ads086

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ads086 last won the day on December 11 2011

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  1. It's funny that when I read this, I immediately think of Disney Springs or Universal CityWalk more than the theme park itself. I think that concept would work better at the Village parks than at Dreamworld, but I guess they have to try something...?
  2. I suspect a spinning retrofit.
  3. I'm going to answer this question for the Village Roadshow Theme Parks, as I haven't visited Dreamworld in quite some time, and my preference for non-Spin & Spew parks probably clouds my judgement there. For MovieWorld, I think $65.00 is a good price point for a single day entry. For those locals who don't purchase a multi-day/multi-park pass, I think this price point is low enough to bring them back again but still high enough to make it an out-of-the-ordinary event. I would return to old-school pricing structures where an Annual Pass on a per-park basis were available, and make a Movieworld pass available for $160.00 (246% of single day). For Wet N Wild, I think $55.00 again hits this price point. Annual Pass at $135.00 (again at 246%). SeaWorld is a trouble spot for me - it used to be worthy of Movieworld level pricing, but with so much closed at the moment, I feel hard pressed charging that rate for a sub-standard offering. So, for that reason, lets put it at Wet N Wild pricing of $55/$135. I think $175 is a good level for a 14-day multi-park pass. I would imagine these are typically purchased by holiday makers visiting the coast, and these guests are probably more likely to spend in-park on food, beverage and souvenirs which will help bump revenue. I would think $350 is probably a good place to put the 3 park annual pass.
  4. There's a construction site in my suburb and they work from 7am-5pm Mon-Fri then 7am-12pm Saturdays. Might be a similar schedule here.
  5. Would the ACCC allow such a transaction to go through? The only way I can see them allowing such things is if there are guarantees it stays open as a theme park and the only other option is for Dreamworld to cease operating.
  6. I think you need to use other 4-across tracks when comparing to B&M. Vekoma's Battlestar Galactica is a great example of this. Even though it now longer runs 4 across trains, the engineering was done for that. While I'm a fan of the Cylon coaster, I'm not a fan of these track styles - I find the spine is too wide which makes the tie out to the rail distance quite small. It looks more like a ladder than a coaster. My favourite track style is the Intamin 4-tube style:
  7. Are we thinking an enclosed escape ladder? What are the legalities around such an idea?
  8. I don't think lights need to be left on in hallways that are emergency escapes. The office I work in has evacuation stairwells on each end of the building and the lights in those corridors are off unless the fire door is opened and a button is pressed to turn them on. Also, exit signage doesn't have to be the giant green signage, it can be a black sign with green text. There may be more regulations around this than I am aware of, but I have definitely seen such Exit signs.
  9. The logistics company will definitely be getting this containers out of their yard as soon as possible, and I would imagine they charge storage fees if the containers are still on site beyond when they're required to be (AQIS/ABF inspections). We will be seeing more track as soon as it can be released.
  10. Imagine if you saw an ad for a Hotel that showed Pools outside and a spa bath. You then book that hotel because of how good the hotel looks in that ad. When you arrive, you discover the pool does not exist yet and none of the rooms in the hotel have spa baths. I think you would rightly complain and request compensation because the advertising was misleading and you purchased the stay based on invalid information. How is Dreamworld advertising experiences it does not offer differ from this situation?
  11. So the track is likely to be shipped in using Intermodal Transport Containers, given thats why track sections and support beams are the sizes they are. I'm intrigued as to how they get it out of the container, given the weight. Does anyone know?
  12. TopGolf will be primarily a night-time and weekend venue. I would imagine for the majority of cases the water tank would get used during business hours. I don't see there being an issue. If there were a big scene coming up that required the water tank during the evening to the point where the noise from Top Golf would be a problem, they could arrange for Top Golf to be closed for one day. Film shoots are planned out well in advance, so there really wouldn't be a problem with notice periods of an upcoming one-day closure.
  13. From observations of the general public's parking habits at Westfield Chermside, people will gladly drive underground and pay for Valet parking if it means they can avoid parking out in the sun. If you ever can't find a park in the underground, head for the roof - there'll be parks available right next to the entry doors. Other than that, I do agree with making the free parking further away than the paid parking.
  14. I wouldn't be opposed to the introduction of paid parking, so long as they maintained a free parking option also. If you had a multi level basement style, then leave the surface level as free parking out in the sun, with the sub levels being charged. I'd also consider introducing a Valet parking service. Once the hotel is built, I'd also look at Airport shuttle services.
  15. Apparently I didn't ride anything at all this year. How did that happen??