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  1. 14 points
    Since we're on the topic of Sea World, I actually got engaged there on Saturday! I did it as part of the snorkeling experience and had a bunch of the staff helping me out. They were super helpful and organised most of the logistics for me (getting a sign in the water, having the ring delivered in the pool, etc). Here's a sneaky picture of when everything was going down and she caught on to what was happening. I'm happy to chuck the full story and my planning up on here if anyone is interested.
  2. 11 points
    DREAMWORLD’S FLYING START TO 2018 WITH NEW WORLD-CLASS ATTRACTION ANNOUNCED The thrills keep on coming at Dreamworld, with a unique new attraction set to open in late 2018. The yet-to-be-named ‘i-Ride’ flying theatre by Brogent Technologies will be the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and will be housed in Dreamworld’s former I-MAX Theatre. Sway, surge and roll as you embark on an immersive journey of the Australian landscape aboard a 10-seat gondola, suspended over a hemispherical screen. You’ll even get a range of special effects such as wind, sound, light, mist and various scents to enhance your 4D simulated ride experience. The ride will be similar to existing attractions such as FlyOver Canada in Toronto and Voletarium in Europa Park, Germany and promises to be lots of fun for the whole family. With rides for all thrill levels, wildlife experiences, live shows and presentations, cultural displays and a water park, Dreamworld truly is so many worlds in one!
  3. 10 points
    So for that Play School ferris wheel I jope they play this music:
  4. 9 points
    Don’t worry, this is just one of many cycles built into the Wipeout. When it had it’s last refurb back in 2014, I was there during the first initial testing phase. This is the first and exact same cycle they tested on for days to wear the motors in and to manually test the arms and docking the gondola. Once they are satisfied with the motors capabilities and the way the gondola stops etc they will begin to change the cycle to more intense ones, I believe there are 5-7 cycles built into the ride. If you notice in this video, when it stops ready to do the double backflip, the left arm did not position itself correctly and was too high, therefore the double backflip didnt happen and the gearboxes didnt like it and failed to complete the double backflip with some groaning noises. Then at the very end the left arm did not stop where it was suppose too and went too far out and had to be manually positioned to the home position. With a new ride operating system, motors, gearboxes and many other parts it will take time for the system and parts to wear themselves in again and lots of testing. Keep an eye on the ride, cycles will change to more intense ones when they feel it is ready to handle the pressure, same as last time Feel free to speak to one of the engineers or mechanics floating around, they are always happy to discuss and tell you what’s going on.
  5. 9 points
    Managed to get footage of the ride testing Does appear that the ride has new ride cycle in place (must say though, pretty disappointed in seeing that the ride doesn’t go upside down that much, hell looking at the footage again, I don’t even think it goes upside down) Apologies for them pesky fingers getting in the way!
  6. 7 points
    Commission a reputable ride manufacturer to modify the existing boats? Commission all new boats? Rebuild sections of the course deemed troublesome? Replace the entire ride with a modern flume? The option that they settled on isn't just cheap and noticeably DIY, but also something that no other theme park has done.
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  9. 6 points
    Quick updates for now Just missed Wipeout doing a test run, seems to be running with no problems which is great to see Kevil is open till 21st and it’s hours are 10:30-5pm Checking on RHLR and PSFW now Main Route to Giant Drop/Corrobee/RHLR appears to be down but you can still access it? There we go pathway blocked down the stairs next to RHLR Work appears to be carried out on the flume channel near the lift hill on RHLR (didn’t get any good pics of this happening) PSFW
  10. 6 points
    I will let you guys see if you can see the problem with this
  11. 6 points
    But ToT is sub par. It's a pretty shithouse coaster. It barely cracks the 100 barrier, goes a tiny way up the tower, has terrible capacity, is an eyesore, is loud as hell, and provides a lackluster ride experience. If that is your Signature Ride then I'd be changing that real quick. There is just nothing impressive about the ride at all.
  12. 6 points
    The new viewing area of Rivals is very popular, and is a nice space to sit in and watch the coaster run The news stand roofing is complete And finally, the AA alley is permanently open And they’ve opened up the gate at DD
  13. 6 points
  14. 5 points
    Just FYI the target market is the parents of really little kids, not the kids themselves.
