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  1. AlexB

    The Off Topic Topic

    Wow @Mc coaster thats an amazing find! Would you mind sharing your find on the Wonderland History FB page?
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    'Big Brother House' Vandalised

    As soon as you figure out how long this piece of string is.
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    Village theme parks extended trading hours

    There are many theme parks the world over who handle much bigger crowds than Movie World that are capable of checking every bag. Some even put people through metal detectors.
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    Dreamworld 2019 Maintenance Schedule/Updates

    Movie World's 2018 maintenance has been removed
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    Village theme parks extended trading hours

    Skyhawk, and towards the end - the great balloon race. Wonderland gates would open at 10am, and All rides would open at the same time - which would usually see people running around the lake to be the first to get to probe, demon, etc. HBL would open at 10, but you'd regularly see ride ops walking up the hill just after 10, and still beat the first guest into the area. Goldrush always opened at 11, with the rides opening at the same time. Unlike the rest of the park, Security did walk the rope down the path, so guests usually wouldn't reach Bush Beast or Snowy until at least 11:05, and likewise, rides were still in their operator 'test cycle' as guests walked down the path - which actually gave the area some kinetic energy and encouraged people to stop at those rides instead of all piling onto beast and snowy.
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    Extended hours at Australian theme parks

    Parks the world over trade until late during summer. Perhaps if our parks were actually offering something special at night, it'd bring people in. I know Wonderland used to be packed out during it's late trading hours - $5 after 5, fireworks, light and laser shows... there's plenty of things they can do (some of which wouldn't cost the earth) which would actually give people a reason to go at night. Instead of it being a special event, just keep the park open, offer something extra special, and do things that make people WANT to spend money. the separately ticketed night events obviously make money - and since in the past, many tickets to those events were included for free in annual passes, there had to be something that made money - does it have to be a special event? I mean - clearly AW does it regularly, so don't tell me MW can't afford some overtime, or some strategic rostering of the necessary staff to make it work... I've seen it work from a rostering perspective at a theme park so i'm sorry @Levithian - I don't buy it.
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    Dreamworld / WWW Update

    I disagree - i saw this before Christmas, and I thought it was great that each and every character, appearance and show was shown chronologically. You could look at the time, and then scan to the right part of the page to see what was coming up soon, to decide what (if anything) you were interested in catching. I think it'd be good to either have a 'big show' summary elsewhere, or otherwise mark those on the page in bold or a bigger font...
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    The Off Topic Topic

    If anyone is interested in reasons why Monorails aren't widely taken up, here's a really well put together video about the monorail network at Magic Kingdom: Obviously this is only based on Disney's network, but the economics would only become worse when dealing with government, public land and so on. As for Maglev, considering the rail proposal we saw for Brisbane a little while ago turned into a rubber-tyred-metro system, i'm not so confident we'll see Maglev here anytime in the near future.
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    Dreamworld / WWW Update

    @Richard - I'm just curious - considering the generic nature of the thread title, and with Dreamworld's recent track record... does this meet the definition of megathread?
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    Dreamworld 2019 Maintenance Schedule/Updates

    @Richard - I'm just curious - considering this thread is capable of spanning an entire year, and with Dreamworld's recent track record, is likely to be updated several times a week... does this meet the definition of megathread?
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    Village theme parks extended trading hours

    Seriously now - are you still butt hurt about my discussion regarding the status of AW as (not) a theme park? My friend, we're going to have to disagree. Calling someone a bully every time you don't like what they're saying is not a way to get on in life - and certainly with your advanced years, i'd have thought you would have learned that by now. Consider Tim - who I figure is probably about half your age - and I can have quite robust discussions about AW, and still get along just fine - hence why my comment was in a line of conversation originating from his comments relating to AW and FF. Nothing was ever said to you - and yet here you are, white knighting again. I don't currently have 'crew' status - not because I don't wish to contribute, but simply because every year it expires because I don't get reminders to renew it, and then I never get around to paying it again. I don't expect different treatment from Parkz just because I've contributed something financial to the running of the site. The benefits of crew membership are clearly outlined on the site - and neither I nor anyone else should expect any different. Regardless, I support Parkz, and its predecessors, for the work that they do, have done, and continue to do, and have done so for many years - and respect that in this privately operated site - their word is final. There was robust discussions on these forums in the few weeks I was enjoying the holiday break, and clearly, I missed out on some fun to be had, as the discussions were removed, hidden, or censored. Clearly, these crossed a line so that the moderators felt action was required. I've been the subject of such censorship in the past, indeed when I crossed a line, and was immediately contacted by private message by the moderator \ Richard to explain the reasons why, to help me recognise where the line is, and for that, I appreciated it. I note this as this is the same action that Richard stated in response to the recent discussions that occurred. On the other hand, I note that my comment above, which has apparently been taken the way it was intended by everyone but you, remains. This is a fairly good indication that no line has been crossed, and the butt hurt you are exhibiting is completely off-base and uncalled for. If I have ever personally offended you directly by my words or actions, I apologise - but if you're going to continue to be offended any time I don't hold up your state or your local park to the highest standards - you really need to evaluate whats important in your life. State versus State rivalry is big in this country (or - at least on the east coast). WA are our poor western cousins frequently referred to as 3 hours (and 10 years) behind (and yes - even Tim has referred to WA in this manner). Frankly, if you're lacking the competitive nature that drives one to pour shit on another state for their shortcomings, and to give as good as you get without calling for the PC Police to arrest someone for bullying and harassing you on the internet, that's... That's just unAustralian.
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    Village theme parks extended trading hours

    Its a wink, put together by a ; and a ). Don't get a B in your bonnet old mate - i'm just teasing.
  13. AlexB

    Sea World Carnivale 2019

    Aqua colour hasn't been around long either - and its hardly well marketed... considering... well, erm... you know - it's marketed by Village...
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    Sega World Sydney discussion

    I went to SW many times, and never paid for anything (free radio station tix). It was a great place, but lacked on several fronts - it was small, so couldn't accommodate large amounts of people - which in turn made pricing high, to offset that, which in turn kept people away. Due to many of the attractions having both mechanical and VR elements, there were lengthy processes to group, load, set up, and start, for what then amounted to a fairly short experience. Rail Chase was certainly an awesome little experience, but all-in-all it wasn't that great when compared elsewhere. It certainly wasn't the first indoor coaster in Australia (not sure if there are others out there, but Expo 88's SuperNova was definitely prior), but probably was the only one operating at the time. The tank battle thing was also a bit ridiculous - such a large floor space, difficult to operate 'tanks' and a distinct lack of ammo. Honestly, in a similar space, Intencity Parramatta had a much more superior offering, and as everything was 'user pays', pricing was much more reasonable, and capacity \ wait times were much more tolerable.
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    Village theme parks extended trading hours

    It's ok. nobody else thinks about FF or AW when discussing Aussie parks...