Vekoma unveils new coaster design with multiple paths

February 8, 2024, 11:50 AM · Vekoma is sharing new details today about a unique new track design for the roller coaster industry.

Jungle Rush will anchor the new Rivertown land at Australia's Dreamworld when it opens later this year. The AU$35 million "family-thrill" coaster will be Vekoma's first switchback coaster, "with the ride design supporting multiple different cycle paths," the manufacturer said.

Jungle Rush
Concept art courtesy Dreamworld

Coaster designers have done much over the years to encourage re-rides on their creations, but a varying ride path has remained one of the top innovations of many fans' wish lists. With its switchback coaster, Vekoma now is promising to deliver one of fans' most-wanted ride elements.

Dreamworld also is sharing some concept art for the surrounding Rivertown land, which also will include Murrissippi Motors, the park's rethemed and relocated Vintage Car Adventure, which will travel through the jungle surrounding Rivertown.


"The ex-military Caribou dual-engine propellor plane has crashed into the jungle. Could this be the start of Rivertown's story? Stay tuned to find out!" the park said today in a social media post.

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Replies (2)

February 8, 2024 at 12:42 PM

My first park aged 5. I was looking at the map the other day and I barely recognise her anymore with the whole Eureka and Rocky Hollow area gone. I know that massive change was needed to get away from the... Incident that happened there... but I can't help but feel its no longer Australia's premier park anymore.

February 11, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Chad I know what you’re saying, my first (and only) trip was back in 2014, but it was my wife’s childhood park and could tell it had lost its touch even back then. Also as someone who worked at both Dorney Park and Disney World across high school and college, I could tell they were operating on a lower level of safety standards (only one person operating a looping roller coaster, Dorney would have had more than half a dozen people in the station for a similar ride.) Sad to say I was not surprised to hear when the incident occurred.

That said, I am liking all the reports about the renovations and upgrades to the park. After the incident we had sworn off going back, but they seem to be moving in the right direction which is definitely enticing us to check out when everything is completed.

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