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  1. 100% Dreamworld. The other parks don’t come close.
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    Arkham Asylum Maintenance 2020

    Sea Viper isn’t the only coaster in the VRTP fleet with cracking issues throughout its life. #Bats-ahoy
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    Sea World 2020 Maintenance

    I don’t think there are many who would disagree with you Joz.
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    New bins in Wild West Falls queue

    Someone once said to me that theme parks should be about the little details, and it’s those parks that do fuss over the details that make it worth its weight in gold. For a ride like Scooby which had so much detail when it opened, but it was built with the philosophy that they will put detail in that not every guest will notice, not because they have to, but because it’s the right thing to do in order to deliver an outstanding experience. The attitude seems to have changed though, and it’s all about what they don’t have to do in order to get by. That is a 100% attitude shift and is what we have seen over the last 15 years at the village parks. Now clearly I’m an outsider in the village world, So my views are clearly that as a guest. On the queue line issue of not being fully used, let’s accept that it is at a QFES recommendation. That said though, isn’t it the parks job to find a solution to ensure the standard of product is exceeded whilst meeting the QFES recommendations? Shutting half the queue because QFES said so is akin to putting cages and removing caves on a log ride because Shit and Perry decided so.
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    Dreamworld December Update 2019

    Saw it being used today. Ironically the Bridgeway is still open, and saw people still using it as well. Honestly, the path looks like a pathway for maintenance rather than a pathway that leads you on an exciting adventure.
  6. The pathway upto the ride is now all open, the ride itself is ofcosrse hoarded up. In terms of the new rides, when I was there for the Christmas event, they had signage indicating a new coaster was coming soon.
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    Vortex ride Delayed at SW

    And Dreamworld said in the coming weeks, you should never take the advertising spin for granted.
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    Vortex ride Delayed at SW

    Well technically Summer does roll around again in December, so if it said Summer 2020, it could still be 10 months away..
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    T-bone walks into Sea World and sees the future site for Wipeout.
  10. That’s normal for parkz though Jdude
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    That’s one nice cinder block building they have there!
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    Log Ride Closing for Good?

    Rip out log ride? You mad bro! Spend some money to fix it technically and then spend a little bit more to give it some new pizaz. It doesn’t have to be Splash Mountain quality, or even WWF, but as an opening day attraction that is so simple to run, it deserves to keep running and extra love, just like the steam tr... oh wait..
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    That could mean open by December 2020..
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    Sea World during the Summer Crowds

    Agree, don’t see the issue with Sea Jellies, so if it was a real issue then wow what an over-reaction.
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    Dreamworld December Update 2019

    From all reports, Greg is a good guy, but he is also the COO, and a very hands on COO at that. I’d say the change in operations (ie increase in efficiency) is certainly related to the management shuffle, which saw Mr Yong get given a spot at the top. The place has had a major management clear out, and with said clear out comes new methods and ideas. Ironic that for the first time in what seems like 2 centuries Dreamworld is being congratulated for its operations, where as the joint down the road is being laughed at... yes this is all a dream right?
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    Superman Escape’s Anniversary

    If my memory serves me correct, the reason I was told they stopped the steam effect was dropping hot drops of water on riders as opposed to just steam. It was an actual steam effect and not just fog juice. I do remember getting hit in the face with the water drops a few times towards the end of it, so the story made sense.
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    Dreamworld December Update 2019

    The pre-existing rolling gate is still there which shuts off the pathway. Likewise the fencing looks to be of a gate like construction, so in events where the train is not running, it can be closed off so it stops people from exploring. I remember a time when gates weren’t needed, people obeyed the footpaths. Those times are sadly no more.
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    Dreamworld December Update 2019

    Well say farewell to that Jeep anyday now..
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    Dreamworld December Update 2019

    Just like the gates at Main Street. It’s a poorly conceived idea. That said this is the 3rd installation of this type of crossing gate now at the park, so they seem to be the flavour of the month (or years). Its an ok idea for a low traffic path, but high traffic.. Wonder if we will ever see the steam train return...
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    Dreamworld December Update 2019

    When they installed the Ill fated Dreamworld tv system, (which does it even operate anymore as intended) they removed the sound effects as the tv in the queue line took over the speakers for its audio output. It’s good to see this little feature return.
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    The Off Topic Topic

    Respectfully disagree with the suit. Yes he’s a theme park exec, but the his message would have a greater impact if he showed he was a normal person wearing normal or less formal clothing. The glasses is a big one as well, he comes across as too cool for school, or dare I say it the Mob leader working against the dolphins.
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    The Off Topic Topic

    People might be a little more willing to feel sorry for him if he wasn’t wearing a suave looking suit, and glasses, so you could actually read his eyes.
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    Dreamworld December Update 2019

    Bluey is a popular Australian ABC character, it’s no surprise to see them capitalise on it.
  24. An Article from the Courier Mail this morning. > http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/dreamworld-to-unveil-new-flying-theatre-attraction-for-gold-coast-theme-park/news-story/4f076ea1f13151e0a42a99b82a21de94 It suggests there will be an announcement today of the Flying Theatre attraction, and that there are plans to put in a dark ride in the spot of the mine ride.
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    Dreamworld November Update 2019

    That was the intent I understand. I haven’t seen them.