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  1. iwerks

    The Off Topic Topic

    Happy reading! (totally forgot about @POP!) https://www.parkz.com.au/forums/topic/5669-potential-themepark-resort-for-perth/
  2. iwerks

    2019 Construction at Outback Splash

    Wow - looking incredibly CG, the new Polin Waterparks tower seems complete. It looks great from the front. The park also has new signage over the main gate and new maps through out the park. Mysteriously, the giant jumping pillow has disappeared.
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    Adventure World - 2019/20 Season

    Solo trip to AW, today. Got a free coffee and a nice chat with Ross. Inferno is back up and running. Apparently, it got a new control panel in the refurb. It was doing shots and what appeared to be extended drops. The Aussie Wildlife Experience has yet to reopen.
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    The Off Topic Topic

    A couple of thousand comments later...
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    Adventure World - 2019/20 Season

    The building where Abyss is now was the old change rooms. There was an empty section that was also used for mazes, like Prison Break. Yeah, the old toboggan and monorail were at the bottom of the pic. The castle lake had the peddle boats, with a miniature train going around it. The castle was a lookout and a one-time haunt attraction. AW does own some extra land, although turbo mountain was on the western side of the pic(towards the coast). Beat me to it @A.H
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    Traveling fairs!

    It’s been a great eight days of the Perth Royal Show, except for yesterday’s storm where they actually closed the show early, I think most ride operators did really well over the course of the week. We hope to see just as good a line up next year. Today was my fourth visit in 10 days.
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    Traveling fairs!

    Another classic from preview day. @Tim Dasco sweating it out on Midnight Express. https://www.facebook.com/perththemeparks/videos/949901978712408/
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    Northam Aquatic Centre

    Paid the Northam Rec Centre a visit on my way back from the York Festival, today. There were a couple of tradies on site, despite the fact that it was a public holiday here. There were some slide pieces lying around. The base of the slides and the new tower seem to be in the foreground along with some small pools. There’s a 50m pool in the distance with what looks to be a spectator stand.
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    Traveling fairs!

    Here's our POV of Australia's latest coaster, West Coaster (formerly X-coaster and still with that sign). https://www.facebook.com/perththemeparks/videos/404866673558033/
  10. iwerks

    Traveling fairs!

    We got a bunch of free tickets to the show, thanks to our new connections with the publicists from the Perth Royal Show. It was close to 30 degrees, today, so it was perfect timing to try Splash Down, the show’s log flume ride. Rode my second chairlift in two days and also got to experience the new coaster. One train comfortably fit four of us. It started spinning on the second part of the lift hill. It has lots of tight turns and a head chopper element towards the end. It seems to be themed to the Avengers and was called X Coaster, although it sounds like they want to change its name to West Coaster. Still no clues as to the owner.
  11. @Tim Dasco and I paid a visit to Adventure World, today. There are no new rides. Quite a few things have had a fresh coat of paint, but lots of things haven’t. Tim was impressed with how the grass looked. There is large fencing around the haunt/maze area. Inferno is still testing. The animal part was closed, despite Aimee, the keeper, being inside and the place looking okay. Yarli’s Safaris has new paint/decals. Buccaneer Battle seems to be cracking down on any loose items(including hats and glasses). The crowds slowly built up over the day. The queue for the Grand Prix looked to be about 30 minutes.
  12. iwerks

    Traveling fairs!

    The on-ride footage of XXXL is courtesy of @Tim Dasco.
  13. iwerks

    WWW - New slide tower

    Polin are good, but I think the design and the joins are probably better on Proslides. Proslides look amazing, where I think Polin slides are simpler and more traditional. However, they're way better than nothing - so, yay, Polin!
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    Traveling fairs!

    @Tim Dasco and myself spent the afternoon at the Perth Royal Show sideshow alley preview day. How we got the invite was a story in itself. Tim went on lots of the rides(tons were open) and we got some great on and off ride footage. The weather wasn’t perfect and the new coaster wasn’t running(we did see some people walking the lift hill). Saw lots of the media and other influencers there. Tim got to talking with lots of the ride operators too.
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    2019 Construction at Outback Splash

    As much as I hate to say this, I think @AlexB is right. My previous camera was very realistic in colour compared to my Olympus cameras. It’s like the difference between Kodak and Fuji. It suits my purposes. Having said that the new slides were glistening in the sun that day. They look great.