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  1. I have made another video on what i saw at Luna Park today, Hope you guys like it
    11 points
  2. The station is coming together!!!! also loving this pic btw
    11 points
  3. Hi there all! Wanna give a small update to what's happening! More work is being done to assemble Little Nippers today. With works expected to be completed sometime next week. There is no signs of any other rides being assembled. Probably the next ride will be assembled when Little Nippers is done. In other news, the neighbour to LPS. The North Sydney Olympic Pool closed on Sunday (28/02/21) until late 2022. Construction has already started to rip most of the old infrastructure, while keeping the heritage. I'll also be doing updates on them too if you like! 😉 And maintenance
    11 points
  4. Yeah you'd definitely be starting that area from scratch, which I think would be the way to go anyway if you wanted to re-theme the area and open it up a bit more. As for Dreamworld, they're the two biggest plots of land left so both work for sure. There's also basing it in the former space of Blue Lagoon, although personally i'd love to see something like a custom RMC woodie start from there and use the land parcel north to essentially leave the park and go on a journey much like Rivals does. I also reckon the island is better served with a few open family rides (Mack splash barrels
    9 points
  5. Little nipper is more than half assembled Also not sure if anyone has noticed this but there seems to be 2 trains for Big Dipper, A red and a blue one unless this is just for the concept photos only
    7 points
  6. From a quick Google that thing looks badass. I genuinely wouldn’t be mad at all if movie world (or even dreamworld) picked that up. I guarantee 99% of guest feedback would be “this is so smooth compared to lethal weapon and it was way funner!” Update - just did a quick Google and it seems like it would fit in that site really well. Little skinnier and longer but then might give more room to open up the space between Arkham and West for more attractions.
    7 points
  7. I think Ardent will continue to own the park for the forseeable future primarily because they over-value the park and are asking too much. Right now the park isn't worth much more than the land value. If Ardent cuts its losses and sells for a reasonable price, a reasonable buyer can come in with money to burn. If they don't offload it, it will be death by a thousand cuts. taipan will be the last major investment, and the park will bleed to death. that's my optimistic view on things.
    6 points
  8. Look that was my thoughts up until this year, but the Aqua show this time around was next level. It made the event and it wouldn’t have been possible at MW. if they can deliver that standard (and higher) in future years then it has its home at SW for mine based purely on that signature attraction alone. Unlike FN and WC which really have shown little to no improvement in the past 3-4 years, Carnivale has improved year on year.
    5 points
  9. Some more footage of progress. Lots of foundations are in. Might see vertical progress shortly?
    4 points
  10. I think the Dreamworks area is one of the best themed areas in the park, so loosing it would be a real shame. Will the movies were released quite a few years ago now, I think they’re still relevant. If they do renew the contract, they should definitely change the stage show. If they don’t renew it, I see the area just getting a generic theme overall. They’ll remove any Dreamworks references, but everything will remain the same
    4 points
  11. Yeah saw this last night - it was a good video. Pretty well researched and could not discern any notable discrepencies or inaccuracies. I like his channel- he has some good stuff. Love his intro theme tune though- that always puts a smile on my dial!! 😄
    4 points
  12. 3 points
  13. Superman was testing frequently this afternoon, so hopefully looking good for its reopening date!
    2 points
  14. Who would've thought Jamberoo was going to be Australia's best themed waterpark?
    2 points
  15. Define near clone - they're similar in that they have a lift hill, they go up and down and are made by Mack but that's about it. Reminds of this clip. 😂 I've thought this for a while. Refurbishing Dreamworld like they did for Cypress Gardens and turning it into a Legoland would be brilliant. Keep the waterpark as is, spin the animals off into a third gate and you're onto a winner... maybe.
    2 points
  16. A few years ago I visited California's Great America and rode Flight Deck (Which has to be the shortest B&M Invert out there) which has a low swooping helix out over water and it was pretty cool as there was a corkscrew then small dive into the helix over water. POV below.
