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About diesal11

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  1. diesal11

    Ardent Poaches New Dreamworld COO

    Yeah those over the shoulder seatbelts on the Shockwave are atrocious. I can't imagine how slow load/unload must be during busy times. Very little value added in terms of safety too really.
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    Ardent Poaches New Dreamworld COO

    Not sure why this thread doesn't have more attention? This is very exciting news imo. This shows that Ardent are truly committed to fixing Dreamworld and they want to do it right. You would think that someone like Greg wouldn't join unless he was promised the funds and control required to turn the place around. Why leave Village otherwise? But perhaps i'm being naive in my optimism....
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    Wipeout Removal

    Hopefully it's just a quick removal of the ride rather than the whole area, would be nice for them to reuse the wave, shack/station and old surfboards that went missing a while back in the seating area. If you're not going to give us anything new then a reminder of what once was is better than nothing
  4. When I went in June I had this exact issue at the end of the day. Not enough for a final run so we missed out.
  5. I would have thought given the 20 person minimum for Wipeout they're just trying to stagger guests across the cycles. If you have 30 guests lined up and the park isn't very busy, it's better to put 20 on and leave the rest to help fill up the next cycle rather than have guests waiting around forever for the minimum to fill up. I remember when i went earlier this year Wipeout took the longest to get on, purely because of the 20 rider minimum. I didn't realise until I arrived in Brisbane but my trip to the parks this year was the same week as the inquest. Was very unsettling driving to DW while the morning radio reports went over the previous days inquest findings. Although a smarter man would have just switched the station.
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    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb

    Like they did with Lethal Weapon/Arkham Asylum?
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    The Off Topic Topic

    After my Trip to Dreamworld on Monday I don't think i'll be rushing back until management changes. Too many rides down but most importantly I couldn't believe the state TOT2 was in. Issues all morning, saw them testing it throughout the day. Went for a ride on it later in the afternoon when it opened and it was an incredibly rough ride back into the load/unload station, felt similar to a manual car bunnyhopping. After that it overshot the station and they had to back it up and retry 5 times before it parked correctly. They continued operating it after this so I assume it's a known and common problem which isn't a risk. It might be a minor issue in the grand scheme of things, but ride staff said NOTHING to us during or after any of these problems, i was fairly confident it was just a parking issue but other riders were obviously distressed and worried as it clearly wasn't standard procedure.
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    The Off Topic Topic

    Yeah it sits in the maintenance bay which is visible from the queue
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    The Off Topic Topic

    The Adelaide Mad Mouse was a death trap from memory. I was only young when it was removed. My dad took me on a ride in it's final year of operation. I still remember seeing the track lift off while waiting in line. Scary to think it lives on overseas.
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    Recommendations for a Europe Trip

    I totally forgot about Parque Warner! That's why i had Movie Park Germany on the list too. Unfortunately though, all closed during the week in November At least I'm building a good list for my next trip!
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    Recommendations for a Europe Trip

    Yeah, it really makes you stop and think how lucky we are down here. On the plus side, now i have an excuse to come back via the Goldy and give Rivals a go
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    Recommendations for a Europe Trip

    Thanks for all that @CaptainLazerGuns, although upon further inspection it seems Germany & UK shut their parks for Winter. So looks like just about everything's gonna be closed. That sucks. At least Efteling is open.
  13. Hey Guys, I'm heading over to Europe in a month with friends and i've decided to stay on for a week or so by myself to check out some parks! I've never really keep up to date with the theme park industry outside of AUS. I thought this would be a good place to ask what I should check out. We're already doing Disneyland in Paris for a few days. All I really know outside of that is Movie Park and Europa Park in Germany. I've heard of a couple in Switzerland and the UK. But i'd rather recommendations if anyones done a similar trip Im way more a Thrillseeker than a general park lover. So i'd be more interested in parks with bigger and more interesting rides/rollercoasters. Please merge or move this thread if i've posted in the wrong place. I wasn't quite sure where to put it. Thanks!
  14. It died because it was a poorly executed novelty which wore off quick. The noise of Dazzleland drive shoppers out just as quickly. So it was binned. Also, people shop horizontally, not vertically. They still struggle to get people onto anything past the first floor. The article mentions the 4th and 5th floors are currently closed, but even the 3rd floor is full of a VFX School & Gym. So it's really only the Underground, Ground and first two floors in use by shops these days. I think Myer still goes to the 4th floor maybe? I have some very fond memories of Dazzleland as The "Jazz Junction" was my first Rollercoaster. But after the launch hype I don't remember Dazzleland being anything spectacular. Bit of a shame really.