The world’s longest roller coaster at sea will be the centrepiece of the first-ever theme park at sea on Asian luxury cruise line Dream Cruises’ Global Dream.
Named “Space Cruiser”, the attraction will be the main highlight of Global Dream’s Dream Park at the Pier − the first theme park concept at sea. It is a collaboration between Dream Cruises and Maurer Rides, the German manufacturer of more than 50 roller coasters.
The Space Cruiser allows up to two riders per vehicle, and is fitted with inline seats and an integrated throttle for guests to control the speed of their ride.
“Outfitted with powerful electric motors and a positive-locking drive system, the coaster defies the physical limits experienced by conventional roller coasters, thus allowing acceleration over 1g almost everywhere on the 300-metre track,” said Marco Hartwig, Project Manager, Maurer Rides. “All this guarantees a spectacular and breathtaking ride at up to 60 km/h (37 mph) over the heads of fellow passengers.”
Guests can also enjoy other exciting attractions at Dream Park at the Pier, including:
- Bounce Activity Park – an inflatable bouncy obstacle course
- Jump – A special trampoline park
- Shark Bay – A bungee trampoline where guests can accomplish acrobatic feats while attached to a safety harness
- Wipe Out – An on-board surf simulator
- Little Dreamers Ride – Mini karts for tots to test their driving skills in a safe environment
- Cosmic Chaos – A human gyroscope ride which spins and twirls guests
Designed with the rapidly-growing Asian market in mind, Global Dream will also feature other amenities and facilities to please cruisers.
“As part of our commitment to develop the most technologically advanced cruise ships in the world, the newly constructed Global Class ships will dazzle guests with cutting edge features and facilities that will optimize convenience for our passengers and also provide innovative leisure, entertainment and recreation options to appeal to a broad range of guests,” said Mr. Michael Goh, President of Dream Cruises & Head of International Sales, Genting Cruise Lines.
Cruisers can look forward to a Cineplex, Asian and Western spas, ample shopping facilities as well as authentic Asian and international dining experiences and fast food restaurants.
Global Dream’s 2,500 cabins can accommodate up to 5,000 passengers on a twin share basis, and cater to over 9,000 passengers during peak holiday periods. For passengers looking for a premium experience, Dream Cruises’ signature 151-suite luxury “ship-within-a-ship’ concept “The Palace” will also be available for booking.
The ship will be fitted with state-of-the-art technology as well, such as Bluetooth locks and a new smart system. The system lets passengers control different functions such as LED mood lighting with a smartphone app, voice recognition or through a touch-screen control panel. Smart sensors are also able to detect occupants in the cabin, and automatically adjust lights and temperature for better energy efficiency.