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  2. Gary86

    The Off Topic Topic

    You couldn't buy anything from the Superman Escape shop anyway since your money is in a locker.
  3. themagician

    The Off Topic Topic

    And they say they aren’t cost cutting
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  5. MickeyD

    Fright Nights 2018

    Leatherface Maze for example. Mostly sound fx throughout and a lot of empty passageways. Granted, I go every year and you just can't help but compare the event to previous years I guess.. There are no more scheduled 'shows. There were some great spots (Kain, lighting, stage at front).. even the service in the Park was probably better than I've seen in a long time. The event just needs to step it up a notch now they charge a premium price for it. Doing away with the opening isnt that.
  6. Flynn_Smith

    Fright Nights 2018

    I didn't notice a drop in the amount of entertainers this year? Maybe i'm just crazy
  7. MickeyD

    Fright Nights 2018

    Absolutely @joz it was more that it didn't quite feel worth the $65 price tag. Not when that is only just the beginning of spending for the night. There were obvious cost cuts - mainly fewer entertainers throughout. Have you been yourself yet this year @joz? I am sure you would know where I am coming from
  8. Brad2912

    Fright Nights 2018

    GC600 on too this weekend will draw a lot of people to that precinct with nightly entertainment & concerts. I’ll be hitting FNs either tomorrow or Sunday night
  9. joz

    Fright Nights 2018

    More expensive to get in means shorter queues so better experience but the park still makes it's money. Not sure how that's a bad thing?
  10. Jordan M.

    The Off Topic Topic

    That is indeed what I have heard will be happening, like what happend to Jet Rescue it will purely be an exit with Fast Photo screens.
  11. jjuttp

    The Off Topic Topic

    You mean the exit shop will be going? Then how are we supposed to exit through the gift shop if we need to go all the way up the road to exit the ride properly?
  12. MickeyD

    Fright Nights 2018

    Weakest Fright Nights to date imo. Also the smallest crowd by a landslide. I fail to understand why you would bother wasting $60 on a fasttrak when our longest wait was barely 15 minutes? Up to $65 to get in tonight and I am certainly not the only 1 who couldn't see the value. There were meant to be 5 people in my group tonight but that reduced to just 2. Those not going were prepared to pay $45 but the extra $20 was a deal breaker. My partner and I did all 4 mazes in the 1st hour, had dinner, went on a couple of rides. Wondered around, revisited Kain - and still left before 9. I'd say the crowd size tonight was down at least 30% on previous years. Clearly far fewer Pass holders are no longer privileged with 1 free Fright Nights entry. I wonder how many People actually paid full price to be there tonight? House of Kain was excellent. The others were not. Leatherface Maze had many plain black walls throughout, it was almost like they spent too much money on other areas. The main stage at the front looked fantastic but clearly cost more to set up than was appreciated by most. The Band drew but few passes by. The big screens added around were also a nice touch and made the back area feel more lively. As did the fancy lighting rig at the end of Main street. Fewer Actors this year than ever before. Both within and outside of every maze. The Peeler was 1 too many upcharges. The Roxy 4d could be better utilised as a 4d splatter attraction that could run continuous screenings every 15/20 minutes and be included as another attraction to compliment the 4 mazes. I dunno.. something extra is definitely needed. With no real 'precincts' this year the line up was definitely lacking. A 5th maze maybe but they would definitely have to get more through the turnstiles to justify that, alas. It seems pretty clear that they have a tight budget to work with. I only hope that Chris and co can get more dollar's for next year's event. MW Fright Nights promises to be bigger and better every year. At least that's what everyone wants it to be. I hope this didn't sound too critical!! Ugh haha it was still a fun night but we all know they can do better.😁 6/10
  13. Wil_i_am_not

    Luna Park Sydney's expansion

    Yeah I would absolutely love to watch the Spirits of the Carnival docco, but I can't find it anywhere online. I even emailed the company responsible for making the movie, but I received no response. Looks like it has some great footage on same of the lesser-known rides at Luna Park. If the Love Express from Luna Park is indeed the model that OCS Fun traveled around Sydney, who the hell manufactured the thing?! The closest thing I can compare it to would be a Sobema Superbob mixed with a Mack Music Express?
  14. When does the enquiry start again? Is it any closer to finishing?
  15. themagician

    The Off Topic Topic

    So now we have two Superman Stores, very pointless decision
  16. You're so right. This is getting very unbearable......
  17. Hey guys and girls, was at movie world today and while waiting to get on Arkham there was a distinct smell of burning metal. Basically like that “angle grinder” burning brakes type smell. At the end of my ride as the train came to it’s braking run I could also smell it even stronger. Has as there been any recent changes to the ride? I don’t remember ever noticing that before?
  18. Jordan M.

    The Off Topic Topic

    Former HWSD shop is now Superman store, judging on the current stock I think SE Escape store will be gone soon.
  19. Jobe

    Luna Park Sydney's expansion

    You could be correct but I am not 100% convinced based on that evidence.It could also be the same ride with a new roof and a re-theme. The rides themselves look incredibly similar Yeah i have The Spirits of The Carnival DVD- its a great doco. Its a while since I have seen this though- will have to hunt around and get it out for a viewing. I visited LPS in the 80"s a couple of times- yeah it certainly was a shadow of its former self. Still, it did have a couple of redeeming qualities ( The Schwarzkopf Jet Star was an interesting ride - unique in Australia and it was not a bad collection of rides overall) but it did nothing to match the atmosphere of the original nor even the current incarnation.
  20. 19Michael96

    Luna Park Sydney's expansion

    No. I really do think the music express that was at Luna Park in the 80's was a different unrelated model to the more know MACK ride that was at the park from 1995-2016. Here's some comparison shots: Here's the "Love Express" in 1982. You'll notice the roof is different compared to... ...the MACK ride which looked more like a tent. (Side note: I am a little disappointed Luna Park didn't give the Rotor it's 2 corner cuts back when they recently renovated it; it would've looked less boxy. But hey, at least "ROTOR" is on both sides of the ride facade now, as well as the back). Also, if you have a copy of "Spirits of the Carnival" (which I don't think is available anymore because of how out of date it is), they show some footage of LPS in the 80's and how soulless it looked. Some of that footage includes the "Love Express", which looks different to the "Tango Train" and it also runs slower. I'd put a link but the docos not available online.
  21. I can confirm, in a rare twist of events, everything Skeet just said is true.
  22. @Jdude95Is currently having a diarrhea apocalypse but the good news is you can now trust him because he's no longer full of shit. @Jessicajealousynothing new came out today and it will now resume on November 12.
  23. Jessicajealousy

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Any updates from today? Or were there no sessions today?
  24. Honey, put the claws away. Does a bare pooh in the woods?
  25. There is no need to get grizzly about it........I reckon the look on your face at this instant would be a Kodiak moment.....
  26. Jobe

    Luna Park Sydney's expansion

    Yeah Nimble all the info I have points to the 80"s Luna Park Unit being the same one that was later bought by Wittingslow and was installed at Darling Harbour where it briefly became a travelling unit before settling back at LPS in 1994 when Wittingslow operated that particular incarnation of the park. It certainly looks the same!!!
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