• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Original last won the day on December 10 2017

Original had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

83 Excellent

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    NSW, Australia

Park & Ride Stats

  • Ride Count

Recent Profile Visitors

1,850 profile views
  1. Original

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    I feel like MW ride ops have said here before they’ve had to train for E-Stop Evacs? But they’d need to confirm that. I also remember when AA had its stop when the chain broke, MW stated the Fire department trained with MW for that kind of evacuation.
  2. Original

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Re-read DJRappa's post. Taking away from what's been stated at the inquest the blame lays with the systems in place, for both the PLC, staffing and in-house modifications. VRTP's don't run with such practices and therefore the causes of this accident don't pose a problem to them. Not to say that there couldn't be an accident, but not what we're talking about here. Let's take WWF as an example, not completely comparable, but close enough. They run with a loader/unloader and control op who oversees the whole area and CCTV's. If this ride was at DW you'd more likely see just an unloader and loader who also has to look after the main panel. WWF also has an op at the turntable, now from people who worked the ride and have spoken about it on here MW didn't need to have one there, it was just a recommendation and they followed said recommendation. Being DW they would probably think a CCTV camera would be good enough. We've seen from the inquest DW were given recommendations and ignored them, MW followed them.
  3. Original

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Well that’s the other thing we’re talking peoples accounts. I’d assume the ride would record every button that is pressed and when. Almost like a black box for eingineer to go back and see what an op has pushed or for a situation like this. And if there was another button that wasn’t pushed you’d think the DW lawyer would have today brought that up with the ride op when questioning him as to why he didn’t push it.
  4. Original

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Well looks like DW are trying to throw the ride op under the bus by insinuating it’s his fault he didn’t get to the second E-Stop in time. What everyone seems to be missing in this is, except for people here is where that button is located. Not at the unload area, but at the top of the lift. Which make DW look better that they had the system in place and incompetent ride op didn’t press. With 2 people trying to run a ride like that, getting to that button Is argue can’t happen, between loading and unloading and watching ride conditions. Walking over to press that button and have the conveyer shut down would take about as much as the 8sec button on the control panel. Even if they were running to it, which I would guess wouldn’t be easy with all that water the catwalk would be slippery. what should be being asked is why wasn’t such a button placed on both the main control panel and unload panel so either op could notice something and immediately shut it down. Rather than navigate all the way over to where it is placed now.
  5. Original

    Current Sea World Thoughts (2018)

    ^ You’re not too far off. Have the Corckscrew white with the old trains and I’m right there with you!
  6. So it will open the day after Boxing Day? One of the busiest days of the year for the parks!
  7. Original

    Dreamworld Annual Pass Pricing

    I'd be inclined to think this will be good value for the park. People will use these photos on social media, giving the park good word of mouth and hopefully bolstering sales. The cost of giving the away the photos for free might be offset by the marketing bonus they get from them.
  8. 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.
  9. Original

    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.
  10. Original

    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.
  11. Original

    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.
  12. 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.
  13. You’re both right because 7 & 9 now share the one chopper, as they do in Sydney, Melbourne and most cities.
  14. Original

    Theme Park Maintenance 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.
  15. Original

    Theme Park Maintenance 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.