    2 points
  17. I think that based on you're photoshop it would fit in really nicely in the old Log Ride area, but I also agree that the Log Ride should be replaced with another water based ride
    2 points
  18. I feel the closure of Road Runner is a bit long compared to normal. Road Runner Next Generation?
    2 points
  19. There was also the pissing contest for for years and years as to a) whether or not you measure the ride structure or how high the ride itself goes record (which would give the "tallest" record to Six Flags since they launched theirs off a hill and had a taller structure to compensate) and b) if it was a roller-coaster at all to begin with. I've always maintained if it quacks like a duck and looks like a duck then it's probably a duck. Ergo, it looks like a roller-coaster, sounds like a roller-coater and moves under its own gravity at some point, therefore, it's a coaster. His videos are f
    2 points
  20. Having worked in Burwood (albeit over 15 years ago) I would consider it on par with the Chermside of today - the differences you may observe though are because Burwood is located on a major arterial transport corridor - both rail and road. People can travel to Burwood from anywhere on the rail network and simply change at Strathfield (as I did). You can't build high rise office towers without either: 1 - massive amounts of parking and great arterial roads, or 2 - a great transport service. I've worked in both Chermside and Upper Mount Gravatt, and the parking situation in both is abysmal,
    2 points
  21. Yeah I think they need to encourage people to come and join the party, rather than warn them away. Sydney is the perfect example of how to host the games - venues spread all over Sydney's greater metropolitan - right to the blue mountains, as far south as campbelltown and everywhere in between. Every 'event host' city council had their own little expos to encourage tourism and visitation. I personally worked on the expo put on by Penrith City, with the rowing and whitewater venues, and the equestrian events just down the highway. Homebush was a non-stop party, and Sydney did an excellent
    2 points
  22. I mean, so long as wikipedia is reliable, why change it, right? The channel does some great videos, well put together - my issue is his sources are almost entirely Wikipedia (and pretty much word for word) - I'd just prefer if he did it in his own words. On the flip side - he's still better than defunctland - who made a whole video about the closure of Wonderland and based it on the story that staff were locked out and the animals in the wildlife park were abandoned. According to him, staff had to break in just to feed the animals. Just plain wrong.
    2 points
  23. Starting at 7:20 it looks to almost hit the top brakes.
    2 points
  24. I don't reckon they will. The Olympics will likely suck up all the hotel capacity and people won't have time to visit the parks. Will be Commonwealth Games situation 2.0
    2 points
  25. Just a small update on this one. The land has been mowed for the first time in a very very long time and all the signage has been taken down from the fences. I'll be back up in the area around the 26th but probably not until after dark and maybe again on the 28th. I'll see what I can do. I can't remember if the watertank is still there or not either.
    2 points
  26. and GL was still having issues all day. Not sure what the problems are but I feel it probably should go back into maintenance until it can be figured out. Its also a waste of staff as the 3 Ride Ops just stand out the front of it all day telling people sorry.
    1 point
  27. Yeah this was mentioned and noticed in the other post on launch day. Given that the train only holds 7 riders and the fact that this will probably be the most popular ride in the park, its a given that Luna Park would have and need 2 train operations. Not too sure about having 3 trains though- not 100% sure given the shortness of the ride if this is possible and it would probably be overkill , to be honest.
    1 point
  28. The ride could run three trains theoretically if the launches are blocks although that'd require some very fast operations. Hopefully LPS will run two trains on busy days. Something funny I just noticed in your screenshots is the train on the non-inverting loop in the concept art is going the wrong way!
