A roller coaster capable of doing spin-outs and other racing moves was unveiled by Dynamic Attractions at the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando.
“The Dual Power Coaster is the world’s most advanced roller coaster vehicle,” stated Hao Wang, President, Dynamic Attractions. “Most coasters are all about the track. That is only half of the excitement in this ride, where the cart itself is powered and moves, creating racing sensations never possible before on a roller coaster.”
The unique roller coaster vehicles have new technology that allow four degrees of freedom (4-DOF); these motion platforms enable each vehicle to pitch forward, roll side-to-side, change heading, and heave up and down while moving along the track. Wang explained how this feels to guests, “The Dual Power Coaster simulates drifting, air time, 360º-spin outs, and other racing phenomena which have been impossible up until now.”
In addition to the 4-DOF motion platform, it has dual propulsion. The combination of On-Board drive and an Off-Board Linear Synchronous Motor drive heightens the experience for guests. “Imagine racing on a track and then suddenly “powering-up” to boost your speed,” added Wang.
Dynamic Attractions’ first Dual Power Coaster will open in Malaysia in the Spring of 2019.
“Theme parks are eager for the next centrepiece attraction because it draws guests,” noted Wang. “The Dual Power Coaster offers a dramatically new sensory experience. It will be a game-changer for creative teams, park owners and guests.”