Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Green Lantern Soars to the Skies at Movie World Australia

Courtesy WB Movie World Australia
OXENFORD, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA — “A shining new light has dawned upon Movie World” this Christmas weekend with the opening of the new Green Lantern rollercoaster. Guests experience “fun and thrills of a galactic proportion” as they take on the steepest drop in the Southern Hemisphere.

“This exciting new ride will reach speeds of up to 66kmh and pull 3.5Gs on hairpin bends and a crazy inverted spin,” said Warner Bros. Movie World General Manager Bob White. “This amazing Green Lantern rollercoaster is like no other coaster experience at Warner Bros. Movie World and is sure to be a hit with families and thrill seekers alike.”

The Green Lantern coaster features 488 meters of electric green track and a drop of 120 degrees, well beyond vertical.

The Green Lantern Coaster was manufactured by S&S Power.

Based on Warner Bros. successful movies and movie characters, Warner Bros. Movie World (part of the Village Roadshow family) is Australia’s leading entertainment based tourist attraction. Conveniently situated just north of Australia’s Gold Coast, the park covers over 100 hectares (252 acres) and with the addition of the ‘Star Pavilion’, a 4000sqm roof, Warner Bros. Movie World is now the only all-weather theme park on the Gold Coast .

Employing approximately 900 staff the park contains a number of rides and attractions including behind the scenes movie action, comedy stunts and animatronics from Warner Bros. movies and cartoons and an array of rides for the toddler up to the serious thrill seeker.

Village Roadshow is Australia’s largest theme park operator with its Gold Coast based theme parks, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Water World, Paradise Country and Australian Outback Spectacular. The group is also the owner of Sea World Resort and Water Park, a 405 room hotel adjacent to Sea World. Collectively these Village Roadshow Theme Parks enjoy around 4 million guests per annum.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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