Brisbane's Beloved Dragon Coaster Might Be Making a Comeback

The discarded Myer Centre ride is set to be restored as a trackless train.
Sarah Ward
April 02, 2018

For the past 18 years, two things have sat at the top of Brisbane's Myer Centre: cinemas and arcade games. Prior to 2000, however, the shopping complex's upper levels were home to an indoor theme park — and, as anyone who headed up from 1988 through until the end of 1990s will remember, the beloved dragon coaster.

It was everyone's favourite school holiday pastime, making the Myer Centre precinct — called Tops — an absolute must-visit destination for the young and the young at heart. And, not only has the now-discarded rollercoaster been found, but a plan to bring it back to Brisbane and transform it into a trackless train is currently being considered, according to the ABC.

Photos of the dragon coaster surfaced on the Old Brisbane Album Facebook group on Friday, with Brisbane's Dean Davis sharing snaps taken at his friends property in Geelong. The coaster has reportedly sat there for the past decade, and is now the subject of talk about restoring it to its former glory and getting it operational.

Just how that would play out is yet to be seen, though Davis suggested number of inner-city spaces such as South Bank, the Queen Street Mall, Botanical Gardens and Roma Street Parklands to the ABC. For the time being, even just hearing about the dragon coaster is a big blast from the past for theme park-loving '90s Brisbanites.

Via the ABC. Image: Twenty20.

Published on April 02, 2018 by Sarah Ward
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