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  1. ads086

    Arkham Asylum dismantling

    Just not in Orlando due to licensing with Universal.
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    Arkham Asylum dismantling

    What if the Wild West show building was turned into the station for a mine train coaster utilising some of the space AA took up? Big Thunder Mountain is one of Disney’s biggest attractions with a version in every park (I think), and it’s certainly not their tallest or fastest. This would mean a second attraction at that end of the park, and then what was the courtyard can be remodelled to Metropolis, enhancing the theming of Superman. You’d then also have space left for another attraction that can be themed in the DC universe in the appropriate part of the park.
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    Obesity and theme park rides....

    6 foot. I couldn’t get the restraint down far enough for my belly to be a problem
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    Obesity and theme park rides....

    I tried to ride the B&M invert at Knotts Berry Farm and couldn’t bring the harness down low enough to even find out if I couldn’t fit, it was hitting my shoulders. Also had trouble with fitting inside the Hollywood Dream seat at Universal Japan. As a result I just didn’t bother going to Universal Orlando when I went there later. Didn’t see the value for money if I couldn’t ride many of their attractions.
  5. The way you do it is build a clone. Village gets cooperation from SeaWorld Orlando to build a clone of Infinity Falls at Sea World GC, do a big media effort about it including clips of the overseas model along with behind the scenes clips of this one. To the general public it appears less risky because another park did it first and the runs are on the board. A few years after that Dreamworld could build one. I’d recommend they don’t use the same theme or location of TRRR if they decided to.
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    New Movie World Plaza Screens

    I’ve seen a significantly large one built in around 4hrs. And that included the winch getting stuck and needing a reset. They’ve got a roof there, why not just fly it up and out of the way for the day times when it isn’t needed? I just feel like everyone has settled for “it’s easier/more convenient” as being acceptable without any attempt to preserve guest experience and thematic integrity. It’ll obviously never be a Disney level experience, but is that an excuse to not even try?
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    New Movie World Plaza Screens

    So we forego the guest experience and authenticity for the sake of the corporate market? Might as well just throw some roller coasters in at the convention centre and call that a theme park. Screens can be put up for the night and then removed again. If the current roofing can’t be supported while hiding the structure, then change it. Make it glass or perspex and let some light in. At the very least, get rid of the icicle fairy lights. It looks tacky!!
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    New Movie World Plaza Screens

    Install truss towers to support the lighting trusses - this is meant to be a Hollywood movie set after all, and lighting rigs are part of that. If they must persist with a roof, do the engineering works to have the supports coming out of the buildings so they’re hidden. The fairy lights have to go. Anybody with a sufficient budget and a few trips to Bunnings/Big W could achieve that result - it’s not special enough. Either get RGB pixels or install fibre optics in a black fabric to fake the night sky. You could even draw characters in it if you did that. Then since you’ve ditched the fairy lights on the roof, lose the ones on the buildings. Projection mapping is the solution here. Tokyo Disneyland does the expertly. Screens need to go. Unless your parade requires CGI VFX, you don’t need a screen. Design your shows to be on a stage or in a theatre.
  9. ads086

    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    Do we know that the tower was engineered to stand on its own? I’d love to see the tower solo, I just question if it was built to do that.
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    Walt Disney World for Newbies

    Take advantage of parent swap too! One of you lines up with your 7yo and then rides, then swap parents at the exit letting the other parent ride without needing to wait the standby time again - just speak to the cast members at the line entry. Magic Kingdom has something like 23 rides, not including shows and parades. Its enormous. Staying at POP means that buses to HWS and Epcot are one per hour, you basically have to use the Skyliner. There’s loads of activities going on at the resort so grab an activity guide off the checkin cast member - they play a movie by the hippy dippy pool each night. Also, remember you can eat at any resort restaurant or meal hall, you aren’t restricted to POP - so maybe look into the character breakfast at Chef Mickeys at Contemporary, and I think they just introduced one at Riviera now too. There are stroller restrictions - make sure you have the right size or hire one. If you’re park hopping, keep your hire receipt from the first park and show it at the second and you should be covered - cost per day, not cost per visit/park. Learn where the first aid spots are on your park maps - they also sell baby goods in there should you have an unplanned situation occur. My first WDW visit I allowed 7 days, 6 in the parks. Spent one morning swimming in the pool. Also did the return to hotel mid-day a couple of times - it’s a big day and jet lag is a thing (I went via London so I didn’t know which Timezone I was in for a while). Also, take a hat - not a lot of shade around WDW parks.
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    Walt Disney World for Newbies

    For morning magic hours they only let hotel guests in. Typically all rides will be open. The evening magic hours is where the park stays open but if you try to join a line for any attraction they scan your magic band to check you’re a hotel guest.
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    Walt Disney World for Newbies

    Remember you can make dining bookings now, so if there’s any sit down restaurants you’re keen on (Beauty and the Beast’s castle has the grey stuff as a dessert for instance) you can book that now. Fast Pass opens for the entire length of your stay 60 days ahead of your first day, so hard to get fast passes will be easier on the later days. Make sure you have the app. If you can’t get the ones you want, book any 3 early in the day so you can knock them off quickly and then keep refreshing throughout the day to get that coveted one. Also, extra magic hours is how I got on Seven Dwarves mine train - the 40 minutes was more like 20.
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    Walt Disney World for Newbies

    I’m headed back to WDW in June. May try to swing DL in before hand, I’ve got 6 days on the ground state side before I’m booked in at Pop Century.
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    Walt Disney World for Newbies

    Just watch out for the Teirs. Magic Kingdom doesn’t have any, but all other parks have their rides in tiers. You get one Tier 1 and two Tier 2 attractions for your advanced fast passes. I found because of this I would pick 2, one from each, and then just go one at a time after that for some of those parks where the Tier 2 offerings are lacking
  15. I got my passport in case I was to ever win a radio competition (not that I entered any). It was then one less hurdle to overseas travel. Then Scoot launched Gold Coast to Singapore and you could get return trips for $350. I did exactly that and visited Universal Studios Singapore.