Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Sea World to retire the Sea Viper

Sea World to retire the Sea Viper
July 22, 2014

After bringing thrills to Sea World’s guests for 32 years, the Gold Coast theme park is to retire its Sea Viper rollercoaster.

The first Australian rollercoaster to feature three inversions, the Sea Viper opened in 1982 as the Corkscrew. In the year after its opening, the ride was attributed to a 20% increase in Sea World’s attendance in the year after its opening.

Explaining the closure of the ride, a statement from Sea World explained “Sea Viper has been a wonderful attraction but there comes a time when all rides need to retire.

“Sea World is constantly looking at new attractions like the $21 million Storm Coaster which opened in December and there are several new and exciting options in the pipeline.

“Our theme parks are ever changing to ensure we continue to bring you, our guests, the best possible theme park experience possible.”

Originally developed by Arrow Dynamics, the ride’s train carriages were replaced with a new low-profile train manufactured by KumbaK when the ride was rebranded in 2009.

Village Roadshow Theme Parks is expected to announce a replacement ride in the near future.


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Altitude Training Systems

Also at 3 Squill Place, Arndell Park NSW 2148 ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology


Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness



Talk To Us For Independent Advice & Specialised Services We're business people, not sales reps IP HUB is one of Australia’s leading advisors on telecoms for both small businesses and…

read more

Marketing / Technology


SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp)

SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp) is an expert retail and marketing services team specialising in sports, leisure, aquatics, fitness, health, wellness & recreation industry. Using proven…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Fitness / Marketing / Retail


Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues


The Retention People Australia

TRP help health clubs, leisure centres and gyms across the globe create happy, loyal members through our user-friendly software which enables effective engagement and the delivery exceptional customer…

read more

Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology / Wellness


TJS Services

TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide.  Our…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Venues


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business