MickeyD

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  1. ^ apparently the ride experience is surprisingly uneventful. A shame really because it's great to watch.
  2. Steel Taipan is a great power name that could easily become a household name, unlike the "Joker" ride that most prefer to call the "DC Rivals Hypercoaster" (because that name sucks!) Gold Coaster - perfect fit for Ocean Parade and a great last name for the old girl. If DW are rebranding this, surely MW can squeeze some more life out of AA which is slightly younger & in better shape. Hissteria sounds like a better name for a spinning flat ride than a Coaster.
  3. For those fortunate enough to have already experienced it, all indications are Disney has pulled off something truly ground breaking that will leave People's heads spinning and wanting to get back in line. Register the link below to watch it's official opening tomorrow.. After wild speculation, 15 minutes should be the total duration - that's assuming no down time, which no doubt can and will be caused by the ride's multi-experience nature and unpredictability of Guest's speed of safe transition point to point. With so many transition points, I envisage likely stoppage areas will be mainly the Initial ship launch, departure from the Holding Cells aboard the Trackless portion, the base of vertical accents from ATT fighters and awaiting entry to drop shaft back to Batuu. All possible delays of being caused (potentially) by unfreed blocks to the next section and of course proximity sensor failure (which the ride will no doubt have shit loads of). Sooooooo many blocks, and 'trim station' like hold up points, this thing will be every true Theme Park Lover's wet dream come true... I'm going to hold off for May to visit Disneyland and give em time to iron out the bumps myself. Who else is excited? Personally I Can't f*cking WAIT!!!!
  4. As fun as it looks, not sure this Rocking Boat design would go down well at DW? It does look like Mack was inspired by the Shanghai Pirates Ride's design and as unique as it looks from the outside I wonder if it would actually be as fun to ride? Also reminds me of the old Jaws ride at Universal Florida (does Japan still have this?). The boats rocked side to side at times as the Shark would lunge at the Boat. The added Shark/fire etc really added to the thrill.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    ^ at least we know what SW are getting!
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    Snags at Dreamworld this Sunday - Fundraiser

    ^ At 5 bucks a pop when it costs what .50 cents at best? But (as always) you do have a point MistaSkeeta.. With all the great Wildlife that DW has out back (in particular the Koalas) what about half price Animal interactions for AP Holder's with all revenue going to the Australian Wildlife Foundation?
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    Snags at Dreamworld this Sunday - Fundraiser

    .. and is it too much to expect a piece of bread & some sauce to go with your $5 snag?
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    Dreamworld‘s new coaster timeline

    Worry not @Brad2912 the Holidays will be over again soon and things will start going back to normal😁
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    Dreamworld‘s new coaster timeline

    It'll be ready by the end of the year, well and truly - there's really plenty of time.
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    Log Ride Closing for Good?

    While right now is Peak Season for our Theme Parks, it's Holiday time for most People across Tradie industries. The daily DW Tech Services People's responsibility is to maintain the daily operable Attractions and of course, be available to assist if/when stoppages occur. Regardless of whether the LR will reopen or not, you won't see any action in the area right now.
  11. Is it because the People are sitting upright and/or wearing rashies that slow them down? Physical weight also plays a role.. Question what is the upper weight limit? Shame, it does look a bit like a kiddie ride? Harking back to my WnW speed slide stunt riding days, try laying down, arms crossed under neck, arch your back so basically your heels and shoulders are contacting the greatest amount with as little drag from your arse as possible. If that doesn't work I got nothing!
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Be careful People;like Beatle juice if you say his name 3 times he might just come back🙄
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    White Water World Slide Repaints 2019 - 2020

    - looks pretty finished to me and at least (not hard!!) a shit tonne better than before 😀
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    Wet 'n' Wild GC Maintenance 2019

    Hopefully they get all these 3 up and running by Boxing day as WnW most definitely needs the capacity plus attractions that offer a point of difference from the other "wet" competition - and of course the additional revenue from up-charges like their Giant Swing..
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    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    ^ I believe it's a necessary part of the story telling - without it we would have no idea what is going on with the scenes that follow (Resistance Fighters arriving/attacking/ Kylo Ren attacking/ escape pod etc) + it adds another moment where Rider's are left somewhat cornered and wondering what will happen next? Maybe also it is something to do with the Civilian's sneaking up to spy on the enemy and gather information?
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    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    What about Hagrid's? The extreme lack of Forestry in the Forbidden Forest is my main gripe. That and the ridiculous waits in excess of 4 hours. Hopefully both issues will be resolved by the time I get over to Florida some time in the next 5 years or so.
  17. Lookin great! Thanks again for the update:-)
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    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    A stroke of brilliance! I should have done that but instead I nagged the other half to watch it on my phone late last night and promised it wouldn't take more than 5 minutes. . Didn't quite get the same impression (not even close!) - just the usual eye rolls of disinterest that most of us Theme Park Weirdos should be used to. Like or loathe, I will be getting our arses over to the States next year, once their Summer Holidays start and most of the local LA Passholes get blocked out and to give them time to get everything working right.
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    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    K so I watched it.. just couldn't resist and Holy *F* Wow I am so glad I did. It's also a ride that needs to be experienced at least a couple of times if you can get the perspective of the different transport vehicle paths. (Watch the whole video!) As good as some of the POV's are, (I get goosebumps watching!) the whole thing is all just so 360° that being there in person will surely be a highly emotional experience and one that will absolutely snatch the Crown back into the hands of the Mouse for a long time to come. This is Disney Ride Showmanship at it's undeniable finest! Below is the full 15 minute multi ride experience as pieced together by Attractions Magazine (credit Disneylandmore).. Well worth a look to get the full perspective (minus the Queue) which btw is also the best since we've seen since Tony Baxter"s Indiana Jones Adventure
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    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    Sounds like a perfect way to create the effect of a single laser shot rather than a continuous predictable beam. Makes for a much more chaotic and unpredictable moment that would no doubt have head's ducking. Plus taking it all so many steps further with the ricochet effects, audio and everything else going on.. wow this thing smokes! Thanks for the insight @Gazza
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    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    I'm also curious about the laser effects in the ride that look more true to how they are seen in the film's and not just the old school fog and a light beam gag
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    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    When I hear @joz is impressed with a new ride, now I know I am not over-reacting😀
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    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    No idea @Gazza but this ride brings so much of the "still can't figure out how they did it shit" - the likes we haven't seen at Disney since what.. Indiana Jones? Can someone tell me, is the Kylo Ren Sabre cutting through the ceiling a real on-ride effect or was that just CGI'd to make the ads look prettier?
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    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    I already know the track layout for the most part. The bit between the ATTS and the big finale has remained largely a mystery till now. I find with these blockbuster type rides you only partly spoil it watching online when it's so multi-sensory, really nothing like being there in person!
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    Rise of the Resistance Opening

    I am sooooo tempted to watch (and probably will give in) oh why do we spoil these things for ourselves! - just the other day I started watching the leaked finale to Rise of Skywalker, now I known too much. Damn you beautiful Internet!!