School holiday fun on the Gold Coast
For the Young at Heart!School holidays are fast approaching. The Gold Coast will again be the preferred destination for many families. There are plenty of activities for all to enjoy but remember they are not only for the kids! Adults brave enough can join in the thrill of an adventure ride. Here are two options you should dare to try.Slingshot Gold CoastIf you are a thrill seeker, the Gold Coast is the perfect+ Read More
For the Young at Heart!
School holidays are fast approaching. The Gold Coast will again be the preferred destination for many families. There are plenty of activities for all to enjoy but remember they are not only for the kids! Adults brave enough can join in the thrill of an adventure ride. Here are two options you should dare to try.
Slingshot Gold Coast
If you are a thrill seeker, the Gold Coast is the perfect destination for you. Home to the Slingshot and the Vomatron, these rides are a must try for anyone who wants to enjoy the ultimate in adrenaline and excitement. The Gold Coast is known for its theme parks and is a popular choice for adrenaline sports enthusiasts from the world over. From skydiving to jet boat riding, there are numerous ways to get your blood pumping and your heart racing in Surfers Paradise.
The Vomatron and the Slingshot make use of the latest in engineering and technology to push the physical and mental limits of their riders. Experience what it is like to endure forces of 4G on the Vomatron, or become a human projectile on the Slingshot.
The Slingshot is a vertical catapult that sends participants flying through the air at over 160 km/h. The slingshot is powered by a spring-loaded machine and over 40 tonnes of energy. Popular with tourists and locals alike, this ride will provide you with an unforgettable experience and have your heart racing for hours. The cost of the standard ride is $30, but you can get packages that include a t-shirt and a USB with video footage of your ride.
Even if you aren’t brave enough to try the Slingshot for yourself, it can be extremely entertaining to watch as the participants are loaded up and wait to be launched. This huge ride lights up the Surfers Paradise landscape after dark and is a must-do experience for many visitors to the area.
The Vomatron is based on a training machine for astronauts at Cape Canaveral and uses two giant motors to spin participants at speeds of more than 120 km/h. The speed puts participants under 4Gs of force and gives them a chance to experience some of the training that astronauts are put through before they go into space. The 45m arm spins in both directions, and won’t disappoint even the most hardened thrill seeker.
If you want to experience the adrenaline and excitement of a theme park ride without going to a theme park, the Slingshot and Vomatron are your perfect solution.
After all the excitement of the Slingshot you may need to go for a lie down at your Gold Coast holiday apartment. Call us today to book your Surfers Paradise accommodation close by to the Slingshot and Vomatron.Back to All Posts