Shockwave (Dreamworld)

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Shockwave
Shockwave (Dreamworld) logo.jpg
Dreamworld
AreaOcean Parade
Coordinates27°51′52″S 153°18′59″E / 27.864320°S 153.316493°E / -27.864320; 153.316493Coordinates: 27°51′52″S 153°18′59″E / 27.864320°S 153.316493°E / -27.864320; 153.316493
StatusOperating
Opening date25 June 2011 (2011-06-25)[1][2]
General statistics
Attraction typeDisk'O Coaster[3]
ManufacturerZamperla
ModelCustom
ThemeHydro-energy plant
Length63 m (207 ft)
Speed54 km/h (34 mph)
12 rpm
G-force2.5
Capacity360 riders per hour
Vehicle typeDeep sea discovery vessel
Vehicles1x9-tonne (9.9-ton) disk[2]
Riders per vehicle24
Duration90 seconds
Height restriction120 cm (3 ft 11 in)
Q4U available

Shockwave is a Zamperla Disk'O Coaster in the Ocean Parade area of the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, Australia. The ride opened on 25 June 2011.[1][2]

History[edit]

On 16 February 2011, Ardent Leisure released the financial results for the six months ending December 2010 as well as an outlook for 2011. This outlook announced the plans to have an Easter promotion, the addition of two new rides, and a further "new product" during the course of 2011.[4] On 7 April 2011, further details were announced stating that one of these new rides would be a family thrill ride set to open in June.[5] Just days after this announcement, construction began in a location between Ocean Parade and Nickelodeon Central. On 18 May 2011,[6] Dreamworld officially announced that they would be adding a Zamperla Disk'O Coaster called Shockwave to Ocean Parade.[7] By 7 June 2011, parts for the ride had arrived at Dreamworld and concept art for the ride had been released.[8] A television marketing campaign started for the ride in mid June.[9] Testing for the ride began less than a week before the scheduled opening of the ride.[10][11][12] The ride opened on 25 June 2011 to coincide with the local school holidays.[1][2][13][14]

Ride[edit]

Themed as a hydro-energy plant, Shockwave is a Zamperla Disk'O Coaster. From the docking station, riders sit on an orange[15] circular platform (known as the discovery vessel) with 24 outward-facing seats. This platform moves back and forth along a halfpipe track (with a small hill in the middle) reaching speeds of 54 kilometres per hour (34 mph). The platform itself spins at a rate of 12 revolutions per minute as it traverses the track. During the 90 second ride, guests will pull up to 2.5 Gs as they spin along the 63-metre (207 ft) sea green-coloured track.[6][7][16][17][18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dreamworld (24 June 2011). "Shockwave Test Crew Photos". Facebook. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Ravn, Mackenzie (25 June 2011). "Dreamworld's latest sends shock waves". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  3. ^ Thrill Zone Australia. "Thrill Zone Australia's Photos - EXCLUSIVE PICTURES- see it 1st on TZA". Photo. Facebook. Retrieved 8 June 2011. The part shown in the photo has an arch - only featured in coaster models.
  4. ^ Ardent Leisure (16 February 2011). "Ardent Leisure Group - 2011 Half Year Results" (PDF). Australian Securities Exchange. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
  5. ^ Ardent Leisure (7 April 2011). "UBS Australian Emerging Companies Conference" (PDF). Australian Securities Exchange. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  6. ^ a b Dreamworld (18 May 2011). "Dreamworld's newest ride is on a mission to shock". Facebook. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Dreamworld's newest ride is on a mission to shock". Dreamworld. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  8. ^ Dreamworld (7 June 2011). "Shockwave - New Ride". Photos. Facebook. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  9. ^ Dreamworld (16 June 2011). "Sneak peek at the..." Television Commercial. Facebook. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  10. ^ porkerpig89 (20 June 2011). "Shockwave dreamworld Australia". Video. YouTube. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  11. ^ porkerpig89 (20 June 2011). "Shockwave testing part 2". Video. YouTube. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  12. ^ mike012345 (21 June 2011). "Shockwave test.wmv". Video. YouTube. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  13. ^ Dreamworld (8 June 2011). "Dreamworld Australia's Photos - Shockwave - New Ride". Photo. Facebook. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  14. ^ Dahlberg, Kelly (24 June 2011). "Shockwave". Nine Gold Coast News.
  15. ^ Dreamworld (8 June 2011). "Dreamworld Australia's Photos - Shockwave - New Ride". Photo. Facebook. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  16. ^ Nick (18 May 2011). "Australia's Dreamworld to open Shockwave Disk'O ride in June 2011". Theme Park Tourist. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  17. ^ "Dreamworld's Newest Ride is on a Mission to Shock". eTravel Blackboard. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  18. ^ "Shockwave - Dreamworld Theme Parks - Gold Coast - Australia". Dreamworld. June 2011. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011.

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