AFTER almost two years of planning, Adventure World can reveal details about its newest attraction – code-named MI3.
Described as a ‘swing on steroids’, the new ride is yet to be opened but it will be up and running in time for the new season.
With parts of the ride constructed in Lichtenstein, Spain, Slovakia and the Philippines, it took 12 trucks to deliver all the parts to the theme park’s Bibra Lake site.
It’s taken three months of putting the pieces together, with 14 tonnes of reinforced steel holding a combined ride weight of around 280 tonnes.
“Everything about this ride is going to be giant,” Adventure World CEO Andrew Sharry said.
“The 15-metre pendulum in the middle of the ride that swings up and down will take riders beyond horizontal, up to about 120 degrees.
“At the same time, the gondola that they’re harnessed into will rotate.”
The design is almost identical to a ride in Sweden, and while there are similar versions over east, none will match the technology in the newest attraction for Adventure World.
The newly designed safety harness will give thrillseekers a greater sense of weightlessness and freedom to fly.
While the name and theme of the ride remain a secret, there’s just a couple of months left until the gigantic ride swings into action.
“It’s kind of like a roller coaster – everyone’s got a roller coaster, you’ve got to have one so this is one of those rides,” Mr Sharry said.
“Any world class theme park has one, we needed to have one but instead of having something conventional, we’ve amped it up.”