Luke

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  • Birthday 02/03/1993

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    Baron 1898 - Efteling
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  1. Love the idea. Will definitely bring in a lot more business (to the slingshot that is). Watching people launch is going to be a tourist attraction in itself. Fingers crossed the jungle waterfall and rock work theming for the launchpad gets built. The current Cypress Ave location isn't very appealing. The area lacks any type of landscaping/themeing/presentation, and is too far away from the main drag. Can't see it being a draw for families in its current state. Glad that the council got behind the business and gave it the thumbs up to to go into the cavil ave strip.
  2. Storm and Jet Rescue free locker hire

    ^FINALLY! Extremely overdue. Praise the VRTP overlords.
  3. Adventure World 2018- improvements

    I don't think the term 'gyro swing' is exclusive to Intamin. Sure Intamin may have coined the term 'gyro swing', but it's often used in the industry to describe a 'frisbee' / 'spinning pendulum' style flat ride - which is what the Beast and Goliath and the Claw and the Freak Out all are.
  4. Adventure World 2018- improvements

    Technically the tallest gyro swing ride in Australia is The Beast (KMG XXL). Goliath would be the tallest 'non-portable' gyro swing ride in Australia. Or the tallest gyro-swing ride in Australia that is manufactured by Intamin.
  5. Is there a monetary reward/incentive that is given out by media outlets to the people who send in this stuff? Otherwise, why do people bother?
  6. lol at them using the Brogent 'I-Ride' branding on the advertisement. It comes across as the attraction's name....surely they aren't calling it "I-RIDE". If it's not the ride name, what's the point?
  7. Wicker Man - New Alton Towers Coaster

    I've been thinking the same things for years. Similar pacing, twistyness and thrill level to Wicker Man. It would be a perfect family-thrill ride that MW needs more of.
  8. Wicker Man - New Alton Towers Coaster

    Looks excellent!
  9. Interesting find @Skeeta. I used the nifty 'search google for image' feature on the image above, to see where else that image exists on the net. Sure enough, I found that picture in an article that was published on Blooloop in Nov 2016: https://blooloop.com/news/simworx-partners-mondial-launch-new-360-flying-theatre-attraction/ Cutting Edge also revealed that they produced the film for Brogent Technologies. So i'm unsure why they used imagery of a ride system designed by Mondial, and distributed through Simworx? I really like how the ride system works though, really cool entry and exit from the screen. I can imagine after boarding, all the lights go out (you can't see a thing), the arm swinging you into the screen position, and then BAM the image fades in and you're soaring through the sky. Also, Cutting Edge writes about the i-ride project in past tense. So i'm assuming that the ride's movie has already been made? Or at least all the footage has been shot and been through picture post production?
  10. If I was running the show at AW, I would be selling or scrapping the current HUSS Inferno asap. There's nothing particularly special about HUSS towers, so for me I see no point in keeping it. I'd replace it with a new S&S combo tower that performs both the Space Shot and Turbo Drop motions on one tower. Which will set it apart from Batwing, as it only performs the space shot sequence. OR I'd get a double tower from S&S and set tower 1 to perform the space shot motion, and tower 2 to perform the turbo drop motion. The 2 towers would help with capacity, and provides 2 different experiences.
  11. The Off Topic Topic

    I wonder why Premier Rides didn't make more of these shuttle launch coasters. The layout is awesome, especially the inverted top-hat and LIM's on the vertical spike to push the train higher. It would be really cool to see them bring this layout back with the new sky rocket trains and track.
  12. The Off Topic Topic

    @MickeyD "There is a lot happening this year and we want you to have a ball with all the exiting new rides........" They spelt exciting wrong. And I guess they are correct when they say 'rides', as the playschool wheel opened in January. And we also have the flying theatre coming later this year.
  13. Any chance we could rename this topic to "New Spinning Coaster for Luna Park Sydney"? @Richard The Maurer Sohne SC2000 differs greatly from a standard Mack wild mouse, and the current classic wooden mouse. I have ridden Crush's Coaster at the Walt Disney Studios Park (Disneyland Paris). Which is the SC2000 model, with an extended pre lift hill dark ride section and different track work for the station. This layout actually delivers decent forces, drops and banked turns. It hardly has any hairpin turns. It's a fun ride that is suitable for all ages. Smooth as well.
  14. I found a video of an existing Technical Park Typhoon 360, at a park in France. You get a good idea of what the ride experience will be like.
  15. ^Very exciting news! I absolutely love Soarin' at DCA. I couldn't have picked a better family attraction for Dreamworld. For those that are not familiar with the 'flying theatre' ride concept, I found a couple videos that help explain the 'i-ride' mechanical system from Brogent Technologies: