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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    Bermuda Triangle (Sea World)
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  1. VRTP's training is very thorough for their ride operators, speaking from experience. Mind you this was nearly 7 years ago now but even then it was a very full on day (or 2 - 3 depending on the ride). And if you didn't feel comfortable after your training, they would give you more until you did. I'm not sure what their training is like now, but i'd only assume it's been improved even further than what it was back then. I can't comment on Dreamworld's training as I never worked in attractions there so I can't compare. But I have no issue trusting VRTP's training procedures at all.
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    Someone is coming to Dreamworld

    Possibly the storm troopers coming back?
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    Luna Park Sydney's expansion

    Looking at a video of the Wave Swinger at Pleasurewood, it looks suspiciously like the one OCS owned. Not sure if they have sold it or not.
  4. Summer 2019* *American Summer, so June - technically still summer so they aren't "wrong" with advertising.
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    Luna Park Sydney's expansion

    I can confirm it is March's unit that used to be at LPS. It actually went back there in the mid 2000's for a period of time before travelling again. On some of the panels around the ride when it's set up it actually has the history of the ride and how it came from LPS.
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    A Movie World History Lesson

    The Studio Commissary (or Stars Cafe) will always have a soft spot being where I had my first ever job as a waiter. The food back in the day was really quite good for a theme park, think Cobb Loaves, Club Sandwiches etc. It was a seasonal venue in it's later years along with a small Ice Cream Parlour attached which is where they take character photos now. It was also home to a very large commercial kitchen which if i'm not mistaken is still used to this day as the main kitchen? It was also home to Breakfast with the Stars early on in it's life, along with Lunch with the Legends. This is actually where Sophie Monk from Bardot and other ventures actually started her career as a Marilyn actor. Honestly I think it was the nicest food venue the park had, where you could just sit back and relax with a nice coffee and lunch and soak up the atmosphere of the park.
  7. The seatbelts on Superman have not changed since opening (obviously replaced over time but length the same). I don't think there would be any large variances in the length of them between the front and back rows of each car though.
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    Luna Park Sydney's expansion

    It was the same Octopus ride that had the accident at Aussie World. The unit was built by Sorani and Moser, I remember someone years ago asking on AAF about it and having a close up photo of the logo on the rides carriages.
  9. With the hypercoaster the harness may lock and the seatbelt can be done up, but it doesn't always mean the train will dispatch. I have ridden before and it's all locked but they have to push down on the harness a bit to get it to detect it's locked. With Scooby I would always recommend if your on the larger side to sit in the back seat as there is more leg room so it's easier to manoeuvre in a way to have the harness lock safely (little tip I learnt when working there). Ever since they changed the seatbelts on The Claw and the Giant Drop I have been unable to ride as they are significantly shorter than what they used to be for whatever reason.
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    Arkham Assylum Facade work

    Doomsday and great operations should not be used in the same sentence...Just saying
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    Dreamworld Maintenance 2019

    Yeah... I actually liked the look of the Cyclone's trains too (when they were new) and the old Corkscrew, much better than what we have now.
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    Arkham Assylum Facade work

    I think the last time it was used was for a meet and greet for the Janoskian's back in 2012... I had never seen so many teenage girls in my life. They filled up the whole old LW queue, went through the alley and overflowed out in front of scooby just to get an autograph... was all good until around mid-day when all the people were too scared to go on the big rides and ALL flocked to Scooby... Had to set up the outdoor queue very quickly lol.
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    The Off Topic Topic

    I can also confirm that ToT II launches anywhere between 135 - 140kph. If the car isn't full it will generally launch faster or make it further up the tower. I have ridden it recently when it was only 6 others on the ride in the back row and well... it made it pretty damn far up. I really wish that when they did the conversion they spent the extra money upgrading the computers like SFMM did. I also haven't heard much about Superman in the US having any major reliability issues like ToT has either...
  14. It's probably been maintained better? Seriously, some of the noises that thing was making on Tuesday... scary haha
  15. As far as the queue goes the way it's been set up would actually make it very easy to do while the ride is operational. Close off one side of the queue (which they currently have) and finish the theming works on it. Once that's done, close the other side and open the finished side and then when that's done reopen the queue up fully. Everyone was freaking out about the outside queue being full all the time during peak period but realistically that queue was only as long as if the whole inside queue was used. I have high hopes for what Village can pull off with Scooby with a bit more tweaking, but expectations are a different kettle of fish sadly. Hope they prove me wrong and actually finish the job instead of leaving it the sub standard it is now.