T-bone

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  • Birthday 27/08/1988

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  1. T-bone

    'Tower Of Terror II' E-Stop

    And to think there are people who would pay for that experience!
  2. T-bone

    Quick February Dreamworld video update

    Honestly it’s no wonder the park is dead, they haven’t done anything since TRR to bring the guests back. Sure a lot of have returned to support the park, but that support wears thin when it’s clear Ardent don’t give a rats. It is incredibly sad to see the park as it is right now, and Ardent only have themselves to blame. Here’s what they need to do in my mind to help pull themselves out of this hole they have dug for themselves (ardent you are free to use any of these ideas Royalty Free). Open Skyvoyager pronto, and explain why the delay has occurred, get out there and really sell the experience. Tell the public what your plans are for the old Goldrush sure, be upfront about what’s going on in the park right now, and be as graphic as possible. Spend a bit of money and get an artist to draw up some plans. Commit to building a kick arse Rollercoaster, something Dreamworld has been lacking since Superman Escape came to town. People love and miss the old Dreamworld, so bring back the little and cheap but important experiences like the steam train, barbershop quartet, but hey how about you go full hog here and do a little Dreamworld history museum, they would have enough stuff in their archives to show some stuff off in a small room, or heck a big room like the old brock museum. Last but not least, they should be doing everything they can to keep attractions open. The train closure is a stupid one, because the attraction is closed for the first 5 months of the year due to the tractor being a pos, the park should be doing everything they can to keep it running, get the Baldwin back in steam, or worst case use the simplex diesel. The train is an important attraction for the park, yet also an easy one to run and problem solve, if they can’t keep it running then there is no hope. For the park to survive any further, they need to stop playing the “feel sorry for us” game and actually give people a reason to visit. People aren’t visiting because the Dreamworld today isn’t any better than what Dreamworld was like in 2016, infact with all the ride closures it is a much worse park right now than just before TRR.
  3. It used to be that the claw always had a short seat belt, but the drop was longer. If the claw and drop now have even shorter seatbelts, where does that leave TOT and Supermans seatbelt? Have they been changed to the shorter length?
  4. T-bone

    One product/service you would like at our theme parks

    Pineapple Soft Serve. Do it, do it now!
  5. T-bone

    Dreamworld reduces operating hours

    Sorry Evie but the tractor is the issue this time. The train is not closed because of the track being an issue. Yes the track has issues but it is “fine”.. Glad you agree though that the tractor is pile of junk!
  6. T-bone

    Dreamworld reduces operating hours

    Let’s also not forget there is no reason for anyone to enter that building. The brock cars are gone, and the cyclone is closed. With the recent closures and cut backs it makes sense to close that shop and the car racing game.
  7. T-bone

    Dreamworld reduces operating hours

    Holy poop, well the tractor is certainly dead hey judging by that. Time for tractor reef, and maybe Dreamworld should focus on getting the steam train running again, or even the little Diesel engine they have so they can provide something to the guests. What a fail!
  8. T-bone

    Arkham Assylum Facade work

    The idea of an impressive show has only died for those who look at the money. The problem with both Ardent and Village is you have bean counters calling the shots, and there is no one creative directing the show. Just because HSD is 10 times cheaper to run than a proper stunt show like PASS doesn't mean that should be the reasoning that they go the cheap route. At Dreamworld, yes running a Steam Train is more expensive than running the diesel that replaced it (and no we won't go into that one finance wise), but someone who was thinking about the park and guest experience wouldn't have let it happen, not just because of the history behind the trains, but the guest experience and value they added to said experience. This is the problem with the Australian industry at the moment, TRR is just a scape goat that Ardent and Village are using.
  9. T-bone

    Dreamworld reduces operating hours

    Well we can only hope so, it has been removed from the website, so any guest would assume likewise that it is gone.
  10. Nothing says spooky like Ikea White Furniture.. In all seriousness though, probably just an event, calm the panic stations people.
  11. T-bone

    Dreamworld reduces operating hours

    Parkway was closed the other day when we were visiting the park, assumed it was a cost cutting feature for mid-week, never thought it was closing for good. A shame really, the Parkway served much nicer quality theme park food than what was served inside the park.
  12. Im sorry but what has made anyone think that Sky Voyager was ever going to have a different experience every ride? Every installation of this ride type that I am aware of is only 1 film that shows every ride, so why would Dreamworlds film be any different? If the film and experience is any good, then it doesn’t need to be different each ride, a good experience will mean you will want to re-ride. The reduced operating hours thing, it’s not the first time Dreamworld have done it, and it won’t be the last time. With the lower attendance at the moment it’s not a bad idea if it saves some coin. Finally, does WWW need to be open year round? I personally don’t see any need or reason apart from looking after staff, but if keen they can I’m sure be moved elsewhere during the slower months.
  13. T-bone

    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    Ding ding ding, we have a winner! It’s the perfect plan really, I mean who’s going to complain that a ride is down for maintenance when the response can be “well, look at Thunder river rapids”. It’s the perfect opportunity to hide operating cost cutting really.
  14. You do know that the location has been moved because the train is a POS that is broken, and hence no one was able to see it? Maybe Dreamworld need to find the small amount of money required to get the steam train running in the tractors absense. Regardless though, I don’t see how any of this discussion relates to Skyvoyager?
  15. T-bone

    Dreamworld General Park Update - 21/01/19

    Tractor reef sounds promising, finally something to give Ray Reef a run for its money!