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  1. MickeyD

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Absolutely @AlexB the area for the ride footprint appears to have been widened significantly. Having not visited SW for a while, can someone confirm if the land has been reclaimed north into the Dolphin Lagoon or South into the Ski Lake?
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Thinking waaay back to when Wipeout was built, DW started levelling the area as late as September and still had no trouble opening it well in time for the busy Xmas season. I know that was a long time ago, but remember (like Wipeout) this is an otherwise transportable pre-fabricated mid-way ride. The biggest part of it's construction is getting the site ready (level, footings placed, electrical wiring, landscaping etc). Once all is properly prepared you can expect the ride system itself will get slapped up practically overnight.
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    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    The Video ran for barely a couple of minutes and was hosted by an Actor that I believe is the same Actor as the Miner you see in Lift 2 ("What y'all doin in here! (fires rifle), Damn it look what you made me do " etc..). It's also the same voice "y'all take care out there on the River" before you board.. He is standing in a street of a Ghost Town set (probably from WB's in Burbank). He tells you that you're about to enter a real Ghost town film set used in famous Western films - like the one he is standing in - and to take care because it's Haunted. He then turns and begins walking down the street and vanishes, suggesting he is a Ghost.. The Preshow video was not as bad as Lethal Weapon but still was pretty bad. It also didn't make sense with Crowd flow as People would always just line up at the doors either side and it was hard to corralle them in and shut the door behind them. Also People would often force the Automatic doors open and continually break them. The pre Video and entire ride never had anything to do with the Wild Wild West Will Smith film, thankfully so too because that flick was a stinker!
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    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    Thanks @themagician for the update. The leaves and gathered dirt has been like that for years now and that's a big gripe of mine, having worked that ride waaaaay back when it first opened. I hate seeing it like this and there is no excuse for it. In the olden days there were condition reports and maintenance requests that were reported by the Ride Supervisor and signed off by Maintenance looking after the Attraction. Every ride would be experienced at least once every day. Damaged and inoperative elements would be categorized (1, 2 or 3) based on how critical the problem and would be continually reported until fixed. The Department Manager would follow up any long standing issues to put pressure on, where necessary. Clearly none of this happens anymore😒
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    Trip Report: La Ronde

    Thanks for the great report as always Gazza! Seeing pictures like this one makes me feel grateful for what we have here in Australia. At least we have to maintain our older gems such as the one's at the Luna Parks if our Parks wish to keep them operational. This err 'Monorail' looks like an accident waiting to happen.
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    Dreamworld's Spooky Happy Halloween Nights

    I really like the idea of this but the execution needs work. While the lights look pretty cool the head of the thing (NOT AN ANIMATRONIC BTW LOL) just sits there motionless in the dark off to the left.
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    Walt Disney World Skyliner incident

    Screamscape have provided an excellent detailed theory on how the incident likely occured. It's pretty long so here's the link for those interested: http://screamscape.com/html/walt_disney_world_resort.htm#Skyway
  8. Do they? I don't recall seeing Dolphins in the Living Seas but for me, granted that was a thousand years ago. They definitely have Manatees. Our SW is part of a global initiative, not to mention has rescued and rehabilitated countless Marine life over the 4 decades. *Sad Story ahead.. Just the other day while taking a stroll by the water I came across a large Sea Turtle carcass, probably 50+ years old, body washed up on the shore with it's guts all hanging out and had Plastic bags all twisted inside. The Turtle's shell had been smashed at the top. From what I could tell, It had died as it entered the Channel feeding on the bloom of Jelly fish (its favourite food) and from clearly what would have been years of eating plastic bags by mistake, it was no longer able to submerge, sadly got struck by a passing boat. This was a pretty confronting reminder of what terrible damage we have done to our Oceans. While places like SW will not be there to save every Animal -not even close- I am at least grateful that we have such an organisation that is genuinely committed to Marine Life care and through education, can really help make a difference.
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    Dreamworld October Update 2019

    Thanks for the update! What's with the creek water in the Main st Fountain?
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    The Off Topic Topic

    The Bat-shaped things look kinda fun, the rest looks, well yuk! And what is with that Dessert Bar? Have they just tossed some jelly babies over a bowl of whipped cream?
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    Traveling fairs!

    Oh Joy! Decades old and still one of the greatest thrills on the midway, bar none. Not sure if we even still get the Zipper on the East Coast?
  12. MickeyD

    Sky Voyager Discussion

    Sounds like someone's been tucking into Push's Brandy Cabinet to me!
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    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    Thank you, yes sorry I couldn't remember the name of it.
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    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    Sorry I was referring to all of those objects around the SW pool that could be deemed as safety hazards. I don't see how the Water tower at MW is any less safe from a child running into it?
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    The Off Topic Topic

    I've been copping vomits and Fountains the last few days too for no good reason. Agree with @Brad2912immature turds out there marking down People's posts because they don't like them. To be fair someone has been dishing Push vomits on everything he submits. I disagree with just about everything the guy says but this emoji behaviour is petty and really a type of bullying.