Dreamworld announces $50m investment as it launches new ride Sky Voyager

Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld has announced a $50-million investment in two brand new world-class attractions.

Launched last week, the $20-million Sky Voyager is the first of several significant investments into the park, which will be followed by a $30 million rollercoaster capable of speeds of 105kmh.

Sky Voyager offers a five-minute experience of Australia’s most spectacular scenery, complete with special sensory effects such as wind, sound, light, mist and scents.

The planned 1.2km rollercoaster includes multiple inversions and is based on the highly successful MACK Blue Fire Launch coaster, which operates in 14 locations around the world including Europa Park, Disney Hollywood Studio’s and Cedar Fair Carowinds.

The addition of the Southern Hemisphere’s first triple launch system will include a stall and reversed twisted half pipe, and for those braver riders, Dreamworld will also be introducing the world’s first separate spinning gondola attached to the rear of the rollercoaster train.

As part of a $7-million investment into WhiteWater World, a new waterslide complex featuring six new body slides, five unique ‘splashtacular’ experiences and multi-coloured natural light effects will be included.

Also on the cards is a new ticketing system for Dreamworld,  WhiteWater World and SkyPoint to create a more seamless journey for all its guests and a number of improvements to the general amenity of the park including upgraded food and beverage facilities, additional events and entertainment areas and an improved entry experience.

“Investment into new rides, attractions and technologies to improve customer experience is key for Dreamworld’s future direction,” said Dreamworld CEO John Osborne.

“Today’s announcements, along with the opening of Sky Voyager is a fantastic start to our transformation of the park.

“This $70-million total investment including Sky Voyager heralds an important time of transition for Dreamworld and provides us with an opportunity to provide our guests new experiences never seen before in Australia.”