Coasterz 'n' Canyonz Blog Day 06
Today a dream came true... A visit to Dreamworld. We've known of Dreamworld ever since Magic Mountain opened their Superman launched 400' coaster, as Australia's Dreamworld houses the only other version of this ride anywhere. To actually visit the park was amazing, a traditional park with some history and their 30 years experience in operation showed in leaps and bounds when compared to Movie World yesterday. No silly ride upcharges disguised as locker rentals here, more relaxed riding policies with usual left items spots on all the platforms.
We paid for early entry, but were let down a bit by a 20 minute testing delay for one of the rides, and Tower of Terror required a minimum of 7 riders to operate, so another wait here, however we did all the rides on the early program before the gates opened. As it transpired, the early time was just a taster for the remainder of the day - one of those rare occasions where a park has just enough guests to give it atmosphere, but all rides were "walk-on" all day, with the exception of a couple where we waited no more than 2 cycles to ride. With the temperature well into the 80's, we relaxed and had one of the best days at a park since Amarillo a couple of years ago.
Tower of Terror II became the second version by turning the car around. Trip out of the station is in reverse, and you fall back down face first. The highlight, unlike the original design, isn't the tower though, but the return back through the tunnel, with fantastic lighting effects and a real "face flapping" wind experience as you decelerate.
New to the park is BuzzSaw, a standard sky-loop. No different to others of this type we have ridden, but a very well themed queue area and station.
Cyclone - these models are no longer a draw for most parks, but this one seemed popular. Relocated from Luna Park in Sydney, we found it hard to see how it fitted onto that site. Also unusual is the fact the two inversions are taken towards the end of the ride.
Also at the park was a chance to see some Australian wildlife (in well presented surroundings)
And after running around all week, we decided to relax this evening in the hotel pool and jacuzzi!!! Until tomorrow.....