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  1. My guess would be lightning rods as @jcgoldcoast said but I wouldn't be surprise if one of them wasn't a height warning beacon for aircraft (similar to the tops of buildings) noting the height.
  2. I hope so! I have to go to the GC for the long weekend at the end of September/first week of October so fingers crossed!!
  3. So this has appeared. Looks like corrosion may be the reason for the failure:
  4. Government meeting with theme park company

    Unfortunately I can't read the article as it is behind a paywall
  5. I rode Le Vampire (Batman clone) at La Ronde backwards. It was great but my only issue that I had was not knowing where I was going I wasn't able to adjust my head to stop the dreaded head banging between the restraints. I've also ridden The Racer at King's Island backwards which was really cool as the train next to us that we "raced" was facing forwards. They had timed it so that our train was slightly ahead of the forwards facing train so we could always see each other.
  6. Whilst Craig did say bringing back the mine ride for some reason in my head that doesn't necessarily mean refurbing the current Eureka Mine ride. The cost to refurb and bring the old mine ride up to scratch would most likely be quite high so perhaps they are going to do a knockdown rebuild of the ride.
  7. Before I actually rode one I would have agreed with you but after having been on quite a few now I can say they are anything but boring or repetitive. They have loads of airtime and speed. Overall I would actually rank them quite high on my list of favourite coasters, typically above other coasters with loads of inversions or "one trick ponies" Back on topic I think that Dreamworld will need to do something but agree that at the moment they need to focus on removing the TRRR. While it would be nice to see something big take over the place my personal opinion would be for Dreamworld to reopen the area with a few smaller family/thrill attractions (Think a couple of Funtime rides) and refurb Eureka. Then once that has opened begin teasing towards a new larger attraction, what I don't really know but even if it is just a decent woodie that would be awesome. So an indicative timeline for the Goldrush Area could be: 12 Months: Removal of TRRR 18 Months: Reopen area with a few smaller attractions/refurb of Eureka 24-36 Months: Build a new big attraction
  8. I'm still pinning my hopes on this:
  9. Trip advice - Gold Coast in October

    I have to visit the Gold Coast at the end of September, such good timing. It won't be school holidays and with a bit of luck the new hyper should be open
  10. Dreamworld being sued

    Came across this article this morning. Unfortunately I can't link direct to the article though so copy and pasted it. Dreamworld sued for almost $300,000 Dreamworld has copped another blow as the theme park is being sued for almost $300,000. The Courier Mail reports an Indian cricketer lodged a District Court claim against Ardent Leisure after a waterslide called ‘The Wedgie’ ruined his love for the game. Bikramjeet Singh Benipal claims he was sent down the slide before he was ready, which caused damage to his knee ligament. He said since the November 2015 incident, he was suffering from trauma like flashbacks and nightmares and could not play cricket. He’s claiming $244,000 for economic loss and $250 for pain relievers like Panadol and Deep Heat. The Courier Mail reports it is the first lawsuit lodged against Ardent Leisure since the horror Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy last October, which left four tourists dead.
  11. I blacked out on Deja Vu at SFMM, just before the first drop. It was a combination of dehydration (we stood in the sun for about an hour without anything to drink before riding) and, according to doctors, massive stress I had placed on my body riding hundreds of rollercoasters and rides in the preceding 6 weeks (About 112 different rollercoasters at about 10 different parks across the USA). All I remember is when we returned to the station and I woke up all I wanted to do was ride it again because I didn't remember the ride.
  12. Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    I rode Valravn at CP last year. It was OK but not great. SheiKra was better IMO. If you are going to spend 20-30million AUD on a B&M I think that there are much better options from them out there. That being said if that is the price range for the current coaster under construction then I think that what they are building is the better option. It is highly visual and for theme parks in Australia will make a huge statement.
  13. Joker's Jinx Stops Midcourse

    Oh I agree. I once got stuck on The Mummy at Universal for 2 hours, was probably one of the best experiences ever at a theme park but for some people this would not be a great experience.
  14. Joker's Jinx Stops Midcourse

    Still one of my favourite coaster designs but definitely a flaw in the design of the launch. I don't know how feasible it would be but perhaps some sort of speed check prior to entering the first inversion and a braking system could potentially avoid this happening again. For example: Coaster train needs to achieve X km/h to safely run the course. After launch speed is checked and if X km/h is not achieved a braking system engages to stop the train from entering the first inversion and runs the train backwards onto the launch straight i.e. a rollback
  15. If we were more organized we should have had talks with MW about arranging ERT and a tour of the new coaster once it is complete for Parkz members.