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  1. Hey guys today I flew up to sea world today to finally ride vortex and I must say that it is amazing I also had a quick peek at leviathan
    12 points
  2. Hi there all! I was just at Milsons Point, and took some photos of day 2 of the works. They've already taken down the old kids rides. And the last Joylands Rides to be at LPS. They are bringing in right now some Trucks and Cherry Pickers to help with the works. It's all quiet, except for the works and a few staff. Most of the seats and shelters near the Big Top have been removed, leaving it beare. The Hungry Horse Restaurant has been partially converted into a site office. I'm expecting that next they will take down the signs and decorations near Dodgem City. More information will come soon!
    12 points
  3. WnWS\RWS is about the same driving time from Sydney Airport as Six Flags Magic Mountain is from LAX. Wonderland saw regular tourist coaches visiting for day trips, and Scenic World Katoomba - more than twice the driving time - regularly attracts bus tours, day trips and so on. Distance is not a factor - although it would have been wise to push on with a second (dry) gate to make the spot a destination. The fact it was sold to another company doesn't immediately illustrate it as a failure (the fact it was purchased indicates someone thought it had success potential, and village was over le
    9 points
  4. Hi there all! I want to give you all a... interesting update to the construction. First, lots of signs for Lipman have been created around the park. Second, some trees that have been cut down and rubble from the digging have been piled up into a skip bin at Maloney's Corner. Third, a digital closed and countdown sign have been added to the Face. Fourth, parts of the platform outside of Coney Island have been torn down. And Fifth and most interesting. You can see a man in a cherry picker in one of the photos. Just after I took it, he said. "OI, OI, OI! DON'T TAKE PHOTOS
    9 points
  5. Here is a link to the Lipman website and specifically the Luna Park upgrade. https://lipman.com.au/project/luna-park-sydney-upgrade/ There is not a lot of info on the page but there is some new info and some clarification that can be gleaned. Firstly, the value of works that Lipman are actioning over the total contract are worth $8.35 million. Secondly, there is a new , never before seen graphic, showing the plans for the Gerstlauer family shuttle coaster. Unfortunately, no name for this attraction can be seen attributed as yet .Around the Gers
    9 points
  6. Hi there all! I wanna give you all a major update on the construction. First, temporary fencing has been put up to allow the staff to enter, and to put the containers in! The first ones are being brought into the site as I speak! So it doesn't seem like it'll be at Lavender Green. They regularly put up and take down the shelter there. And also Maloney's Corner now is a flat piece of concrete that has acne. The last bits are being digged up as I speak. There is also a container there as well. It seems like it's carrying some sort of electrical items. I got a Ferry to catch, so t
    9 points
  7. Hi there all! Wanna give you an update to the construction! Sorry that it's been a little while since my last post. I've needed to have a break because of some mental health issues that I've been having. Anyways.... The Fence to enter Maloney's Corner is now being removed as I speak! For the new Luna Land entrance. The Foundations and Shed are now confirmed to have been removed from Tumble Bug. No other construction has started on Big Dipper. You can see a Cement Truck leaving LPS after starting the foundations for rides like Little Nippers. And you can also see the
    7 points
  8. Bit of further info for the board members who are interested. The building firm who are doing the major works at Luna Park Sydney are Lipmans. Lipmans also were the main firm used in the construction of Wet 'N'Wild Sydney so they certainly have former experience. The work on the site will start in earnest from today ( Monday the 1st February). Luna Park are also setting up time lapse cameras on the construction site and are planning on sharing new footage monthly. Onwards and upwards!!
