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Wild West Falls
Wild West Falls profile last updated on November 1 2006

Warner Bros. Movie World (update/edit)

Status: Operating
Opened: December 26 1998
Cost: $18,000,000
Ride Type: Flume
Manufacturer: Hopkins Rides
Height: 20m 65.6ft
Speed: 70km/h 43.75mph
Ride Time: 6:00 mins
Capacity: 1440 pph

General Overview
Throughout the ride's course it features two chain lift hills, two 90º turntables. One of these turntables rotates the boat and sends riders out backwards down a 9m reverse "roller coaster" dip. The direction changes back to forward through a water switchback.

Along the course riders encounter Mexicans imitating sherriffs (from the film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), geysers, teetering rocks, an exploding train bridge, an Native Indian village and a ghost town in the middle of a ghost fight.

The ride culminates with a 20m plunge out of an abandoned mine.

Park History
Originally named Wild Wild West as a tie-in with the 1999 film of the same name. It was changed in August 2002 because of a license issue.

On December 5 2004 a fire in the upper section of the ride rendered it out of action for several weeks. After this incident the top section of the ride was crudely rebuilt with all spark effects removed. The replacement scene was a fraction of the extensive theming that was originally in place.

Special Info
The final 20m plunge features a wall on the western side which dampens the sound of riders' screams for nearby residents.


Coaster Name Date
Superman Escape 2005
Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster 2002
Road Runner Rollercoaster 2000
Lethal Weapon - The Ride 1995

 Rides & Attractions

Attraction Name Date
Batwing Spaceshot 2006
Australian Outback Spectacular 2005
Shrek 4D 2005
Wild West Falls 1998
Looney Tunes Village 1997
Batman Adventure – The Ride 2 1993
Police Academy Stunt Show 1991
Looney Tunes River Ride 1991
Looney Tunes Musical Revue 1991
Future Rides & Attractions
Unknown Hot Wheels® Stunt Show 2009
Defunct Rides & Attractions
Western Action Show 1991 - 1995
Young Einstein Gravity Homestead 1991 - 2000
The Maverick Show 1995 - 2001
The Great Gremlins Adventure 1991 - 2001
Superstars: Live in Concert 2001 - 2002
Harry Potter 2001 - 2003
Marvin the Martian in 3D 1997 - 2005
Movie Magic Special Effects Show 1991 - 2005
The Official Matrix Exhibit 2003 - 2007

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Construction Timeline

Wild West Falls Gallery
19 February 2005


24 Sep 2007 . The best splash boat ride in the world! Awesome backward drop and front drop! This can be scary for younger children, however.

»Best Ride at MW
19 Mar 2007 . It's the best ride at Movie World.

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