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    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    The closure date of the Bus Stop matches the Buzzsaw's closure period on the Dreamworld website.
  2. 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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    Sky Voyager Soundtrack

    Thanks Slick, beautiful and powerful piece of music.
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    Happy Halloween 2020

    Looks like a fun event, great to see someone took my idea I posted a while back about using the Sky Voyager building as a projection screen...
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    But someone said this was the case a few weeks ago, so that wasn’t true?
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    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    Joz is right, there were some silly decisions that occured post TRR, however if mistakes have been learnt from the past, then maybe they should be given the benefit of the doubt? This project has commenced under the guidance of the new management structure, the new management structure that felt the brunt of those previous mistakes. I’m sure they are keen to not repeat those mistakes.
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    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    And you know that the ride wasn’t checked over before proceeding with work? That’s a very big assumption especially considering this change over/ retheme has been in the works for over 12 months now (IP application for the name Gold Coaster was submitted in September 2019). Steel Coasters aren’t immune from track issues such as steel fatigue, one only has to look at Jet Rescue for a recent example. It’s not uncommon for many steel coasters to get touch ups here and there throughout its life. It’s when those become larger problems that we need to be concerned.
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    Dreamworld October 2020 Visit

    So of the train is on the map for Happy Halloween and listed as attraction number 1, does that mean it will be operating for the event?
  9. There is a nice disko coaster up at Coomera they can have.
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    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    I’m not referring to your jokes guys, more the general comments and consensus of those on here who criticise the roughness of this coaster.
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    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    If your back breaks or is really affected by Cyclone, then perhaps you should reconsider whether it is a good idea riding. Just saying...
  12. So I got talking with some friends about what the theme park and amusement industry would be like if Thunder River Rapids didn’t happen, and I wanted to ask the wider community for a hypothetical discussion. What would Dreamworld be like right now had the accident had not occured? What would the other less directly impacted operators be like, such as Aussie world, Luna Parks, Funfields etc. Second hypothetical, what do you think the industry would be like if Green Lantern’s incident killed people? Sure GL would have been a manfufacturer fault, but in the eyes of the public, it was still Movie Worlds ride.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    This also looks pretty awesome (attached pics) IMO modern architecture has no place In a theme park. Theme parks are supposed to transport you away from the world you live in, modern architecture such as what we see here (and there are plenty of other examples in our parks) doesn’t do that and only cheapens the whole experience. So whilst Vortex looks neat and tidy, it doesn’t take me anywhere other than my local Westfield. It worries me that this is the standard for the rest of the new Atlantis, but we will see what happens.
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    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    Surely someone wouldn’t do that these days considering what happened when Eureka was Andrewh’d..
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    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

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    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    High five!
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Someone should do some close up exploring of the ride to find out whether there are fountains...
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    Current State of Sea World

    Google earth street view.
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    Dreamworld Memorial & Reopening discussion

    We must also remember that Luna Park in Sydney has had a memorial for many years now, it’s tasteful, and there for those who want to see it, but for those who don’t, then they wouldn’t even know it’s there. There are a couple of ways this could proceed. Considering how hard this would be for all parties involved, it’s understandable that it might take a bit of time.
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    Log Ride Demolition

    That ambulant toilet is also a baby/ children’s change room. Considering we know Alexb has a child (he has posted about it before on parkz) it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he has taken his child in there to change a nappy is it? Nothing weird about that.
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    Gold Coast Magic Mountain

    Sure is http://www.arthurcoghlan.com/
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    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    At the time VRTP were jumping up and down saying to let them open to massive numbers, it was also at the early stages of the pandemic. The second wave in Victoria was getting started when VRTP were campaigning to reopen, so it is easy to see why people including myself were concerned about the parks reopening too early. On the contrary, Ardent has opened at a time where we know more about the virus thanks to time, and we seem to have a better hand on it than what we did back earlier in the year. That is part of the reason you haven't seen many people jump up and down about Ardent opening. In terms of the park, you can't deny (and I certainly won't) that AWE, Rocky Hollow and Giant Drop regions are depressing, id almost campaign that they should open the train to take people to the vintage cars to avoid people walking past the depressing area. However, a large portion of that area around Giant Drop is due to chopped up and significantly changed when the coaster starts construction. No point making a gold plated concrete path when in a few months it is going to be chopped up. In regards to the ride closures (temp ones), ok, you can argue that Dreamworld hasn't opened up with many main rides, having shut TOT, RHLR, Wipeout and BRC, but out of all the rides that are intended to reopen, you have 4 rides closed, Giant Drop which I believe was cycling today, Buzzsaw which we know is a difficult machine as it already is, Sidewinder (re-themeing committed to prior to Covid) and Dreamworld Express. Out of all the rides that are yet to reopen, the list is quite small when compared to what opened down at Movie World with the park. You can easily stack the argument by saying "But you need to count TOT, RHLR, Wipeout, BRC", ok, sure, if you want to do that, lets look at Sea World where you can then say "What about Monorail, Jet Rescue, Flume ride, some underwater exhibits (polar bears is one) and I think one of the rides in Nick land". Fact is a majority of the rides at Dreamworld opened on day one, bar those 4 rides, minus one which reopened on the second day. Ontop of that, WWW opened with every slide and pool operational.
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    Magic Mountain Glenelg

    From a square footage point of view, using Google Maps, I measured 3,385SQM for Magic Mountain, and 2,980SQM for the Beachhouse. That said, the Beachhouse appears to be better setup to utilise vertical space when compared to Magic Mountain. Magic Mountain was basically a hollow shell, with any levels above ground being to access the slides for example rather than being multi level, if that makes sense. When you compare the size of the building, then multiply by the 3 standard levels of the building, the Beachhouse comes out at 8,940SQM. This is all from rough Google Earth measurements.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Which coaster are you referring to rappa? Likewise there are many decent coasters from before the BB period which are still great examples of the craftsmanship involved with maintaining a wooden coaster.
  25. Gotta say I agree with @StingRay. Luna Park may not be the champion boardwalk like park in the world, but it’s a miracle the place is alive today still. Would a new coaster go in nicely there? Sure ofcourse it would, but I think the enthusiast is holding it to a higher bar than what it actually is trying to be. I for one am greatful that the park is still open today, and whilst the attraction mix is a little heavy on the flats side, to me the biggest crime was when the carousel was replaced with a fake replica. I understand why it happened, but that’s the kind of stuff that is criminal (a lot like replacing a steam train with a toy train at a theme park).