Friday, December 23, 2011

The Green Lantern Opens at Movie World

The coaster with the steepest drop on the Southern hemisphere has officially opened at Warner Brothers Movie World on Australia's Gold Coast.  The new coaster, named the Green Lantern, features a 120 degree first drop, which is well beyond vertical.  Only one coaster in the world features a steeper drop, Takabisha at Fuji-Q Highland, which features a 121 degree plunge.

The coaster is the 4th instillation of S&S Worldwide's El Loco model.  A significant change to the ride was made with the debut of new cars, which Scott & Carol featured a photo of in NPN's recent IAAPA coverage.

The cars now have only lap restraints, which should improve the ride experience tremendously.  The Green Lantern's cars also feature on-board audio, as we've seen with several other comic book themed rides around the world.