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Luke last won the day on August 29 2019

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  • Birthday 02/03/1993

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    Baron 1898 - Efteling
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  1. So only the company operating the wheel went into liquidation. Interesting. What does that mean in terms of the 'liquidation' of the company? Considering they don't own the wheel, what remaining assets can they sell to pay creditors and shareholders?? I'm assuming MB Star Properties Pty Ltd was paying Robu Group some sort of fee to have the operation rights? Or is it the other way around (Robu paying MB Star to operate it)?
  2. No carnival rides, but they are bringing in show bags and carnival games. Looks like a nice wholesome family event. It's a clever way to capitalise on the EKKA (and the other major agricultural shows) being cancelled. All those show bags that have been produced for the major shows have got to go somewhere!
  3. Looks like they have updated the times and the dates. Only the last Saturday in August has the 9.30-5pm operating time.
  4. I don't think it would ruin anything for observers. In fact it would build anticipation and excitement for non-riders, as they can hear when a launch is about to happen. Some examples of what I was thinking off: Incredicoaster/California Screamin' uses speakers nearby to do the launch countdown. Mako and Manta at SeaWorld Orlando use speakers on the lift hill to deliver custom build up audio. Probably the most perfect example is Taron at Phantasialand. As it's a launch coaster that starts off with a u-turn, pauses and then launches (most similar to ST). The speakers nearby play a ris
  5. For Steel Taipan, a custom audio track from dispatch till first launch would be perfect. Don't bother with on-board audio. Just install some high quality outdoor speakers in the station and along the u-turn and where the train will pause before the launch. Whilst your at it, put speakers along the break run. It will help build a lot of atmosphere, suspense and theme. Similarly, I think this type of 'nearby on ride audio' would be a great addition to DC Rivals. Up the lift hill and potentially when you hit the break run.
  6. @Rabbit2014 What did you think of the ride? How does it compare to the Claw?
  7. ^These comments sum up my take on the program. There were some good bits, narrative was all over the place, and some facts were not represented truthfully.
  8. Nice find! Looks like the Big Dipper will use a tire propulsion launch system (rather than an LSM launch). Similar to Jet Rescue & MDMC. Notice the large slots in the launch track ready for the tires to be installed.
  9. Will this 80m funtime skyflyer to be a travelling version that does all the major east coast royal shows?
  10. KMG and Zamperla don't use vest style restraints.
  11. I think a refund request would be acceptable. Especially for the average patron, who bought a day pass, and would not even glance at the attraction maintenance page before buying tickets online.
  12. Classic VRTP. But I'll give them a pass this time because of the pandemic.
  13. I'd love to see Vekoma's next gen launched flying coaster. High marketability; it'll sell itself. e.g. longest, fastest, tallest, only flying coaster in Australia (perhaps southern hempishere? haven't checked). Take inspiration from Phantasialand's F.L.Y. in terms of it's layout intertwining through and around buildings/themeing, and, pathways underneath and around the coaster. As much as Movieworld doesn't need any more DC Superhero themed rides.....a Batman theme suits this ride system too well to pass up. Could be named Batman: Knight Flight. And then re-theme Batwing, whilst upgrading it w
  14. Most likely the machine is reasonably priced, easy to operate, maintain, and is less prone to breakdowns (low downtime). All owner/operator benefits. But IMO, a modern version of a Vekoma Waikiki Wave / Zamperla Suspended Windshear will always win in terms of rider satisfaction, non-rider guest wow factor, and ride sensations.
  15. https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/village-roadshow-theme-parks-coo-bikash-randhawa-pushes-for-borders-to-reopen/news-story/b78eebc11f180e1576a8a541d2abb47b
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