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Warner Bros. Movie World opens southern hemisphere’s largest rollercoaster

Warner Bros. Movie World opens southern hemisphere’s largest rollercoaster
September 22, 2017

Gold Coast theme park Warner Bros. Movie World has today launched the southern hemisphere’s longest, fastest and highest rollercoaster, the DC Rivals HyperCoaster.

Dubbed “a game-changer for Australian theme parks”, the new ride is expected to boost attendance at Village Roadshow Theme Parks, which have been impacted by last year’s fatalities at Dreamworld.

Introducing the ride Village Roadshow Theme Parks Chief Executive Clark Kirby stated “this is an exciting day for Warner Bros. Movie World.

“At almost double the length of any other ride in Australia, the DC Rivals HyperCoaster is transformative for our theme parks and we are excited that guests are now able to experience this world-class ride.

 “With a series of impressive features including one of the world’s first non-inverted loops, a Stengel dive and giant airtime hill, the DC Rivals HyperCoaster is a must-do for theme park guests.”

The DC Rivals HyperCoaster is themed around famous DC Super Hero character, Batman, and features a world-first design with the back two seats facing backwards to allow guests to do the ride in reverse.

Kirby added “this is one of the most technologically advanced rides in the world and features state-of-the-art safety and operating systems to ensure the most thrilling rides all for guests.”

The DC Rivals HyperCoaster, created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, was supplied by Mack Rides of Germany.

Image shows the DC Rivals HyperCoaster in testing.

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8th September 2017 - VILLAGE ROADSHOW LOOKS TO SELL GOLD COAST THEME PARK LAND 

5th June 2017 - WARNER BROS. MOVIE WORLD TO OPEN SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE’S LARGEST HYPERCOASTER

3rd June 2017 - GLOBAL THEME INDEX SHOWS MIXED ATTENDANCE TRENDS FOR THEME PARKS

28th April 2017 - VILLAGE ROADSHOW RESULTS HIT BY DOWNTURN IN THEME PARK VISITS

16th April 2017 - CONSULTING ENGINEER REBUTS AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY RIDE SAFETY ‘INVESTIGATION’ 

7th April 2017 - VILLAGE ROADSHOW CHANGES SEE CLARK KIRBY APPOINTED THEME PARKS DIVISION CHIEF EXECUTIVE

14th March 2017 - VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEME PARKS HIGHLIGHTS SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS

13th March 2017 - PARKZ WEBSITE LAUNCHES SUPPORT OUR THEME PARKS CAMPAIGN 

22nd February 2017 - VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEME PARKS EXPERIENCE SUMMER TRADING DECLINE 

19th November 2016 - MOVIE WORLD AND SEA WORLD WIN IAAPA ‘BRASS RING’ MERCHANDISE AWARDS 


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