    7 points
  9. Hi everyone! Here to give a quick update on the construction. More excavation work has begun at Maloney's Corner. These seem to be where the metal poles to hold Sledgehammer (the Gyro Swing ride) will be. According to the artist impressions above the thread. The staff access to what used to be Tumble Bug has had it's paint's and panels partially removed. As it's not mentioned in the artist impressions. I'm expecting for it to go as well. The rides were also being turned on to make sure they're still working. Venues are still happening at LPS! As a wedding is being held toni
    7 points
  10. Hey guys I have just arrived to fox studios backlot to see what it looks like in 2021 and it looks alright but since they are filming Thor love and thunder I can’t get past the gates like I could 12 months ago but here are some pics I got today and to still see the titanic sign (sorry if pics are fuzzy) And no I didn’t see Chris Hemsworth
    6 points
  11. Drove past on way home, sx360 was running, couldn’t tell if people were riding it or it was in being tested but it’s great to finally see it running at last. Hopefully they will announce something soon as well as the spinning coaster
    6 points
  12. Took the family to Carnival tonight for opening night with what I would call cautious optimism, I’d heard it was going to be bigger and better then last year, more immersive more entertaining more everything. My first thought was well yeah that’s hard, last year was so underwhelming half way through I thought about leaving and only stayed cause i felt like having a rest. The fact a ticket is included with our locals pass was the only reason we attended tonight after last year I wouldn’t have bothered paying for a seperate ticket. So fingers crossed we arrived at 5:30 to enter the
    6 points
  13. I was out for a drive yesterday and stumbled across more of the Taipan. Got the drone out and did a quick video, nothing exciting, first video I've ever uploaded so go easy lol. It's an industrial yard out the back of Yatala.
    6 points
  14. Far out DW fanboys, a lot of people have involvement in a project. But someone says Kudos to whoever at VRTP signed off on it, and say well direct your kudos to DW then. Then it's a case of 'No, he didn't sign off on it' and it's like 'Well he was probably involved, and who cares anyway'. Well no one does except for some reason people wanted to attribute the popular thing to their man for what ever reason, and then act like others are being pety for saying 'Nah that's not how it is'. Maybe he put wooden coasters on the radar. Maybe he said 'You should ride this'. Maybe. I've no dou
    5 points
  15. Boomerang only sounds bland because enthusiasts know the term well and we're all sick of Boomerangs. For normies, it's a great description of the ride that simultaneously appeals to Aussie sensibilities.
    5 points
  16. Agree. If the ride you're bringing in is similar in design, or similar in operation, recycling an existing name is good, pays homage, etc etc. But for non-enthusiasts, imagine visiting a park you haven't been to since your childhood, seeing that 'the tumble bug' is still in the park, and heading to the spot it says on the map, and finding something completely different? It's like calling the 360 'the rotor'. No - names should be reborn only if the ride, experience, and design are close enough that you could call it a direct replacement, even if they aren't identical. ...Lik
    5 points
  17. Gold Coaster opens, Steel Taipan construction progresses at Dreamworld Works on Steel Taipan steadily move forwards while the third iteration of Dreamworlds double looping coaster opens with little fanfare. Click here to continue reading
    5 points
  18. Hey guys, long time since I've posted on this forum (not since I was a stupid kid in high school). But 2021 is shaping up so well that I was excited enough to dust off the old account again. Seems like I'm more excited for a different coaster every day I think about it. I think Steel Taipan might end up being the best coaster. Never ridden Blue Fire or any of its clones but it looks like a fantastic layout, and Mack Rides are fantastic. It's only Dreamworld's delivery that has me worried for it. I was too young to ever experience Wonderland so obviously I'm hyped for Leviathan. A pro
    5 points
  19. There is something funny about forcing people to look at a chair while they stand around on a never ending walkway for one of Dreamworld's slowest moving queues.
    5 points
  20. I rode Blue Fire at Europa, so you can personally thank me for Steel Taipan...
    4 points
  21. Well they managed to fool everyone into thinking Rivals didn’t exist while it was being constructed. So I’m sure they’ll be able to do the same with AA 😏
    4 points
  22. Looking forward to seeing track go up in the next month. 🍻
    4 points
  23. 4 points
  24. Train shed has been completely demolished And because of this, look who’s made an appearance And here’s just some generally photo updates
    4 points
  25. It’s such a shame and missed opportunity that the GC water parks have never gone to this kind of effort with their slides
    4 points
  26. honestly that says more about how cheap the GC passes are, than how expensive sydney is (although sydney IS expensive). That said, the GC has the established market and passholders make up quantities that the Sydney park simply can't accommodate. WnWS was regularly hitting its capacity early on - and pissing off a lot of passholders who were denied entry. With capacity that low, you need to make more off of each ticket to remain profitable.
    4 points
  27. What I get gigantic load of BS. True. Enthusiasm doesn’t trump logic and reasoning however (well not in business) I do, most here do. That doesn’t remove the ability to be critical of certain decisions. That’s certainly not me. If anything I’m a defender of the park. Again, that doesn’t make it or management immune from criticism. I don’t know if anyone is bagging the efforts - but it was apparent from day 1 trying to crowdfund $10k for one koala that may or may not be functional or repairable was a decision made on emotion and not logic. If anyone was to get
    4 points
  28. The big top service door is open. Most likely vehicle storage as maybe a nice alternative to store coaster parts. The action will ramp up within a month. Can't wait to see the changes.
