Ardents latest: Illuminate & The Wedgie
Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:57 PM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:04 PM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:21 PM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:53 PM
thanks for the update there. I'm sorry to hear a new family attraction is planned to open in April. Sure if it was for December then it could be billed as something major but just under 2 months surely cannot allow sufficient time to build anything major? I think a major new family attraction is really what the park needs.
Here's hoping that's not all that DW will be planning to add for 2010
I completely agree with everything you said above Mickey.
If we don't see a MAJOR new ride this year in addition to those other things mentioned then I think we'll see Dreamworld's revenue and attendance just keep on slipping...
Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:48 PM
Posted 19 February 2010 - 07:05 AM
Just remember a family ride is what Dreamworld needs after their thrill ride 2.5 years ago
Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:29 AM
Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:37 AM
Edited by skeetafly, 19 February 2010 - 08:54 AM.
Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:21 AM
Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:33 AM
which would raise some serious questions from a stock holders point of view as to what the benefits of spending the money to re-launch this ride would be, considering it's just going to get over-looked with people looking towards the big new attraction instead.
I disagree. Shareholders (myself included) are raising serious questions about what is going to be done to arrest the attendance and revenue decline at Dreamworld. I think this year calls for some big changes to help re-establish Dreamworld as a top theme park. The ride re-launch is in July and I wouldn't expect a new ride until the end of the year. This would allow enough time for both attractions to be marketed individually. While I would agree that in any normal year it might seem like a large amount of activity - I think this year it is completely justified and warranted. Dreamworld needs to pack a real punch to get attendance increasing again. And we are yet to see just how much effort is really going into this ride refurbishment (by the way I am also in total support of much needed ride upgrades and refurbishments)
Posted 26 February 2010 - 03:21 PM
Posted 26 February 2010 - 03:46 PM
The Illuminate Light & Laser Spectacular will magically transform Main Street into a SpongeBob SquarePants’ fantasy and a 3-Dimensional peek at his underwater home.
Using laser like you’ve never seen before, stories will be lifted from the real to the unreal. Combined with emotional sound tracks, special effects, pyrotechnics and architectural lighting are set to enthral guests.
Illuminate runs daily at 5.00pm from April 2nd to 16th and is complimentary for all Dreamworld or World Pass ticket holders.
Brought to Dreamworld by Laser Vision the creators of the world’s largest light and sound show - Hong Kong’s Symphony of Lights.
More info coming soon!
Posted 26 February 2010 - 06:35 PM
The thing is it would've been popular for everyone without the character tie in...In fact I'd say Spongebob might be a bit of a turn off for anybody who is not a kid (Or a parent taking one). Anybody who has been to comparable events like Riverfire would know that young kids through to older people go, and it is the spectacle that attracts them rather than any sort of promotional tie in.
Still, putting on an event at the end of the night sounds like a good move to keep people in the park and spending money.
Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:48 PM
Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:54 PM
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:18 PM
Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:31 PM
Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:50 PM
"Dreamworld CEO Noel Dempsey said the light show, called Illuminate, would be a permanent fixture at the theme park." I bet this is the new family attraction we have all been talking. What a load of S***t.
Hopefully it means Dreamworld is looking at extended trading, perhaps by having it run Saturdays during part of the year and perhaps nightly during holidays (or something similar). I hope it works, and I hope Movieworld steals the idea. I think with all the characters and the possibility of projecting on the roof the sort of shows they could do there would be amazing. Although one could argue that DW are stealing the concept since it's been out in the open for a while now the idea of MW doing it's Xmas stuff. I think this could potentially be the sort of thing that Dreamworld SHOULD be adding. I wasn't expecting anything like a big family ride at DW this year, and I can't really fault the idea of a night show. Well, apart from the mystifying decision of making Spongebob as the star.
Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:47 AM
Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:16 PM
Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:06 PM
Off topic but was there today and the log ride is looking great, patch work job? Nope looks the way it should with a replaced drop and worked on lift.
As for illuminations there are speakers going up around the fountain. No point taking photos as well all know what the look like but I am going to guess they may have something to do with it. Only time will tell if they are. There was channeling around the whole water feature area so it is either this or they are doing a slight upgrade of the audio system for the area.
Good to see they finshed the job that I seen.
On another note while driving past today I did see a crane lifting the wedge into position.
Edited by skeetafly, 09 March 2010 - 07:52 AM.
Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:35 PM
Edited by DonjaiInLA, 11 March 2010 - 01:37 PM.
Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:16 PM
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:36 PM
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