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  1. Original

    The Off Topic Topic

    I don't know if it would fit, but I always thought a Mad House would be great in the old cinema, use the old LW queue for it and it would be the perfect theme for that ride being in Arkham Asylum.
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    Sky Voyager Discussion

    True, but rides that are massive in size, in terms of people eaters usually have groupers or a greeter, someone at the entrance to check heights... The staff member on the preshow can take this job on having a dual role rather than just standing at the entrance. At its busiest, Scooby has a greater and grouper. And isn't this how Batman was run? Take a group through where you can check heights, play the preshow and then they would group them into their simulators before they would go into the Batcave. So staffing levels never actually increased?
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    Ideas to fix WB Kids at Movie World

    But LTRR was for little ones and for families, and for kids and for families with little ones and kids, for a group of adults visiting the park. Hell the ride was simply for everyone. Which is what you need mixed in with flats, some for little ones and some for kids a little bigger.
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    Ideas to fix WB Kids at Movie World

    I'd presume Tim doesn't mean build a new show stage, but rather use the existing LTRR one, wiping out driving school and put the dark ride in there.
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    The Off Topic Topic

    Completely disagree, because Storm works perfectly as a family thrill and as a step up from BT, but just shy of the extreme thrill rides. Plus I think for what the ride is its themed quite well, if it just had the fire effects like the concept render showed it would be the cherry on top. The park would have been well complemented having the two living together in harmony at the park. One a dark water ride and the other a more thrilling water roller coaster with themed elements. And let's not forget at one stage the park was looking at placing Storm elsewhere (albeit out into the carpark).
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    The Off Topic Topic

    Makes you think with some TLC what ours could have looked like. Its a shame SW didn't really have the space for BT and Storm to both live in the park together.
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    Dreamworld Winterfest

    Wait, Greg has gone to Dreamworld? I knew he had left VRTP, but not where he had gone.
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    Consentino Live at Dreamworld

    I think the fact that being a real young young and the show involving a helicopter took my imagination... Also I'd say when you have an attraction like BT delayed this what you do offset upsetting customers.
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    Consentino Live at Dreamworld

    I think the best seasonal night show we've seen from the parks is the night show SW used to run over Summer back in the 90's on their lake... Which is saying something considering the 90's were how many years ago now?!
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    Arkham Asylum Facade work

    If they were to keep theatre space from LW I'd love to see them use the space for a Vekoma Mad House if it would fit and use the old outdoor LW queue for it: https://www.vekoma.com/mad-house It's a dark ride and one you can theme and make immersive. Exactly one of the things MW needs right now.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!