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AlexB last won the day on November 13

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About AlexB

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  • Birthday June 24

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  1. AlexB

    WB Studio Showcase - 2019/20 Edition

    I'm pretty certain its a printed flat. They were probably too scared to go with 3D brick panels after the shambles that was the doomsday store. Its a shame.... I know of a guy who has some panels he isn't using...
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    The Off Topic Topic

    I too find that very annoying. I checked my 15 year old profile and found the email address i'd signed up with was one i'd long since stopped using. I updated it, and I guess we shall find out next time my membership expires...
  3. AlexB

    Movie World - The Next Few Years

    ...Yeah, but since its past the shop, and isn't obviously an access point until you have walked past it, most people wanting to get to doomsday will be forced through the shop when the 'park gates' are shut. It was stupid all around, and the only thing that makes sense is to open the gates - which then starves the shop of visitation. the classic 'exit through the gift shop' was done so well at Green Lantern and Wild West Falls (although it failed at Superman for obvious reasons) the smartest thing would have been to simply exit the ride through the shop. period.
  4. AlexB

    Dreamworld November Update 2019

    Thanks. I knew the discussion had come up before, and when the BB house burnt down, the confirmation it wasn't "on DW land" threw me a curve. I couldn't remember the exact detail, but thanks for clarifying. Since they can't sell it, they would do well to make use of it with a huge out-and-back layout. Here's hoping Leviathan shows the Aus public that a woodie isn't 'old and busted' and is instead 'new hotness', and perhaps DW will make use of the unused land that way, balancing the park off against Ocean Parade
  5. I doubt there'll be any split on the stairs. All i meant by 'switchbacks' was simply a dividing rail, perhaps a metre long, between the slides, or perhaps some painted lines on the ground to indicate which 'queue' was for which slide. As body slides, (and given the length of them) the throughput should be pretty good, and the stairs punishing enough that the queues should manage themselves pretty well, with people more likely choosing to queue for whichever one has the shortest line. I can't see any other way they'd manage it.
  6. AlexB

    Movie World - The Next Few Years

    Yeah but the wonderland plaza was huge, and didn't impede flow - there were large pathways that went straight through, with merch on either side. The doomsday shop is tiny, with sharp turn angles through the store, and many places only one person could fit through at a time (especially with a stroller). It just becomes an annoyance.
  7. AlexB

    Dreamworld November Update 2019

    Well that land map is confusing. Didn't they sell all that land on the north side of blue lagoon?
  8. AlexB

    Movie World - The Next Few Years

    I really don't understand the logic for that. Was it to encourage people to walk past all the interactive elements?
  9. AlexB

    Dreamworld Neon Nights Returns

    Probably because you steal the imagery and reupload it with your own brand watermarked on it.
  10. AlexB

    'Mexi Cantina' coming to Dreamworld

    I agree its a great concept, but i can't rave about dough bros. The pizza on display behind glass has (at least every time i've seen it) had numerous flies buzzing around \ landing on them. It certainly destroyed my appetite for it. I settled for a shitty burger which, while it probably had just as much of an insect issue, was out of sight, and therefore, out of mind.
  11. AlexB

    Movie World - The Next Few Years

    A solid VRTP critique for the attention of @CaptainLazerGuns
  12. AlexB

    'Mexi Cantina' coming to Dreamworld

    whoever is in charge of their social needs to work on their puns. Wanna taco 'bout (wanna talk about), rather than wanna taco about... (wanna talk a about) Good on them for bringing in something different - and hopefully they do succeed with it. I used to love the Old El Paso outlet at Wonderland - they just have to make sure they stop the corn chip\shells from going stale.
  13. AlexB

    Movie World - The Next Few Years

    This is actually a really good suggestion. Main street would look great with a set of tracks running down, similar to Main St USA. Easy turning circles around the fountain, and at the top, either a circle around the 'green', or otherwise take it all the way up to intencity and circle the game outlet up there. Great kinetic energy for the park, a different way for people to get from one end to the other... Of course, in our modern safety conscious society, they'd probably need a person to walk in front of it to clear people out of the way, and we'd no doubt get idiots tripping on the tracks and trying to sue...
  14. Thanks for the nice TR Gazza! I'd love to see that 'interconnecting slides' thing done here on the coast. Sure, not groundbreaking technology stuff, but it looks really interesting - almost like a choose your own adventure slide!
  15. In today's world, I imagine a gate is probably going to be mandatory, but honestly - i've been to tourist parks with multiple enclosed waterslides that was just manned by one op at the bottom, one at the top, and the ops just 'thumbsed up' each other when the next rider was cleared to go. Theoretically, provided they all have a similar ride time, one operator could be at the top controlling gates \ green lights for all slides, and riders could just self-manage.