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  1. ^Short answer is yes I have been on the side closer to Australian Outback Spectacular, but I don't know if/why it hasn't been in full operation for a while haha.
  2. ^While the Camaro and Optimus would be difficult to track down now, there is nothing stopping them spending a little bit of money importing the GMC Truck, Hummer, or the Pontiac Solstice direct from US manufactures and with a licensing agreement paint them up to replicate how they looked in the movie. For a Prime they could just create a replica, wouldn't be too hard to paint and chrome up a truck. For those who need to see the Camaro, Movieworld could either wait till a production ready vehicle is completed, or borrow one of the mules that are motoring around Melbourne at the moment.
  3. Blasphamy! Your homework for this evening is to read the following website and write a short essay on the history of the Optimus Prime character, and the evolution of the character since its origins. Partial credit for describing the importance Peter Cullen has on the character. haha Optimus Prime In all seriousness though. The latest movie incarnation of Prime would be most relavant to audiences. I would rather see them install a new attraction, rather than trying to update that old Batman one. If they revamp that I would rather them redo it with a more contemporary Batman theme.
  4. ^From what I've gathered that style of ride is a little more than that. Expect to get wet though. My only question would be how would building this go with the water issues that have been apparent on the coast until only recently? Namely with things such as those waterfall type things that Gazza pointed out.
  5. Movieworld should create something like this in the coming years: NB: Just article, not pics or details, but I think the guys here can figure out what sort of a ride it will be. Transformers Amusement Ride
  6. I wonder how this is affecting attendance. In all honesty, I have lived on the Gold Coast one year of my life and other than an occasional exception like this, the weather is generally hot as anything during the day followed by afternoon storms. Generally you would predict that this time of year encourages people to head to theme parks. This probably isn't the case this year at the moment. As for the worst day ever reference. I was at Odyssey New Years and basically everything other than Ocean Parade was closed due to the weather, which meant that none of the rides took the pressure off t
  7. The only other ones I can think of off the top of my head are: Main Street: Rocky... soundtrack music. The one that starts with like the deep church bells or watever. Western Area: The theme from "The Magnificent Seven" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm3kqis8YGs Lee Marvin - Wandering Star http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dEKDCwf9XU
  8. Yeah, they could install that spinning coaster at Movieworld and theme it to the Warner Bros. Movieworld what's next thread. Yeah I know... lame
  9. Haha! This is a quote from the 'Wikipedia' page: "Critics have questioned Wikipedia's reliability and accuracy, citing its open nature.[8] The criticism is centered on its susceptibility to vandalism, such as the insertion of profanities or random letters into articles, and the addition of false or unverified information;[9] uneven quality, systemic bias and inconsistencies;[10] and for favoring consensus over credentials in its editorial process.[11] Scholarly work suggests that vandalism is generally short-lived.[12][13]" While those critics are correct to an extent, note that in general t
  10. I am voting for Superman Escape. Personally, I think Lethal Weapon is a very good coaster. I have never had any trouble with the headaches and sore ears and all that. In saying that though, it isn't exactly more intense than Superman Escape, it just has more elements that make it more interesting in a way. But even so, the reason I have voted for Superman is basically because Lethal Weapon is only exciting the first couple of times you ride it, then the layout becomes predictable and you sort of get over it. With Superman, I have been on it who knows how many times and every time you get
  11. Alright, I know I have said this before but Movieworld absolutely HAS to update the current Batman ride to fit in with The Dark Knight next year. In case people aren't aware they have now released a trailer for the movie. I am not sure of the exact URL link but if the thing was properly re-themed the ultimate thrill would be in the story. I don't know exactly what the new movie is about, but from the trailers you can get an idea of the tone the movie will take. I would like to see that tone reflected in the ride. In case people haven't seen the trailer yet I will put specific references i
  12. ^The idea of those things at the bottom is that you grab a different tube depending on which thing you line up in. I am pretty sure there are signs up as well, but it might have been hard to see in the dark? Cheers for the report though, sounds like a good night. Hopefully, WhiteWater World does then more often.
