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Dreamworld's Adrenalin Alley

Thursday, October 22, 2009
There's always something new at Dreamworld and they've recently launched Adrenalin Alley. Jules always likes to test his skills and joined Mitch Parkinson and Sol Ryan who showed him the ropes.

There are three new attractions to get you pumped. At FlowRider you get to slide down, carve a turn then cut back to experience the ultimate non-stop save. Try standing up or boogie board your way around.

V8 Supercars RedLine is Australia's only full-motion, virtual V8 Supercars experience. Hop into the driver's seat and find out who takes pole position.

AVPX is an immersive combat experience where you will have the fight of your life. Duck, dodge and weave in a battle that pits Alien vs Predator vs You.

Mitch and Sol are a couple of surfers and took Jules on FlowRider. They say it's not like real surfing but is probably the closest you will get away from a beach, and it's more difficult than the real thing.

FlowRider was inspired by surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and bodyboarding. It's done in a controlled environment where the water is always warm and there are waves year round. If you get wiped out, a trampoline base cushions any falls.

Jules loved the V8 Supercars RedLine challenge. It's the best way to take a spin around some of Australia's famous race tracks. The simulator lets you feel what it's like to try and control a car at 200km + an hour.

Cars are fitted with collision detectors and real mechanical vibration. It's so real Jules actually felt queasy and was the first to admit it's not as easy as he first thought.

For some sci-fi drama and suspense the last stop was AVPX. This attraction is a follow-on from the Sci-fi movie 'Alien vs Predator'. It's described as '2 interstellar legends waging an eternal battle for supremacy with a laser-like conflict unlike any other'.

It takes place in a 650 square metre arena — the largest laser tag arena in Australia. It has multi-layered targets, LCD screens and speakers to provide real-time game play information. Points are earned by hitting targets with your laser gun. Games run for five minutes and the idea is that humans are the bait and their mission is to survive.

Humans are taken to Weyland Industries Mission Armoury Bunker where they put on defence gear and receive a mission to unearth the mystery surrounding the Temple of Three Cultures.

There's tunnelling through the ice of Antarctica as recruits enter a world left behind by warring Aliens and Predators. The aim is to get through the Temple, the Sacrificial Chamber and the deadly Queen Alien Labyrinth without becoming a casualty. You need to have your human wits about you and trust no one!

If you fancy a night out with a group, you can book out the whole precinct.

Location

Dreamworld on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Cost

Dreamworld entry is $69 for adults and $45 for children. FlowRider is $5 per person and V8 Supercars RedLine is $10 per person.

Europcar has daily rates starting at $59 a day.

Virgin Blue has flights to Coolangatta.

One-way fares from:

  • Sydney $79
  • Canberra $105
  • Melbourne $109
  • Adelaide & Hobart $129
  • Perth $219

There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares quoted are one-way booked on the internet. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one-way flight is applicable. Fares are subject to change.

Prices correct at October 22, 2009.

For further information

Virgin Blue
Ph: 13 6789
www.virginblue.com.au

Dreamworld
Dreamworld Parkway
Coomera 4209
Ph: (07) 5588 1122
Fax: (07) 5588 1110
www.dreamworld.com.au

Europcar
Ph: 1300 131 390
www.europcar.com.au

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