Rainbow's End New Zealand

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Rainbow's End New Zealand

Postby kiwi » Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:27 pm

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Postby Jmill326 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:42 pm

Fear Fall is the name of their free fall.
It is aproximately 18 storys or stories high.

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Postby Guest » Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:54 pm

I moved from NZ a few years back to come here, Rainbowsend always used ot be the best place in the world for me.

There log ride is quite large, beiiger and better than the one at Dreamworld.
A small Dragon theme coaster for kiddies has been there since I was little(r)

I haven't actually been on the Fear Fall yet, but I have heard it is quite good, it is a roainbow colour.
They have a small pirate ship there, alot like the one at Sea World.

Thats about it really, they have a Power Surge and a looping rolleroaster.

Go to the website..


They have an animated map sort of thing with gives a decent amount of infomation on the ride.

Admission to the park is extremely good value, I think it is 29 dollars for a kid, 39 dollars for an adult and unlike Dreamworld there are spectator thingys, meaning that if you are a parent and you are not interested in going on the rides, all you have to pay is 12 dollars, however on weekdays that are not holidays spectators are free!

Thats all I can really tell you about Rainbowsend, if you wanna know more just ask me. :)

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Postby Hurricane » Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:40 pm

The looping coaster is a Arrow LoopScrew, the same track design as Sea Worlds corkscrew, Apparently it's really rough, the complete oposite to Sea Worlds version.
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Postby Jmill326 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:10 pm

That rollercoaster wasn't rough when I went on it!

Leave it alone you bully :(

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Postby benclare » Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:23 pm

Yes Rainbows End is a good park and is in a great location. Is the roller coaster still sponsored by Coke? I reckon the Super Loop would be really popular there and perhaps a Hurricane and Wave Swinger too.

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Postby Jmill326 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:11 pm

I'm not sure whether it's still sponsored by coke, it was last time I checked but that was a while ago.

I think it needs more thrills and a little more atmosphere.
I loved it as a little kid.. =]

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Postby princess » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:13 am

I agree Jmill

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Postby Hurricane » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:29 pm

Ah fudge, was that the Ferris Wheel accident Princess? I read about that on Yahoo News. My thoughts go out to all his friends and family.
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Postby princess » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:11 am

Yes Hurricane it was the ferris wheel, his funeral is today and Rainbows End will be closed today as a mark of respect, there has been extensive coverage of this in the New Zealand Herald.

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Postby Zamperla » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:45 am

It certainly sounds like park management is truly doing their best to console the staff and family. (a lot of parks out there would go down the 'business as usual' path)

My condolences also to the friends, family and fellow staff of the man.

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Postby Hurricane » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:12 pm

It's really quite tragic when things happen like that. And one of the good things about a family owned park (or small park like Rainbows End) Is they had the respect for the family / friends of the person involved to close the park down for a day in remembrance. I actually first heard of the incident from a friend who lives in NZ.

In June I'm actually heading to New Zealand at this stage, so I'll take a trip down to the park and check it out!
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Postby Zamperla » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:06 pm

What is the ownership structure of Rainbows End? Is it privately owned and operated?

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Postby princess » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:05 am

I dont know Zamperla, maybe this is a question Kiwi can answer.

Excuse me for being nosy Hurricane, what are you going to do in New Zealand, the best thrill country in the world, there is so much to do there, more in the south, but still some good rafting around Rotaroua and Waitomo, apologies for the spelling.

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Postby kiwi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:09 am

I believe it was started by a corporate highflyer early on. Think it was also listed at some stage. Its a park that has had its up's and down's. For a while it didn't seem to get a lot of investment put back into it.

Otherwise not really sure, I will see what I can find. I do know its not a family run park.

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Postby benclare » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:30 pm

I maybe wrong but I heard Premier Parks of the US invested in Rainbows End at some stage. It's a pity the park doesn't make it onto too many tourist commercials. Many people visit Auckland and never know it's there.

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Postby Hurricane » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:08 pm

It's ok Princess, I'm actually flying over for a mates 18th... But i'll be on the north island most of the time.
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Postby Top Gunner14 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:36 am

Im sorry to hear princess, all my thoughts are with ur family and friends

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Re: Rainbow's End New Zealand

Postby kiwi » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:10 pm

Rainbowsend opened a new ride last week. I believe its a Zamperla Disko Coaster, drove past but could see much through the trees.


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Re: Rainbow's End New Zealand

Postby Top Gunner14 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:47 am

Should be a great addition to the park, would like to try a Disko coaster, would be something different


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