Spotty

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About Spotty

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  • Birthday 20/11/1991

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    Brisbane, Australia
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    Theme Parks, travelling

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    Bermuda Triangle (Sea World)
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  1. Spotty

    The Off Topic Topic

    See, I was under the impression that they only had one full set as the second one was used alongside the first one to make one complete train. However I could be wrong, I think it was aptly called the "purple" train back in the Lethal Weapon days.
  2. Spotty

    Dreamworld Annual Pass Pricing

    I will admit, I did enjoy some of the perks (15% off instead of the 10% was nice, especially having a few sneaky drinks up at Skypoint, as well as the unlimited soft drink deals) but I guess their time has come now for these passes to be discontinued. Not sure if i'm going to bother switching over to a season pass or not...
  3. Spotty

    The Off Topic Topic

    Not sure if it's anything to note, but behind Scooby and near the helix on arkham there is a complete second set of wheel bogies for Arkham just sitting there on a rack. Fairly sure it is nothing, but you never know. Also to note, Movie World was insane yesterday, the carpark wasn't even full but every ride had massive queues. West had a full queue house (nearly opened up the outdoor queue), Scooby had a full line as well. Rivals was 3/4 full (running 2 trains thank god). Batwing had a full queue, superman had a 90 minute wait (one train running, for whatever reason I'll never know). Arkham had a 60 min wait with Doomsday full loading all day as well. Great to see the Village Parks doing so well, but still only having Gotham, Main St Deli and Dirty Harry open IMO is pretty poor when the park is clearly needing extra capacity for food with the lines for all 3 spilling out onto main street at 3pm.
  4. Spotty

    Afterglow - Movie World

    Funny hearing about all these crowds, I went the first night to afterglow and at times they were struggling to fill the train on Superman and Rivals. The line never got to more than a 2 - 3 train wait the whole night.
  5. Spotty

    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    iScooby 2.0, a true aussie icon
  6. Spotty

    Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    Hate to break it to you, but 90% of the attractions staff are Permanent Part Time. They are trained on multiple rides, which is why you see them working different rides on different days. Your post is completely false information.
  7. Green Lantern is closed for unexpected maintenance but Superman has reopened early.
  8. Spotty

    Falling Standards at Our Parks

    Those were the good days...I will admit when I was there first in 2007 and when I went back in 2011 there was a massive difference in staff morale and overall management. Here's hoping things change for the better in the future.
  9. Spotty

    Falling Standards at Our Parks

    The wages were like that before the cheap passes came into effect really...
  10. Spotty

    Falling Standards at Our Parks

    Not sure what you mean by the good pay rates... the staff are on just above minimum wage there... At least they were when I was there, don't think it's changed too much.
  11. Spotty

    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    Also, heads up the SD store was closed today when I went to the park. 3pm DC Rivals wasn't even loading a full train of guests, it was that quiet.
  12. Superman used to shut down even with the slightest amount of rain back until the mid 2000's. I know when I was working there (2011 - 2013) the entry host would keep an eye on the rain and if it got too heavy they would call the supervisor and they would make a decision weather to cease operations or not. They have become quite a bit more relaxed with running in the rain, I do know Arkham stops running VR in the rain for obvious reasons. As far as lightning goes I think it's within 5km of the park, if there is a lightning strike they stop operating all outdoor rides (the exact distance could be wrong, I am just going off memory) and certain rides have different wind tolerances.
  13. The Claw and the Giant Drop can be pretty restrictive too, mostly due to the seatbelts. I am not exactly "large" but having broad shoulders and thick thighs can make things pretty hard on those two rides in particular...
  14. An additional staff member is required for 2 train operation as both loaders must be at their control panels at all times while trains are moving in the station. Also for evac procedures they require 2 staff per train. Hence you will always see with Superman they have a sorter when running 2 trains.
  15. 1998 apparently was when it opened. That sounds about right honestly.