  15. 5 points
    Construction has resummed
  16. 5 points
    Made a little pit stop to the park before work this morning
  17. 5 points
    Yes I'm sure Dreamworld thoroughly thinks through all decisions made at the park. "Yay reopening the mine ride will be good" "You know what goes well with Vintage Cars? Koalas you can't see!" "nah too many slats is the problem, take 2/3 of them off..."
  18. 5 points
    I am sure Cedar Point would disagree with that statement.
  19. 5 points
    Today DWs carpark is 100% full, just driven through it to see how the crowds were, and I couldn’t see one single space. There was also still a queue to get into the park. Awesome to see, and probably one of the first times it’s been like this since the incident.
  20. 5 points
  21. 4 points
    So I was trolling through the internet as one normally does, and stumbled across a document from Pitt and Sherry, the company most publicly involved in the Dreamworld re-certification of attractions. Interestingly in their document of work they have done, they mention that they provided design verification of the mechanical, pneumatic and electrical components of a SC2000 Spinning Coaster from Maurer Sohne. I've attached the screenshot and also attached a link to the document. The question I am unable to verify is how long ago that work occurred, is it recent? Is it old and perhaps was once considered a replacement for the wooden mad mouse? Or is our mad mouse knocking on deaths door? So many questions, not enough answers. Does anyone know anymore? You can find the document in question here > https://www.pittsh.com.au/cms_uploads/docs/amusement-rides--project-gallery.pdf
  22. 4 points
    RHLR still doesn’t have lap bars.. this change has nothing to do with lap bars... Last time I checked having a roof doesn’t secure you inside the boat... that tells you this change has been made to somehow mitigate a rollover causing submergance of guests in the water. The chances of a rollover occurring on a log ride, therefore requiring a mitigating redundancy, is clearly illustrated by the complete lack of this feature in any other log ride in the world.
  23. 4 points
    @CaptainLazerGuns I'm glad my partner doesn't read this site. You make me look bad.
  24. 4 points
    Disneyland don't always double fence. Temporary fence with doors and no signage. Same doors painted yellow from inside the site. Today
  25. 4 points
    An Article from the Courier Mail this morning. > http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/dreamworld-to-unveil-new-flying-theatre-attraction-for-gold-coast-theme-park/news-story/4f076ea1f13151e0a42a99b82a21de94 It suggests there will be an announcement today of the Flying Theatre attraction, and that there are plans to put in a dark ride in the spot of the mine ride.
  26. 4 points
    Dreamworld rebounds with big crowds for the peak season Dreamworld is feeling once again like its former self with peak season crowds descending on the theme park. Click here to continue reading
  27. 4 points
    I’m really hoping the event is called Park After Dark Cageworld All the rides have cages all installed for one night
  28. 4 points
    I hear it’s gonna be an upcharge to ride it with no cages attached
  29. 4 points
    I'm only going to count new coasters I rode this year. 1) DC Rivals 2) Deep Space (Adlabs) 3) Nitro (Adlabs) 4) El Loco (Adventuredome) 5) Gold Rush Express (Adlabs) 6) Canyon Blaster (Adventuredome) 7) Big Apple Coaster (New York New York Casino) 8) Big Dipper (Adelaide Show) 9) Jurassic Coaster (Ekka) It was a quiet year for me.
