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  2. themagician

    Sea World Monorail Retires

    I’ve had someone contact me and said that because the construction is so far behind and the monorail will be closed for so long, they’ve decided to remove references if it. Apparently it will be returning, but it will be quite a while before it does
  3. Today
  4. Flynn_Smith

    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    I doubt the final name will be Sidewinder somehow. Their contract may have only just run out with Hotwheels, given the removal of the name.
  5. gavinfulikes

    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    'Sidewinder' is also a species of rattlesnake.
  6. themagician

    Sea World Monorail Retires

    Apparently it’s just because of the coaster construction and track is required to be removed/modified for it. I thought they said all construction had stopped? And why remove the attraction completely off the website?
  7. westical

    Sea World Monorail Retires

    Better wipe the entire website then. And you don't remove any mention of an attraction existing just because it's closed for an extended period.
  8. Jordan M.

    Sea World Monorail Retires

    I think it is worth remembering that the monorail was due to be closed for the year due to New Atlantis construction, with that now being delayed further, perhaps they just don't want to advertise an attraction that will not be operating any time soon.
  9. Greg

    Sea World Monorail Retires

    This article just showed up on the Gold Coast Bulletin. Just can’t open the story online. No subscription.
  10. Yesterday
  11. Levithian

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Theres nothing to subsidise tourism wise while the parks are closed due to federal government restrictions. Who is game to guess when they will consider it ok to relax restrictions on entertainment venues while we are on virtual lockdown with them predicting peak infection rates in maybe june or july? Could literally be months after the peaks occur that they are no longer worried about triggering another wave of infection by allowing mass gatherings again. So theres probably zero point investing anything until there is a recovery date on the horizon. Supply chains for all industries are so messed up right now. Looking at how much drama we are having getting engineered timber products into the country for builds, weve had to put some jobs back 6 months until the dust settles and we know more about supply issues, freight, interstate movements, etc. Hell even just getting things through council took a major dump with offices being on virtual shutdown and people working from home. And thats frequently a slow process at the best of times when everyone who needs to put their 2 cents in resides in the same building. It could legit be 12 months before everything can function as normal again, and thats without any impact the recession is bound to have. All bets are off if it heads into a global depression though as some suppliers/manufacturing may never recover or even reopen, so there are going to be disruptions everywhere.
  12. Brad2912

    Sea World Monorail Retires

    Yeah my mate that works there said back in Jan that it was as good as gone
  13. themagician

    Sea World Monorail Retires

    That’s on the 3D map though and that hasn’t been updated in a couple years. If you view the downloadable map, it’s gone.
  14. westical

    Sea World Monorail Retires

    ☹️ The stations are still noted on the map though, so not totally removed.
  15. themagician

    Sea World Monorail Retires

    All references of the Monorail has been removed from the Sea World website. This includes in the attraction listing and it has been removed from the park map.
  16. themagician

    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    The ‘Hot Wheels’ has been removed from the rides page
  17. Original

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Considering the Gold Coast tourism industry needs both park operators, they were already investing in building new rides for their markets and this virus was out of their control, I don't have a problem with the government kicking the can a little bit for them like they have with the airlines.
  18. Last week
  19. themagician

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    I can confirm all of this construction has stopped and won’t begin again until the parks reopen
  20. Do people think the State Government should be subsidising the construction of both company's coasters, as a way to stimulate both construction and tourism? Obviously if one of the companies were to hypothetically receive a large fine for some bad shit they did years ago they'd still have to pay that, but outside of that the State Government could kick in say $10million to each. Thoughts?
  21. Jdude95

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    For all we know, parts of track are sitting out the back and can't be seen by the public. I would assume they are either still on their way or currently passing the extra quarantine decontamination processes and periods.
  22. Skeeta

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    If there's a Twilight Zone of abandon coasters I want in.
  23. Skeeta

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Yes, we know DW would've had problems getting it installed. So, my question wasn't why they didn't start the install now but since I was told it was on its way or sitting in quarantine. Where has it gone or where is it sitting?
  24. Gazza

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    It would be ridiculous to try and start now. There's no guarantee tomorrow you can reliably get the workers and equipment you need, and it would be impossible to commission if you cant get Mack staff into Australia.
  25. Skeeta

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    WHERE DID DW'S COASTER GO?
  26. AlexB

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    I think its safe to say things will get pushed back - what better excuse, right? nobody can hate on them for this kind of delay (we'll ignore that Vortex should have opened before this stuff all happened though right?) But... Bush Beast went up in around 6 months. I'm sure the complexities and pushed boundaries we see in modern woodies would add extra time, but - a wooden coaster can be built in this time period, assuming construction is permitted to continue (which so far, as an industry - is actually happening).
  27. themagician

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    @Brad2912 I was referring to vortex. I definitely think we will expect all other projects to be pushed back by a year too
  28. Jdude95

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    I would expect all construction projects other than Vortex being pushed back another year. This includes the coaster at DW too... If either of these companies have the money left to build them after all of this.
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