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October 10, 2012

Skycoaster To Unveil New Design At Wet'n'Wild Sydney Water Park

Sydney, AustraliaRide Entertainment Group announced they will unveil a new design in one of two new installations for 2013 for the world's most popular up-charge attraction – Skycoaster®.

Skycoaster, The Great Escape
Single flyer Skycoaster® installation at The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom in Lake George, New York.

The new 251-foot tall, dual flyer model being erected at Wet'n'Wild in Sydney, Australia will unveil an all-new design. For this installation the arch and towers will use significantly less steel compared to other Skycoasters of similar size. The design change was necessary to comply with the stringent wind codes in Australia.

Mike Gutknecht, director of Skycoaster, is overseeing the design and engineering of the new arch and towers.

"We are particularly excited about our second Australian installation," said Gutknect. "We started with a clean sheet of paper on this project and are very pround of the engineering we've put into it. The Australia project has really given us the opportunity to grow our capabilities."

Skycoaster attractions can be found at various parks around the globe on six different continents.

Wet'n'Wild Sydney is a brand-new water park that will feature 42 slides and attractions, including several world firsts and is being touted as the world's best. Construction is well underway and the new park is schedule to open in December 2013.

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