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  2. Jamberoo Fan

    Tower of Terror ongoing/indefinite closure (Dreamworld)

    Whilst I understand what you're saying, in the end, you still wanted to ride Thunder River Rapids & Rocky Hollow Log Ride. The rides themselves were fine but external non-ride factors made you decide to postpone your participation. Think of it the opposite way around using skiing as the example. People want to go skiing but they can only do that in the winter. Skiing is still popular and universal but it has low statistics due to it only being possible for roughly 3 months a year. So whilst the statistics show that, in 1 year, not many people went skiing compared to say playing basketball, skiing is still a universal activity. Again, that's why the level of 'ridership' shouldn't be used as an indicator of popularity. The other 2 'indicators' I was arguing against - capacity & queue length - can be illustrated again using the skiing example: Closing long skiing runs doesn't mean skiing is less popular - maybe they couldn't afford chairlift maintenance? Short queues to chairlifts doesn't mean skiing isn't popular - maybe they are high capacity chairlifts? And back to the 'ridership' indicator, no one at a ski resort doesn't mean skiing isn't popular, maybe there is no snow? You note the "low or non-existent" restrictions are more of the reason why Thunder River Rapids & Rocky Hollow Log Ride are popular but that is exactly the first criteria in determining a ride's universality: How much of the market can ride this? The ride's quality (perceived entertainment value) then narrows that universality down followed by the experience (perceived intensity), which narrows it down even further if it is high intensity. Then you have the amount of the market who want to ride this. Clearly, the latter 2 requirements could change after your 1st ride. Using that methodology, you can see how Thunder River Rapids & Rocky Hollow Log Ride are the most 'universal' whilst Tower Of Terror II isn't. I agree with everything else you said though but i-Ride, which I agree would have been the perfect Thunder River Rapids replacement for DW, isn't that in my opinion anymore because of it's proposed exterior and future expansion around Australia & New Zealand. A lot of the non-Gold Coast Australia/New Zealand market would not visit Dreamworld for the i-Ride if it becomes available in their nearest capital city and it's exterior doesn't help you feel like you're on a holiday. It reminds you of your daily visits to a shopping centre and walks around a bustling city on a work day to business conventions. It does everything to make you forget you are on a holiday.
  3. Gold Coast Amusement Force

    Gold Rush to get aviation theme at Dreamworld?

    Didn't someone say it had a new train?
  4. joel

    ParkChat Live VRTP Interview

    Because it came on the tv😅
  5. Jdude95

    Gold Rush to get aviation theme at Dreamworld?

    Honestly, the only reason i'm excited about Buzzsaw potentially reopening is that I can get a look into the gold rush area without having to get on GD
  6. Jdude95

    ParkChat Live VRTP Interview

    The Scooby Doo IP's they have are also based on the films and not the Hanna-Barbera cartoons so it would be even more strange to suddenly pick up a H-B IP
  7. Slick

    Gold Rush to get aviation theme at Dreamworld?

    Speaking of taking flight....
  8. That sounds a bit edumacational. Should be about FUN!
  9. omega237

    Fright Nights 2018

    They would have to make a deal with Fox & Disney to use American Horror Story as a maze.
  10. Brad2912

    ParkChat Live VRTP Interview

    That’s random - Based on what? Why would they all of a sudden start picking up other Hanna-Barbera properties? Yes they have Scooby Doo, but they’ve never toyed with any more of them previously.
  11. Because it breaks the immersion and the illusion they're trying to create. It's the same reason you don't have behind the scenes footage in the middle of a normal movie. The themeing and immersion is supposed to suspend your disbelief, the behind the scenes stuff breaks the 4th wall and tells you how it was done.
  12. pushbutton

    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    Sounds good, but why not show that for say 5mins and then a 2 minute video which features the producer of the movie excitedly boasting about how the movie was made there!
  13. joel

    ParkChat Live VRTP Interview

    Just thought that one of the 3 new characters could be Yogi Bear??
  14. Skeeta

    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    @jozwelcome to my "I agree 100% with you club". Something @AlexBonly dreams of being in but will never happen. 😘 Scooby stands on its own and adding a behind the scene to the queue is no different to adding Coke and Mentos together. Separately they're fine but together all you get is a mess.
  15. Skeeta

    Fright Nights 2018

    @AlexB Are you sure it's a girl? I've never met a girl that doesn't rotate the map.😀
  16. AlexB

    Fright Nights 2018

    Ideas? I think the girl at the front is lost.
  17. It's a ride, not a behind the scenes experience. Something setting up the story setting or tone of the ride would be best. The DVD extra video was at least entertaining and set up the tone of the whole thing but I think if you're going to go to the effort of spending a couple million re doing the ride, you also change the video to something that supports the story of the ride - even if the story is as simple as you're on an old Ghost Train that's actually haunted in the Scooby Doo movie universe.
  18. Brad2912

    Fright Nights 2018

    Reckon they’ll just have some machines and or light rigs up on them
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  20. Skeeta

    Fright Nights 2018

    Ideas? TTPSN
  21. Skeeta

    Gold Rush to get aviation theme at Dreamworld?

    Mwahahaha I blocked him months ago and life hasn't been better.😂 I'm trying to work out what's the point of building a new drawcard attraction in DW and building the same attraction in a Melbourne shopping mall? "Dad I want visit DW and ride the I-Ride" "Don't be stupid Timmy you can ride it at Chadstone Shopping Centre". Makes one think DW is for sale.
  22. AlexB

    Gold Rush to get aviation theme at Dreamworld?

    What. The. Actual. Fuck. I did not say a word in criticism of themeparkaddict. I never said he did anything wrong. If people actually READ things before slagging off, they'd note that I quoted Mickey, suggesting the aviation theme possibly originated here. All I said was describing how the theme could work aviation wise. I said it could have been me who raised it initially, but i may also have taken someone else's suggestion and expanded on it too. In no way did I direct anything at themeparkaddict, nor was it in any way a disagreement with anyone. So TPA - I don't think anyone was suggesting you did anything wrong - you shared info given to you by a staff member. We all know that staff info shared publicly isn't always reliable, and Mickey rightly pointed out that the aviation suggestion had been raised on Parkz prior to you hearing that. As usual, @pushbutton sticks his giant nose into something that has nothing to do with him, reads it wrong, and stands on his high horse over some fanciful imagination of whats in his head, without any check or balance with regard to reality. Since nobody else can be bothered doing the legwork - here's how it went down: TheMagician first suggested the rendering of i-ride looked like an airport. Pushbutton quickly backed that viewpoint up Glubbo then wondered how they would transition that into the previously-goldrushed land: Pushbutton doubled down on the previous suggestion - that the i-ride theme influence the land: Cheski also wondered, as did Glubbo, how they would blend the area around i-ride: Which brought us to my 'fuller picture' suggestion on how the whole land could be themed to aviation: To which Pushbutton agreed: Themeparkaddict's info from the staff member came to us a full week later...
  23. Skeeta

    DC Rivals Hypercoaster Climb

    I 100% agree with Slick. Sometime I think the parks forget they are a theme park.
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  25. Slick

    DC Rivals Hypercoaster Climb

    By the sounds of it, not even theme park nerds are that keen. The climb's simply not playing to its strengths, hence the poor numbers. If you told me it was a "Rivals Behind The Scenes Tour" that included a walk to the top, now that's playing to your strengths. But a walk to see the carpark and the highway? Hard pass.
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