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Sea Viper (roller coaster)

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Status  Closed
Type  steel
Lift/launch system  Chain Lift Hill
Height  28 m
Height restriction  1.32 m
Park  Sea World Gold Coast
Closing date  2014 (2014)
Model  Loop & Corkscrew
Closed  2014
Max speed  70 km/h
Manufacturer  Arrow Dynamics
Sea Viper (roller coaster) Sea World has started dismantling its Sea Viper aka Corkscrew
Opening date  17 September 1982 (1982-09-17)

Similar  Bermuda Triangle (Sea World), Jet Rescue, Storm Coaster

The Sea Viper was a Steel roller coaster at Sea World on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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History

Sea Viper (roller coaster) Sea World Australia Sea Viper

On 17 September 1982, Sea World opened the Corkscrew roller coaster. The ride was the first to feature three inversions in Australia and the second roller coaster for the theme park (the Thrillseeker opened within the prior year). The Corkscrew was attributed to a 20% increase in attendance in the year after opening.

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In 2005, Sea World approached Kumbak to develop a new train for the then Corkscrew roller coaster. Throughout 2009, the Corkscrew roller coaster was repainted from white to orange. In the middle of 2009, a sign appeared outside the attraction stating that Sea Viper, a "new ride experience", would be opening by summer. In November 2009, the Corkscrew roller coaster closed to allow the original Arrow Dynamics train to be replaced with a new low-profile train manufactured by KumbaK.

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Sea Viper was closed in early 2014 for maintenance, however, it was announced on 17 July 2014 that its closure would be permanent.

Ride

Sea Viper (roller coaster) Sea Viper Roller Coaster Front Seat POV Sea World Australia YouTube

The ride began with the train being sent down a small hill followed by a 180° turn to the right under the queue. A chain lift hill then took riders up to a height of 28 metres (92 ft) before going down another small hill followed by a larger 180° turn. The track then drops to near ground level and enters a vertical loop. The ride then continued to run parallel to the station and up a hill before descending down a curved drop and into the double corkscrews. The second corkscrew passes directly under the Sea World Monorail System before curving up and back over it. The train's speed was reduced in a brake run before arriving back in the station.

Sea Viper (roller coaster) Sea Viper at Seaworld Gold Coast
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References

Sea Viper (roller coaster) Wikipedia


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