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  1. This morning I was invited out to Dreamworld to get a sneak peek of Steel Taipan and a walk through of the entire area. I’ll start out by saying, overall they’ve done a good job with the area. It’s very nicely presented, good aesthetic/theming elements and watching both trains in testing while in the queue/entry areas is awesome. I was able to take a few photos of the area, so I’ll describe what I captured and if anyone has any questions, I’ll try answer them the best I can with what I can share publicly. The entry signage is something we’ve already seen, but here it is up close The path leading to the queue entry A look at the entry and exit paths There is a test seat before joining the queue. The garden beds throughout have been done very nicely. Suits the theme/style. There is a main, single rider and Tailwhip queue. The queue wait time and ride safety information sign is yet to be installed, but will be positioned here. The station area is massive and allows for many people to be organised for loading to make it as efficient as possible. There are also large fans in the station and queue. The screens will show boarding information. Here’s a closer look at the train
    30 points
  2. Something like this would be the PERFECT replacement for Arkham Asylum. It's well themed, and it's actually about movies in general rather than just being Superhero themed, something Movieworld needs desperately. It also looks like something the whole family can enjoy.
    24 points
  3. About time. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 As of 17th Dec, folks need to be fully vaccinated to enter Queensland anyway so it'll affect a whole lot of 0% of interstate travellers. As for Queenslanders, if you're part of the tiny fraction of folks who think vaccines are bad, speak to a trusted GP and get vaccinated. Vaccine hesitancy and vaccine mandates aren't a new thing. All in all, i'm very doubtful it'll impact business in a meaningful way, and these kinds of mandates have shown to increase vaccination rates, which is a really good thing.
    19 points
  4. Sheds are an iconic part of Australian Roller Coasters. Please don't disrespect our sheds. DC Rivals - Shed with backdrop. Green Lantern - Green Shed. Storm Coaster - Very Big Flooded Shed. Jet Rescue - White Shed with shade covering. Demon - Black Shed. Gold Coaster - Suspended Shed. Superman Escape - Theming until you look up then Shed. Scooby Doo - Same as Super Man But Spooky Shed Arkham Asylum - Batman Shed Sea Viper - Wooden Shed The Bush Beast - Wooden Shards Buried Under An Industrial Park Shed Road Runner Rollercoaster - Orange and Red Wooden Shed Feat. Children. The Orphan Rocker - Rusty Shed. Abyss - Spooky Statue Outlet Warehouse Shed. And many more Sheds.
    19 points
  5. Here’s a look at what’s left in the car park Anyone know what this part is for? Station update Do you think they’ll build a retaining wall along here for the train track? Because I’d imagine they would have removed it if they weren’t going to use it Track updates
    19 points
  6. That really sucks. I know he's had his health worries for a while now but doesn't make it suck any less. I've been thinking a lot about DW's history lately, and one thing that has occurred to me is how rough calling his DW a 'Disney knock off' is. I'm sure I've even been guilty of making that point somewhere in the past. It's true that the influence is there to see, from building designs to the Paddle Steamer to the Matterhorn with a ride in it, to the animatronic animal show to so much else. It's there and it's not a secret. He wasn't alone in it; there are a lot Disney knock offs out there The thing about John though, is he studied it understood why it worked, and took that understanding to make his own totally different and unique thing. Look at all those Disney knock offs that have sprung up in Asia (or even the entire Chinese amusement industry as a whole) and tell me the people behind them understand what makes a park good. John not only understood why Disney worked, but was able to craft it into something else entirely, an Australiana version, that was really charming and amazingly good. That's an effort, I don't think there's any one else that could have done it. There are a million other things he did, but that will always be the one that made the most impact on my life, RIP mate, see if you can book a chat with Walt while you're up there.
    18 points
  7. Wasn’t sure if I should create a new thread or not so I’ll just put it here. But trident is on site. It’s great to finally see some progress. Seeing as though they haven’t started the foundation yet it might be a bit till it goes vertical. Thanks to themeparkqueen_au on Instagram.
    18 points
  8. Saw one of the Trains on the track today getting moved into the maintenance room!
    18 points
  9. Howdy folks - here's the latest nearmap overview taken last weekend - 6 days old and hot off the presses!
    18 points
  10. Also, I’ve been accepted as a rides attendant tonight for Luna Park! Training starts soon! Ever since I started playing RCT3 and watching Theme Park Review on youtube 13 years ago, I never imagined it would be this real! Dreams do come true guys haha!!
    18 points
  11. 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.
    18 points
  12. Sea World's dormant beast: up close with the Leviathan wooden roller coaster Sea World's Leviathan is looking more and more like a fully realised roller coaster as it inches closer and closer to its delayed 2022 opening date. Click here to continue reading
    17 points
  13. Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQqUs6JMrsg/?utm_medium=copy_link
