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Friday, October 26, 2012 | This article is listed in the sections Amusement parks and Magazine.

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"Tower of Terror II" - facing the earth
The biggest amusement park in Australia is located on the Gold Coast. Dreamworld first opened its doors in 1981 and nowadays has got a total area of 85 hectares. It aroused worldwide attention in 1997 when adding the "Tower of Terror”, at this time the highest and fastest roller coaster in the world.

But unfortunately fame did not last long: just a few weeks later an even higher coaster of the same model opened at Six Flags Magic Mountain in the USA. But still, this construction is the most iconic in Dreamworld. Modified in 2010 and reopened under the name "Tower of Terror II”, the car now accelerates and climbs up the eponymous tower backwards and facing the earth, when dropping down about 100 metres again.

On one side of the tower, a drop ride takes guests into the air and down again as well. With a total drop height of 115 metres is lasted nearly 14 years as record holder – but was overtaken by a similar ride, installed on the tower of Six Flag Magic Mountain's version, this summer.

Impressions of Dreamworld
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Even though these rides at Dreamworld are no longer record holders, they are still great fun – and so are the other ones in the park. Four more coasters bring thrill to the guests, beginning with the smallest ones: "Escape from Madagascar”, a suspended coaster, dedicated to the adventures of the characters of the popular film "Madagascar” is suitable even for kids. "Mick Doohan's Motocoaster”, a blasting motorbike-trip, lets shouts of joy sound through the park.

Another iconic coaster is "BuzzSaw”, a Maurer Söhne SkyLoop right at the entrance area, featuring an inversion in over 40 metres height. The ride on "Cyclone” also is a loopy one and takes the guests in parts through the water park WhiteWhater World, which is located in direct neighbourhood and cooperates with Dreamworld. Special tickets for both parks are available.

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Wildlife at Dreamworld
But even if you want to stay at Dreamworld, there are possibilities to get wet: "Thunder River Rapid Ride” and "Rocky Hollow Log Ride” are two classic water rides, soaking their guests under the Australian sun. A walk through the "Wildlife Experience” seems to be the thing to get dry again. In this little zoo, crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos and other Australian animals can be observed. For more thrilling experiences "The Claw" and "Wipeout" are waiting.

Dreamworld offers a great range of world class attractions. The combination of thrilling experiences and family fun, joined by the zoo and the water park next door, lets a day out in Australia's biggest amusement park surely become a pleasurable one.

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