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  2. Well that is because management are trying to avoid blaming themselves and making up rubbish. If things went well, it would be their wonderful management (not the wonderful weather or the record number of tourists visiting the Gold Coast). And because things haven't been great, blame the weather and blame the games which weren't even in the period.
  3. Water Park for Perth

    Was at The Maze: Home of Outback Splash, this afternoon. It appears there is good news and bad news re: their expansion. It appears to be confirmed for the 2019/20 season. They might even put in a viewing tower before that, just to give an idea about the height(which seems odd). The staff member who confidently told me this also said they would be taller than the ones at Hillary’s. I reminded her that they no longer existed. It seems they are doing some work on the aviaries at the moment. Some birds, like Henry, were off display. It was 25 degrees here in Perth, so there were some people enjoying the water playground. The inflatable slide is looking a little worse for wear - that will probably just make it through next season. The park also has a new resident Wombat.
  4. Article: VRTP lowers profit forecast

    Thanks. For some reason, I kept thinking the 3rd quarter was January to April and couldn't figure out how @RossL was claiming the Commonwealth Games didn't impact the 3rd quarter. Either way, the trading update wasn't just about the 3rd quarter. According to the trading update, it was about the entire July 1st 2017 to March 31st 2018 period, which still excludes the Commonwealth Games: Taking the rest of the trading update out of that context though makes it sound like it was really a trading update for the same period but up to the 17th of April 2018, which includes the Commonwealth Games.
  5. Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    If they close for retheming, we've all pretty much agreed its going to take months. You could pick out any date between now and maybe July or august as a start date at the latest. That's if it's even going to be done this year. Mid year is looking pretty full, superman and Arkham would take you through until July. Bit of a break until Doomsday at the end of august, then hypercoaster will turn 1 year old in September. So you could guess that somewhere right around the end of June is a good time to close, not to be done by.
  6. VTP Annual Pass Changes

    $99 for a 7 day pass at Flight Centre.
  7. Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    Just got off Scooby-Doo and asked 2 staff members about when it would get it’s theming back the first one was really nice and sounded like she new what she was talking about she told me the last time she heard about it it was going to be done by about June then I asked another staff member at the end of the ride and she had a bad attitude she tried to pretend she did not hear me then I asked her again and she said with an attitude probably in December or something like that. So hopefully the first one is right. ^Just asked someone else and he said November.
  8. Traveling fairs!

    Video is up if anyone is interested! Sorry about the quality (GoPro's don't like bright lights).
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  10. Aussie World's new announcement

    Paultons is a fabulous park indeed, I know the team there pretty well. If AW can emulate what Paultons have done they will be in a great place. Biscuit +Shaw Thing had a very enjoyable visit/meeting with the team at AW this week.
  11. The Off Topic Topic

    Nothing like riding Storm in a storm.
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  13. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    Not that many care but Abyss has always had a restriction on being over 8 years old to rides Abyss.
  14. Adventure World 2018- improvements

    I say good on them for things being fixed so quickly after they break. I've seen other parks leave temp fixes and dirt around for months if not years. And I think to say they fixed it because it was mentioned here is probably giving ourselves too much credit.
  15. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    That's going to cause so many arguments and upset guests from kids that could ride last visit and then not now.
  16. Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

    Bonus round: The parks instagram story has partial walkthroughs of the areas. https://www.instagram.com/wbworldad/?hl=en
  17. 1998 apparently was when it opened. That sounds about right honestly.
  18. Dreamworld Annual Pass Pricing

    The above post I made (unable to edit it) is now incorrect. They are offering 50% off season / annual passes to anyone who came in with a friend for free. Glad my partner got his for $35 when we did! We were actually about to buy his online anyway when I saw the deal!
  19. Actventure Sunshine Coast

    It wouldn't surprise me if Stage 1 the water park, became stage 3. Two good points to mention with this project are ACTVENTURE own the land and all council approvals have been finalised. ACTVENTURE is already two more steps ahead of Wonderland 2.0. On a side note, how far is it from the car park to the water park? I would hate to drag little Jonny back to the car after a long day at the park.
  20. If the rumours are true, Village are doing a good job bluffing everyone with a closing an opening date shown for maintenance this year.
  21. Rumours have been flying around for years, the grapevine says still on the cards. Still I don't know as many grapes as I used to so pinch of salt lol
  22. i was thinking the same thing...
  23. Did I miss something @joz? Surfrider relocating to SW?
  24. Actventure Sunshine Coast

    It does sound like a little belt tightening, doesn't it?
  25. Actventure Sunshine Coast

