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  1. 4 points
    I did the platinum tour and overall it was a great experience. Being the first night there were issues but at least the tickets were a bit cheaper. - SPOILERS AHEAD - Our group got to enter first and we had photos taken at the entry of the VIP room. We were greeted with drinks and canapés and given our tour gift - pen in a coffin shaped box. We were supposed to be going to do the panic rooms at 4:45 but we weren’t taken over til just after 5:00. I did the Dark Room and we were the first ones to escape - and in 18 minutes. We were escorted back to the VIP room and lead straight into the Roxy theatre where we realised we missed basically all of the cast and crew meet and greet. Chilled for a bit then got taken to the viewing area for the opening - where they realised they didn’t have a spot for the platinum people so we had to squish in front of the UTT people. The opening was some of the ‘baby-faced’ killers dancing and a live singer. We were taken to the IT maze first and were basically the first ones to enter. Unfortunately they took all 20 of us in and I was lucky - or not so lucky - last in the line. I missed all the scare actors. But the set was really detailed and I especially liked the sewer. Then the group behind us caught up to us and started pushing us and I was nearly trampled (hey, I’m a petite, short chick). Then we were taken off to do the terror tour. Our group was split in to two and we had to wait near Wild West Falls for a bit. We were joined by a ‘late-comer’ which I thought was strange. I won’t go into detail about the tour but the ‘late-comer’ ended up pissing off one of the drug bosses and they tied him to a tree. I have an inkling that this was all staged as I didn’t see him again after that. Very enjoyable but I agree with the previous poster in that it could’ve been a bit longer. After that we went to experience A Grave Death. We got our make-up done to look like The Joker (seriously.....) I don’t want to spoil the experience as it was one of my favourite things of the night but I will tell you that you are given a panic button should you not be able to take being ‘buried alive’. After that was free time - 2 hours to do whatever we pleased. We did the mazes - thank god for fast track! - backwards on DC rivals, forwards on DC Rivals and a ride on Superman Escape. Grabbed some food - which was amazing as always. Our tour guide - Lucy - was awesome. Took our feedback and I even got an email from her the day after. In case you were wondering, the spiel about ‘experiencing the mazes in a different way’ means to be able to go through by yourself or with just your friends. Had I know that earlier in the night I definitely would’ve gone through IT by myself.
  2. 3 points
  3. 2 points
    Here's our POV of Australia's latest coaster, West Coaster (formerly X-coaster and still with that sign). https://www.facebook.com/perththemeparks/videos/404866673558033/
  4. 1 point
    Paid the Northam Rec Centre a visit on my way back from the York Festival, today. There were a couple of tradies on site, despite the fact that it was a public holiday here. There were some slide pieces lying around. The base of the slides and the new tower seem to be in the foreground along with some small pools. There’s a 50m pool in the distance with what looks to be a spectator stand.
  5. 1 point
    Even then, it's only exciting news if the worlds smallest microphone has returned
  6. 1 point
    Looking at some POVs and from what people have told me this coaster was batshit insane. None of the brake runs ran during the coaster and it was going much faster than the speed the turns were designed for. One thing to note is that I believe a few of the brakes were removed when the coaster was moved from Flamingo Land to Mexico, and the block brakes were disabled. The way the ride whips around the turns would have put significant stress on the trains and made something like this inevitable. This is nearly a repeat of what happened on Mindbender in Canada decades ago. I'm willing to bet the park has significant culpability in their probable sub-par maintenance of the ride and removing design features to save money. The importance of the block brakes on these older Schwarzkopf coasters which use them in spades cannot be stressed enough.
  7. 1 point
    This Friday’s event (4/10) is now SOLD OUT
  8. 1 point
    Construction fencing has arrived in the car park. So we should start seeing parts arriving very soon
  9. 1 point
    Maybe have a read of this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_property_in_China I guess, in short, China has acknowledged and agreed to international law on intellectual property in some shape or form, mainly dragged kicking and screaming under threat of trade sanctions if they didn't agree to them. It has however been widely recognised that although China has laws surrounding this, the actual enforcement of those laws is at best, lackluster.
  10. 1 point
    My opinion after having a few years off... Mazes seemed very haphazardly strung together. In HoK we encountered one scare actor the whole time. 60 minute + wait for rides but rides were not on our to do list... at least maZes moved quickly. HC queue closed by 8.15? Saw two stages set up. One playing music briefly, the other had nothing on it the few times we wandered past. Precincts were not themed. Having a grouping of characters roaming around specific areas does not a precinct make. FN is in desperate need of a quality show to soak up the crowds. Before the fanboys scream - I repeat, just my opinion. Won't be back. For those that enjoyed it - im glad for you. But for me the price tag just didnt meet expectations.
  11. 1 point
    @Tim Dasco and myself spent the afternoon at the Perth Royal Show sideshow alley preview day. How we got the invite was a story in itself. Tim went on lots of the rides(tons were open) and we got some great on and off ride footage. The weather wasn’t perfect and the new coaster wasn’t running(we did see some people walking the lift hill). Saw lots of the media and other influencers there. Tim got to talking with lots of the ride operators too.
  12. 1 point
    That wheel feels like it just goes on forever
  13. 1 point
    Yeah, Funfields should get a Gerstlauer coaster and Adventure World should get a Proslide waterslide and they will be exactly the same once again.
  14. 0 points
    https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/rollercoaster-plunges-and-kills-two-at-theme-park/news-story/c247be2a260c0545044b4f8bc7301d5b Details in the article. Two people lost their lives and others injured on a coaster in a Mexico. The park is under investigation for negligent homocide.
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