Brace yourself for the thrill of a lifetime at Dreamworld as you brave not one, but six of the tallest and fastest thrill rides in the world…Tick these off and you’ll be ready to conquer the world.
1. LOSE THE LOT ON THE GIANT DROP
Dreamworld’s signature thrill ride, The Giant Drop, was named the ‘tallest, vertical free-fall ride in the world’ by the Guiness Book of World Records in 1999. Standing 119 metres high (39 storeys), The Giant Drop is now a legendary Australian landmark and a rite of passage for millions of teens turned mums and dads since opening in 1998.
The biggest plunge of them all, riders inch up the tower before plummeting 39 storeys at the speed of gravity - up to 135 km per hour – back to earth. It’s the closest thing to jumping out of a plane!
2. TEST YOUR TONSILS ON THE TOWER OF TERROR
After The Drop, you’ve got only minutes to recover before facing the Tower of Terror. Opened in 1997 at a cost of $16 million, this state-of-the-art white-knuckle scream machine blasts passengers 115 metres (38 storeys) skyward at speeds of up to 160 km per hour in just seven seconds before free falling back along an L-shaped track.
Dreamworld’s Chief Executive Officer, Noel Dempsey, summed up the feeling saying “it’s pure exhilaration. After the first huge rush, you’re left weightless before freefalling backwards. It’s an experience like no other.”
3. GET BEHIND THE HANDLEBARS WITH MICK DOOHAN
Dreamworld has teamed up with one of the greatest names in motorbike racing history - five time 500cc World Champion and World Record Holder Mick Doohan - to bring the thrill and exhilaration of motor racing to the masses. The only motocoaster in the world featuring life-size replicas of 500cc racing bikes, the Mick Doohan Motocoaster takes guests from 0 to 72 km/h in three seconds.
Riders blast out of the starting grid at superfast speeds, bank to the right and turn to the left 18 times feeling the rush of two wheels of low lying terror.
4. WEATHER THE TWISTS ON THE CYCLONE
If you think you can weather the storm, head to Dreamworld’s Cyclone rollercoaster. The Cyclone was officially opened in December 2001 by Dreamworld’s number one ticket holder, Queensland Premier Peter Beattie. Standing almost 13 storeys (40 metres) high, The Cyclone reaches speeds of up to 85 kilometres per hour along an 800 metre track complete with hair raising loops and a screaming sidewinder.
5. WIPE YOURSELF OUT ON THE WIPE OUT
Get ready to ride the wildest wave in Australia on The Wipeout. Flip, spin, twist and tumble on a massive 40 seat gondola while two independently turning arms shake you to the very core. The ‘Wipeout’ has been described as riding a tidal wave strapped to an arm chair or like getting tossed around in a massive tumble dryer. Get ready to hang ten like never before!
6. GET YOUR TALONS OUT FOR THE CLAW
Dangle nine storeys high, spin 360 degrees and reach zero gravity on Dreamworld’s scream machine, The Claw. Opened September 2004, The Claw is ripping up the records as the ultimate rush of pure adrenalin. Swinging at speeds of up to 64km per hour, passengers experience ninety seconds of insane hang time perching perilously close to the edge on this giant Gyro Swing. This fingernail-biting, spine-tingling, knee-knocking nightmare talon of terror was the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.