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  1. pushbutton

    How to fix Dreamworld

    It isn't very realistic for anyone other than a huge international theme park chain (the preferred purchaser) or a billionaire who cares very deeply about the project and is prepared to spend big! But that's what my ideas are based on.
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    How to fix Dreamworld

    I'd firstly engage very well qualified and experienced people to work on a long term strategy for the park. I don't know what exactly that would be, but as the owner I would specify the things below, and consult on the rest which would need my approval. That might take a year. Then I'd close the park for 18 - 24 months for major redevelopment. Upon reopening, it would have a new name, and a new coherent theme. The animals might still be there, as might the waterpark, depending on the outcome of the long term strategy. As much as I loved the idea of SkyVoyager, I believe it's now very much tainted with negative perception of its safety. I might rebuild it in a new location and new building, again only if it fits the new theme and plan for the park. The new park would NOT have any of the land sold off (if it's not already too late), and would make full use of all the land (but that doesn't mean it would be overcrowded, or that there wouldn't be any open space within the park. As much as I like the Disneyland copy entrance, it would all be removed and replaced to make it obvious from guests arrival that it's not Dreamworld anymore, but a completely new park! There would be a themed hotel giving guests the ability to have a holiday at the park, a bit like the one at Sea World, but themed as I said, and more luxurious. There would be a range of very good quality, unique, but affordable family restaurants in suitable locations throughout the park. There would be very high quality, unique entertainment both in "street theatre" style, and in one or more purpose built venues, and this entertainment would be refreshed frequently. The park would include a wide range of rides, all very well themed and immersive, and none similar to rides already at other Gold Coast parks. Pricing would be competitive with Village, but would start considerably cheaper to help get people to come back and give the new park a try.
  3. I went to a course not long ago where there was a written multiple choice test at the end of the course, and the trainer actually told us all the answers as we went through the "test". Not only that, but he even told us why he did this. He said his manager had told him "Everybody has to pass. No exceptions! "
  4. Interesting article. Not sure how much actual use this will prove to be. http://www.mygc.com.au/dreamworld-launches-new-staff-training-academy-to-improve-park-standards/
  5. pushbutton

    What's gone wrong with SkyVoyager?

    I have a vision. A Dream, if you will. 10 years from now, rather than being merely Australias biggest theme park, it could be the WORLDS biggest chill space. In fact, to completely remove themselves from the negative association, they could even change the park name to "Chill-Space" (Quick. Trademark it now)! It would be very cheap for Ardent to run. No staff required. No rides. Minimum maintenance. Just a lot of benches and shaded areas, and most of the shade could be provided naturally by trees! Now people would surely come from all around the world to take selfies in the worlds biggest chill space, no? And with the modern international obsession with taking photos of yourself, I'm only half-joking! 😅
  6. pushbutton

    Wipeout Removal

    Any Dreamworld staff lucky enough not to be made redundant, take note that this is what you can expect when you go into retirement!
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    Wipeout is closed for good (retired)

    I was trying to give you the benefit of assuming you didn't have the necessary basic knowledge of how to recognise who a question is directed to, but you seem not to have the requisite common sense to understand that so I don't think I can help.
  8. pushbutton

    Wipeout is closed for good (retired)

    Nope. It was a question directed to the person who posted the photo. Wow!
  9. pushbutton

    Wipeout is closed for good (retired)

    I love shopping centres that have empty shops on display for people to look at. If they just remove all the stock but let you see the empty shelves and fixtures. It's so nice.
  10. pushbutton

    Wipeout is closed for good (retired)

    It was a question for me to answer! I'm glad they haven't!
  11. pushbutton

    Wipeout is closed for good (retired)

    The question was about the photo I posted.
  12. pushbutton

    Wipeout is closed for good (retired)

    2014, but it probably looks similar now!
  13. pushbutton

    Wipeout is closed for good (retired)

  14. Does anyone know what happened to the memorial Dreamworld promised not long after the tragedy? To me it looks like once again they've missed a glaringly obvious opportunity. They could at least have come up with a nice plaque or similar surrounded by beautiful flowers, and yes it could have a few suitable benches or something, and a bit of shading, and then I think I'd have been much more accepting of that as a replacement for SkyVoyager. But no. Instead, no plaque but just a "Piss-Weak World" style shaded seating area!
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    Someone is coming to Dreamworld

    Movie World had a magician (Matt Hollywood) last year performing several times a day during the school holidays in Main Street. Short shows with only a small audience of whoever was close by at the time. It was a very good show though!