GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
After 18 months of speculation, Warner Bros. Movie World have formally announced their roller coaster: DC Rivals HyperCoaster will open at the Gold Coast theme park in late 2017.
The ride's theme brings together DC Comics' superheroes and villains and celebrates these iconic rivalries. With a length of 1.4km and height of 61.6 metres (202ft) it will be the largest roller coaster ever built in Australia. A top speed of 115km/hr makes it the fastest traditional roller coaster in Australia.
This new coaster is the largest investment made for a roller coaster in Australia and is currently under construction with bright fuchsia track and grey supports.
One of the most unique aspects to this coaster will be its rear-facing back row. Two riders can experience the gut-wrenching roller coaster journey in reverse with a completely unobstructed view of the track. It's a feature never found before on a roller coaster of this scale.