Top 3 Australian Roller Coasters

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Counting Down The Best Roller Coasters From Down UnderTower of Terror - Dreamworld
For the triumphant return of Top 3 Thursdays, I figured I would countdown the top three roller coasters in Australia. As I’ve never ridden a coaster outside of the U.S., I invited an Aussie, Ash from Theme Park News Direct, to provide this week’s Top 3. I did some metric system conversions for my U.S. readers.

3 – Tower Of Terror at Dreamworld – 0 to 160km/h (100mph) in seven seconds. It’s Australia’s fastest roller coaster. After the launch you go vertical before coming to a smooth stop – and the fun doesn’t end there – you still have to brave the free-fall down to earth.

Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster - Warner Bros Movie World2 – Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster at Warner Bros. Movie World – Australia’s best themed roller coaster, hands down. After the station you enter a haunted house themed to from the motion picture. After that you enter a vertical lift, then drop backwards into a laser filled room with music. You then turn forwards and proceed to enjoy the class wild mouse layout.

Superman Escape - Warner Bros Movie
1 – Superman Escape at Warner Bros. Movie World
– 0 to 100km/h (62 mph) in 2 seconds. After the launch you fly up 40 meters (pretty high) and then into a series of 2 air-time hills before coming to a smooth stop. Oh, did I mention that there’s also a pre-launch theme that you are in a subway during an earthquake and Superman has to push you out? It has been rated Australia’s best roller coaster and 16th best in the world for 2007 – There’s no question why.

-Ash from Theme Park News Direct

And check out this onride video of Superman Escape at Warner Bros. Movie World:


Thanks to Ash for his take on the best roller coasters in Australia. Has anyone ridden these coasters? What’d you think? Leave a comment below. Also, check out more Top 3 Thursday posts and feel free to submit an idea for a future list.