The “Spike-Coaster” type roller coaster – called Space Cruiser by Dream Cruises – will be the highlight of the “Dream Park at the Pier”, the very first theme park on a cruise ship. What was previously only possible with animations and graphics is now becoming reality as one of the most exciting cruise ship attractions to date is already being set up on land in advance for testing purposes.
In order to keep the assembly and commissioning time for the 2500-cabin cruise ship as short as possible, the roller coaster is currently being built for testing in the immediate vicinity of the MV Werften shipyards in Germany.
After the installation, three Spike vehicles will be put into operation step by step and the system control will be thoroughly tested. Before the roller coaster leaves the test site in Güstrow, Germany, the system will be dismantled and transported to the shipyard for final assembly on the ship.
After leaving the station, the ride starts with an acceleration section followed by two closely spaced inclined 90-degree curves.
The following two “camelbacks” provide a spectacular and breathtaking launch above the railing and the heads of the passengers, with a maximum speed of up to 60km/h (37 mph.) A 360-degree downward and upward helix form the end of the 303m (994 foot) long track before the vehicles reach the station again.
“Dream Cruises is extremely excited to be working with Maurer Rides to create this spectacular new attraction at sea on board Global Dream. We are thrilled with the progress of the construction of the roller coaster and are excited to unveil this ride to our guests when our ship launches,” said Mr. Michael Goh, President of Dream Cruises.
Global Dream will be the first Global class ship from the cruise line and is currently scheduled to debut in 2021.