    17 points
  14. And I counted 15 track pieces left in the car park to be installed
    17 points
  15. Vertical construction on Boomerang has started and Bug looks basically complete
    17 points
  16. Seems that Roadrunner is getting new trains...would explain the extra downtime. Taken from Vekoma’s Facebook page.
    17 points
  17. Hey everyone, so I just wanted to reply to this conversation I started, today I went to movie world. And the staff were sooooooooo friendly and helpful. At the entry I asked the lady from looking at me which rides did she think I wouldn't fit on. She was so friendly and explained where the harness fits on each ride. She gave me tips for Scooby doo and told me to ask for a harness check for Superman. So the verdict, I did what she and others said and I sat in the back row of Scooby doo, as I sat down I pulled the lap bar down so it clicked and then adjusted myself under it. It was tight but got a green light straight away no issues. Hyper coaster was closed today, and the lady at the front said green lantern would be a no go, so I didn't try. For Superman, I saw the lady at the end of the queue and asked if I can try a harness, she radioed the other member of staff and she said it will just be me and the member of staff and the empty kart so no embarassment. They take you in the exit back entrance wait for the current riders to get off so it's just you on your own and then she tried two seats, the front row is slightly bigger but I fit both. Again everyone was very friendly and I never once felt embarassed or like I was a hassle. The Wild West falls, I got on and the lady clicked the bar down, it did hit my stomach, she asked if I was comfy and I said yep. She was happy and so was I. Overall a great day! My advice is don't be afraid to try, and don't be embarassed to ask, the staff were more than happy to help. 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
    16 points
  18. Coaster had its first full run late this afternoon. Photo is a screenshot from a video a lady shared with me this afternoon
    15 points
  19. I’ll post more later but the biggest elements are going up!
    15 points
  20. Mick Doohan's Motocoaster has entered the chat.
    15 points
  21. I will post a full video tonight!!! But sledgehammer had its first test
    15 points
  22. Good Morning everyone. And welcome to another exciting update of the construction. On Tuesday, I was looking from the Harbour Bridge on the train home, and I went. Oh goodie! A ride that will make me throw up! And that's the Sledgehammer... When I came back today, the poles that were there last week are now assembled. All that's left is the seats, and the loading platform. They've been replacing the boardwalk from Coney Island to Luna Land. This is in preparation for the new gate and sign. Which also looks a bit cartoony. That seems to be the coherent theme of this area. Because of the spot that Luna Land is. It's easier to change the theming. This can be seen in lots of parks around the globe! There have been no other rides put in other than Sledgehammer. They are doing some last jobs on Cloud 9 and Freaky Frog. And are gonna start testing Boomerang. Little Nippers is done. If you are wondering where these photos are taken at. The close up photos are taken at the Boardwalk and Peter Kingston Walkway. The 'Railway View' is taken on Cliff Street. The 'God's Eye View' is taken at the LPS Office on Glen Street. And views of the Big Dipper and over Coney Island are taken from Harry's Park on Glen Street. (Named after Harry Sidler.) That's all for today! Next update will be whenever I get there!
    15 points
  23. The main tower is just about all gone Also the flood lighting for steel Taipan is on, cool.
    14 points
  24. That's simply not true. Here's an article from a reputable news source. Here's their data. Vaccines lower transmission rates and enormously lower your risk of death if you are infected. Here's another article from another reputable news source. Here's supporting data. You are correct - it's 100% a choice. Societies are full of choices - when you get on a road, you agree to the rules we as a society agree upon (don't drink and drive, don't speed etc.) - if you don't like those rules, you're welcome to challenge them and/or simply choose not to participate. The thing I loathe about the "democracy is over because they're forcing me to get vaccinated" argument is that while everyone is protesting about faux government over-reach, the government is actually over-reaching and no one is blinking an eye about it.
    14 points
  25. Now that I can finally go that extra few kilometers outside the 5km bubble fromy my house to Luna Park Sydney, I popped in today to see the progress on all of the upcoming additions. Big Dipper has both trains on track and was finishing up the part of the queue that will take you over the first launch and into what can only be described as a scare maze looking lead up to the station. The front of the Big Dipper station was getting some thematic touches added too it, though it's a shame these appear to be incredibly flat compared to the building it's trying to continue the style of next door. Elsewhere it seemed to be a big day for testing, with Boomerang, Loopy Lighthouse and Cloud Nine all cycling in the time I was there. Sledgehammer was having the finishing touches placed on its locker system. The Big Dipper was also creating quite a buzz amongst the local wildlife, with a rather large beehive deciding to call the brake run home. The park's set to open next week and I'll be there over that weekend to finally ride at least 8 of the brand new attractions!
    14 points
  26. It had been about 3 weeks since I went to the park and checked out the progress. It’s looking fantastic. I’m going to say I think this is one of the most nicely presented coaster on the GC. Not necessarily best themed, but best looking. It’s really well done. They’ve finished the structure that hides the first aid doors. They’ve finished the fencing behind the entry sign (which looks great) and removes the orange on orange issue. And they haven’t installed any boring fencing around the entry/exit paths.
    14 points
  27. Ride sign installed, picture from Destination Dad and Daughter on Facebook. and it’s a 3D sign for once and on rockwork.
    14 points
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  29. Got these photos sent to me today!
    14 points
  30. Here is the video i made today, It was really fun and the staff are really nice
    14 points
  31. Big Dipper support beams have started to arrive and boomerang was testing today, I have it on video but I will upload it later tonight!
    14 points
  32. Got a shot of the rocky themeing. Looks like there will be some half decent decorations!
    14 points
  33. They have started to pour concrete into the tall form work this morning
    14 points
  34. Photo credit: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNmf2BJBzUz/?igshid=zywau24ay36v
    14 points
  35. I have made another video on what i saw at Luna Park today, Hope you guys like it
    14 points
  36. Cheers for the shoutout @Rivals - here’s the photos in higher quality.
    13 points
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