  13. Well, firstly... there are some Indigenous stories that are not allowed to be told unless you are a local Indigenous elder. Secondly... to use local Aboriginal ideas to theme a ride would most certainly require you to work with the community to ensure that it is relavant to the local family group (as you said). And thirdly... they wouldn't mind it making money as long as they saw a portion of it go to the local community. Personally, I would be a big fan it if done correctly, it could found itself in true Australian culture and celebrate the richness the traditional custodians of the Coomer
  14. Yeah, building a roller coaster over a lake is no biggy. I am not sure what the situation is with regards to the use of that area, but it would be a prime location to build a new coaster given that the trend is to build their more recent thrill rides closer to the front of the park. It would also integrate the Superman and Batman areas nicely and potentially see an upgrade of the visual themeing in those areas. In saying that though, you would have to make the back of Batman the Adventure well themed to cover up the ugly looking exits and sound stage. Could possibly replicate some of the s
  15. My personal opinon is that if we see a B&M in Australia I'd rather it be one with a unique ride position, either a flying or a stand-up. That in itself creates a new form of interest for the rider and has new themeing possibilities - ie, flying around a city or whatever. In saying that, I would still like to see it have a decent amount of speed and a decent ride length. And if you are going to install a ride with inversions it needs to be similar to Lethal Weapon - create a few inversions to give the sensation that you are not really sure where you are at or what is coming next. If yo
  16. Looks really well developed with creative mainpage navigation. Can't wait to see when its chugging along at full force.
  17. Well, I am still trying to figure out exactly where this thing is going and how long it would take to complete construction. As far as I know if it is located near the exit it could only be outside the park? If that is the case, then it will probably just be marketted as an additional thing you can do in the area. ie, like Australian Outback Spectacular but really not in the same ballpark. They could say something along the lines of visit Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and try your hand at AMF bowling... like afterwards. Or they could just market it as a new bowling centre... located next t
  18. ^Yeah, I think a redeveloped Batman attraction to coincide with the Dark Knight would be ideal for Movieworld. While I personally would be a fan of an indoor ride, I wouldn't say no to a roller-coaster departing out around the swamp/lake thing, but due to the access road that could become difficult? I am not sure. I mean, it would be good because the set for the pre-ride, etc is already in place so a change in film elements and improvement of the animatronics would not cost a great deal compared to creating an entire new pre-ride.
  19. ^BAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA!!! Julia Gillard!!!! Yes yes. Let her play the Terminator. In all seriousness though, would there not actually be humanish Terminators at the beginning of the war? My memory is a bit sketchy. And since when did Warner Brother's have the Terminator franchise? Anyway, if this is the case Movieworld should definately develop a Terminator themed ride and seeing as though the property is M/MA 15+ it could be a ride targetted at adults and could use some of the premise of the older films. As for Christian Bale - he is dead set the Warner Bros cover boy isn't he: Batman, Th
  20. Is this actually going to be a part of Dreamworld, or just on the Dreamworld site? While I agree that it really has no place in a theme park, it isn't such a bad move to put it in the area... and again this comes back to the argument of MLE developing the entire site into a Leisure centre. In saying that, I am not sure this is the greatest place to put it.
  21. ^Nah but some thematic elements give like head chopper effects and add excitement to the coaster. Not to mention they fact that you can theme the pre-ride also. But I do agree, if the coaster is fun and intense enough it can get away with being moderately themed.
  22. ^Roughly how much would something like that wooden coaster cost? It sounds like a terrific idea. I know I might be a bit of a dreamer here, but I would really love something well themed for their next attraction. Whether it is a story based ride similar to their classic attractions (I am thinking like Gremlins and Batman in their hayday - but a bit more modernised) or a quality thrill ride I am not too fussed. Just something that I can get involved with story wise with a couple of surprises. I mean, being a fan of movies it is really nice to become physically as well as emotionally involv
  23. Bahahaha! They were so overdue to just put either a path or paving in that area near Superman. The number of times they have attempted to grass it. And question, is that path in Johnson town a redo or a completely new path?
  24. Well, if this is the end of Eureka, I wouldn't expect a redevelopment in the short term. Keep in mind that the chair lift polls and entrances/exits are still in tact in spite of the ride out of operation for a while. I think you will find the mountain itself will be there for some time yet. If they were to redevelop it, I think you would find that the whole Imax and adjacent building complex would have to be redone as it and the mountain are adjoined. And doesn't the Rapids move under this area also? This could open up the opportunity to introduce a really interesting indoor/outdoor type
  25. This sounds like pretty good news to me. I will have to admit that I think this is an opportunity for Movieworld to get back to its story-orientated roots with future attractions. I have said this a couple of times, but I think the way Movieworld is moving, they will install mildly themed, yet attractive thrill rides. Or, they will install well-themed less intense rides.
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