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  1. It's that time of year again. https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/fundraisers/mark-shaw/?fbclid=IwAR2AoIuewvCEsZ5nTwYjPBT5OtXoejNqO2K4wy0BBuDrwlsN5pf_hJmwSEc
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    Wipeout Removal

    @pushbutton - I hope you’re joking. This kinda happened to Tim and me at Adventure World. Our favourite sitting area was on the verandah, where it now costs $30 to reserve a table. Don’t give DW any ideas!
  3. It helps, but if someone quotes it, you can still see it. @Skeeta - you’re having a go at someone for their love of Bermuda Triangle. How logical is that?
  4. Stayed in a 2 bedroom AirBnB near Tokyo Disneyland that was very affordable (you could see the fireworks from our balcony). Whilst I adore the Japanese parks, they’re always chockers - HK and Singapore’s parks are much quieter. The Japanese people are lovely and will attempt to speak English at every opportunity.
  5. Not a minions fan, huh? I think you’d avoid taking little kids to a crowded park with a new attraction. I do like how quiet USS and DLHK are compared to the others. Singapore also has all the zoos, the Science Centre, ArtScience Museum, the waterparks, aquarium and a bunch of other places to visit. It’s relatively safe, taxis are cheap and most people speak English.
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    USS - Expansion Minions and Nintendo

    Pretty sure I saw the plane in December...
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    Adventure World MI4 - 2019

    Yeah, the parts were sold on to a Melbourne park. The ship looks better now too. Pirate ships have great capacity and are a good family ride, but obviously they knew Goliath was coming. What are your thoughts on Inferno? At least they kept that one going.
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    Adventure World MI4 - 2019

    Thanks @Adam C - yeah, we presume so. Yup, saw nothing at the top. Had previously thought that a second slide was going to end up in the same pool as Kraken, so it boggles the mind how this one will go. Let’s hope they’re going for another record.
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    Adventure World MI4 - 2019

    Quick visit to AW, this afternoon. It was humid with temperatures in the mid 30s. One worker reckoned there was about 3500 people at the park. Noticed some extra lime green pipes sticking up out of the ground between Kraken and the old Bounty’s Revenge. There’s a big of litter in the old circus site, but there could be some white markers towards the left of the area, just down from Bounty’s.
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    2019 Construction at Outback Splash

    Another visit to Outback Splash, today. It was 30 degree weather with moderate crowds enjoying a splash on the slides. The large inflatable slide has been moved from the back right of the water playgrounds to the back left. It seems that the ground works are going in close to the previous position, close to the work sheds nearby. The most surprising news is that the emus have moved in with the kangaroos and the whole back half of their paddock has gone. It has been expanded to include more of the pine tree area near the hedge maze. It seems they’re getting ready for the construction of their brand new entrance way. Despite its very Aussie theming, I think it will make the place feel more like a theme park. Exciting times...
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    Someone is coming to Dreamworld

    Dang... wrong park.
  12. iwerks

    How to fix Dreamworld

    Yeah, it could close for the winter months, but if they haven’t got any plans or rides to introduce, what’s the point? I just wished they had a plan going forward, especially since it takes a year to book a coaster or significant attraction at any reputable manufacturer. I think they should invest in well themed family rides that won’t break the bank. There’s a whole group of people who aren’t catered for at MW. Those who don’t want to do terrifying coasters, loops or backward drops. The people who liked LTRR and Bermuda, but aren’t catered for by Storm or the driving school. The patrons who prefer MDMC to Jet Rescue. DW needs to invest in the future and give people a reason to renew their passes.
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    Adventure World 2018- improvements

    I definitely think they’re going for something popular that has decent capacity. I suppose the trick is to look at the cost - they’re not going to buy anything that costs more than Abyss. I do think any park in Australia that builds decent re-rideable family rides will be on a winner.
  14. I’d love to see a small Hong Kong style park, but it would require about a billion dollars worth of government support. Is your local government out of deficit? Would the rest of the community be willing to sacrifice this much cash (football stadiums seem like an easy alternative)? How would the other parks feel about this level of support for a new competitor? Disney might be better off setting up in Adelaide...
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    Adventure World 2018- improvements

    It's not my cup of tea, but some people really love it - @Tim Dasco - to name one. The harnesses are a real selling point more than the height. Some people don't get the chance to fly to the east coast all of the time, so this is a nice alternative. Like Kraken, a lot of people wouldn't have experienced a ride like that in Perth. Yes, I would love less spin and spews.