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Commissioning begins for Dreamworld’s Steel Taipan rollercoaster
Due to open to guests later this year, the commissioning process for Dreamworld’s new Steel Taipan rollercoaster has commenced with the ride train being tested on its 1.2 kilometres of track.
Representatives of German manufacturer, MACK have commenced the commissioning process, executing empty test runs of the unique ride experience that will be Steel Taipan.
Optimistic for a late 2021 opening of what is Dreamworld’s largest ever investment in a single attraction, Dreamworld Chief Executive, Greg Yong advised “it’s incredibly exciting to see the train now making its way around the track and we can’t wait to offer the experience to Dreamworld’s guests.
“We can, hand on heart, promise our guests that this will be the most incredible rollercoaster experience in the country - they’ll have to feel it to believe it.”
The commissioning process is rigorous, with testing to continue until the completion of all relevant safety approvals, ahead of passengers riding Steel Taipan for the first time.
Upon opening, the rollercoaster will feature two snake-themed trains with one featuring the world’s first spinning rear seat, offering a unique ride experience.
Image: Testing on the Steel Taipan rollercoaster's ride train. Credit: Dreamworld/Travis Johnson.
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