Remember them? Eight Dreamworld rides that are no more
REMEMBER the days at Dreamworld when you could engage in a laser battle with aliens, ride a wild wave without getting wet or slip down a gravity-defying slide?
Here are eight attractions that are no more at the Gold Coast theme park:
The themed indoor laser skirmish attraction based on the Alien vs. Predator films closed in 2013. It was the biggest indoor laser skirmish attraction in Australia with a main arena of 650 sqm and could be divided into three sections.
The ride reached speeds of up to 60kmh with riders experiencing G-forces up to 3g and heights of 18.3 metres.
The rotating ride featured controlled lifting and tilting movements. It was opened in 1983 as the Routlette and closed 2012.
Dreamworld's original roller coaster opened in 1982 and was closed on August 8, 2003. It was the first roller coaster in Australia to feature vertical loops. It was capable of reaching speeds of up to 87kmh and stood 31 metres above the ground.
Originally known as "Gravitron", it was rethemed in 2002 to fit in with Ocean Parade.
The ride was enclosed with an observation deck above for non-riders to watch and was replaced by a laser tag and scare attraction.
At the time of its opening in 1993, the WipeOut was pitched to audiences as 'the wildest ride of your life' and the first ride of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
The surf-themed ride was the headline act of the theme park's Christmas 1993 push for big crowds.
Costing more than $6 million, it pulled up to 2.5G of force and sent passengers on its gondola spinning in a 360 degree revolution.
The ride was closed in March this year.
THUNDER RIVER RAPIDS RIDE
It was Australia's only river rapid water ride but closed after an accident that claimed the lives of four people on October 25, 2016. In the wake of the tragedy, Dreamworld announced a multimillion-dollar masterplan to restore the theme park to its former glory.
TOWER OF TERROR II
A car blasts you out of a 206m tunnel backwards, soaring 100m into the air for several seconds before coming back to earth face first. It rockets up 38 storeys in seven seconds at up to 161kmh. It is due to be closed next month.