced that Jet Stunt Extreme would be returning from 17 September 2011.[8] The improved show will feature a rail slide and several ramps.[9][10][11] It was originally expected that the show would conclude at the end of the school holidays,[4] however, it has remained as a permanent addition all year round.

In January 2013, Sea World spent $140,000 on a water powered jet pack which became part of the Jet Stunt Extreme show. The machine allows the pilot to reach heights of up to 8 metres (26 ft). Two members of Jet Stunt Extreme's cast have been trained to operate the jet pack. Sea World plans on purchasing a second jet pack in the coming months.[12]

Cast[edit]

The show is produced by Jon Cooke Entertainment and features some of the world's best jet ski performers including:[3]

  • Cayle Beauchamp[5]
  • Ryan O'Keefe, three-time World Motosurf Champion[3]
  • Jon Cooke, seven-time Australian jet ski champion[7][13]
  • Brad Dawson[3]
  • Brodie Edwards[3]
  • Lee Stone, five-time world freestyle jet ski champion[4][5][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Messenger, Jordan (30 November 2010). "Sea World's Summer Jet Ski Show". Gold Coast Parks. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Sea World (2011). "Pirates Unleashed". MyFun. Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Jon Cooke Entertainment. "Jet Stunt Extreme – Info". Facebook. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Maeseele, Melanie (15 September 2011). "New thrill rides for Coast theme parks". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Elder, Jessica (15 December 2010). "Sea World's jet-powered summer thrills". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Sea World (26 August 2011). "Jet Stunt Extreme for Sea World". Press Release. MyFun. Archived from the original on 18 December 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Stone, Bianca (15 December 2010). "Jet Stunt Extreme". Ten News. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Sea World (27 July 2011). "A New Jet Ski Show for Sea World!". Press Release. MyFun. Archived from the original on 26 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Jet Stunt Extreme (21 August 2011). "Videos posted by Jet Stunt Extreme". Video. Facebook. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Jet Stunt Extreme (21 August 2011). "Jet Stunt Extreme's Photos – Commercial Shoot – testing out the new ramps...". Photo. Facebook. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  11. ^ Jet Stunt Extreme (21 August 2011). "Jet Stunt Extreme's Photos – Commercial Shoot – raff doing his own kind of testing...". Photo. Facebook. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  12. ^ Stojceska, Milena (23 January 2013). "Sea World launches extreme new show". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  13. ^ Poole, Fiona (17 March 2008). "Around the world on a jet ski". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  14. ^ Wilson, Caroline (27 July 2009). "Making a splash!". Evening Times. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 

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