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Everything posted by DaptoFunlandGuy

  1. No I don't believe so (and I think a few jokers might have some fun if they knew which day it would be) but I have alerts set up so I get an email when they update the maps - usually 2-6 weeks after the flight. They did email earlier in the year though to tell users that flood-specific maps would be uploaded, but as that was a special circumstance, it's a bit different to the normal flyovers.
  2. I mean if we're going off the Wiegand Style alpine toboggan and throwing in any old thing then you have to count the toboggan at Big Buzz Forster - which back in the 90s was a fibreglass waterslide channel that you went down on something akin to a Wiegand toboggan with a pink fibreglass shell mildly resembling an 80's corvette (and coming off on that at speed did some damage!), but now appears to be a giant tricycle with 15 inch bike wheels that runs on a centre guide rail. Toboggan on the Mid North Coast, NSW | The Big Buzz Fun Park
  3. I've only ever been to Corin forest when it was winter - and the snow on the hillside just capped off a superb toboggan. I've done Coffs and Jamberoo and Corin is still my favourite. With the up hill tow, i'm wondering whether, because the entire track is a circuit - do they count the lift hill as part of the track length? If that's the case, You kind of have to give Jamberoo the win on longest length by default, right?
  4. blink twice if you're being held against your will.
  5. Nearmap hasn't done much on the gold coast this year - a few of their planned flights were changed to cover the flooded areas in February, then down in NSW, and then back up in SEQ, but they did have a day to cover Dreamworld. Dated 20 April 2022. Not much different, but the boneyard has a few things of interest: Looks like some log flume boats, the diesel shunting locomotive on some tracks, and a few other things on tracks that I don't think are the original carriages. I suspect the rest of the gold coast will update shortly so will update here as they come available.
  6. Hey @themagician did you happen to notice the maintenance bay at all? The word is the entire maintenance spur track is gone...
  7. Pretty sure Jamberoo had one on the cards at some point too, although it hasn't been part of their latest works.
  8. Cue colour debate. The original publicly stated colour was 'Fuschia' with the official colour scheme RAL4006 "Traffic Purple". The new paint looks a bit darker, but not much - i'd hazard a guess it's RAL4008 "Signal Violet"
  9. Good on you for sharing your experience. I agree with pretty much everything here although i've never bothered to ride Pandamonium. Taipan is very accommodating and rivals much less so. Claw used to be quite generous but safety audits shortened the seatbelt a while back (I don't think they adjusted the test seat at the same time) and I now consider it to be one of the most restrictive on the coast. Another recent modification was Motocoaster - although this targets the legs more than the torso.
  10. Now that the railway doesn't go around it, that sounds smart - vendors could access the studio driveway during the day without causing pedestrian issues in-park. Assuming that that area has direct access from the theme park it sounds like a good idea. Perhaps do it on main street to ensure viability, and wait for it to grow enough that it's worth maintaining the additional facilities?
  11. get your arse down there then. Seriously though - chicken and egg - you have to build it first.
  12. I don't think they're trying to entice the Eat Street crowd to come to Coomera - rather they're targeting those already in the area, and those visiting the theme park to encourage them to hang around. We've actually had threads on here suggesting MW do a similar thing - offer something that encourages day-guests to stick around at Oxenford post-5pm, potentially have dinner on-site before heading back to the hotel a little later, once the traffic is gone. This targets that market, and I think it will do it quite well...
  13. It's almost zero cost - the food trucks should be fairly self sufficient (or just requiring a little 'shore power') and would have the opportunity to make a buck. No doubt the park would receive a share of sales, so charging $2 at the gate is just to discourage 'having a look-ers' who don't spend any money. Provided they can keep up the numbers required to attract the good food trucks this should do well. I'd like to see them do more than just food in a market environment, but how much they can do when it literally switches from theme park to market at 5pm, i'm not sure.
  14. Are you that unfit that you're out of breath? Clearly I was referring to the older slab which has been around longer than the current weather.
  15. This is why plain white concrete has no place in a park. Stencil it. colour it. Paint it. Do exposed aggregate wash. Or use bitumen. I'm not talking about the new slab they've poured (that will degrade in time, but if needed for construction they may have plans to do something with it later), rather i'm talking about the older slab which wasn't poured specifically for construction and was just left like that. ugh.
  16. Because that's the name of the game (I don't have a 4 yet... but I still remember...)
  17. I still don't understand how your children survived to learn to walk.
  18. I've seen several pictures of the carriages posted around the place and there doesn't appear to be any other place for strollers. It would be more efficient (and preferable for families who have them) to load the stroller into the same compartment (and flip up a chair to accommodate it) as well as not disturbing the child in the pram should they be asleep. If a wheelchair can fit, there's no reason a stroller should be made to go elsewhere - and its far more efficient loading and unloading if the parents can be ready to disembark with the stroller rather than moving to another storage area and waiting for the conductor to unload \ open gates etc. (The small flip up section likely wouldn't fit a wheelchair, but would fit a simple day-stroller for sure.)
  19. You can tell just how much Green Lantern has been closed - that chain faces that sign squarely into the north sun, and it has faded so badly it isn't funny.
  20. They definitely appear narrower - but they also have those large footplates on the side too. I feel like these are more likely going to be used for Strollers and Prams than wheelchairs, but both functions look like they work well either way. The pool latch doors will be easy for adults to self-release but the secondary interlock\sensor ensures a better level of safety for riders (although this might mean a conductor isn't required either).
  21. Are they rendering the plants too? You see.... the trick is..... You gotta wash it off before it has a chance to dry.
  22. End of September 2016. So they had VR for the best part of 3 years before it closed for good - and there was a lot of downtime in those years too.
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