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  2. I've got about 1000 Ardent Shares at about what it's trading for now, figured that the new ride late next year will do a lot in bringing the place back. While I'm glad to be back on level pegging I was a bee's dick away from buying more at 90cents but it shot up before got down that far. Explains the mystery gains of the last week because no doubt word got out. Bugger, missed making a lazy $300 by a week and 1 or 2 cents. Don't think I'll be buying any more at $1.20, although I'm sure who ever bought in intends to make money at that price. Last I saw, Gary is in at $1.24 so that's 2 rich people who think they can make money here. It's also possible that someone has worked out that buying all of Ardent is cheaper than buying DW. As you can tell I have nothing insightful or interesting to add but am interested in the topic.
  3. Ardent Leisure Group was fast out of the gates on Tuesday morning, after a buyer paid a 20 per cent premium to snap up a 4 per cent stake in the company. The Ardent Leisure share price is one of the top performers today, it’s up 16%. Why Is The Ardent Share Price Jumping? According to reporting by the Australian Financial Review, a large investor has bought 4% of the company at a price 20% higher than where the shares were previously trading. The trade at $1.20 per share supposedly was handled by UBS and was worth a total of almost $23 million shares. Who knows why the trade was done at such a large price? Perhaps the buyer will soon be launching a takeover bid? Or maybe an investor simply wanted a piece of Ardent Leisure this week no matter how much it had to pay. At this higher price I don’t think the Ardent Leisure share price is a buy, but it will be interesting to see if anything happens with this mystery buyer. A potential takeover or positive news in the near future could explain why such a large trade was done, however the circumstances remain unclear.
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  5. Skeeta

    WWW - New slide tower

    Urban myth or fact?
  6. Skeeta

    The Off Topic Topic

    The new NCC 2019 had nothing to do with SV delays. I'll put in context. Imagine you’re building a house and you get the building approvals and the builder builds the house. Sometime from the start of the building process and until you get a final inspection a new NCC comes out. Say the new NCC requires 4mm glass instead of the 3mm glass that was approved to be installed when you received your building approvals. Does anybody believe they would tell you to replace every window in your house? The answer is no and that’s because the NCC isn’t retrospective. The day the plans are approved is stuck for ever.((98% of the time)) Up to the current NCC a new NCC came out every year since 1998 right up to 2016. It’s crazy talk to believe or think that the NCC requires every building ever built to comply to every new change. Here’s the but. BUT The Queensland Government has the power to overwrite the NCC. (more or less) and the power to add to it. The last version of the NCC was 2016 The GrenFell Tower fire happened in 2017. The new version is NCC 2019 from the 1st of May. The theme parks removed the items before the new version of the NCC came out. After the fire and it was apparent there was a problem the Queensland Government did an audit on all of its buildings. After the QLD Government realised how widespread the problem was the QLD Gov legislated that all private/public structures go through a 3-stage review on cladding items that might be a fire risk. If the states waited for the NCC to do their own changes to the building code, then it would’ve only been done a few months ago. In a matter of fact, by QLD law, the unsafe cladding doesn’t have to be replaced unto May 2021. While state authorities grappled with problematic cladding, some property developers and owners took pre-emptive action to replace the cladding that they know, or suspect, falls foul of the new standards. I'm not going to say anymore on the matter because I'm putting myself to sleep.
  7. AlexB

    WWW - New slide tower

    ^only if it comes with razorblades in the seams...
  8. Gazza

    WWW - New slide tower

    Can we name one of the slides "Grundys Revenge"?
  9. Tim Dasco

    The Off Topic Topic

    The new NCC 2019 version that come out is for any new buildings, this is what got sky voyager caught up cos they started the paperwork process after this fact. It would be a WPHSQ decision to force them to comply not a NCC issue. The only reason a building would be forced to comply with updated regulations is if you do major renovation work. (NCC Stands for National Construction code for those wondering)
  10. colonelbmx

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    More action on site. Some deliveries come in also nothing major by the looks tho And to agree with Alex B the ride pad was extended about 3m into the ski lake nothing was extended into the dolphin lagoon
  11. Skeeta

    The Off Topic Topic

    I'll fight you big ears.
  12. AlexB

    The Off Topic Topic

    FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
  13. Skeeta

    The Off Topic Topic

    Yes, they are cracking down on it BUT the NCC isn't retrospective. If they have been asked to remove it as you say that direction comes from the Queensland Government or WPHSQ. There is also a possibility the parks did it on their own merit.
  14. Sarahscott

    The Off Topic Topic

    @Skeeta they are definitely cracking down on it because of what happened to the GrenFell Tower In London.
  15. Skeeta

    The Off Topic Topic

    The NCC cannot force you to update your existing structure to the current standards. If they did nearly every structure in Australia, more than 10 years old would require changes.
  16. Sarahscott

    The Off Topic Topic

    For those that wonder why many structures got knocked down Including The lazy river fountain, Scooby Doo Spooky coaster queue castle, Rocky Hollow log ride cave etc. It did not comply with the National Construction Code / Building Code of Australia as they changed the fire FRLS. this was not village roadshows or ardents decision.
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  18. themagician

    WNW - GC upgrade ideas

    Well WWW are getting 6 new slides. Might just be one attraction, but that has 6 slides within it
  19. AlexB

    WNW - GC upgrade ideas

    Why not (mach) 5?
  20. A.H

    WNW - GC upgrade ideas

    Wet n Wild gold coast really needs to paint most of their slides. As well as that the park should also get some bew slides such as: -New Tornado 32 Mammoth slide (Maybe similar to old Mammoth plunge) -A new HydroMagnetic Mammoth Tornado (With a conveyor belt) to replace the existing Tornado slide -A new Bowl+Wall Hybrid From proslide like the Tsunami surge at six flags over georgia -A tantrum Alley This as well as revitalising the back of the park (Removing Extreme H2O branding, Opening up new lockers and maybe a snack bar)
  21. Spotty

    Merimbula's Magic Mountain

    I used to go there often when I was younger living in Canberra. A very nice little place and i'm glad to see it improving.
  22. Gold Coast Amusement Force

    WNW - GC upgrade ideas

    They are not though, are they
  23. themagician

    WNW - GC upgrade ideas

    Why not 6? DW are doing it
  24. Skeeta

    WNW - GC upgrade ideas

    Why not 3?
  25. Sarahscott

    WNW - GC upgrade ideas

    Wet N Wild is looking pretty sad these days. Definitely needs two major new Attractions.
  26. strop

    The Off Topic Topic

    Yeah, I heard it was nuts!
  27. Skeeta

    The Off Topic Topic

    That is not what was said.
  28. DJKostya

    Trip Report: La Ronde

    Yea I visited La Ronde a few years ago. It was just as bad back then, looks like they've done nothing to it in the 2 years since I went. That being said I was lucky at the time because Vampire was running backwards which was an interesting experience.
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