Mickazee

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  1. Mickazee

    New Sydney Park.

    That logo looks nothing like the lighthorse interchange. NSW metroads use diamond interchanges (lighhorse being some sort of mutant version) whilst the logo is a cloverleaf/diamond design. Not that it matters; point being that it represents the M4/7 crossover.
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    Movement @ the station

    Could it be possible that bussy was wrong?!
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    Movement @ the station

    Driving eastbound yesterday afternoon I did a double take as I saw the arm of the zodiac in the air! It was so nostalgic looking in the rear view mirror and seeing the spaceprobe and right behind it zodiac.
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    Interesting Ebay item...

    Sitting next to me on my desk at work is a WL fairy floss bucket ... we use it to prop the window open when the AC fails :-P
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    Wonderland ~ Some Truth....

    The M4 gets a nice pleasant smell from the Eastern Creek area when driving down at night *vomits*
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    Everyone's favourite ride?

    Please elaborate with what happened! If it was some soccer mum whose brat toddler was doing nothing more than crying I hope you punched her in the face :mad:
  7. Hey guys, I've been inspired recently to build a website documenting the history of Wonderland from it's construction to it's disassembly. There are a few people on this forum that are an amazing repository of information and I'll be in touch with you soon trying to get as much info as possible out of you ;-) What I need though is as much stuff as possible! Pictures, clips, inside information etc... To be honest I've never been a big fan of wonderland and definitely not a theme park nut, but, like everyone else I've grown up with the park, it's something that has "always been there" and an icon of 'western sydney' you could say (the day I go down the M4 and see the spaceprobe and bushbeast missing will be a sad one). So providing a site that gives the people like us who have grown up with it some insight on it's creation, growth, decline and closure would make for some interesting reading I'm sure (and it's what attracts me to this forum in the first place!) I'm thinking of splitting the site up into a few major sections. - Park Creation: A bit of info on the construction of the park and the major timeline of when rides were bought (plus a little history on where rides came from e.g Titan from the world expo). This is perhaps the hardest section I think. There hasn't been too much discussion in these forums about the early days of the park although I have a friend whose dad worked in a construction company for the park. If you have any info, post away! - The Rides All the info on the rides, how much they costed, where they came from, when they were decommisioned and sold. But the most interesting of this section will be the inside info that's been discussed here regularly (iirc a post by wonderbus highlights the 'shoddy' maintance performed on demon and it's major accidents and their consequences, some news about a lift cable shearing on space probe etc) - Marketing The logos of Wonderland, the advertising slogans and media campaigns (which basically stopped mid 90's with the park focussing on asian tourists etc) "Wouldn't it be wonderful if the world was wonderland" ? - The Park Park maps, timeline of the 'areas' (goldrush, hanna barberra) and when/why they were closed. - Closure A discussion on the real reasons why the park closed (cashing in on the land, poor management etc) - Gallery As many pictures and movies as possible! I know this is a really ambitious project but with everyones help we can get this off the ground. I am an experienced web designer too so design won't be a problem (and it won't look like a geocities site gone wrong). So what I'm asking for is as much info as you can provide me! Do you know interesting info about the park? I heard there were people who visited it almost every day (info on those people?) and there have been people who post on these forums who have an intimate knowledge of what happens behind the scenes at WL (your confidentiality is assured if this is an issue). Thanks guys, your input would be great!
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    Documenting the parks history

    You'd be interested to know that I happen to work too... fulltime as well! AND go to uni at nights... But let's not get into a circle jerk with availability on the Internet mmkay (it wasn't a dig at you for not replying promptly, trust me).. You're eager to sass me with "Have you read any of the posts since I first picked up that piece of incorrect information?" yet never checked the facts yourself... But I'm not holding an E-Grudge I'm keen for people to pick up errors/ommisisions on the site.. Wazza has been especially helpful in dates and factual information...
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    Documenting the parks history

    Still waiting on Wonderbus to clear up exactly what's wrong with what I've written.
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    Documenting the parks history

    That's what I thought too. When it was brought up, I modified the info removing 'with passengers on board'. Now it reads:
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    Documenting the parks history

    I have fixed up your name on my testbed machine (linux box running apache/mysql that I develop the site on) but haven't updated the tables on my hosting site... Thanks for reminding me :-P
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    Documenting the parks history

    If you would be so kind as to point out what is actually wrong with what is posted on the site go right ahead.
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    Documenting the parks history

    From what I've gathered, its been confirmed that The Demon hasn't stopped on the boomerang with passengers on board, but, it's still uncertain as to whether it has stopped on the boomerang during a test run etc. Thoughts?
  14. Shifty..is that you?
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    Documenting the parks history

    Not sure why my last thread was deleted, but, the ride database has been added to the WLhistory site.
  16. The ride database at www.----URL removed for non-compliance with Community Guidelines----.com has now been completed...sorta! The foundations have been put in place anyway and should be a complete list of all the rides at WL (except the skyrider...haven't put that in). I'm progressively going to keep adding data to the ride DB but so far Beastie, Zodiac and Bountys Revenge have been completed. If anyone wants to volunteer editing the ride database let me know...You don't need to know HTML, I've built an interface that allows you to modify the ride info. The next step is creating the media gallery where you can view the full size photos of each ride etc. Slowly but surely!
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    Space Probe Intruder

    In todays Sunday Telegraph (13/3/05 p3): I''d like to see the photos ;-)
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    My Demon Video Tribute

    Mirrors as promised: http://www.----URL removed for non-compliance with Community Guidelines----.com/Wonderbuz...shBeast348k.wmv http://www.----URL removed for non-compliance with Community Guidelines----.com/Wonderbuz...z_Demon384k.wmv Out of curiosity...on the footage of the bushbeast it appears as if the footage was taken shortly after the ride was built. There appears to be maintainance vehicles alongside the coaster and much of the surroundings is dirt... Is this the only known footage from the construction of the park?
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    My Demon Video Tribute

    Fantastic video there... I'll mirror both of them for you on the wlhistory site. Speaking of which, apologies for the lack of action there. I've been flat out with a heap of other stuff for like a month. But, I haven't forgotten about it!
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    Feb Update

    I had to google what BOP meant I don't think I'm paying close enough attention here... *taps nose*
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    Documenting the parks history

    Haven't really had time to do much work lately but i'm in the process of building the backend for the ride database :-)
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    Closure and Crime

    * Housos torture kittens *Housos can't afford tickets to WL (and things like condoms which stop them from reproducing) Therefore, by deductive reasoning housos never attended WL and kitten torture will continue on.
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    Aerial Photos?

    Hey buzz, great images there! Do you have any more floating around?
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    Documenting the parks history

    Yet again, the site has been updated www.----URL removed for non-compliance with Community Guidelines----.com The park history section has been beefed up and is near completion (although still lots of info to go). My next major focus is on the media gallery and ride database. Please fact check what I've put up and get back to me with corrections :-) And SeanM, any more of those photos?