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  1. No I said it’s not pitched as to let’s destroy an industry just before school holidays and then track their attendance figures just after and boast about how it was our story was the reason why they fell. That I can guarantee doesn’t happen. Do they often get facts wrong, or gloss over things to make you believe the viewpoint the author wants you to believe. Shit yes. If this story does that, then I will happily say yes they did. My only point is from the start there is a lot of upset people without even having watched this yet. It’s like how people judge a coaster before h
  2. If they don't do the story correctly Sunday, I'm more than happy to call it out and say it was a bad job.
  3. And I said in my first point I am surprised it took this long for a piece like this to be made. And again no programmer said let's do a shock piece and smash a struggling industry and then high five each other Monday in the boardroom. That's not how segments/content is pitched, its just not.
  4. Exactly my point, you just proved it for me. Accidents do occur more often in other areas so when it happens at a theme park, a place of fun, it shocks people, people don't expect it and therefore becomes a human interest story that someone will do a feature on.
  5. Wow you guys think way too far into the media and their motives behind everything. No one in programming at Seven went "hey, school holidays are around the corner, I know what will really screw up the parks business!!!" It just doesn't happen, trust me. Also Green Lantern and TRRR aren't our only two examples here. Someone fell out of the Log Ride, whether they were dumb or not, it happened. A girl in 2014 died at the Adelaide show. WWF caught fire just after the park closed in 2003. Last year a woman was critical after falling from The Hangover in Cairns. In 2000 two cars collided on t
  6. And yeah if its a serious accident or an industry where people are constantly dying, or an industry where people don't expect people to be killed, chances are at some point there will be a feature on it whether that be on TV or written article.
  7. Again this is my point of being too close to the story. Someone was negligent at a place that attracts millions of people and people don't think of dying by going to a fun place. It is 100% a human interest story, that will attract eyeballs, hence why it is being made. If you didn't want a story made highlighting errors in a particular industry, but also understanding where we're also headed then shows like this, 60 Minutes and 7.30 and Four Corners wouldn't exist and they are 100% needed. I just hope they also show how much effort goes into making a ride and to keep it safe. Ther
  8. You may also be a little too close to the subject to comment fairly, being loving theme parks, so anytime anything negative is mentioned = media are bad. To be devils advocate here for a moment. Let's just remember MW had a very close call with GL, that was the fault of the manufacturer, not the park. Plus let's just be very clear DW were negligent for years and resulted in someone being killed. That's not a media beat up, that's a fact. When people talk about parks they still mention DW to this day and some are too scared to go still, and even if articles weren't still mentio
  9. But DC Rivals was in production before the Rapids incident?
  10. You're right, there was a period of low investment. But I feel, optimistically, those days are now behind us and we can realistically talk about options for the parks we normally wouldn't have
  11. Why does everyone go so low ball when looking at new rides? They've built a Hypercoaster, SW are building a nearly 1km long wooden coaster as part of a $50million expansion with two other flat rides and DW a 1.2km launched coaster a couple of years after a big indoor dark ride. We've never had coasters this long or big. I think the parks have proved they have the budget to go big if they want to. Let's not think so small
  12. 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?!
  13. 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.
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