iwerks

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    Adventure World MI4 - 2019

    ^We saw Rampage pretty much at capacity on Saturday night. The animal place should be safe for the time being. We kinda found out what happened to Inferno from Ross. It certainly explains why it hasn’t been down this season. Sounds like you had a good time on Goliath.
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    Village theme parks extended trading hours

    ^Yeah, was just at USS, where they did something similar. The park was due to open at 10 am and they let people in at 9.45. The Lost World was due to open at 11am, but we got there at 10.45 to see the rope drop for that area.
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    Adventure World MI4 - 2019

    Went to the first AW Nights for 2019 on Saturday night. @Tim Dasco and I spent a bit of time chatting to Ross, the general manager. We learnt a few things that can be repeated: Fright Nights should be held in February. The animal area will be reopening soon. The park was busier early, but as the temperature dropped so did the crowd. Abyss was about a ten minute wait and the Grand Prix about 15 minutes. There was a DJ in one part of the park and a rumba band near the gate.
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    Extended hours at Australian theme parks

    Yeah, @Tim Dasco and I had a great time at AW Nights on Saturday(it’s on every Saturday night in January). The operating hours for AW in January are from 10am to 7pm Sun-Fri, but 10-6pm on Saturdays. AW Nights is held between 6.30pm and 11pm. Yeah, it’d be nice if our parks stepped up and offered more extra hours events. Nothing better than spending 12 hours in one day in a Disney park.
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    'Affinity' Animal Rights Protest

    Yup - Australia for Animals, Australia for Dolphins and Sea Shepherd are mentioned by Trevor around three minutes in.
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    Village theme parks extended trading hours

    Yeah, and I know it’s a paltry amount, but it’s still a product and if it pisses you off, why renew? Do you return to your favourite theme park if drunken teenagers assault you in the car park? Probably not, you’d just go somewhere else... Thanks. Will give it a try. In the meantime, one thing I noticed at the Qld parks is that they’d open the gates early, but not let people on the rides until half an hour later.
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    'Affinity' Animal Rights Protest

    You could have asked another group(like the one mentioned in the video), just not JFC. Great video, regardless. It does certainly address the propaganda put out by that group. I thought it was interesting how they said the JFC protest disturbed the dolphins.
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    Village theme parks extended trading hours

    Yeah, I suspect the mods will cut this part of the thread. My point is: why should we contribute to Parkz if AlexB is going to be antagonistic every time (even in the Adventure World threads - despite the fact that even he admits he’s never been there)? Why should I be a paid up member of Parkz if I get treated like a joke? I thought we were about intelligent discussion.
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    Village theme parks extended trading hours

    The problem with having a ‘sense of humour’ is that you can come across as a bullying dick. Maybe why people don’t post about parks outside the Gold Coast is that you come on and belittle them (even if you’re just trying to be funny).
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    Village theme parks extended trading hours

    Seriously? Really? Nice use of the smug emoji!
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    Fun Fields - New Wave Pool 2018

    Fully grown palms would be nice, but expensive. It looks pretty darn cold too.
  12. You can?! 😜 It will be interesting to see which states are covered.
  13. Welcome. Yes, we’ve been wondering that for sometime too.
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    Adventure World MI4 - 2019

    AW Nights are back on in 2019. It’s going to be held every Saturday in January. https://adventureworld.net.au/whats-on/aw-nights-2019
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    Water Park for Perth

    I haven’t been in a while, but last time I was there they put up an observation tower where the new slide tower is going. Many social media sites also said it was opening this season, when it’s not supposed to be.
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    Adventure World MI4 - 2019

    I also think the back row is better than the front.
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    'Affinity' Animal Rights Protest

    I think it’s the targeting of kids and, in this case, sick kids that I hate. What would little kids know of the issue? Do sick kids need to be filmed and harassed?
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    'Affinity' Animal Rights Protest

    Yeah, it’s not in a cage, but I don’t disagree with you. Singapore Zoo decided not to replace their last polar bear. AQWA, here in Perth, is no longer having dolphins or seals and Perth Zoo is rehousing their elephants after the matriarch Tricia dies. Maybe, SW should make some announcement about their future plans.
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    'Affinity' Animal Rights Protest

    Yeah, not serious in this case. Can’t believe the protesters are complaining about their treatment by security, police and the public. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/ugly-scenes-at-gold-coast-theme-parks-as-protesters-go-to-war-with-families/news-story/8a9d606dd529b2abe075751e18625989
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    'Affinity' Animal Rights Protest

    ^Probably didn’t do the water any good.
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    Control panel pictures

    No Christmas tree?! 🌲
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    Adventure World MI4 - 2019

    @Tim Dasco and I headed down to AW last Saturday to see if any rumours he’d heard were true. First up, the entrance to the park had changed, with shade sails erected in front of the main gate. It’s a good idea for people waiting to get in, but it certainly changes the look. The Surf Shack had new pink ropes for its queue race, with silly sayings at the start and end. The animal area still isn’t open. Despite there being a sign telling us the area is under renovation, no work seems to have been done. We did see keeper Amie rescuing a bird from a tree. It does seem to be the end for this area. Tim noticed that the entry building had been painted on the outside, but not the inside. The park was quite busy as the weather was quite warm. We still had fairly short queues (the longest being Kraken at around 15 minutes). There were plenty of new food stalls and extra shade up for what looked to be a corporate fun day. With extra portable lights in the car park, the park appeared to be staying open that night for a private event(still no news on Fright Nights or its replacement). Black Widow has a new sign. The tea cups seem to be getting a permanent covering and new water fountains have been completed. The Buccaneer Battle pool had a new ridge built, which looks to help keep the sand out. The biggest difference we noticed was in the old moat to the castle’s island. It has been completely cleaned out and some repairs have been made to the wall. If they’re think of building a lazy river down there, it would be an extremely cool place to do it.
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    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb

    Andrew H Productions Presents.. Yeah, I wouldn’t put the music on or have the logo at the end. Making it look official is actually making things worse. Just do a good job of documenting the things when they open. I’m still waiting for Dreamnova. 😜
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    Theme Park Survey

    I was actually referencing the film Bohemian Rhapsody where they go on tour and the first international city that is mentioned is Perth. The Entertainment Centre also features heavily in ABBA: The Movie. Yeah, if you look at the set list for Queen’s gig, Bohemian Rhapsody is performed in three different parts. We also have lots of great outdoor venues and the vineyards down south too for visiting international acts.
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    Theme Park Survey

    Yeah, Perth hasn’t missed out on concerts since the Beatles played in the early sixties. The average income in Perth is pretty high and I’ve read statistics showing that we spend more on tickets than most people do in Australia. We get the sporting matches, concerts, astronauts and fantastic magicians probably more than Brisbane does. I know the distance theory put forward by @AlexB would appear to make sense, but it just isn’t the case. We have had a great selection of arenas since the entertainment centre opened in ‘74 (Bohemian Rhapsody, anyone?) to Perth Arena, the Convention Centre, NIB Stadium and Optus Stadium. Bands come here. A lot of them have multiple sets of stages. Even Prince made the effort to come to Perth on his last tour by bringing his extra piano from home. We also have a flourishing local music scene with great Indy radio stations and pubs with no pokies. A lot of bands like Pearl Jam (who love surfing in Yallingup) and singers like Taylor Swift spend time down south. It’s just theme parks we have problems with. We currently have a gung-ho Premier (with a budget heading into the black) willing to splash cash on tourism to attract the best football teams, sports people and airlines in the world here. Tourism is getting a big push. For the first time in ten years, things are really looking up.