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  1. I find you can swat down and push the seat down before the restraint comes down and be nearly in a seating position if you want to on all the standing coasters i have ridden.
  2. Why not? We flew up from Adelaide for the October long weekend and had a great time. Sure lines were crazy at both Dreamworld and Movieworld and with no Flashpass available at Movieworld the $100 bucks for a day pass made it hard to get your money's worth but we still had no regrets making the 3 day trip.
  3. Having a mother and my partners mother and his 2 aunties as teachers i think i have a fair idea of the goings on of your everyday teacher, but thank-you for the heads up.As far as keeping up your registration i can say first hand that as far as psychologist go it's pay your fees every 12 months or you cannot practice, no client free days here.
  4. I couldn't let that go without making a comment.... Limited time! you get 3-4 months off a year! the rest of us get 3-4 weeks! if were lucky ,and then you get pupil free days, i wish i could get customer free days and still get paid.
  5. 1. Pepsi max - Big One 2. Colossus 3. Grand National 4. Superman Escape 5. Rock n Roll coaster - Paris 6. Saw 7. Stealth 8. Space Mountain - Paris 9. Mine Train - HK 10. Space Mountain - LA
  6. I'm wondering if many people on this site have ridden Buzzsaw yet and what did they think of it? We are going up there again in a few weeks and looking fwd to see what it's like.
  7. but this year i went to Tokyo Disney and spent thousands of dollars! So in the end they got my dosh... I'm not so sure about Disney getting your dosh... I think Tokyo Disney is like all other Disney's outside the US where the goverment funds up to 75% of the building of the park, hotels, train stations and in HK disneys case a warf for a ferry service.In HK disney the gov gets all the money from admission to the park and all the money from the 2 hotels. This is the reason why we will never get a Disney built in Australia because can you see the aus gov putting up a few billion dollars of tax payers money to build a theme park?
  8. Hi, we went in 2009 and really loved the park. I wasn't the biggest Disney fan up until then as i didn't love the park in LA all that much but after going to Disneyland Paris we cannot get enough of them. Loved space mountain so much and rock 'n' roll coaster and crush's coaster. Great day. We went to Disney HK earlier this year for a look and while we had a good day the park was a tad boring with not a real lot to do so don't rush there anytime soon.
  9. Fantasic report and great pics, it has put a spring in my step before starting work in a minute.
  10. I, like a lot of my mates think the VIP passes are the worst thing Movieworld has or could of done. The place is nearly always packed with free loading families just trying to get there $99 bucks worth.I know that's a little harsh but it doesn't make any less true. It was not that long ago that movieworld opened everything at 10am and would always have the Wild west Burger stand opened everyday, but now even on holiday mondays when the place is packed they will not open the Wild West Burgers or the nice Cafe near the front gates, because they know nearly everyone there has a VIP pass so it's not worth there while to staff the place as it once was. That might be ok for the locals but it leaves a bad taste in overseas and interstate vistors.
  11. Wouldn't be my first choice but if it was themed really well like Saw i think it would work really well at Dreamworld. My main concern would be capacity, i rode No Limits and the park was empty and it still took 20 mins to ride and Saw took over 2 hours in line before we took our seats, so i'm not sure about the 1000 person an hour capacity that the ride claims to have. But all in all i think it would be a huge hit and i'll be happy if in fact we do get one.
  12. Hi, Last May we did both parks in a day with no probs at all, the crowds were not to bad and they werent running the fast pass due to the small crowds. Went to HK Disney 2 months ago, dont waste your money on the fast pass there as we did as only 3 rides were on it and the rest were "shows" 4 in fact...we spent 10 hours at the park but geez it was a long day as there is not a lot to do. Space mountain was the best ride but nothing compared to Space Mountain in Paris. I hope you enjoy your trip.
  13. Having been to Blackpool and Thorpe Pk last month and Alton and oakwood in 07 my fav's are, 1. Blackpool because of the huge choice's of rides and great feel of the place. It's like going back in time in some ways but with some very good new rides and many old classics. 2. Thorpe Pk because of Saw and Sleath and close to London. I had a blast on everything there but the lines can be a big, big problem. If in London cannot be missed. 3. Alton because of the Rita and Air and the joint had a fun park feel to it. I like the feel of this place more than Thorpe Pk but i think overall the rides at Thorpe were slightly better. 4. Oakwood in Wales, very small park just of the Motorway but does have the orginal Saw type ride without the great themeing of Saw but noneless pretty much the same ride IMO. This park had a very family relaxed feel to it and i will be going back for another visit oneday.
