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  1. Talk about putting people in a position where they have to defend themselves. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/7news.com.au/news/wa/perth-anti-vaxxers-charged-after-confronting-schoolchildren-getting-jab-at-joondalup-shopping-centre-c-4624545.amp
  2. So this isn’t the same looping ship at Sunway Lagoon (that’s been there since 2005)?
  3. Apparently, Abyss has no weight scales. And yes, they have hired external people to do PR for them in the past. Perhaps, they should give @Slicka call.
  4. Which business said that? I said that - they didn’t. I don’t even know if Abyss has scales. Outback Splash has scales and nobody said a peep. I have no idea why AW got scales - it could be for insurance purposes. You can test yourself before getting in line. There are lights, but no sirens as some people claimed. It’s the same as Outback Splash’s system.
  5. Does no one understand average weight limit? 600kg divided by 8 = 75kg. It’s not a maximum weight limit. Adventure World is doing fine without worrying about losing a few customers. Their platinum passes have already sold out and the premium passes aren’t too far away. The park was surprisingly busy on its first day of operation despite the fact that the Perth Royal Show sold out that day and it was also the Grand Final. Those weight limits have been around for a couple of years, but not enforced. They have apparently offered season pass refunds to some. The details would hav
  6. Sorry, with all this interest in the park I thought you would have visited it by now. You know how old I am @DaptoFunlandGuy and you know I wouldn’t ride a coaster that would send me to a chiropractor. I think AW needs to do a lot of things atm - retracking Abyss is probably not that high on the list. Hope to see you in the park someday.
  7. How was your experience on the ride? Was it similar to Buzzsaw? Jet Rescue? Thunderbolt?
  8. I love how in this 2013 video she says Abyss is a smooth ride. Hardly, her head is being knocked about all over the place. It’s so weird that it’s a much smoother coaster in the back row.
  9. It is totally the ride type. It’s not a coaster that you can re-ride too many times in a row. I wish more parks would get family coasters that you can enjoy multiple times without needing a break on the chairlift. Do I wish that they’d gotten lap bars? Certainly. But like a ride on a wild motor bike, I think a lot of what it does it was designed to do. I’d much rather go on Abyss that a lot of other rides at AW.
  10. Are we talking about the same Abyss? You guys never went on Arkham Asylum or the Gold Coaster? Abyss is better when sitting in the back row or riding first thing in the morning. I thought it operated better last season than it had the year before.
  11. There’s not a lot of footage from that time. I think the Dracula’s Castle era was in the 90s. I don’t remember any animatronics, but they did have those heads with the projections on them, a la the Haunted Mansion. If anyone does have footage or photos from the era, it’d probably be the park. There is one shot from the original AW film that features the tunnel underneath the castle. I also have a classic ad from the 80s/90s that features the ‘exploratron’ which was probably held in there.
  12. Adventure World's platinum pass usually retails for above $200. It gives you great discounts on food and entry to their night events. It also includes a couple of fast passes, discounted entry for up to 8 friends and a reduced price for a cabana. https://adventureworld.net.au/pricing/platinum-season-pass/
  13. They were willing to offer a chunk of land, but they weren’t impressed by the offers. https://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/northern-territory-government-remains-committed-to-darwin-waterpark-plans-despite-applicant-rejections/
  14. Did anyone notice Shawn's POV of Area 51(aka Bermuda Triangle) in one of the latest videos on Theme Park Woldwide? It's about 38 minutes in. https://youtu.be/55672DBdRs4
  15. 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
  16. How do you know the university students aren’t reacting to your original post?
  17. Yeah, people are generally having a positive reaction to Adventure World closing. Outback Splash is staying open and limiting its attendance to 500 people. Screamscape has picked up on the fact that the GC parks are still open.
  18. 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
  19. Hope you didn’t miss the nearby cup noodles museum.
  20. 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 p
  21. From two days ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygNlF2rjrAg
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