  30. 4 points
    Had the best year ever for Roller Coaster riding and Credits!! These were probably my favourite coaster experiences- but hard to choose!! When you go on a trip with 32 coasters to ride its a VERY good year!! 1) Mako ( Seaworld Orlando) So far the best coaster I have ridden period. Its an airtime monster. Brilliant and when I was there a walk on!! 2) Montu ( Busch Gardens Tampa) Best invert that I have experienced. Forceful and yet smooth- loved re-riding this coaster 3) Expedition Everest ( Disney's Animal Kingdom) The best that Disney has to offer. Brilliant theming and a great coaster from none other than Vekoma!! 4) Rock "N Roller Coaster ( Disney's Hollywood Studios) Excellent indoor launched coaster had quite a few surprises! 5) Space Mountain ( Walt Disney World) Great ride despite its age- really enjoyed this one and the rare behind seating of the trains 6) Cheetah Hunt ( Busch Gardens Tampa) Best family /thrill coaster we rode. Absolute joy to ride 7) Shiekra ( Busch Gardens Tampa) My first dive coaster and what a brilliant experience!!! 8) Manta ( Seaworld Orlando) First flying coaster and what a beauty!!! B& M goodness and delivers great forces! 9) Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ( Universal Studios Orlando) The themeing on this is incredible and is what gets it on my list!! 10) Cobra's Curse ( Busch Gardens Tampa) Packed a punch well above its weight, very enjoyable family thrill coaster had a number of surprises!! Brilliant!!
  31. 4 points
  32. 4 points
    Just to de-rail this thread some more... The Tower of Terror is one of my all time favourites, it's just a classic for me, AND i'd totally support removing it tomorrow because: it's ridiculously loud, especially when compared to any modern ride it divides the park and the white tin tunnel is a horrendous sight it doesn't do what it advertises anyway (go 160k/ph and 115m) It's nearly 21 years old and well into its twilight years anyway given the current state of electronics and ride systems Since Dreamworld are so into pinching my ideas i'll throw them another one i've already written about - scrap Tower of Terror & Giant Drop, keep the tower, and install a Sky Jump (Falcon's Fury/Ikaros) - then you'd actually have a modern thrill ride that would be as terrifying as Rivals, would market well, wouldn't cost a whole lot to retrofit and could be integrated into the Rocky Hollow space.
  33. 4 points
    Wow. I’ve gotta give you credit for waiting in the huge line for FOP @Mc coaster. I think the ride is a cool concept, but it really would only work with an IP. It works well with avatar, as you are flying around on a banshee. I think a Soarin’ style ride will do just fine as you fly around Australia. Here is a Brogent i ride that recently opened in Europa Park called Voletarium. The theming on this is outstanding & definitely makes the whole attraction so much better. I do wonder what theming Dreamworld could do & how well it can be done. I’m not expecting a huge amount, but hopefully they put some effort into theming! 🤞🏼
  34. 4 points
    I don't think Dr Weisis is the one calling WWW a sister park. "Mr Weiss also mooted a new “dark” attraction on the site of the long-closed mine ride, new attractions for children and significant expansion at sister park WhiteWater World". Moving on - Who remembers stage 3 for WWW that never got off the ground. A major expansion to WWW would be great and well overdue. In reality, I would bank on one new slide tower.
  35. 4 points
    I’d say they wouldn’t be able to fit anymore gondolas into the building, without investing even more money to make much larger. But I am very excited to see what the park does with this, and being right at the front of the park, should be very popular with everyone. Adding more slides into WWW is very much needed, so hopefully they build another tower for a couple more slides. And hopefully in time for next summer. WnW hadn’t added a slide for quite a while, so this could give them a one up on that park. And a dark ride to replace Mine Ride. Wooooo, I know someone on here will be particularly happy with that news. I can’t see it happening for another couple of years, but still great to here they have plans. Great to see the park will be developing and that Ardent are willing to invest some money into the park. Let’s make Dreamworld great again.
  36. 4 points
    For those wanting to skip the article and paywalls, here's the major points: Brogent i-Ride going into the Dreamworld Cinema, essentially a "Soarin' over Oz" Four gondolas with ten seats each totalling 40 seats "4D" experience (which doesn't necessarily confirm 3D glasses or not at this stage) Will have "wind, sound, light, mist and various scents" A Dark ride will go in behind it once complete where the Mine Ride was Some various thoughts of mine and typical OurWorlds rambling can be found here. No doubt when @Richard wakes up from his snooze he'll craft up something a little more professional.
  37. 4 points
    Hopefully it won't be too long now till it reopens (I'm not expecting an NY Day reopening for this unless they are working after hours and the rest of the major parts to come in I beg to differ. I'm feeling confident that it will be open before the holidays finish) I'm gonna say from what i'm seeing here that we got 30-25% work that needs to be completed
  38. 4 points
    If wooden slats were not removed from the River Rapids those people would not have been killed. Dreamworld modifying the ride led to those deaths.