    1 point
  29. Omg they’re building these very quickly
    1 point
  30. Especially now that Joe Rohdes is head of experience at Virgin. 😂
    1 point
  31. Lol no. Anyhow, I think this discussion is a massive stretch. If you’re one of the people in the online chatter motivated enough to make the long journey to Aus for DC Rivals, you’re going to be doing SW,WnW, MW, DW etc anyway to get all the credits. Yes DC Rivals is king, but Xtreme spinning coasters are rare too, as is the swing launch. Some visitors might have ridden Blue Fire given the attendance Europa Park gets, but all the other clones are in China and Russia, which wouldn’t be as well known. It’s not like a boomerang or SLC “clone” which are easy to
    1 point
  32. Obviously Covid has complicated things for most theme parks, especially ones reliant on international travel (I don't know if the Australian parks are heavily reliant on international visitors or would manage to get by 'just fine' without it) but I don't think Dreamworld has much of a future as being a major international draw card without shelling out some major bucks on something record-breaking/mind-blowing. As it stands, even after Steel Taipan is installed, Dreamworld will maybe be on par with 'Wonderland Sydney' in its heyday. That's to say, pretty good for locals, a decent day out for i
    1 point
  33. I feel like they are most likely renewing their licence just because i feel as though they don't really want to do massive things once steel taipan opens and they can turn a profit, I have no idea on if ABC kids world refurb is on hold but i feel like if they were to do a retheme it could possibly be themed to Cartoon Network or Dreamworld could decide they might make like a 90s or 80s themed kids land kind of how they rethemed HWS to a nice 1970's themed coaster even tho that's just me and my imagination i think it would be quite cool but i doubt that will really happen.
    1 point
  34. I don’t think we will see any major investments (like Steel Taipan) for a while, but I expect we will see the refurb of ABC Kids World. Eventually they’ll have a replacement attraction for the log ride and they’ll void behind TailSpin. We also may see some investments into Corroboree once international tourism begins to arrive once again. The real main thing I want them to do is keeping making those minor improvements and keep on top of making the park looking good. I don’t want the park to return to how it was late 2000s early 2010s. There are certainly some focus areas right now that co
    1 point
  35. The one in New Orleans ended up at SF Fiesta Texas. This is the one from Entertainment City Kuwait.
    1 point
  36. Assume that's the Batman from Six Flags New Orleans?
    1 point
  37. Nice recent youtube doco on the expedition theme park channel that came out yesterday
    1 point
  38. They try to claim it on the basis of "it opened for passholder previews first, and that still counts".
    1 point
  39. Can't argue with that response rappa your defiantly right there I went to magic mountain a few years back still not the best park I've been to but miles ahead of dreamworld
    1 point
  40. Cept the 'yank' attitude was to reinvest In the right and give it upgrades to keep running at it's peak for years to come where as DW cheaped out and ultimately had to kill the ride... I hate a little bit that I'm shoving the knife in on DW here because I really doh't want to be the 'shit on DW guy' all the time but in a pissing contest of who is better between DW and SFMM it's hard to see this coming out in DWs favour.
    1 point
  41. Broadly speaking, I'm very cautiously optimistic about the Olympics coming to Brisbane in general. The IOC are moving away from a host-city to a host-region model as part of their "2020 remodelling" strategy after the viability of the Olympics came into question. The government seems to think the games will pay for themselves, but that's also something that's been heard all before. If a developer were to time it right, there's a great opportunity to strike with a Brisbane or Sunshine coast based theme park that has the potential to really leverage the Olympics for long term exposure, but
    1 point
  42. I’d say regardless of the Olympics all parks would have several additions planned over the next decade and their long term plans wouldn’t be overly swayed or altered based on it. I imagine AO and PC would have an exponential increase in attendance from international visitors.
    1 point
  43. What will open first? Sledgehammer or SX360?
    1 point
  44. Sorry i was actually meant to say 4-5 months just the word weeks was fixed in my head at that moment 😂
    1 point
  45. Yeah thought so. Best to say where pics come from really though. We are all connected in some ways as enthusiasts over various platforms and it’s not cool to rip someone else’s work off and pass it as our own. Just a small acknowledgment is all that’s needed . It’s the fairest way. 👍
    1 point
  46. Mate I’m nearly 13 and I can’t insert videos of Facebook so don’t feel alone
    1 point
  47. Thats great news man, Hopefully in the next 4-5 weeks we will see some Big Dipper track
    1 point
  48. That name is almost as good as Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D - The Ride
    1 point
  49. Lesson learned moving on now 😂
    1 point
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