    Time for an update. Skeet is starting to get funny feelings inside one’s body about ACTVENTURE. On the 4th of September 2017 Sanad Capital released an update: SANAD Capital today received Sunshine Coast Council approval to begin bulk earthworks on its recently revealed active lifestyle destination, ACTVENTURE. The Sunshine Council approved the work on 4th September 2017, and SANAD immediately commenced preparations to engage local contractors to begin moving earth as soon as possible. Tenders went out last week to six civil contractors based on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, who will submit their bids to complete the bulk earthworks for the entire site. “We have gone to tender and are in the final stages of completing the bidding process, which will begin the critical work of laying down the foundations of Australia’s most exciting tourism and entertainment project in years.”The bulk earthworks will entail around 150,000 cubic metres of cut and fill, including a new lagoon area and the beautification of the existing waterways, and immediate preparations for Stage 1 of construction, and all future stages. The four-phase, 24-hectare project will include in its first phase, a state of the art water park, and a great lawn for major events, concerts, and community activities. The world’s first ACTVENTURE Tower will provide thrill seekers with adrenaline pumping activities such as bungee jumping, freefalling, human slingshot, ziplines and more. The outdoor adventure park will offer activities including aerial bike monorail, dinner in the sky, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, flyboarding, electric skateboarding, and zorb soccer, to name but a few. The initial phase will also include a 6,000 square metre retail and restaurant precinct. ACTVENTURE, when completed, is expected to add AUD260 million in economic benefit to the Sunshine Coast economy or AUD60 million per year of construction.Phase two of ACTVENTURE, will consist of a four-star, 220-room family hotel, with conferencing services, and Phase 3, an action sports precinct with world-class BMX and skateboarding facilities, plus a huge indoor sport’s training center with parkour, gymnastics and more. Post construction, the study shows employment of over 830 full-time employees on-site and flow-on employment benefits during the operational phase in the wider community equating to 640 full-time equivalent positions. On the 30th of January 2018 Sanad Capital released an update: Three Sunshine Coast contractors in the running for multi-million dollar bulk earthworks contract. ACTVENTURE is currently in the final stages of negotiating the bulk earthworks contract for its Sunshine Coast development site. The multimillion contract will entail a 150,000 cubic meter cut and fill project, including carving out a large lagoon and terraforming its surrounding area. The existing waterways will be sculpted to maintain their natural beauty and fully maintaining green areas. Three Sunshine Coast contractors are on the short list and a final decision is expected soon. On the 19th of April 2018 Sanad Capital released an update: Works on Site Inevitable with Tenders Close to Decision Sanad Capital talks about the accommodation on the proposed site has changed from a hotel to a place you can camp: Master Developer SANAD have today announced concept plans for an innovative leisure park to be built on their 25ha ACTVENTURE site at Steve Irwin Way. The news comes after the recent demolishing of a large mural shed branded with ACTVENTURE from the site, sparking excitement in the local community that construction will commence soon. SANAD's Board and Masterplanners have been working on an initial concept for the leisure park set to cover 8ha of the site, and the design will draw upon inspiration from glamping destinations across the globe. Recent hospitality and economic demand research by Sanad’s local and international consultants revealed strong demand for an innovative new leisure park facility on the Sunshine Coast. Luxury camping has become increasingly popular. Area within red line was the hotel accommodation but is now shown as camping accommodation. I believe only by what Sand Capital have been up to over the past 6 months, Sand Capital are still chancing the funds to build ACTVENTURE. (This is only my opinion) Photo taken in January 2018.
  26. I'd have thought lower attendance during the week of the games would've been pretty well offset by studio hire for last 6 months and/or being gifted a whole new Sound Stage that they didn't have to pay for. The reality is you are going to take a hit when trying to readjust the market. It's a pity that Village Roadshow is in a mess because that affects massively how much they can ride it out. I've said about pricing that they should have kept the lower price point except added block out dates in addition to the price hikes as part of the ween people off the cheap tickets process. The weather is beyond their control, but that happens. The big story to me is they've lowered the SW one day admission ticket. That park's failure is 100% their fault. Oh but they have a plan, they're going to relocate the ride from another neglected vrtp property to it which will apparently help somehow?
  27. Aussie World's new announcement

    An application has been lodged to change the final heights of Typhoon 360 Ride and Crazy Mouse Coaster. Within this application we now know when the rides will be shipped to Australia. At the time of making the original Material Change of Use development application, the actual rides had not been ordered, so ‘typical’ heights were provided, based on the information at hand at the time. Since then, specific rides have been purchased. The Typhoon 360 will be shipped from Italy by mid April 2018. The Crazy Mouse is being manufactured and will be ready for shipping by the end of June 2018. As a result, the specifications of each particular ride are now known and there are slight differences to the heights approved by the MCU, as set out in the table below. For anybody interested on the new heights please see table. Name Approved height Proposed Height Difference Typhoon 360 (area 1) standing – 27.0m operational – 33.5m standing – 26.7m operational – 33.8m -0.3m (lower) +0.3m (higher) Crazy Mouse Coaster (area 2) 17m 15m -2.0m (lower) Heights in relationship to each other. Typhoon 360 (standing) - 26.7 RH + 36.3m SL = 63.0m AHD Typhoon 360 (operational) - 33.8 RH + 36.3m SL = 70.1m AHD Crazy Mouse Coaster - 15.0 RH + 36.5 SL = 51.5m AHD
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