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  1. Do you have examples of this in Australia at present, complete shutdown of a larger scale employer and relief is being provided? Always so cynical... can't just accept that proactive measures have been put in place and those who have visited the parks have stated this to be correct?
  2. I say bravo, what an improvement to the streetscape. There is certainly attention being put back into the aesthetics of Main Street. The flags have returned, Daily Planet has returned (Seems as though its getting a new colour scheme also) plus i noticed on my last visit some of the windows have received new curtains and dressings.
  3. We are all very quick to bash one part of the argument however not once has anyone considered the position that closing puts on a workforce of over 3000 employees across all the parks on the Gold Coast? Not to mention the businesses the parks engage to provide contracted or supplemental services. Might be a good reason why these businesses are considering the information, applying logistical and operational measures before simply just closing their doors. I'm sure its easy for some of us to jump on here and provide our thoughts but it might not necessarily impact all of us financially.
  4. It really is a nice touch verses ATF fencing in my opinion. However rather than being cynical all the time I'm going to be hopeful that there is a scope of works and this wall is indeed a nice touch in the interim.
  5. We should all be hopeful that the small amount of large scale themed entertainment operators out there might consider taking the entire Village business private...
  6. During my visit last week it certainly felt like more strategic thought and planning has gone into their daily operation over this peak season despite some of the technical challenges they have faced. I also noticed that all the American flags are back in Main St, such a nice touch!
  7. I still disagree, the two attractions are not at all comparative. Both have differing levels of complexity with build and install, environmental considerations and the plant/machinery are both completely different.
  8. I don't really think they're comparative....
  9. I'm sure all will be revealed in due time. In all honesty I think we should be pleased that VRTP are actually taking the time to roll out a product in due course rather than rushing it the week before peak period and telling the world! They've already had two failed attempts at an app, this looks and sounds like it will suit the parks quite well! Pretty sure iv seen a similar app at Knott's Berry Farm....
  10. I wouldn't say its been botched... Its pretty common for an overseas park to quietly release a product or offering without it operating at full capacity or without any formal announcement. In my personal opinion its a clever strategy, allow the app to do its thing then continue to monitor the behavior and usage behind the scenes.
  11. Given Superman is the only attraction with this sort of pre queue restriction I would imagine the park has considered how they will manage this? Parks I have visited overseas have accepted the scannable entry then issued the guest with a card to present back to the queue with once all loose articles have been placed in a locker. Similar to the use of cards on the Millennium Falcon for boarding groups. No need to over complicate it.
  12. I think you will find that the V8 attraction will be a retheme and revamp of Cyclone towards to end of the year. Much like the revamp that Cockscrew encountered with the change to Sea Viper.
  13. I got a chance to meet up with the Assistant Director of Operations for Universal Studios Singapore and Adventure Cove Water Park in October. When there he was able to show a college and i the ins and outs of how these properties operate and its a very tight and well managed operation. Having come from a Hard Rides and Water Park background i can clarify your statement in regards to staffing for a Lazy river of there size and design is extremely high. It runs on close to 30 lifeguards to ensure all areas of the attraction are validated. The complex layout of the attraction means that there
  14. Thats a really good point Brad2912, You also need to keep in mind that these days our parks have changed a lot of there bargaining agreements and award summaries that now make it a standard rate for entry level no matter your age. Once you reach 12months of employment and you tick all the boxes they will then make you competent which will up your hourly rate slightly. From there you can end up on a senior rate at the discretion of your department manager. In this case your work ethic is a big contributor to how this matrix works. I interview a lot of people in my job and you can come across al
  15. http://www.8newsnow.com/story/22424065/overcrowding-frustrates-wet-n-wild-customers ( See Video on link) LAS VEGAS -- A new water park is making waves after turning people away only two hours after opening. Gold Pass ticket holders were supposed to be allowed in to Wet ‘n' Wild Saturday, but somehow the park reached capacity. Spokespeople say it's a sign of how excited people are for Las Vegas's first water park in years, but some Gold Pass ticket holders are angry. Some say they spent extra money on the passes to get a sneak peak of the park before anyone else, and they didn't even ge
  16. The Discovery Passport features all those other extra perks, plus its a 12month pass from the date of purchase; [*]1 x free upgrade to Australian Outback Spectacular Top Rail when purchasing a standard ticket. [*]50% off Sky Coaster, Flow Rider and Zip Line at Wet'n'Wild Water World. [*]1 x entry to Movie World Fright Nights and Movie World's White Christmas. [*]1 x 'USB and One ride photograph' package. Additional ride photographs for $10 each. [*]50% off Opal Mining and Gold Fossicking at Paradise Country. [*]Access to Sea World Resort Water Park. [*]Buy 1 Get 1 Free Tropical Reef Snorkel A
  17. Its definitely not a vertical lift on this model of attraction.
  18. From my understanding after enquiring about the system, there is only a limited number of pass sold during the day and the sale process is conducted during different increments of the day to eliminate congested use of passes. I spoke with one of the FT staff members about what they are recording and he said each FT ride staff member counts through the single entries from FT each hour that way an hourly figure can be generated to see how many of the 5 single entries have been used. For instance if you are to sell 100 bands that creates 500 single fast track entries. If at 12pm that number of
  19. This is the most pointless discussion and debate iv ever read! It's being taken down peice by peice because of the following reasons: 1) it's within metres of a show building which is remaining for the up and coming attraction. 2) that specific volcanoe is within half a metre of a piece of track that belongs to a multi million dollar attraction that I'm sure most of you would like to see in operation in the near future. 3) that specific volcanoe is situated directly on top of a current attraction which will reopen once this stage of demo is complete, FLUME!!! Don't want to go knocking the s
  20. Love this commercial, reminds me of the type of marketing Disney Parks do! Very impressed.
  21. I can assure you we defiantly won't be seeing it till late next year, September if your lucky! You've got to think if demolition isn't to be completed until Dec 14th, Construction most likely wont pick up again until after the christmas break January. Footers will be the first visible sign and with a bit of a construction background myself, they (footers) will need to rest for a certain period of time, especially out on the spit with its water table and the fact that dig 4 metres deep and you hit sand!!! Construction then would have to continue with most of the structure going in place. Plus w
  22. Im going to add to the lost of people who mention Disneyland Resort, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood. Im yet to go East Coast and experience all that Orlando has to offer: 1. Because i fell in love with the Original Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Resort. I Really enjoy the fact that its all so tight nit together. Disney always provides a very solid product in all that they do and there is so much diversity when it comes to the atmosphere, attractions, shows and entertainment. 2. My LA trips consist of the bulk being spent at Disney (Mainly because i have a lot of friends the
  23. I have to agree with Reginaphalange, how did you come up with that assumption!?!?! In what way does Sea Viper have anything to do with the demolition with Bermuda Triangle. I can think of 3 other attractions that are closer or even more in the way for any demolition that could occur, Jet and Flume as mentioned above and the monorail track that passes right by! mba1012 think again!!!!!!
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