Monday, December 4, 2023


Photo: Premier Rides


Premier Rides’ newest high tech thrill ride, the Yamaha Racing Coaster, has opened in Bandung, Indonesia at the new Trans Studio Indoor Theme Park which has just had its grand opening. The new theme park is the largest indoor facility of its type in the world and Premier designed, built, and supervised installation of the signature attraction of the park. The Yamaha Racing Coaster is a 50 meter tall launch coaster that uses magnetic drive technology to slingshot riders from zero to over 100 kilometers per hour in just over two seconds. The coaster features multiple inversions and a vertical zero G spike that gives the sensation that riders will be shot off the end of the track.

Jim Seay, president of Premier, noted “The Yamaha Racing Coaster is one of the most advanced technology attractions we have built and we are certainly honored to have had the opportunity to export such an amazing piece of equipment to Trans Studio, the entertainment leader in Indonesia. It is amazing to watch the ride in action especially where the five ton train loaded with riders is lifted vertically to a height of 50 meters with only a powerful magnetic wave touching the train.”

Chairul Tanjung, the CEO of Para Group, the parent organization of Trans Studio, commented “We wanted to make a strong statement to our guests that we were bringing the best and most innovative attractions to Trans Studio Bandung and with Premier’s Yamaha Racing Coaster, we now have one of the fastest and most thrilling coasters in the world.”

Seay added, “The ride is the calling card to the elaborate park standing in front of the facility with a giant ten meter tall sign adorning the imposing structure. At night, spotlights bathe the structure which can be seen for miles around. Guests who ride the attraction actually board indoors in a highly themed environment that highlights the accomplishments of Yamaha motorcycle racing and the racing theme is integrated into the ride experience.”

Trans Studio Theme Park, a division of Para Group, is the largest indoor amusement park in Indonesia. On an area of 6.7 acres, Trans Studio Theme Park presents 21 games and various forms of entertainment divided into four areas all with different themes.

Premier Rides is best known for its high-tech magnetic launch roller coasters. The company is also a global supplier of traditional roller coasters, observation wheels, towers, water rides and custom designed attractions. The company offers a comprehensive service division supplying engineering support, ride and train rehab, and maintains and offers a spare parts service on a 24-hour emergency basis. The company is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and has additional U.S., Canadian, European, and Asian offices. For more information, please visit or call 1-410-923-0414.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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