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Everything posted by Troy81

  1. Appreciate the insight guys. Always interesting to hear from someone on the inside. As a kid growing up all I ever wanted to do was win the lotto so I could buy a few portable rides and join the carny circuit.
  2. With the Brisbane Show coming up, I hope it hasn't affected too many businesses. I will guess we wait and see. I did also read that the guild had gone to the government for support.
  3. So because I love bumping old threads so much, I just wanted to ask if there was anyone on this page that is part of the travelling fair community? I read an article about there being no insurance company left that will back the amusement industry for public liability. Has this started affecting any of the travelling shows yet, and what do you think will be the ultimate outcome? I am not a reporter or anything, I am just curious because I fear for an industry that I love so much. This is a link to just one article that I read. https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/au/news/breaking-
  4. What is social distancing? Staff are trying hard though.
  5. I went to Wet N Wild on Friday. Very little was open, and the crowd was still quite large so wait times were long. We left after 3 slides and headed for White Waterworld. All attractions were opened which meant the crowds were spread out and we got most slides done in under 3 hours.
  6. I would love to see Disney bring a cruise to Australia. Although in this current climate, cruises will need to build consumer confidence. It would be a good way to test the brand before maybe investing in an island resort.
  7. Yeah, well I bought Crypto, and lost big time on that, so I am up for another gamble.
  8. Thank you for the info. I was wondering due to the plunge in share price that something may have happened today.
  9. The fact that 2 trains are operating is a good thing right. Sounds like consumer confidence may be returning to DreamWorld. What are the crowds like at the moment?
  10. https://7news.com.au/entertainment/dreamworld-closes-popular-ride-for-revamp-c-519818
  11. I agree about the jolts here. Maybe unnecessary though, but also thought they were part of the ride experience.
  12. I found the bottom level is better. Feels more immersive. Agree with the numbers so aim for 2 on bottom and 5 if upstairs.
  13. So which one of you just got caught filming on the ride?
  14. As a 10 year old kid, the wow factor of the screen and creating the feeling of actually moving was what I found special.
  15. You are right Push. As a kid I loved going to the IMax at Dreamworld. I would love to see them bring it back (sort of), with something similar to Disneys Soarin ride. Is that the kind of thing you were thinking? Still not as big a drawcard as a coaster but more of a family friendly experience which Dreamworld does excel at. And definitely cheaper.
  16. Dreamworld is in a tough spot now. With revenue down there will definitely be a lower CAPEX. Building a roller coaster now is going to be a tough job as anything they do will now be compared to what is happening down the road. Has anyone got any ideas of cheaper options that would still make hem stand out and draw customers back.
  17. So the fenced off area is for nothing to exciting. They are using the area to load the old Mammoth Falls. I wonder where it is going.
  18. Just sitting in the Movieworld carpark now enjoying some McDonald's and admiring this beast of a coaster. As said in a few posts, the photos don't do this thing justice. The impression you get as you turn into Movieworld, this coaster just blows you away. The large crane is currently maneuvering into a new position . There is not much track left in the holding yard but there is still 6 containers that look like they haven't been unloaded yet.
  19. For 4 people. Including one very impatient 7 year old.
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