Mick Doohan Motocoaster - New Attraction 2007

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Mick Doohan Motocoaster - New Attraction 2007

Post by Hurricane » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:43 pm

Today the name for the new Roller-Coaster was announced, It is to be named the "Mick Doohan Motocoaster"

Some of the Features of the ride are as follows:

Length - 605m
Height - 7m
Speed - 72kph

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Named after 5 Time Record Holder Mick Doohan, The ride will feature full scale replica motorbikes which are modeled after 500cc Motorcycles.

The ride will feature a Dual Loading / Unloading Station to help speed up the queueing process.

Mr Greg Shaw said: "We are delighted with the launch. The new thrill ride demonstrates Dreamworld’s commitment to introducing cutting edge ride technology and brand new experiences to the Australian market.

It will complement the park’s existing suite of scream machines including the Giant Drop, Tower of Terror, Cyclone Rollercoaster, Wipeout and The Claw"

The Mick Doohan Motocoaster is expected to be open for the September School Holidays.
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Post by Mattie » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:49 pm

Doesn't sound too flash.
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Post by Will » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:42 am

yea it really doesnt sound that great. boring. :?

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Post by Hurricane » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:40 pm

I know, I was a bit disappointed at the stats of the ride (namely the height) but at least it has a decent speed...

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Post by Top Gunner14 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:53 pm

I thought it would be better than that. Oh well, better than nothin

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Post by Hurricane » Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:57 pm

Also remember the ride is meant to sort of simulate a motorbike ride... So far from the footer layout, we can expect lots of high speed turns, so what it lacks in height I think it will make up with all the high speed turns. I have a feeling the ride will be a family ride on the verge of a thrill ride.

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Post by gibbo » Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:30 pm

Well, the name sucks! 7M high....is this thing a launched start?

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Post by Hurricane » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:53 pm

Yes it's a launched start.
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Post by Mattie » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:29 pm

Hey guys, I took another trip out to Dreamworld this week to get a construction update. 98% of the track has been erected with only some parts of the loading station still yet to me completed.

While the track is not very high, there are a lot of banked curves which will deffinitely add to the coaster's thrill aspect. Construction crews were running around building the loading station, tightening bolts and working on the launch system. There was no train in site, but I believe we will see one in the next week or two as everything almost looks ready to go.


Some construction pics can be found at http://www.australianamusementfanatics. ... n_2007.htm
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Post by Top Gunner14 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:19 pm

Looks good mattie! Looks like a big station and as u said, its not that high and there r some great banked turns as i saw.

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Post by benclare » Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:49 pm

I'm interested to know what sort of restraint system this ride uses. Surely it's not exactly like a regular motorcycle with handlebars only to hold onto. Doing tight turns at 70 KPH could be a bit dangerous for people not used to riding motorbikes.

I wouldn't mind giving this ride a go; it sounds fairly original if nothing else.

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Post by Top Gunner14 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:03 pm

I thought that u sit on the bike like a racing bike and then a restrain comes over ur back to hold u in place. It'll b interesting to see what the restarins are.

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off da topic

Post by Top Gunner13 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:21 am

hey adam its david is ur cuzins name lisa? if so dus she werk in coles in north richmond?????

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Post by Top Gunner14 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:30 pm

Dave yeh, my cuz's name is Lisa. No she's a hairdresser Why :?:

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Post by Top Gunner13 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:33 pm

oh becoz i seen sum chik in northo coles here name was lisa and she werked der and she looked like she wuld be related to ya
ok how ya holz been mate???

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Post by Zamperla » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:37 pm

I suggest you have private convo's outside of the forum if it does not involve everyone else. this one could turn nasty -
she looked like she wuld be related to ya
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Post by Top Gunner14 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:42 pm

Sorry Zamp. Dave, i'll talk 2 u in private msg. Up the top in the index

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Post by Top Gunner13 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:02 pm

lol

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Post by katestow77 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:49 pm

so does n e 1 actually no how people stay on these bikes with 70km turns thered have to be something its been open 4 a bit now n e 1 been on it can they tell me.?

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Post by Hurricane » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:52 am

You are seated in the motocycle position, and a black bar from behind comes towards your back to hold you in.

There are some photos from the media launch that I took here.

http://australianthemeparknews.com/Gall ... index.html

It has some pics of the harness system.

And sorry if I havn't been around much, I was in Melbourne for a funeral.
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Post by Top Gunner14 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:03 am

The link isn't workin

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Post by Hurricane » Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:13 am

For some reason it splits the link :?

So you will have to copy and paste, sorry.
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Post by Top Gunner14 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:14 am

No probs, b good 2 c the coaster

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Post by Hurricane » Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:25 pm

^

It's a pity the ride was a total letdown, The initial launch, and maybe the first 3 turns are good, but then the ride slows right down :(

Maybe a 6/10 at the max.
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Post by Hurricane » Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:31 pm

Theres some decent video footage of the Media Launch on YouTube,

If you look closely in the video, in the 3rd row, you can see me (Blonde Hair)

The video is about 3 and a half minutes long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbS8WGYAhMA
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