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  1. iwerks

    COVID-19 & Theme Park Closures

    It’ll probably end up like this...
  2. iwerks

    COVID-19 & Theme Park Closures

    Perth Zoo opened on Saturday. There was no limit on numbers, but you did have to book ahead. The indoor areas like the nocturnal and reptile houses were closed. https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2020/06/Perth-Zoo-reopens-to-the-public.aspx
  3. How do you know the university students aren’t reacting to your original post?
  4. iwerks

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    It looks pretty big. (Credit:Bikash)
  5. Cool photos - always great to see another park in Australia. I'm sure Gazza would appreciate it if you entered them on this page: https://www.parkz.com.au/parks/AU/Whittlesea/Funfields
  6. Hope you didn’t miss the nearby cup noodles museum.
  7. iwerks

    Northam Aquatic Centre

    Finally got the chance to drive the hour and a half to Northam and ride the slides. It’s a really nice new aquatic centre that replaces the old Olympic Pool on the other side of town. It’s $5 for pool entry for adults and another $5 for a 2 hour session on the slides. The weather in Perth has been awful this past week, so the sun actually turned up, today, and there was a top of 27 degrees. The water isn’t heated, so this temperature was just fine. We arrived just after the start of the morning two hour slide session(10-12 and 2-4pm on weekends) and I wouldn’t have seen more than 5 people on the slides and probably another ten in the rest of the pool complex. The four slides come off a three storey tower and thankfully they all land into the shallow splash pool from the same direction. There’s a small kids slide on the first floor. A light blue/teal open slide on the second floor, and darker blue and light green enclosed slides from the third floor. The young staff were helpful, chatty and relaxed. The blue slides are the quickest, faster than the Gold Rush at Outback Splash. The green slide was wider, like it was meant for tubes, and runs out of puff just before the end. There’s definitely more to do here if you’re a single rider than Outback Splash. The slide tower is pretty narrow, but does the job. The enclosed tubes have a decent length of time in the dark. The tower is surrounded by a lovely little native garden and there are plenty of shaded areas for families to gather. The whole complex looks pristine and puts the rest of Northam to shame. It’s got a lot going for it, considering its price point. The local community should be very happy with this investment.
  8. iwerks

    Orphan Rocker On-Ride Footage

    From two days ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygNlF2rjrAg
  9. It's not a replacement for Wipe Out?!! Or is that the chill area?
  10. Good point about a lack of investment in family rides.
  11. iwerks

    Rocky Hollow Log Ride officially closed

    Universal Singapore offered $10 lunch vouchers when Battlestar Galactica closed to be retracked/fixed. It’s not impossible to think of someway to make it up to the customer.
  12. iwerks

    2019 Construction at Outback Splash

    Went to Outback Splash, yesterday. They had lots of flags up for Australia Day. Talked to one of the lovely staff there and she confirmed that she had previously worked at Adventure World. A good sized crowd turned up as temperatures were in the mid 30s. Lots of people brought their own food and tents. The park had a DJ and some games organised for Australia Day. There was plenty of shade for people waiting for slides. The dry part of the park was pretty quiet. The car park has been extended and was packed. They had lots of staff on to handle the crowds.
  13. iwerks

    AW Nights 2020

    Saturday night was the final AW Nights for the season. A good sized crowd turned out and enjoyed the dry and wet attractions. Water Mountain had a queue length that you’d usually see during the day. Apparently, they were having some issues with the racing slides. Ross looked very busy.
  14. iwerks

    Japan - Fuji Q

    Most of us know the narratives of many of the rides at Disney or Universal. On the Sinbad ride they even offered us a little book of what the story was about. And if you want to ride Jaws, USJ is the last park in the world that has it.
  15. iwerks

    AW Nights 2020

    Just wanted to share some photos of the night. As always, great to catch up with @Tim Dasco and the others. We saw Black Widow go down, but it was back shortly afterwards. We walked on to Inferno and Abyss. Abyss had to be stopped after our ride as some people had dropped some glow sticks on the track and on top of me as we headed up the lift hill(that’s why the shot of the station has the show building lights on). Some of us ate at the food trucks again and nothing disappointed. We rode Rail Rider and had a quiet cider around close at 11pm. There was a bigger crowd than before, but still very chill.