Monday, November 7, 2016

Premier Rides Working on Brand New Major Coaster for Doha Oasis

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Premier Rides has shared news of their involvement in a major "immersive dark-ride experience" opening in Doha, the capital of Qatar.  The company will be designing and manufacturing the track and hardware for the wild roller coaster experience, and has already started shipping pieces of the ride to its new home.

The roller coaster will feature a "dramatic reverse magnetic launch through the roof of the building soaring to a height of nearly 60m (197 feet), followed by a thrilling coaster experience." The ride will be incorporated into Doha Oasis (seen above), a mixed use development with retail, residential, dining and an indoor theme park.

© Premier Rides
Here is the first piece of track that has been shipped to the development - Premier estimates that there will be nearly 100 shipments in total.  The coaster will have a special theme that is being kept a secret for now, but will also have "custom special-effects" that combine dark ride elements with "magnetic drive technology, high-speed switches and a highly dynamic ride experience" that is said to be unlike any coaster created to date.

Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides commented, “We are extremely honored to be part of Halul Real Estate Investment Company’s vision for a world class development featuring a stunning, iconic 60m tall, fully-enclosed roller coaster tower that will allow riders a spectacular view of the city while remaining in a controlled climate setting. I am thrilled to see the first of many shipments of US steel ready to ship to what will certainly be the most amazing real estate development in Qatar.”