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  2. AlexB

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    That doesn't confirm they're in Germany. There could be 60 'freight boxes' sitting on the brisbane dock. Or hanging precariously over the side of a battered container ship. It only says 60 are "yet to be delivered" - not 'yet to be despatched'. Those 60 could be LITERALLY anywhere except Germany. I'm asking where is the park quoted saying 2/3 of the ride is still in Germany. Can anyone tell me where that quote is?
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  4. No-go roller coaster: how Dreamworld banked on a hand-to-mouth recovery strategy they could never afford As roller coaster parts arrive via shipping container from Germany, Dreamworld executives reveal a precarious financial position that's more than just concerning in the face of a global pandemic: the numbers simply don't stack up on their costly recovery gamble. Click here to continue reading
  5. Where are the rest of these posted?
  6. Gazza

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    What about Surfrider But yeah that article sounds so garbled and the writer cannot concisely present ideas. Like yeah the "fREIgHt bOxES" (Shipping Containers) go back to the port after they are unloaded. Why would you keep 30 empty containers around paying demurrage/detention charges for no reason?
  7. I did like the rainbow serpent also, but a bit of a shame its so claustrophobic feeling...
  8. themagician

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    @AlexB
  9. AlexB

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    Mate, that horse is dead. stop beating it. I'm not doubting the statement - but can someone point me to the source of this? I haven't seen this from the park at all? (and may well just be my head in the sand)...
  10. themagician

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    Good to hear though that the vortex is 80% complete, which will hopefully mean it will be ready to open in time for the park reopening
  11. Jdude95

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    Their Vortex Rollercoaster? Wut
  12. Naazon

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    What about Jet Rescue? Also good to hear that the engineers are still permitted to enter the country. Obviously just takes longer (and I assume they get a 14 day quarantine holiday).
  13. themagician

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    I think what they meant was the containers are being sent back to Brisbane once the track is unloaded Since the GCB reported on it
  14. Brad2912

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    New rollercoaster for Gold Coast’s Dreamworld languishes in carpark as Ardent Leisure waits on Government funds A new $32 million rollercoaster tipped to lure millions of visitors as part of the city’s post-coronavirus recovery has been delivered. But construction won’t start anytime soon. A NEW $32 million rollercoaster tipped to lure millions of visitors as part of the city’s post-coronavirus recovery is languishing in a carpark because the State Government won’t cough up tens of millions of dollars promised in rescue packages. Dreamworld had planned to start construction this month of its unnamed rollercoaster manufactured by MACK Rides. It was pitched last August as a key plank in the iconic park’s turnaround strategy. It will be the first multi-launch rollercoaster in the southern hemisphere with a top speed of 105km/h. Instead of being built, 30 freight boxes of rollercoaster track are sitting in the Dreamworld carpark. They will be sent back to the freight company in Brisbane and stored. Another 60 boxes are still to be delivered. The delay comes as pressure mounts on the State Government to release part of a $50 million package for animal and theme park operators promised last month. The Bulletin also revealed yesterday that the parks were waiting for a slice of the $2.5 billion jobs and business rescue package promised in March. Village Roadshow, which owns Movie World and Sea World, and rival Ardent Leisure, which runs Dreamworld, are burning through up to $15 million and $10 million respectively each month, even after Federal Government subsidies are taken into account. The Bulletin reported yesterday the situation was becoming desperate with sources saying the money “could not come soon enough”. The State Government yesterday said talks were being finalised with the park operators. A decision is expected this week. Dreamworld chief strategy officer Paul Callender did not directly link the State ­Government funding to construction of the rollercoaster. He said the $10 million the park was losing each month from the Government-­mandated theme park closure would have been used to build the rollercoaster. “It certainly requires funding. Ten million dollars is being burnt each month so that money when we are talking, about $17 million of contractor works, would have gone back into our capital investment. “Certainly if we were trading that would have more than helped but funding is ­incredibly important at the moment.” Construction for the rollercoaster, when it starts, is expected to take up to nine months and employ more than 200 people. Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure froze capital expenditure, including work for the rollercoaster, in March after it was forced to close the park over coronavirus health concerns. Since then it has been burning through $5 to $10 million cash each month. Dreamworld CEO John Osborne said it was disappointing to put the project on hold, however he remained confident it would be ready next year. “It is shovel ready and will be a real boost to local construction jobs and the tourism industry. We remain optimistic that we will be able to complete this world-class attraction in 2021 and continue to work with government to achieve a realistic opening date and funding.” Both Village Roadshow and Ardent have submitted COVID-safe plans to the State Government. They are being assessed. These plans would mean parks would be exempt from future limitations, including this week’s 20-person limit and 100-person limit in July. Village said it was in the process of finishing its Vortex rollercoaster, part of The New Atlantis Precinct at Sea World. Village COO Bikash Randhawa said the rollercoaster was 80 per cent finished with state certification to come and final work from ­engineers travelling from Germany. Mr Randhawa said those engineers needed special permission to enter the country. ————————————————— 2 points 1. why would they unload the track from the containers if they are going back to the freight company in Brisbane for storage? 2. Since when is Vortex a rollercoaster?
  15. Jay Jay The Jet Plane