    4 points
  29. I've had a look around, and it doesn't seem like any particularly deep footings are needed - most of the installs seem to 'bolt on' to the ride slab, with their own support leg \ outriggers. No doubt the slab would need to be thicker \ reinforced etc, but even the 'worlds tallest' in orlando doesn't seem to have any significant excavation or drilling. The slab itself would need about 4 weeks curing time to reach max strength, but usually they can start loading them 11-14 days after the pour. If it is an outrigger \ bolt on situation, it should be very quick. *Pure speculation ba
    4 points
  30. Here’s a few pictures I took of it yesterday
    4 points
  31. Leviathan for sure. The view of Sea World from across the broad-water is genuinely exciting again, and I think it'll be both a real fun ride while also being incredibly unique. Big Dipper is also going to be exciting in it's own way. So many folks (myself included) have suggested for years that something like a Raptor-style coaster would absolutely kill it at LPS, so to have that dream turn into reality is pretty awesome too. Steel Taipan... there's so many pros and cons to this project that I feel like Homer with the Frogurt... Dreamworld finally getting it's first genuinely gr
    4 points
  32. This ride is closed for quite an extensive period of time. I’d say due to its close proximity with Leviathan, it’s construction will starting getting close to this ride.
    4 points
  33. Replacement attraction apparently will be announced this year
    4 points
  34. yeah the second they said "Guest services" on the phone call I knew I wouldn't get a proper answer. Oh well.
    3 points
  35. I'd like to personally thank Walt Disney, without whom we probably wouldn't have a Dreamworld or Koalas! This failed campaign is for you Walt! *gestures to the sky*
    3 points
  36. See I'm not sure if I agree with all the names for these rides. I would've at least have named some in homage to the old rides such as the Sledgehammer being named "Flying Saucer", the boomerang "Wild Cat", and I would've given the kiddie wheel a much more clever name than just "Bug".
    3 points
  37. Hi there all! Just wanna give you another update on the construction! Billy and Andrew were up there to greet me. Not even planned! Demolition of the foundations of Tumble Bug, and of the shed has now begun. The foundations and electrical is now being built as we speak! Lipman have also added DANGER, UNAUTHORISED PERSONS PROHIBITED signs. And more of the same Lipman logo signs near Coney Island. It makes the photos blur basically. And the first ride should be in about 2 weeks time. LPS and Lipman have had a chat with each other to make sure that what happened last
    3 points
  38. Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya my boy. There were only two comments relating to that fundraiser. One of them was mine, and I specifically did not give detail - I'm not bagging the efforts, I'm simply calling it the way I see it. The whole premise is a pipe dream. There's no detail on where these will be set up, whether they actually work, what their current condition is, who will "own" them, how maintenance and upkeep will be handled, and so on. I won't defend Brad's comments, but I do agree with his assessment of the exercise. I'm an admin of the Wonderl
    3 points
  39. Gotta love those (NOT) bagging the efforts to fundraise for one of those koalas. This Parkz site has become so vicious and unprofessional and unmoderated towards anyone who has a different opinion to theirs. It’s a theme park enthusiast page. You should be praising those who love theme park history etc. I have noticed ALOT of Dreamworld baggers on this page.
    3 points
  40. Fantastic pics- just look at that first drop!! Oh my!!
    3 points
  41. Transfer track for the Superman train I believe. Allows the carriages to be removed from the building.
    3 points
  42. Something Queensland Rail and Movie World have in common.
    3 points
  43. Sea World determined their pirate ship was financially impractical to maintain, and yet it found new life in Victoria I believe. Vekoma SLCs are regarded similarly to Boomerangs. The Expo 88 Titan (Constructed in 1987) found new life at Wonderland as The Demon ('92-'04), Alabama Adventure as Zoomerang ('05-'11) and currently resides at Wonderla Park in Hyderabad as Recoil since 2016. That's 33 years old, and it's most recent relocation was at age 29. And in this particular case, the track isn't 'bolt together' pieces - but physically welded together on-site. I think that is the case with
    3 points
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