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In Focus: China

Global Dream to thrill China with super roller coaster theme park

dream park at the pier
Dream Park at the Pier will be packed with thrills including a bungee trampoline, surf simulator and go-kart track
Global Dream, the first 208,000gt Global-class ship for Dream Cruises, will offer a roller coaster of considerable length as part of a theme park at sea concept, the line announced Thursday at Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific.

Global Dream is currently under construction at MV Werften in Germany and will debut in early 2021.

Follows Carnival's Mardi Gras roller coaster

This will be the second roller coaser at sea, following the one planned for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras in 2020.

Dream Cruises teamed up with Maurer Rides to develop the roller coaster as part of the ship’s Dream Park at the Pier. (Maurer Rides is also developing Mardi Gras' BOLT.)

‘The roller coaster’s electric motors and positive-locking drive system allow acceleration over 1g almost everywhere on the 300-metre track,’ said Marco Hartwig, project manager, Maurer Rides. ‘This guarantees a ride at up to 60 km/h (37 mph).’

Feel of flying for thrill-seekers

The three spike carts will provide an interactive driving experience for up to two riders per vehicle with inline seats and an integrated throttle that allows passengers to control the speed of the ride.

The unusual perspective of the Space Cruiser creates the feeling of flying over the sea.

Plus, bungee trampoline, surfing, go-karts

Other attractions planned for the Dream Park at the Pier include a Bounce Activity Park spread over the size of a basketball court, a trampoline, a bungee trampoline, a board surf simulator and a mini go-kart track for tots.