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  2. Brad2912

    The Off Topic Topic

    Been discussed quite throughly in this thread
  3. MickeyD

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    K so I watched it.. just couldn't resist and Holy *F* Wow I am so glad I did. It's also a ride that needs to be experienced at least a couple of times if you can get the perspective of the different transport vehicle paths. (Watch the whole video!) As good as some of the POV's are, (I get goosebumps watching!) the whole thing is all just so 360° that being there in person will surely be a highly emotional experience and one that will absolutely snatch the Crown back into the hands of the Mouse for a long time to come. This is Disney Ride Showmanship at it's undeniable finest! Below is the full 15 minute multi ride experience as pieced together by Attractions Magazine (credit Disneylandmore).. Well worth a look to get the full perspective (minus the Queue) which btw is also the best since we've seen since Tony Baxter"s Indiana Jones Adventure
  4. Levithian

    The Off Topic Topic

    Dive in movies are back at wet n wild too for a few weeks after christmas, which I actually can't wait for. Hope its worth it financially and they stick around longer. Friday and saturday nights used to be great in summer. If the movies were crap you just spent the night on the slides.
  5. Jakev8

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    Can't believe this is an actual ride it looks incredible hat's of to Disney for pulling this off looking forward to seeing an epsiode of this on the imagineering story on Disney Plus. But like how good has been it been the last few weeks to be a star wars fanatic "jedi fallen order, the Mandalorian, rise of Skywalker in 15 days and now this. 🤙🏼🤩
  6. I got my passport in case I was to ever win a radio competition (not that I entered any). It was then one less hurdle to overseas travel. Then Scoot launched Gold Coast to Singapore and you could get return trips for $350. I did exactly that and visited Universal Studios Singapore.
  7. MickeyD

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    Sounds like a perfect way to create the effect of a single laser shot rather than a continuous predictable beam. Makes for a much more chaotic and unpredictable moment that would no doubt have head's ducking. Plus taking it all so many steps further with the ricochet effects, audio and everything else going on.. wow this thing smokes! Thanks for the insight @Gazza
  8. Gazza

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    Basically they have antennas hanging from the roof as part of the theming, and on the end of these is an led at the end of a bit a thin rod (either that or its fibre optic) These are swung around vertically in a circle at high speed, and the LED is turned on briefly at the bottom of each spin, making it look like a laser shot is midair moving at the speed they did in the movies.
  9. MickeyD

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    I'm also curious about the laser effects in the ride that look more true to how they are seen in the film's and not just the old school fog and a light beam gag
  10. Gazza

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    Yeah, the light sabre effect is basically works like a chicken salt container lid.
  11. MickeyD

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    When I hear @joz is impressed with a new ride, now I know I am not over-reacting😀
  12. Oooooh.... I see a snowball... it's here... next to my desk...
  13. joz

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    Not going to lie I like that rides are trending more towards 'Live automated magic shows telling a story' away from 'Watch this screen while we rock your seat'
  14. red dragin

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    I'd hazard a guess it is quite simple, the panel he 'cuts through' is actually moving to reveal the pre-cut hole, and the light saber lowers through to complete the illusion.
  15. themagician

    Fully6 - WhiteWater World's new slide tower

    @Slick any chance you could enlighten us?
  16. I tell you what'd be better - a view of the top platform to understand how the queue will work...
  17. Mc coaster

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    It is an effect on the ride but it was definitely enhanced for the add.
  18. themagician

    Fully6 - WhiteWater World's new slide tower

    Pretty good view
  19. MickeyD

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    No idea @Gazza but this ride brings so much of the "still can't figure out how they did it shit" - the likes we haven't seen at Disney since what.. Indiana Jones? Can someone tell me, is the Kylo Ren Sabre cutting through the ceiling a real on-ride effect or was that just CGI'd to make the ads look prettier?
  20. Gazza

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    i still cant figure out how they get the blast holes to work so well. Particularly in the walls where it buckles out...is it made out of rubber or something?
  21. MickeyD

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    I already know the track layout for the most part. The bit between the ATTS and the big finale has remained largely a mystery till now. I find with these blockbuster type rides you only partly spoil it watching online when it's so multi-sensory, really nothing like being there in person!
  22. red dragin

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    If you plan on riding it in the next year or so, don't watch it! Don't spoil it for yourself. Will be years before I get the chance, so I watched it. Wow.
  23. MickeyD

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    I am sooooo tempted to watch (and probably will give in) oh why do we spoil these things for ourselves! - just the other day I started watching the leaked finale to Rise of Skywalker, now I known too much. Damn you beautiful Internet!!
  24. Mc coaster

    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    Here is a POV of the ride portion. I have no words. I am just blown away.
  25. MickeyD

    Dreamworld December Update 2019

    @Baconjack100% however the current DW Park Management strategic program is one not seen in most Parkz' Chatter's entire lifetimes! Of course this is not a problem just for DW. To survive, any Theme Park must keep evolving, or like anything else living and loving in this world, eventually would be forgotten and die. If anything MW will be the next Major Park due for major Capital boost, as I have suggested before. We should start to see early stages/ announcement of that in the 12-18 months (fingers crossed!) Before they even get to 6 Flags MW, the Wet Elephant in the room down the road need's millions spent on paint, plussing, upgrades, facilities and Guest comfort (such as heat cooling path resurfacing) and then millions more on new slides. Fortunately slides come a lot cheaper than Coasters and Dark rides do! SW, will no doubt continue copping increased backlash over it's Dolphin and Captive Animal programs in coming years. Fortunately their current investment strategy is moving back to rides that will help with public profile, along with their core Marine Rescue program. Further to that SW will need to continue developing things like University relations that will aid the Park's evolution. Bringing greater focus to the ethics surrounding the Science/ Environmental/ Sustainability and Educational aspects of their Marine life program and of course the Animal's well being. -This is something that all Zoological type Park's need to be doing or otherwise face ultimate demise. Theme Park Golden rule; "Evolve to meet the demands of a changing World along with a commitment to it's People that will ensure it's success and ongoing existence".
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  27. Baconjack

    Dreamworld December Update 2019

    Given a significant number of the other park's major rides don't have much life left in them (HWSW and debatably GD) or have already been ripped out (TOT, Wipeout, TRRR), you may have to take direct replacements of all those attractions into consideration (given the plan for the old boneyard previously cleared for the lazy river will still be for WWW expansion). A large chunk of what Ardent is investing right now is directed towards replacing the old rides that arent in DW's best interest to maintain any longer. Assume the coaster will trade with TOT (an investment probably targeted as such). A potential thrill ride would trade with Wipeout, and a potential family ride of reasonable size could be a direct replacement for TRRR. Then you would have to consider replacements for the inevitably retired HWSW (new coaster or another WWW tower) and GD (new drop tower or a Sky Jump conversion). This current $50+ million investment package I expect to last until at least the end of next year, given there are still a number of announcements to be made. Regardless of time frames it should be made loud and clear to Ardent that this investment isn't a one off thing, it needs to be made on a consistent basis over time, otherwise the park will return to a situation which it was in only a year ago. So basically, what I am saying is that management need to think ahead and realise that they will soon have to invest in replacements for two of their major thrill rides that won't be around in 5 years' time.
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