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  1. Sea World Carnivale 2018

    A great idea. Might help with guests leaving the carpark if a lot of the families with young kids leave after the 7.30 show.
  2. New passes at Dreamworld

    Mine started December 2015 and was printed on very thin cardboard. They may have changed it during the following months.
  3. Was there a Wild Mouse at Dreamworld?

    I've been on the one at Butlin's Minehead. Shown in this postcard
  4. The Off Topic Topic

    So, depending on your point of view on what constitutes a Mad Mouse, there have been potentially 6 Mad Mouse style rides in Australia at one time or another : 1. Adelaide showgrounds 2. Melbourne showgrounds 3. Luna park Sydney 4. Aussie World 5. Eureka Mountain Mine Ride at Dreamworld 6. Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster at Movie World I wouldn't mind betting there's no other countryin the world that's had that many! Having just seen photos of numerous Mad Mouse rides in Britain, I take back my earlier bet on Australia having the most. The UK had loads of them!
  5. Movie World November 2017 Improvements

    Looks lie a bit of fun to me!
  6. Was there a Wild Mouse at Dreamworld?

    Of course! Thanks for that. I just hadn't thought of Eureka as a Wild Mouse, but it makes perfect sense now!
  7. With the recent news that the Wild Mouse ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been demolished, an interesting point has arisen. According to the historic marker shown below, which was next to the ride, there was a similar ride at Dreamworld. Can anyone remember such a ride?
  8. The Off Topic Topic

    There were actually 4 in Australia. Adelaide showgrounds Melbourne showgrounds Luna park Sydney Aussie World
  9. New passes at Dreamworld

    But much nicer than the Membership card, which just has the Village logo on the front and nothing else.
  10. New passes at Dreamworld

    I have a Platinum pass for Dreamworld which expired 31/12/17. Like all passes it has been extended an extra 6 months, but yesterday it would not work to open the turnstiles. A staff member informed me they had changed to a new style of pass and would print a new one for me. I was expecting another piece of paper which I would have laminated like the previous one. I was very pleasantly surprised when I was handed a plastic card. I now have plastic passes for the Village and Ardent parks. Much more suitable for long term use in my opinion, and whilst the design of both could be more creative, I would say theDreamworld one looks significantly better than the Village one.
  11. The Off Topic Topic

    According to that link, it was originally the Mad Mouse at the Melbourne showgrounds!
  12. I was also there last night, and thoughtit was significantly better than last year. The food options in my opinion were not up to the standards they were last year, but that was the only exception and they were still quite good. Roving entertainment, like last year, superb. One thing I hadn't seen last year but did this year was a magician going around the plaza doing tricks at different tables for people as they ate. It seemed to me more of the park was open than last year, including some of the animalexhibits, and most of the few remaining rides. The aquacolour show was the highlight without a doubt, and to me it was of similar quality to the Fire Machine show last year at Dreamworld, with the added benefit of water effects, and human performers. All in all, brilliant, and a vastly better experience than my daytime visits to the park in recent years. My only major criticism is it took me about 40 minutes to get out of the carpark. I would suggest traffic controllers for next year.
  13. The Off Topic Topic

    I suppose all good things come to an end. Until the late 90s there was also a similar mad mouse at the Adelaide showgrounds, which was one of the few rides that was always there, not just when the royal show was on. Whilst I understand that timber wears out over time, I did like this ride and it would be nice if at least that last one could be preserved, even if it had to be completely rebuilt with new timber.
  14. Surfers Paradise alliance with VRTP

    Sorry, I only took a photo of the front page, and the part of the article you can see there. However the rest of it didn't add much further detail.
  15. Village have joined forces with Surfers Paradise Alliance to facilitate frequent promotion of the theme parks in Surfers, and promotions of Surfers Paradise at the theme parks. I am dumb, so I await correction by someone wise!