  39. 4 points
    I'd just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year! I hope it's been a good holiday season for everyone
  40. 4 points
    Slight of hand and misdirection Push.. at the same time he moved the cross from his hand to yours he was moving your cash and cards from your pocket to his. Abrakadabra!
  41. 3 points
    I believe the only way for Dreamworld to beat movieworld is to build the biggest and best roller coaster in Australia to knock Dc rivals away. It would be the third in the world. A Rocky Mountain construction, single rail coaster would be amazing, however the cost to build it would be massive.
  42. 3 points
    That's awesome man! Congrats. Good on you.
  43. 3 points
    Cheers @Adventures With JWorld - you da real MVP. I'm going to be blindly optimistic and hope it's not a real cycle they're going to have when it's open to guests, because if so, the lack of iconic Wipeout moments (the opposite twisting arms into an inversion & and the locked inversion into a free-spin) and just in general not going upside down at all will disappoint guests as much as Scooby's lack of theming does. This is an iconic super-flip model, not doing inversions just plain defeats the purpose of having it round (for those unaware of its history, I highly recommend this Park Vault article for more information.) If this is the best it can do with its retrofit, it should've been bulldozed.
  44. 3 points
    The Mine Ride was SBNO for 11 years, 1 month and 12 days.
  45. 3 points
    The vintage cars have also returned to main street @Adventures With JWorld Can confirm that the WWF boats have all been repainted, and there have been any changes to the harness system yet. They have also just begun continuous testing of the ride, with some boats continuing test dummies
  46. 3 points
    That sign is wrong. The original Eureka Mountain (as the link @Adventures With JWorld posted indicates) was a steel-tracked Schiff mouse, not a wooden mouse like Blackpool's. For what it's worth the Schiff design was built at several Butlins parks across the UK in the 50s and 60s, which is possibly where Dreamworld's originated.
  47. 3 points
    On the basis of negating an option based on a ride of similar concept existing, then we already have a family dark ride in Justice League. I like coasters, but am by no means anti any family friendly attractions, I have a 5 year old who loves rides and I would love to see more rides we can enjoy as a family. I’m just pointing out that dark ride doesn’t necessarily mean family ride. DW and MW are in competition so the existence of a similar ride at the opposing park doesn’t make a new similar concept an overkill or over saturation.
  48. 3 points
    I don't think our parks have the demand to be open late. Disney parks in Orlando also have a abundance of nightly entertainment, shops, restaurants, shows and resorts adjacent to the parks. Which our parks lack. Yes Movie World have Outback Spectacular and later this year Top Golf. But I don't think that is enough. I'm not ruling it out completely in the future. I think it is a good idea. If Movie Worlds hotel and entertainment precinct ever gets developed this may have a chance of working. (Just my opinions)
  49. 3 points
    Thought I’d add in my experience of justice league today: I’d personally like to thank JL for malfunctioning and providing me with this today I was very pleased that I was able to skip the long hot line of Rivals for a nice front seat view. Aswell as it was very nice of them to allow us to actually get off the ride very quickly and actually explain to us what happend it’s also neat that we could actually be given a pass to get straight into another ride. I’ve never heard of this pass before, anyone can clarify on if they’re new or if you’ve received one?
  50. 3 points
    It's really sad to see Dreamworld going over the top with "safety" features. I honestly feel like the park is intentionally adding reasonably pointless "safety" upgrades to rides just so it can fix it's reputation. Take the shockwave for example. No other Disk O's in Australia or NZ are using harnesses, including the 2 year older Invader ride at Rainbows End, yet it gets the attention from us and it makes us feel good that Dreamworld is focused on safety. I feel like Pitt and Sherry may be behind half of this too, telling Dreamworld to add things they perhaps don't genuinely need. The log ride "cage" is so stupid and racing-grade seatbelts would have looked cleaner and would have also been more comfortable. They need to really STOP FIXING THINGS THAT ARE NOT BROKEN.
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