VIDEO: Dynamic Attractions Unveils the World's First Motion Base Coaster

A roller coaster capable of doing spin-outs and other racing moves, invented by a ride innovation company based in Port Coquitlam was unveiled last week in Orlando at the global exposition for theme park operators put on by the International Attractions and Amusement Parks Association (IAAPA).

“The Dual Power Coaster the world’s most advanced roller coaster vehicle,” states 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 explains how this feels to guests, “The Dual Power Coaster simulates drifting, air time, 360-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,” adds Wang.

Dynamic Attractions’ first Dual Power Coaster will open in Malaysia in the Spring of 2019.

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“Theme parks are eager for the next centerpiece attraction because it draws guests,” adds Wang. “The Dual Power Coaster offers a dramatically new sensory experience. It will be a game-changer for creative teams, park owners and guests.”

Dynamic Attractions’ new products have consistently been recognized by IAAPA as the ‘Best New Product Concept’. Over the past three years, the coveted Brass Ring has been awarded to Dynamic’s All-Terrain Dark Ride (2017), Motion Theater (2016), and SFX Coaster (2015). In addition to all that, the company’s new roller coaster already received the highest honor in the industry: The 2018 Best New Product Innovation Award.

After looking at the video and the renderings, we can't help it but think about the fact that this ride system would be perfect for the Super Mario ride coming to Universal's theme parks. While we know that the Japan version of the ride is already under construction (and it would therefore be very hard to change the plans now), ground has not yet been broken on the Orlando and Hollywood versions...

Of course, we are quite sure that Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood will likely receive clones of the Japanese version of this ride (it would make sense for a variety of reasons), but we can dream, can't we? In any case, Theme Park fans have a lot to look forward to.

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