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Sea World Australia | Leviathan | Gravity Group | 2022

TPoseOnTantrum

Hyper Poster
Sea World has reportedly scrapped the September 3 opening date for Leviathan and Trident, have it safely listed as “Rising Soon”.

The launch of Sea World’s $50m theme park upgrade has been postponed for a fourth time, with supply problems pushing completion of the precinct past its scheduled September 3 launch date.

Despite the setback, there has been progress at The New Atlantis precinct, with 32m timber rollercoaster Leviathan taking its first train for a spin last week.

Video of the testing shows the empty carriages making their way around the twisting 80km/h track, which has been rising over the Main Beach theme park since 2019.

Once complete, the $20m Leviathan will be one of the largest wooden roller coasters in the world – and the first to include backward facing seats.

In February the park postponed the opening for the third time due to shipping delays.

The New Atlantis was set to feature two new attractions, including the Leviathan and the Trident.

The new attractions were originally due to launch in ‘mid-2021’, however was pushed back due to unavoidable transport problems caused by the pandemic.

A new launch date of September 18, 2021 was then published on the Sea World website, but that too came and went, with the rides’ website claiming it was “coming this summer”.

The launch did not happen in summer either and in February, Sea World said September 3 would be the day everyone had been waiting for.

The website has since removed the date, opting for the safer description of “rising soon” for both the Leviathan and the sky-high spinning tower Trident.

Village Roadshow spokesman Mitch Olivey said government approvals formed part of the commissioning process for the rides.

“We have excitingly commenced the commissioning process of the Leviathan and with the ride’s manufacturer, ran the first train around the track last week,” he said.

“Our team are also conjointly working on construction and commissioning of the Trident attraction which forms park of the New Atlantis precinct, and we are working tirelessly to get the rides opened as soon as safely possible.
“We can’t wait for our guests to experience the Leviathan and Trident when they open later in the year.”
 

TPoseOnTantrum

Hyper Poster
A few updates on the status of Leviathan and Trident as they begin ramping up advertising, with the current rumor being that they'll try to get at least one of them open in time for the November school holidays. Both rides have been added to the park map on the app and Trident has also been testing. Plenty of aesthetic work is still underway.
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TPoseOnTantrum

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Station exterior may be a box, but the interior has been unveiled and appears very impressive... those are LED screens, to, and not projected images;

The coaster's also been testing throughout the day, it's well on track to open by the end of the year.
 

CrashCoaster

CF Legend
Slight diversion from the topic but I'd just like to take a moment to say something like this (size, scale and layout) would be absolutely perfect for Paultons. Heck, throw in a clone there for all I care; would still be one of the best coasters in the UK (probably).

looks low
If you're gonna do it, do it right.
 

Gazza

Giga Poster
Rode it this afternoon.
High winds have kept the ride closed for most of today (Trident didn't open at all) but I was lucky to snag a ride around 3.30.

Rides like a good GCI and felt quite similar actually...lots of quick pops of airtime and floater on the larger hills.
On another forum someone posted a G-Force log and it pretty much hits 0Gs on every hill and there's about 15 such moments.
It more or less keeps its pace except for a minor slow down before the last turn.
Was worried about smoothness but it's running just fine, comfortable, but with character.
Overall I would say the ride has moderate intensity.

The theme looks quite nice with a central queueing area surrounded by false rock work in the middle of the 90° bank turn.

The tunnels leading up to the station give me a real Wodan vibe, but the exit route is just essentially blue painted hoardings.

The station has great theming, and even the video footage of the Leviathan swimming around is very high quality.

It was only a brief visit so here are some crap photos I took. Will probably go down tomorrow morning and rope drop but it depends on weather because I don't want to get stuck with strong winds again.

@Hixee unsticky pls
 

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CrashCoaster

CF Legend
Rides like a good GCI and felt quite similar actually...lots of quick pops of airtime and floater on the larger hills.
On another forum someone posted a G-Force log and it pretty much hits 0Gs on every hill and there's about 15 such moments.
It more or less keeps its pace except for a minor slow down before the last turn.
Was worried about smoothness but it's running just fine, comfortable, but with character.
Overall I would say the ride has moderate intensity.
Nice to see MVR have worked out how to produce decent trackwork - they've come a long way from their original ****show OG Boardwalk Bullet and the older Chinese GGs.
 

ECG

East Coast(er) General
Staff member
Administrator
Leviathan has closed just days after opening to undergo further improvements and rectifications to ensure guest safety. Trident, the park's new star flyer type ride, is currently operational, but the entire new Atlantis precinct/area is closed. Needless to say, park guests are not happy and demanding refunds.
“We are currently focusing on finetuning and programming the ride’s theming and technical elements,” the spokesperson said.
“This process is not dissimilar to getting your car serviced, with our team working with the manufacturer on finessing and synchronizing the multiple components and processes which go into operating the ride.
“Modern rides have incredibly complex operating systems with rider safety at the forefront, and at no time were there any safety concerns for guests who have ridden.”
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