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  2. What are the chances the upper brake blocks have had much maintenance over the years... Probably slim
  3. Jamberoo Fan

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    For all your information, this building application appeared on the 17th or 18th October and has been approved: Remember, up to those dates mentioned above, only demolition was approved.
  4. Rabbit2014

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    I would love a falcons fury at dreamworld but built in a new location and at a similar or taller height (giant drop), which would replace GD in the future.
  5. Random thought - it's long been rumored the park deliberately ran ToT at lower power\speed to save money and wear and tear. Since this is the last hurrah - anyone thinking we might see the ride ramped up and really plowed into the ground?
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  7. What a relief then that the Giant Drop is staying put, ammirite? The blue fire coaster will literally launch guests backwards up a bank of track.
  8. Gold Coast Amusement Force

    Last call: Dreamworld's Tower of Terror to close November 3

    I respectfully disagree with this statement. The ride will be great but I cannot see it becoming more iconic than the giant drop. I also don’t think the roller coaster can ever replace Tower of Terror. Only two in the world and that experience can’t be replaced easily.
  9. It honestly sucks to see this ride go but this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. The writing has been on the wall for this ride for many years now and it has been rather obvious for some time. It is no doubt one of my favourites and nothing beats riding the original when it faced forwards or when it ran at full speed to the very top of the tower. My most recent (and probably my last) ride on it nearly two years ago now was nothing like it used to be. So, in a way, its good to see TOT go as Id rather it be gone than running as a shadow of its former self as it is now. It is also good news as it implies Dreamworld are ready to move on from their aging thrill rides lineup and invest in new stuff. No doubt the soon to open Blue Fire clone is a more than adequate replacement to supersede TOT as DW's signature ride. Id like for DW to put the ride vehicle on display somewhere in the park for guests. Its the least they could do. Possibly integrate it into the theming of a future attraction like Universal did with Hulk's old ride vehicles, or auction it and other theming pieces off like Village did with the animatronics and theming from Bermuda Triangle many years ago.
  10. westical

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    You try to keep negative news to a minimum when announcing results.
  11. Giant drop will be around for a few more years at least only tower of terror building and track to be removed
  12. Baconjack

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    2018-19 financial year. Typo on my part. Sorry.
  13. westical

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    14 months ago?
  14. While this is sad, I really hope the park don’t remove the Giant Drop. That ride is just as iconic and still packs a punch. If it got to the point where the ride had to be removed, I would hope that they replaced it with something very similar, but better. A DW without that iconic tower just wouldn’t be the same
  15. AlexB

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    Crawler cranes, between the main mast and luffing jib can get that high. I don't see them bringing a tower crane in for what wouldn't be a long term job.
  16. Jakev8

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    True I'm actually really curious on what type of Crane will be needed than to pull the track down on the side of the tower, or can they erect a pulley system on the top to lower piece by piece. Cause don't most on road cranes max boom out at around the 60-70 m mark and the last section of track would be around the 110m? 😁🤙🏼
  17. Skeeta

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    Fill the tower with concrete and she'll be right. \s
  18. colonelbmx

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Supports are out of view now this section looks to be maybe part of the loading platform
  19. AlexB

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    Nice as this sounds, I don't think the tower itself has much life left in it to bother with spending a crapshack on a conversion.
  20. Baconjack

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    Well that sucks. I dont get to make it to DW in time. Still at least we got some notice. This should have been announced at the time of the 2018 results or should have closed much closer to the opening of the Mack Blue Fire clone. I'm assuming DW finally threw in the towel if they closed the ride this early and wanted to extend the ride's life to January at the latest. Now they'll have a peak season with yet another thrill ride down and it is going to sting the main park considerably, at least they'll have most of WWW done and Fully 6 up to distract the guests. I said some time ago TOT's closing is a PR disaster waiting to happen, and they have handled it actually pretty well for Gold Coast park standards. Still, it's only a week, and wasnt anywhere near as much notice as let's say Vortex at Kings Island, but it's something. Either way good riddance. Never ran as well as it did when it ran forward. Now it is time to look into that Falcon's Fury conversion to GD.
  21. Gold Coast Amusement Force

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    Hopefully now they can have a more reliable ride selection. Wipeout and TOT 2 were the most unreliable rides and now that they are gone, maintenance should be easier for Dreamworld and their pockets won't be bleeding trying to keep the rides running. Although, they are going to need planned investments continuing from what has been announced so far. This is a massive loss for Dreamworld however and was arguably the most iconic ride in Australia and will defiantly have a negative impact on the park for the time being, especially so soon after Wipeout's closure.
  22. Skeeta

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Is anybody else looking for the blue supports laying on the ground?😂
  23. Vale Tower Of Terror!! I remember riding this in 1997 not long after it had opened and it set the thrill benchmark for Australia and made the world sit up and take notice. I am a little bit bittersweet at this announcement-especially the timing- as I am due to take the family to the Coast and visit in January. Both my kids are fairly devastated at this news, having not had the opportunity to ride this before now. Its very true that this is better managed closure than Wipeout- but not by much. A far better scenario would have been announcing the rides closure now but giving it a decent length of time to farewell it- lets say the end of Xmas school holidays. This then would have allowed Dreamworld to really ramp up the rides closure, provide people with a must do , last time attraction/ ride experience over the January/Xmas school holidays and really give it the send off that a ride of this iconic status deserves. Would also have liked a ride replacement announcement to go with this - this then would have indicated that at least management have really learnt from the Wipeout fiasco, but perhaps given the small lead in time for the closure of the ride, this says more bout the reliability and viability of the TOT remaining open than the general public have been led to believe. Fingers crossed that a new , dynamic and substantial replacement will be announced very soon!!
  24. colonelbmx

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Heavy lifters here today and some shiny blue supports laying on the ground
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  26. Brad2912

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    Can only assume that the increase unreliability and cost to keep it up or maintained effectively outweigh the benefits of keeping it for the summer peak. to be it seems the dripping tap of money/resources being poured in to keep it working has dried up I hope they don’t leave any track running down it, not long term anyway. Next major maintenance period for GD should see that removed From what I have heard, and Parkz has just posted, the station area will be cleared to makeway for a connected area between Dreamworks and ABC 4 Kids.
  27. Jakev8

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    The tower will still remain with most likely half of the track still running down it, so I see that as a pretty good reminder of what was one of the fastest coasters in the world. 😁🤙🏼
  28. Last call: Dreamworld's Tower of Terror to close November 3 Another iconic attraction at Dreamworld is going for good, but some lessons have been learned from the bungled Wipeout closure earlier. Click here to continue reading
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