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  1. 20 points
    Hi. I'm a newbie here but read Parkz quite regularly. I love puzzles so I un-jumbled the Dreamworld Billboard.
  2. 19 points
    Get ready for the motherload, folks. For more boring captions under photos, as always, you can hit the link.
  3. 19 points
    Long time no see, guys. Hope everyone is well I too was on site at MW this morning for the placement of the final track piece, I did a live stream (or three) to my FB blog - it took about an hour or so due to wind delays. Anyway, I stuck around for a bit afterwards to grab some high quality piccies from a few other different perspectives and thought I would share them on here with you all, since today is certainly the day for it. Worker waiting patiently wayyyy up top of the lift hill staircase for the wind to die down, and the final track piece to be lifted up lol Now HERE'S a great way to get some decent view photos! Full view of the track from the rear of the carpark: GM Greg, Selena & the management team doing their live stream on site October is going to be quite the epic month! Can't wait
  4. 17 points
    Look at the supports that have been installed. Smaller crane moving supports around, but no major work on the track. And GL seems to operate when the crane isn't in use
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    Ok topped out now only for Jokers face
  8. 14 points
    Time for todays update, and a few things that have gone un-noticed and some inside goss. Firstly, a shout to the guys from LOGAN STEEL who are constructing the coaster. Awesome work guys. So, as shown by @Jakev8 the first pieces of track for the lift hill have been installed today. I've been told the lift hill will be completed next week, with a 350 tonne crane arriving at the start of the week. And the chain should be installed end of next week, beginning of the following week. And then the track will be done, and the electricians will take over. The stairs and other pieces of track and supports are ready for installation The first piece of theming can be seen, along with some of the other walls which will form part of it (As we saw in the video). Could this part link to Aquaman with the shark and ocean water seen? I've been told that the drop will actually be steeper than 90 degrees as you go over the top, and will twist as it drops down. Few other things around the site What is this? And a support missing for the air time hill And a few nice shots of the track
  9. 14 points
    Here's my pointless update for this weekend. (Honestly though, the coverage this week has been amazing and extensive!) However, not everything has been covered! Which means there is actually something to mention Grouting of the supports has started around the Incline Dive Loop and the work on the Non-Inverted Loop seems to be torquing - definitely sounds like it. As I was in somewhat of a rush, here are my moving-car shots for the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of July. Comparison Shot 1 Okay so I lied, the car was stationary for the taking of this picture. Not Comparison Shot 1 Driving alongside all of this is going to be awesome. Imagine racing the train along the bunny hills. you can do it in roughly two months. (Hopefully, all the construction fences are gone once testing starts) The incline on the lift hill is going to be terrifying... for most guests. Warner Bros. Movie World wins the Australian Parkz Skyline Award Construction Fence wins Parkz Most Hated Photographic Obstruction 'Award' There are only three main lift hill supports. and two of them are *partially* complete. The lift hill track reaches the height requirement for almost every kids ride on the Gold Coast.
  10. 13 points
    Shots from early this morning on way home from work. last of top supports also saw the lift hill chain on the ground on old road under track no sign of the joker face that will need to be added before the big Crain goes
  11. 13 points
    Current progress. Next support is being installed. And workmen are inspecting and preparing the lift hill track
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  13. 11 points
    More photos from today These were taken from the GL queue
  14. 11 points
    Sorry for the quality of the last 2. Lens is quite old. Theming had also been covered up by black tarp.
  15. 11 points
    DC Rivals Hypercoaster update photo dump for the 5th of August Comparison Shot 1 and 3 quarters Lift Hill and First Drop Am I falling or is the coaster? Either way, it'll be nice to compare what it looks like once the Joker face is done. Random Progression Shots Fence toppers Rakes This is where the toppers stop. In front of the gardens which are in front of the entry arch... the one below. That's where support concreting has finished. This is before the loop and includes the loop lead in and the re-turn before the bunny hills. Underneath the Inclined Dive Loop - landscaping, as expected, is going to be extensive. Random Nice-looking Shots The storage lot won't be of much use anymore Wider shot of the station area theming Operator control booth is progressing rapidly Panorama(s) Morning Afternoon Green Lantern Comparison
  16. 11 points
    All track is now complete except for lift hill Roof has been installed over station and queue More parts around the area too
  17. 9 points
    First cycles on Movie World's DC Rivals HyperCoaster get fans buzzing As footage emerged over the weekend of the gargantuan roller coaster testing, the reaction from theme park fans has been everything from amazed to underwhelmed. We think it looks amazing. Click here to continue reading
  18. 9 points
    This morning update A wall and path is being constructed, linking to the bridge The land is being flattened and grass is being laid The shelters have completely gone And the station has received a coat of paint
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  20. 9 points
    I'm just disappointed they chose to build the smallest hyper coaster in the southern hemisphere
  21. 9 points
    A couple of distance shoots from Kopps rd and one as I drove in
  22. 9 points
    The Lift hill is starting to take shape.