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    I just wanted to say I apologise for reporting misinformation on the situation and thank you for your input with correcting me tonight with the full story, it’s been much appreciated and I have fully noted this for the future to maybe not jump on the gun too soon 👍🏻
  16. djrappa

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    Well you’ve heard wrong. Probably get a new source. The park themselves have said 2/3 of the ride is still in Germany.
  17. Jay Jay The Jet Plane

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    No fantasy life here Of course there’s always going to be delays in international shipping, especially times like this, during an global pandemic, I for one, had to wait two months extra from a package from China recently so I can definitely acknowledge it ain’t no sunshine and rainbow for international shipping unlike domestic for the most part. What I was meaning to say with what I posted above and will reflect now, I had heard very good reports, that all parts have indeed left Germany now and are either very close to arriving or have indeed arrived here in Australia. So you wouldn’t have to wait one month after supports arriving now for track to come in.
  18. I personally think the Rainbow Serpent archway looks pretty cool... to each their own I guess
  19. djrappa

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    Ha if you think there are no longer delays in international shipping then you are living a fantasy life. International shipping most definitely still has a lot of problems. (And that of course is only if the goods are even on a ship and not sitting in Germany)
  20. Jay Jay The Jet Plane

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    We are only in the 2nd day of the month and still got around 29 days left of the month so it’s way too early to make that call. As in terms of shipping from Germany to Australia. I think it’s safe to say at the moment there’s no more stagnant delays (where we faced a month delay of getting supports delivered then the next month, track being delivered) as there’s likely a very good chance, the rest of parts are sitting at the port awaiting to be picked up and shipped to Dreamworld. This should be done in the coming days/weeks
  21. Smol bean

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    There no way in hell there gonna start construction this month. There’s still more pieces to arrive and some are still probably being shipped from Germany to Australia. so that is why I said late July early august. if they do they can still open up Jan-feb 2021 which still a good time since it will still be school holidays.
  22. ATI

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    Something that I'm not sure has been noticed is that unlike the total Blue Fire clones, this coaster will only have a single station platform. Blue Fire is the only version that actually uses both but all the others still have it, besides this one. The most trains this could run is three, but two is most likely. An easy way to tell if this will only run two trains is if friction brakes are added to the end of the MCBR or not.
  23. Hummel Bruhmell

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    i would just like to point out that the animation shows a train on the brakes before the transfer so i really do believe this will have 3 trains. otherwise why would there be a train there? (wait i just looked at the animation it only has two trains)
  24. So hang on they're doing a snake thing likey they already did once that looked like shit with the a rainbow Serpent, at the same time SW is doing an abstract steel frame thing as the entrance to Atlantis precinct. Is fucking ANYONE trying any more?
  25. westical

    Nostalgia at the Parks

    None of them are as good as a ping pong ball that travels uphill. It’s a terrible list, I agree.
  26. @Dwfan awesome find and based off those sections I like to look of the station. Good to see rather than just a boxed building there is some aesthetic detail to it
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