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Cyclone profile last updated on September 3 2006

Dreamworld (update/edit)

Status: Operating
Opened: December 26 2001
Previous Name: Big Dipper
Previous Park: Luna Park
Operated From: May 1994 to 1995
Cost: $5,500,000

Construction: Steel
Ride Type: Sitdown Looper
Manufacturer: Arrow Dynamics
Height: 40m 131.2ft
Length: 900m 2952ft
Speed: 85km/h 53.125mph
Forces: 3 g
Ride Time: 2:00 mins
Capacity: 400 pph


Each train has 6 cars with 4 passengers per car, giving a total of 24 riders per train.
There is 1 train.

General Overview
Arrow Dynamics custom looper featuring a series of turns followed by the inversions.

Park History
Originally opened at Luna Park in Sydney as Big Dipper in 1994 but was closed after just nine months due to noise complaints. It also opened (along with the park) for a brief period in 2000 to coincide with the Sydney Olympics but closed again after.

The original cost of the ride in 1994 was $8 million.

In 2001, Dreamworld purchased the coaster for $3 million. The original budgeted cost for modification, installation and theming for Dreamworld was $5 million, but the costs went over this figure by $500,000 - still a saving of $2.5 million on the ride's original cost.

Special Info
Two inversions (sidewinder and vertical loop respectively) are the very last elements on the ride.

Reengineering of many of the supports took place as a result of the move to Dreamworld as in Sydney it was built atop a single storey building in parts.

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Cyclone Gallery
30 July 2004


»Far from bad but far from great
11 Jan 2008 . This coaster pretty much sums up dreamworld in general for me. It's a fun ride and worth a go if you're there but nothing spectacular and far from the best on offer in nearby parks.

»Great Cyclone
11 Oct 2006 . This Arrow masterpiece is exuisite and perfected so it took me 3 runs of this "twister" to concentrate on the actual ride, rather than its looks

if plane tickets from my place to brisbane were any cheaper, i wouldn't be here typing my opinion

a true winner

Dreamworld Guests Blown
Warning: Cyclone Set to


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