  23. 9 points
    There will be a trim brake (probably magnetic) to bring the speed down, followed by a block brake (mechanical) which is capable of actually stopping the train. Once a train enters this block brake, the chain lift will be declared empty and allow for the train in station to depart. Once the station train has departed, it marks the station block as empty and the block brakes release the train to roll around into the station. The station is now occupied, the chain lift is occupied but the block brake is empty. Only in these conditions will the chain lift take the train entirely to the top and allow it to crest the hill. Once this train reaches that block brake again, the chain lift is then declared empty again and the cycle goes on...
  24. 8 points
    Apparently Mack do not do pull throughs. Guess the Germans have bigger balls than the crazy Swiss bastards.
  25. 8 points
    The first supports have also been installed and the rest are on the ground ready to be installed tomorrow. No sign of the Joker head, but it is expected to be open tomorrow. The lift hill motor is under the shelter, and should be installed tomorrow or Monday depending on progress. The exterior of the station is also nearly complete, and more theming going up.
  26. 8 points
  27. 8 points
    Large crane completed and in position And extended
  28. 8 points
    Polar Pre-school was the original name: https://www.parkz.com.au/photo/7121-Polar_Bear_Shores_extension/gallery/sort/newest/location/ride-14/offset/2 A few options for future cub births: Bear Babysitting Ursus maritimus Maternity Ward Tiger Island
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  31. 7 points
    Nah @Richard is a bloody con artist and just wants to scam people out of their money. He then throws lavish parties in the Bahamas for himself and all the admin team. The 'Parkz crew' members get treated to a bunch of selfies from their holidays and parties where each of them holds up a sign saying "thanks Ryande16 for the holiday" as one of the membership perks.
  32. 7 points
    Just some I took this arvo long distant
  33. 7 points
    This mornings update The 350 tonne crane is being constructed, with dozens of workmen on site, and another entrance for workers into the area is being used Construction for the lift hill continues More pieces of stuff on site Track ready to be installed Track and support inspections continue throughout the area And these markings and pipes are out the front
  34. 7 points
    With my best hopes for DW's future, I prefer to remain optimistic about all of these 'minor experiences'. While not earth shattering by any means they will at least all add up to improving the overall Customer Experience. This is something that's vitally important when they have no new Major attraction to promote.. again. Some of us choose to sit in armchairs and criticise current DW Management and it's Owners over the way things are ran. Fact is DW should be investing mega bucks right now on Capital but sadly the REALITY of things are they simply don't have the funds to spend and Ardent won't give the Park what it needs. It's been a tired old scenario playing out for too many years. Right now all DW can do is make the glass at least look half full by making the most of everything they have. For that, I think they are doing an excellent job.
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    Here let me explain:
  38. 6 points
    News Article: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-40742586 Official Website: http://www.morganswonderland.com/park-info/about-morgans-wonderland ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's really good to see something like this existing in the world. Stumbling across this article this morning was the first time I've heard of a place like this so I don't know if something similar already exists somewhere. So have a read, have a heart and enjoy the feels trip.
  39. 6 points
    Happening now final piece topping out the coaster
  40. 6 points
    This is how I have spent my lunchtimes this week.
  41. 6 points
    Oh trust me, I wont be a pussy bitch, and I'll be riding this more than once. Here's my update. Large crane isn't in use at the moment, while preparations on the final pieces are made, particularly with the very top piece. And more theming has been installed since yesterday
  42. 6 points
    what was I thinking... I meant cars. Anyway. It's that time of the week. Rivals Update for the week ending 29th/30th July 2017. Comparison Shot 1 I'm still hoping there'll be some visible difference when the first drop is complete... or when the Joker LED head is lit up... (Although, I may have to alter the angle for it to even be visible) Comparison Shot 2 No need for this one anymore. Lift Hill This was the last piece placed for the day. That second lift hill support perfectly frames the Superman top hat Random Panorama Sorry that it's not the best quality, but I've had to crop it to cut out a grey area.
  43. 6 points
    $35 million $15 mllion coaster $20 million dark ride (includes infrastructure and building construction costs) that's a start... followed up with a other $10-12 million family coaster in 2 years. That's what they need to compete IMO
  44. 5 points
  45. 5 points
    Here you go. More fireworks!
  46. 5 points
    This is why we need the downvote button back.
  47. 5 points
    Reckon they got a deal from Bunnings when they buy bulk rakes for the fence toppers?
  48. 5 points
    I'm up. Grabbed some quick pics on the way home.
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  50. 5 points
    Also the vintage cars has a reopening date!
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