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Video: BuzzSaw rollercoaster opens at Australia's Dreamworld

BuzzSaw concept art

Dreamworld in Queensland, Australia has opened its new rollercoaster, BuzzSaw, as the park continues to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

BuzzSaw made its debut on September 17, 2011, and is located in the Gold Rush Country area of Dreamworld. The new addition is a Maurer X-Coaster, the same model used for the Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit at Universal Studios Florida. It features a compact circuit that is traversed by riders in just 50 seconds, with the major elements being a 151-feet-tall vertical lift hill, a heartline roll and a steep drop back into the station.

The ride features a backstory based around a number of unexplained occurrences in Gold Rush Country, which are said to date back to the late 1800s. BuzzSaw derives its name from the industrial machinery that is said to have killed a sawmill worker as he attempted to burn down his employer's building.

BuzzSaw's design is identical to that of Sky Wheel at Germany's Skyline park, with the ride being an "off-the-shelf" Skyloop X-Coaster. It is the second major addition to Dreamworld in 2011, with the park having already opened Shockwave, a Zamperla Disk'O ride, in June.

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