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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    Why would you think it could be seen as an area of concern?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Signage / website mistakes

    ^ Agreed and while we’re at it a station over by Jet Rescue to stop at the rides, especially since the land mass is bigger there now.
  11. As everyone has said it’s impossible to give lockers to everyone in the park or make them cheap, because again their won’t be enough. I don’t understand why that’s so hard to get. You have 2 options, get a locker. Or take the bare minimum and leave it on a chair in a backpack. Even the parks you love so much, Universal’s Volcano Bay is $10, and Disney’s $9 and with our Aussie dollar that would make them more. Every park does this, it’s universal practice and everyone has accepted this.
  12. Signage / website mistakes

    Then they should be investing in new trains so capacity is kept the same, not diminished to save a buck. It’s not like this happened all of a sudden and they have to find space in the budget, the trains have been in this state for some time and they would have known their life span was coming to an end.
  13. What I like about this interview is it gives me a John Menzies era vibe. Passionate people who care about the parks and the people who visit them. They know keeping guests happy keeps them spending and coming back.
  14. VTP Annual Pass Changes

    Again another great improvement, this ad looks great and makes you excited about the parks. I can see people’s faces on the rides, but the scale of the rides, just how big DC Rivals is and love the tag of saying the best roller coaster.
  15. Movie World November 2017 Improvements

    All this stuff is looking great, love extra roving entertainment, it just adds to the whole feel. Not everything will ever be perfect, but this looks like a step in the right direction and won’t piss customers off, rather enjoy their day more. Can’t wait to check it out.