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  1. I'm really keen to see how VRTP connects the hotel to the two parks, AOS, PC and TG, will they create big walkways, or go with another transport option. As well as what other entertainment options they add. They own Intencity, could we see a mega version of that, that rivals Timezone in Surfers?!
  2. But then I can't imagine HWSD was a cheap show with the amount of time the cars would get smashed up and require repair.
  3. See I think its crazy we have such a long ride like Rivals, yet it only has two trains. I feel it's a ride that could have had 3 trains in operation at once since its a 1.2km track, with a 4th in maintenance. I get SE can only use 2 at once since its so short, but I'd like to see it have 3. GL I feel was built with the mindset to be a capacity monster like SD, being 6 in operation at once with one in maintenance. But it sounds like from what people say here, the computer chucks a hissy fit at any more than 4 at once, regrettably reducing capacity.
  4. I know I would love to see our parks with 3 trains on all rides, that way, no matter what time in the year you always have 2 trains on a busy day. The parks will only get busier over the years, so it just makes total sense to me. Less wait times, the more people enjoy the rides, happier they are, more they spend in park, the more they tell their friends what a great time they had, rather than complaining they had a shit time and avoid the place because the lines are too long. I would also like to see them overhaul loading and dispatching procedures, obviously still in a safe way though.
  5. I mean, except for the fact they sold off a lot of their land. I would have loved to have seen Lego Land as third gate. DW as the xtreme park, WWW, and Lego Land. Keep the kids rides they've got now at DW so that park is balanced out for everyone and if you really wanted create a fourth gate and split the animals off, but obviously flesh it out way more and add more enclosures.
  6. It's what I always hoped VRTP would do with the property. Use WnW as a test case before building a dry park. Question. How much land does the park own to expand on?
  7. It was a concrete jungle, that didn't look nice, had no shade, bad service, asked people to pay for extras that were free at the other park, oversold passes and overcrowded the park. It left a bad taste in the mouth of locals after the first season and it's struggled (I think) to get people to give it another go. That and it appears they didn't much to try and fix the problems, no extra trees planted and no new slides were installed since it opened to give people another reason to give it another go and visit there. So yeah, bottom line is, not great management. If we had of
  8. I won’t disagree about feeling tucked away, not to mention dead end, but as Spotty did point out who worked on the ride, the GP still flocked to it as one of the parks busiest rides. It would be nice with the new ride to begin to open this part of the park up, creating a loop and connecting it with DC arrivals, Doomsday and West. But from a business standpoint doesn’t make sense because then the public miss going past all the stores. It only works if you’re creating a new land out the back and opening park land with new food and merch stores there.
  9. Exactly, you need an IP that can be generic, or you have to ask other movie companies for licenses and again they can become dated too, hence keeping the ride strong enough that once the IP fades the GP just see it as a great ride e.g. that Police Academy was. Yep, that’s why I suggested it, the movie has always been a fan favourite, even today and now we have a new one coming and Paramount aren’t really in the park game these days so there’s money to be made from the theme parks licensing. Warner Bros. did the second Willy Wonka and that’s a fan favourite that has lasted,
  10. The movie IP doesn't always need to stand up in however many years time, as long as the ride and theme is strong. I still don't think PA dated, sure the movie was old and forgotten by many, but the show was strong and had those movie/theme/story elements that made it a fantastic show. Anyone coming through the gates today to see PA would see it for a great show... Not the fact its name is tied to an old movie, its just a show about bumbling Police cadets. Plus Rodney was brilliant as the warm up act. Wild West is the same, that isn't even tied to the movie, it was just great timing
  11. I'm well aware a launch coaster costs more to operate than a chain lift. I was asking what costs more to build, launch or chain. One requires more steel, but the other requires more components to get the train going at speed. Building such a long track, launch, spire for the train to go backwards (which is an extra for this ride), all the earthworks happening on that land since TRR used to sit there, queue and station house and rerouting of the train have all come to together to explain why this is not a cheap ride to build and not DW being ripped off.
  12. The track is over 1km long, it ain't going to be a cheap coaster. DC might be tall, but this ride is building a launch. Actually I'd be interested to know in terms of cost, is height, or building a launch system more expensive?! Also look at all those Earthworks DW has done on the ride so far to get it ready to start building on, can't imagine that is cheap, plus the moving of the train line. The coaster isn't $32 mill, its everything included needed to get it going.
  13. The fact that they had research done that suggested people wanted the border open and was done by the same group doing her election research and then opened the border to everyone bar Sydney. You look like you're keeping people safe, yet giving them what they want and opening. It being hard for people to get compassionate leave for people cross the border, yet movie stars and AFL players and families easily coming through. They claim the only thing they look after for their state is the health of their people. Yet when people quizzed why were some getting special treatment they claimed i
  14. And anyone who thinks QLD did this for health and safety of its residents can check their Labor and ABC cards at the door. Politics is all about power and ego and doing what it takes to ensure you stay in at the next election, the decision on the border was based purely on this. The QLD government has come unstuck with their contradictions and we all know the QLD & NSW premiers hate each other and play off each other.
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