AlexB

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About AlexB

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  • Birthday June 24

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  1. AlexB

    Dreamworld Winterfest

    I've also seen "Ice" Skating in Movie World - but they didn't use real ice... Just because you've seen something in a shopping centre, doesn't mean it can't belong in a theme park too. Especially with the way that Westfield is going these days.
  2. AlexB

    Dreamworld Winterfest

    Constantly - like the winterfest thing that doesn't start until the 29th of June? ABC Kids Month went from May 6th and ends on June 6th Cosentino was from April 6-21. What did they do before Cosentino? Village also has many things going that they don't advertise a lot - Like chinese new year at Movie World - but you're right - they aren't introducing new, limited time entertainment every 6 weeks or so - because when they introduce something new - it tends to stick around for a year or more...Like sky flyer, thunder lake, creatures of the deep, WnW Buggy. I will join you in congratulating Dreamworld for trying to fill the void left by the loss of an entire themed land, one of the gold coast's best flat rides, four lives, and the delayed opening of what was supposed to be their saviour. But I don't agree that it in any way puts them on par or better than what VRTP are doing. There's a reason why MW hasn't had much in the way of entertainment filler lately...
  3. AlexB

    Dreamworld Winterfest

    You know, apart from Fright Nights, White Christmas, Carnivale....
  4. Alright, i'll take the (de)bait. Please - enlighten us as to your thoughts on why DC Rivals doesn't qualify for the title of "one of the best in the world". I will *cringe* refer to the only current enthusiast authority on coasters since the demise of Mitch Hawkers poll... and refer to *gulp* the TPR 2018 Coaster poll, recently published. https://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=76791&fbclid=IwAR3FFH-aSL85TzOPD00EBP-q0Kpv-svFo8o218Hl1n0GFEKfFnq9X_dGzuc Scoring in the top 20, in a world of amazing coasters overseas, combined with the fact that TPR tends to be heavily weighted towards the USA, I think stands on it's own as a great indication of where it sits. Ben's own words on where DCR stands, and how massive the task is that Dreamworld have to compete with it is also a great indication. If you exclude the wooden coasters from the poll, DCR actually makes it into the top 10 of steel coasters in the world: Note also that the weighting given to the 'steel' poll resulted in preferences ranking slightly differently (its explained better in the TPR thread) - but you'll note in the overall ranking that the Mega-Lite ranking in the overall thread falls below DCR, while in the steel-only poll, it ranks above it - yet DCR still came in the top 10. I will admit, my international exposure to coasters is limited to the USA west coast, Hong Kong and Singapore, so my personal opinion is limited - but coaster junkies and credit whores alike all score DCR highly... so i'm really keen to hear (read) what your reasoning is to cast doubt on what is, in my opinion, an amazing, world class coaster.
  5. AlexB

    The Off Topic Topic

    Yeah but your standards tend to be a bit lower - and you don't take Mrs Skeeta to those sorts of shows...
  6. Would you like to try bringing up some of their other defunct advertising slogans? these are all just as relevant as your Sky Voyager Boxing Day countdown...
  7. As far as I can gather, he's the only one in that world.... it was just curiosity..
  8. AlexB

    Sea World - New Attraction 2019

    It's a ride. Judging by comments elsewhere, Sea World is considered a theme park. Therefore its a ride, in a theme park. Therefore, its a theme park ride. I do certainly agree its ok, and is just a minor filler.
  9. AlexB

    The Off Topic Topic

    Don't bring me into this. I knew it was a joke. I knew what you were referring to. It didn't deserve a fountain, but I couldn't bring myself to 'like' it. I didn't think 'sad' or 'haha' really worked so i went with confused. In retrospect, HAHA was probably the right answer. live and learn.
  10. 2. A lazy river 3. Sky Voyager coming Summer 2018 4. MDMC Virtual Reality 5. Eureka Mountain reopening 6. Wipeout has many years to come 7. Trolls will open on time 8. We've got a whole bunch of night events planned..... aaaaaannnnnnd they're gone.
  11. AlexB

    Sea World - New Attraction 2019

    I did ride, but noticed about halfway through I was getting pins and needles in my right leg. I quite enjoyed it actually, but i'd like to see them change the restraints if they decide to keep it.
  12. AlexB

    Sea World - New Attraction 2019

    I had the opportunity to ride this a week ago, and I must say I find the restraint to be quite ridiculous. The pivoting leg bar is fine, but when you add an additional bar below it (forming a box in each seat) it practically crushes your legs - especially the person sitting on the outside, as the pivot point means the corner of the 'box' digs in lower as the bar is brought down. Has anyone else experienced this?
  13. AlexB

    What makes a theme park?

    I see where you're going with this, but I'm not sure I agree. Take magic mountain as an example - yes, many of their more recent additions do take more of a 'plonked' attitude, but their 'Justice League' area is tied in well - with Green Lantern, Batman, Riddler, Flash, Wonder Woman all gathered together with a cohesive theme, including the food outlets, etc. Superman for obvious reasons is located a fair way away, but the towers (including Lex) stand at the entrance to the Justice League area too. Their WB children's area is also really nicely done. There are many other areas of the park that have great theming - even if it's just a small area with one ride. Although clearly on a larger scale, I wouldn't consider them any less a 'theme' park than say - Movie World. I'm sure comparisons could be made for many other SF or CF parks.