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  1. Original

    Falling Standards at Our Parks

    ^ What happens when managers suck the life out of those people though? They become just like everyone else working there. And missing/damaged theming and effects that havent been replaced or touched in months is not a small thing in my mind at all that adds up with bad customers service. All round there is the feeling of being sub par and no one caring. I'm sure some there really do want to see it at its best. It's just right now the negatives outweigh the positives.
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    Current Sea World Thoughts (2018)

    Yep, I don't think there needs to be an argument on what the parks missing, because it's missing most essential things when it comes to rides. It doesn't have a big, thrilling coaster, it needs a proper family ride for all ages and, yeah it's missing it's flume ride. I think Joz put it perfectly. For me, the 2 most important things to the park are the dolphins and the Ski Show as its heritage and the lake is the first thing you see when you walk in. Bring the standard up of the Dolphin, reimagine a ski show for 2018.
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    Current Sea World Thoughts (2018)

    I think that's why most people are disillusioned with the park these days and angry with how it is being run and managed. Back in the day SW was the MAIN park in VTP stable and the MAIN competitor to DW. Now through years of neglect and not spending/maintaining it is just as you call it an 'add on' and it's disappointing* that it was allowed to arrive in such a state. And calling it disappointing is being generous.
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    The Off Topic Topic

    6 staff on Rivals also sounds to me like attempting to run at full capacity. how many staff normally run Rivals with 2 trains compared to that of just one.
  5. Original

    XXI Commonwealth Games: Gold Coast 2018

    That’s an average for Sunrise across the whole 3 hours of whose watching. The number of people who actually tune in (the culminative audience) is much, much higher. So crosses like that still work as exposure to the audience, although Australians (I hope) already know who LT are and where to find them on the coast.
  6. You’re both right because 7 & 9 now share the one chopper, as they do in Sydney, Melbourne and most cities.
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    Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    My guess is that this is DC going down for its first check, just to make sure all the components are wearing in as they should. Every brand new ride does this not long after opening. And correct me if I’m wrong I don’t believe DC has done this yet?! Which is a lot later than it normally would. I’m guessing it will have it’s big maintenance period where we’ll see it closed for about a month sometime in November, after Fright Nights and just before the big holiday crowds hit it.
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    Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    Thanks @MickeyD for that explanation. Thought that would be case since I know they keep an operator there for that reason. I do hope nothing major in the ride changes for the worse because to protect themselves from a worse case scenario that some idiot can't follow rules, forgets this is a piece of machinery and gets hurt. I'm remaining hopeful the ride is getting another overhaul and theming enhancements.
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    Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    Why would you think it could be seen as an area of concern?
  10. Let’s not forget until a few years ago WnW traded until 9pm in summer with Dive In Movies and back in the 90’s SW did have a night show in the lake. I think Joz has more info on that I was very young to remember it but involved the SW chopper and giant dragon breathing fire.
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    Sirens of the Sea non event

    You mean Joz rationally explaining to you the water in the penguin exhibit was too cold wasn’t sensible?! Because a sensible person would normally figure that out on their own considering it looks like one big coolroom with ice.
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    Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    Because the bigger the company the longer it takes for the left hand to talk to the right hand. Also these companies are fiercely (and rightly so) about protecting their brand so there will be a lot of back and forth before a final design is settled upon. Then you’ve got the job of looking for a contractor to come in and build it all, again the WB specs.
  13. I don’t think the argument is so much if it’s a good addition or well themed, but rather in a bad location. It could easily be an outdoor attraction, instead a perfectly good soundstage goes wasted for a great dark ride.
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    Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    You seem to have a long way to go in learning how big companies work and the intricacies of getting IP licenses signed off on. You don’t just send a Snapchat and get instant approval.
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    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    The media at the time kept writing stories too about how those 2 hated working here.