Dreamworld is set to retire its adored ‘Tower of Terror’ ride on November 3 after 23 years of service.
The one of a kind ride made headlines when it opened in 1997 as the world’s tallest and fastest ride clocking serious G’s launching from O to 161km/h in less than 7 seconds.
The ‘Tower of Terror’ thrill ride quickly become Dreamworld’s most iconic ride and a surprise revamp in 2010 gave revellers a new thrill facing gravity head on when the car was reversed.
Dreamworld’s Chief Operating Officer Greg Yong says the closure of the ride signals the beginning of a new era at Dreamworld with a brand new rollercoaster and 6 water slides for WhiteWater World set to open.
“We believe the success of our future is about investing in new, state of the art experiences for our guests whenever we can,” he said.
“Some of our old favourites have been retired to make way for these new experiences including Sky Voyager, the southern hemisphere’s first flying theatre, and other attractions recently announced which will start to be introduced to the park in the coming months.”
So what can theme park revellers expect to see in the future at Dreamworld and will it match up to the hair raising thrills that the ‘Tower of Terror’ gave to 8 million passengers over the years?
Coming to WhiteWater World this summer are the ‘Fully 6’ waterslides, part of a $7 million investment. The new complex will house six colourful body slides featuring natural lighting with an almighty splash at the bottom.
Adrenaline junkies will be pleased to know a yet to be named rollercoaster will take the place of the ‘Tower of Terror’ and from what Dreamworld has revealed, thrill seekers won’t be disappointed.
The $30M Mack rollercoaster will feature some world first including the first triple launch system in the Southern Hemisphere, a separate spinning gondola at the rear of the rollercoaster train and a stall and reversed twisted half pipe. Oh, and did we mention that it will clock speeds of 105km/h.
In the coming months, the ‘Tower of Terror’ track will be removed and disassembled but fans of the Giant Drop shouldn’t worry because the stomach lurching ride will still remain operating.
It’s the end of an era for this iconic ride but a state of the art ride is coming to the Gold Coast.
Get your Dreamworld tickets online here and enjoy one final spin on the ‘Tower of Terror’- closing on Sunday, November 3 at 5pm- get your Dreamworld tickets and passes online here.