Dynamic Attractions have announced a brand new coaster / dark ride concept. The Dual Power Coaster will combine advanced dark ride motion platform technology (similar to Disney’s Dinosaur and Indiana Jones attraction’s) with a coaster track that will be capable of inversions, LSM launches and a whole host of other simulated sensations such as jumps, drifting, racing and AR (Augmented Reality) incorporation.
The new model was announced at this year’s International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo (IAAPA 2018) in Orlando last week.
The unique coaster trains have new technology that allows 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.
In addition to the 4-DOF motion platform, the cars also can provide dual propulsion. The combination of On-Board drive and an Off-Board Linear Synchronous Motor drive heightens the experience for guests.
“The Duel Power Coaster the world’s most advanced roller coaster vehicle,” states Hao Wang the President of 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.”
Wang continues, “The Duel Power Coaster simulates drifting, air time, 360-spin outs, and other racing phenomena which have been impossible up until now. Theme parks are eager for the next centrepiece attraction because it draws guests. The Duel Power Coaster offers a dramatically new sensory experience. It will be a game-changer for creative teams, park owners and guests.”
Although full details are yet to be announced Dynamic Attractions have confirmed that the first Dual Power Coaster will be opening in Malaysia in the Spring of 2019.
At this year’s IAAPA Dynamic Attractions won an award for the Best New Product Concept for the 4th year in a row. Previous winners for Dynamic have been the All-Terrain Dark Ride (2017), Motion Theater (2016), and SFX Coaster (2015).