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  2. Bussy

    'Tower Of Terror II' E-Stop

    So the ride did what it was supposed to do? I'm guessing the" lack of communication" would've been they weren't happy being told they were stuck and they couldn't tell them how long it would be. What did they want, someone telling them every five minutes that they were still stuck and they would be off soon? Or a full technical explanation of how the ride works and how the safety systems may be activated? Given the price of food at DW food vouchers would be sufficient compensation. "The Bus is now leaving for Stopping Well, South Australia"
  3. Brad2912

    One product/service you would like at our theme parks

    She was the ceo of Ardent... not DW...
  4. aaronm

    One product/service you would like at our theme parks

    Distinct lack of experience editing the Women's Weekly might also rule him out of contention if Ardent's track record is anything to go by...
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  6. AlexB

    The Off Topic Topic

    Respecting loyalty? Because in business it's cheaper to keep an existing customer than obtain a new one? Because they can? No. And i'll tell you why - A while ago, an entrepreneur launched a business in Australia, and his aim was to undercut the big players by offering a budget product. He was successful, and managed to get quite a bit of market share from the big players. Later down the track, he rebranded it slightly - but kept a fairly similar name. He started providing a more polished product. Offering extra services. Then he started charging a bit more. These days, he tries to market himself as being on the same level as the big player in the industry and the product is far closer to 'on par' with other big players - but unfortunately, many still regard the product as a 'lesser standard' than the big boys, because of their budget, cut-price history. The minute Dreamworld tries to tackle the 'budget' angle, their reputation will forever stay in the toilet as the sub-standard park against Movie World \ VRTP. No matter what they do to the park after that - the budget monkey will forever be on their back. If you haven't yet figured out the entrepreneur's business, its
  7. And a comment like that isn't turning it into TPR?
  8. Jordan M.

    The Off Topic Topic

    Then why are they continuing to offer renewals at the discount? I think in Dreamworld's current circumstances having $99 for a year would better than nothing. Wouldn't it be better to position yourself as a budget option whilst the park is in need of major investment?
  9. AlexB

    The Off Topic Topic

    Because over a decade, both companies have shown that the discount model is ultimately not sustainable.
  10. AlexB

    One product/service you would like at our theme parks

    I think, under a new owner prepared to spend money, Mark would do a spectacular job of turning Dreamworld around. I wouldn't want him to take the reigns under Ardent otherwise a new owner would think him part of the problem - and let's face it - Weiss wouldn't give him the freedom he'd need to lift the park.
  11. Brad2912

    One product/service you would like at our theme parks

    Mark seems intelligent enough to not jump on the Titanic 100m out from an iceberg.. Also, having had direct, sustained and successful theme park experience makes Mark far too qualified for the job....
  12. strop

    One product/service you would like at our theme parks

    @T-bone, I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy.
  13. Jordan M.

    The Off Topic Topic

    VRTP seem to be continuing on the adding "Bonuses" that require a further spend with their promos rather than discounting. New targeted product in between the 3 day pass ($129) and 7 day ($149) only available online and via 133 386. Considering the lack of crowds at Dreamworld I find it interesting they are still trying to get $129 for an adult annual pass for new pass holders rather than going back to the discount model. Season Passholes that expired in December can still get the $79 renewal. The summer 3 days for the price of 1 plus photo pass also seems to have been extended indefinitely.
  14. https://www.weightwatchers.com/au/ For this forum sounds like you all need it or else we'll turn into TPR.
  15. T-bone

    One product/service you would like at our theme parks

    Mark for new ceo for Dreamworld..
  16. Glubbo

    The Off Topic Topic

    Back in the day, if I remember correctly, the East Side Photographer sat in the spot on the right of THIS image. The Western side had/has the lifeguard style that used to house the photographer, as @themagician has said. When they stopped using photographers, they installed an automated camera in the same spot the photographer used to sit. A photo I took in 2005:
  17. Mark Shaw

    One product/service you would like at our theme parks

    Well said Slick. It's like when Disney used to bend down on his knees and get the designers to do the same. pointing out the view of the shop window thro the eyes of a 6 year old. When you get all the details right, people don't consciously notice, it just feels good on a subconscious level. If parks are supposed to provide fantasy and escapism from the real world, you can't have conduit pipe sticking out of the flower bed or dirty toilets/scraped paintwork.
  18. @Gary86 unfortunately @Jdude95 is correct with his statement. The ropes would of been attached just in case the raft fell on someone during the investigation.
  19. I can't remember without looking over the notes but I think the empty raft was a test raft that was sent around after the pumps had faulted earlier.
  20. pushbutton

    One product/service you would like at our theme parks

    Some of the things I saw when on my "Travel Path" where actually quite interesting. Don't get me wrong. The vast majority were very boring, but just one or two were interesting!
  21. -nick.white.1543

    'Tower Of Terror II' E-Stop

    Love a bit of contradiction within the one article 🙃
  22. HussRainbow87

    Luna Park Sydney's expansion

    ok...got excited for a minute, but its a PRESTON & BARBIERI Swinger....
  23. aaronm

    Gumbuya World’s New Slides

    I'd expect them to be Whitewater like the existing slides. There is already provision on the current tower for another two slides starting from the lower deck (presumably going out over the pump/filtration shed).
  24. I thought the empty raft came from the holding pen which moved onto the track when the water level droped. I'm sure the rope was still attached to the raft in the accident picture.
  25. I think it was from testimony by either one of the operators, or a former operator. I recall reading it too.
  26. Skeeta

    Gumbuya World’s New Slides

    Hopefully this time GW will not willy-nilly cut down trees on council land. 😎 GW is not recognised with the local planning scheme as a significant tourist destination but given the amount of investment that has recently occurred & the likelihood of further investments at GW a draft has been drawn up to recognise GW will have an emerging tourism role within the shire.
  27. Don't ask for a source because i'd have no idea where to start, but I feel like I read something at some point that said when things started to back up, they would allow a raft to run through the station without loading to 'catch up'
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