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AlexB last won the day on July 8

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About AlexB

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  • Birthday June 24

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  1. AlexB

    Dreamworld Maintenance 2019

    I.... I don't think he's coming back @StingRay...
  2. AlexB

    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    Yes, Push has been quiet lately...
  3. AlexB

    New Helicopter Centre Coming to Sea World

    Yeah, but about what exactly? He's right about so many things...
  4. AlexB

    Dreamworld Maintenance 2019

    It was three degrees this morning. It's winter. By all accounts from people, the park is dead. The tower needs maintenance. The rides need maintenance. What really buggers me off is clueless individuals that stomp their feet and throw a tantrum because what they want isn't available NOW, and it must have been done just to annoy them personally. I suppose you'd prefer them to close it in December-January?
  5. AlexB

    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    WORLD DOMINATION! Isn't that the done thing with crowdfunding and donations and shit? get people to like and share the post? Just trying to give Push a more authentic 'folau' experience...
  6. AlexB

    Fright Nights 2019

    leather and chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnssssssssss
  7. AlexB

    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    Thanks to all those who have donated. We've almost reached our goal in less than 24 hours! If you want to see how we're tracking to our goal, or to donate, click the link above. Like this post to show your support!
  8. AlexB

    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    You're on your own. About as much as every other thread here which devolves into random discussion eventually. But in most cases, unless its clearly affecting or stifling ongoing discussion, its a case of CBA, and I don't blame them. They aren't babysitters. At any rate, I think the best quote is this one:
  9. AlexB

    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance - Confucious True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing - Socrates Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity - Calvin Coolidge The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination - Albert Einstein I have four more knowledges that you do - AlexB.
  10. AlexB

    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    Sorry - my link wasn't working properly. I've fixed it now.
  11. AlexB

    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    ...when you can't afford a parmigiana.... With this revelation, i've decided to start a campaign to fundraise for one of our own on Go Fund Me (its what everyone is doing nowadays, right?) You can donate here:
  12. I did notice the stuff over the fence. i'm not familiar with the park, but i thought it was another ride. I just had a look on google and that doesn't seem to be the case... at any rate... have you ever noticed all the carts and crap stacked back of house while you negotiate the labyrinth that is the hot wheels queue and exit ramps? Or the junkyard\graveyard on the old thunderbolt site? What about the derelict BB Studios and blue lagoon slab (and later, backyard fence) on the train ride? Also on the train - All the plain white boxes under the TOT? Then there's the dirt pits currently occupying the former thunderbolt graveyard and the thunder river sites... If anything i'd say this theming is 'on-par' with dreamworld... and hey, they aren't disney... but while we're on the subject of someone's crappy backyard... Village aren't immune either... I honestly didn't understand the theme 'steel curtain' until i looked it up. I think the theme is pretty damn clever, and will no doubt enamor the locals to a point they won't give a shit about what's over the fence. I think most parks also try to theme and camouflage things from ground level, but there's a certain expectation that once you're elevated above ground level for a ride, certain allowances are made for the fact that you can't hide everything.
  13. What's wrong with it? And you do remember that Dreamworld themed Shockwave with green pinebark, right?
  14. AlexB

    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    It seems, @pushbutton, that your solution to most food issues at the park is to bring an external contractor in. Now, in my opinion, the reason why you get shot down on these arguments, repeatedly, is because bringing an external mob in to run something is a cop out. The park loses control of the outlet, and can't control standards (which can be both good, and bad). They lose money - as they get less revenue when there's a competitor in the park. If you think the food outlets in the park need improving, then by all means - put forward your suggestions. The crepe bar I quoted wasn't a horrible idea. A bit polarising perhaps as not everyone is going to want to eat crepes and the bakery stocks a variety of things sure to suit more people than crepes, but not a horrible idea to change things up. But - when your solution involves 'bring an external in' - its a shit idea. What can the external do, that the park cannot do themselves, if they wanted to? This is the question you should answer. Because the park CAN do anything an external can do, if they try. Chances are, they don't, because people buy the food they currently sell... And diluting their current market by opening yet another outlet at Stars just increases their costs, but won't necessarily increase their income. If the food gets to a point where people would rather eat at mcdonalds and they start losing money in their food outlets, then, and only then, will they realise a problem exists. Until then, I don't think there's much of a problem, judging purely by sales. Your review of Dirty Harry's burrito bar indicates your fussiness is probably a bit more unique to yourself than a glaring issue with a food outlet that otherwise receives mainly positive reviews.