I can guarantee that none of you have ridden the Buzzsaw roller coaster in Australia on the Gold Coast. The SkyLoop rollercoaster opened on the 17th of September 2011 for the parks 30th Birthday celebration. The park mentioned the new thrill ride back in 2009. A Gold Coast Bulletin report detailed a variation of new attractions for the Gold Coast theme parks in 2010, in addition to stating that Dreamworld were currently in negotiations with a manufacturer to add to Dreamworld’s Big 6 Thrill Rides. This is what I like to here! Most parks should have a new ride every 2 years. It was announced on 7th of April 2011 that the new ride was goimg to be opened in September during the school holidays.
At Dreamworld , the Buzzsaw has become one of the biggest thrill rides at the park. Alongside “The Claw”, Cyclone, The Giant Drop, and a few other insane rides. What the ride has which is unique from any others is that it’s the tallest inversion ride in the Southern Hemisphere at 46.2 meters above the ground. This also ranks it as the second highest inversion worldwide. BuzzSaw consists of a single Maurer Söhne X-Car train which holds 12 riders. This is on my bucket list!
The train features two cars which each seat riders in three rows of two. The riders are then seated in the open carriage and are restrained by a lap bar leaving very little to hold on to. This definitely suits a thrill ride. It might not be the longest of rides but still, the shorter ones can be more intense!
The Buzzsaw is themed around a series of unexplained occurrences in the Town of Gold Rush which apparently dates back to the 1800’s. BuzzSaw is a steel Maurer Söhne SkyLoop roller coaster. As part of Maurer Söhne’s X-Coaster range of roller coasters, the SkyLoop begins with a vertical chain lift hill to a height of 46.2 metres. At the top of this lift hill the car is pulled slowly back over on itself before it is released into a full heart line roll and a drop down a steep hill back towards the station. The train then oscillates between the two hills before it is caught by the chain hill and slowly lowered back down into the station. A single ride on BuzzSaw is completed in approximately 50 seconds.
Current Coaster Name: BuzzSaw Current Park Name: Dreamworld Previous Ride Name(s): N/A Location: Gold Coast, Australia Status: Operating Links: http://www.dreamworld.com.au/ Cost: $ 7,000,000 Australian Dollars
Type: SkyLoop Opened: 17 September 2011 Designer: Maurer Sohne Features: Themed Height: 46.2 m (152 ft) Max Drop: N/A Max Speed: 105 km/h (65 mph) Length: 150 m (490 ft) Acceleration: Inversions: 2 Duration: 0.50 Trains: 2 Capacity: 600 riders per hour