  14. We really liked Thorpe Park and Loved pleasure Beach. The Big one at Blackpool was without question the best coaster i have ever been on, so high, so fast and so long. It was great going on the woodies as it's been years since i last went on one. The themeing at Thorpe Pk was much better than i was expecting, not so much like "worlds" like Dreamland or Disney but more how every ride was themed to the max. We went on a Tuesday the day after Bank holiday thinking that the crowds would be small. Well for the 1st 90 min or so all rides expect Saw were a walk on, but as the day went on the lines were crazy. At one stage the line up for Saw was 3 hours! We ended up buying a fastrac pass which works( and works very well, much better than Q4U ) on all rides apart from Saw, so we waited till 90 mins before the park closed to line up on it. It took around 90 mins to finally get on it but the wait was well worth it! The themeing for that ride is amazeing and takes the cake as far as i'm concerened. As for the ride... so smooth and quiet and the indoor part at the start of the ride is a big shock, big dip and a fast loop before you even go outside and start to climb to the top knowing that a 97 degree drop awaits. Overall it did live up to what we were hoping for and the wait was indeed worth it. One thing we liked about Saw was that on most cars they had a full ride video of you that you could purchase in the photo shop after the ride a bit like Slingshot if you like but we were unlucky that our car was not equipped with the cam.
  15. My partner and i went last week and after being at Thrope park and Pleasure beach the week before we were not expecting much. But WoW we had a great time, the park is so lovely and green compared to Disney L.A. We were not even really planning on going on any rides as from wot i remembered from Disney L.A. the waits were worth it. But the line ups were quite good, max being around 30 mins and that was for Temple of Doom and Peter Pan. Forget about the silly prices as they are crazy and you will really enjoy yourself. Have fun!
  16. [22.50 per staff per day x 20 staff per day x 364 days per year = $163,800 per year saved. This is the budget to be able to afford another 4 full time staff per year. Lets not forget to add the 9% Super and approx 3% workcover levy on top of that...
  17. I don't know the theming of the show but i was told at the drivers test a few weeks back what the show about. We were told that we will be part of a short movie every performance and depending on the actors and drivers each show will offer something a little different to the crowd. What will happen is that there will be a "take" of a car going over a jump at 40 km and then doing a handbrake turn at 15 km, someone may then jump off of a 2 meter high fence or getting out of a car while we are driving at 5 km/h. At the end of the show a movie will be shown on a big screen to give people an better idea on how those action movies are filmed...i.e. car may of been going 40km/h over jump but in the movie it will look as if we were going 120km/h or jumping off of a 2 meter high fence will turn out to look like a fall of 25 meters! Get my drift... Hope this helps.
  18. [. Crazy Coaster doesnt really do much for me.
  19. My mate sold his Evo 7 to Movieworld a month or so back, he had been trying to sell it for 12 months then out of the blue Movieworld called him and did the deal. It's was always ran as a rally car so has a full cage and the like. He now works for Toyota doing there stunts at shows around the country but has also appiled for one of the jobs going as a driver in "hot wheels"
  20. Put my partner and i down for yes ( if you dont mind a couple who are 30 something tagging along)
  21. Are you serious??? A tyre launch? What happened to the LIMS/magnets/hydraulics/whatever? How cheap can Dreamworld get! What next? Sounds like some of you people on this list need to stop and take a breath and think about it. Sure a tyre launch is not what we were hoping for and i am a little disapointed, BUT i also drive a Nissan Gti-r not an BMW M5, i have a 3 bedroom home 10 km from the city not an 7 bedroom joint by the beach.. reason being i cannot afford everything that i want. I'm sure dreamworld would love a $50 mill coaster to be built but clearly they cannot afford one. I would rather this " cheap " coaster than for Dreamworld to spend 50 mill on a 0-200Km in 5 sec coaster then 6 months later close there doors because the place has gone broke! Think about it.. what car do you drive?..... i bet it's not a 911 turbo but if you had the money it would be. Cheers, gauge
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