T-bone

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T-bone last won the day on November 25 2016

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  1. I've had it confirmed off site that the train hold up did infact occur down near the Bush Ranger show area. I do agree, I think the spot from Rocky Hollow to Main Street would be a perfect spot for a bit of a show, it doesn't have to be a full on show, just some actors that hold the train up, provide a bit of a show and as said provide a unique experience. All would be very cheap to implement, but as we can tell from the old days where such a show would occur if done right would create a lifetime of memories.
  2. That's ok @MickeyD sadly the railway has always been one of those "always there, always forgotten" attractions in the scheme of things in terms of management and the general public, so it's completely understandable. The sad thing is the locomotive celebrated it's 100 year anniversary/ birthday in March this year which is defiantly worth shouting from the rooftops, and its a story the park could have turned into positive exposure. Instead not even a social media post was given. @Brad2912, it hasn't run since October last year. I won't divulge why it hasn't run, but it's not because the engine is unsafe, broken or "an old girl". The Baldwin requires very little work to get it out on the track again, just will power. But as said it is defiantly something they can bring out now, for very little expenditure that will help plus the park experience and guest satisfaction ratings. Sure only run it say on the weekends and peak periods, just run it and commit to it! I have a feeling the hold up was held roughly between what is now Billabong Station and AWE station (Billabong station in those days didn't exist) but I can't confirm. Paging @WorldFun, he may be able to provide some more info. You would be surprised the amount of people who are attracted to an old steam locomotive running, sure those same people may not be thrill ride junkies, but steam gets people excited. My wife and I have just had a baby and have let our DW passes expire because why bother when you have a newborn? Well if the park brings out the Baldwin again, we will renew our passes and get down there, it is something that both my wife and I enjoy riding behind, and we aren't the only people in that camp either.
  3. Has anyone seen this ad on the television? It does seem light on which does suggest it's just a web promo video and not a big marketing push...
  4. I agree with you Mickey. That said and done though, I am a bit disheartened to see whilst they are spending on making the place an experience again, there is no movement at all on returning the Baldwin steam loco to service. Surely a genuine 100+ year old loco (which is in fine operation condition mind you) would be of better use running out on the track than sitting in the shed? Getting It out is something they can do today and would only improve the guest satisfaction for very minimal cost.
  5. But you could always and already do this in The Lair! I know, I proposed to my wife infront of Nika in the Lair caverns..
  6. I was there today, and whilst the outside facade looks average we need to remember it is still a work in progress. That said and done I did get a peep into the actual display area, and it does look rather nice inside with lots of rockwork and stuff, so let's not judge before all is done and dusted.
  7. Inside looks acceptable, a cafe but nothing special. I don't want to put the park down so it's not a criticism, but it isn't a highly themed experience. What I really dislike is that shade mesh screen on front of the toilet block and a mish mash of facades, I mean lego modern panelling building, green shade mesh with Besser blocks easily seen behind, followed by the old barnhouse facade, it's rather messy.
  8. Yeah looking back to just after Andrewh did his thing, there is a new piece of framework around the access door to the mountain. Taken 20/04/2015
  9. Spotted this at Costco. Is the ink close enough? Maybe it's Batgirl...
  10. How strange, surely they could have just out the new speakers where the old ones were? The old location seemed to be reasonably well hidden.
  11. @pin142 found its been on google maps for a few years now in that same spot. If its retired, I have contacts at a newly formed Historical museum who would be very interested in clearing that road for them...
  12. All this is Bullshit really. Sadly it only takes a few people with loud voices and everyone listens, regardless of credentials or actual experience. The most important thing to take away from the photo posted by Sky Ads is not about the dolphin tanks, but rather why is there a monorail in Camouflage sitting behind the pools?
  13. I agree with Alexb, I think the park has enough IP based attractions, there is nothing wrong with a non IP based themed attraction, some of the best rides in the world are those not attached to an IP (Space Mountain for a quick example). Let's leave the movie IP for Movie World.
  14. Soo, no longer toilets?