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brissy phil

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  1. Having not been there, curious... what are the design, capacity and operational problems since day one?
  2. Appreciated, thank you. So in theory every other time the pumps failed (dozens / hundreds of times)... luck / observant staff / more experienced staff intervened in time.
  3. Genuine question... sorry if it has it been covered here... do we actually know what caused this? We know how it played out but all this talk of pumps and water level... was it that that caused it and if so how exactly... or did the front raft not get released when it should have to create space... or did the back raft not get stopped when it should have to allow time? I might be wrong but I think I recall being on the raft when a kid on the conveyor belt and the belt stopping when it needed to to buy time / give space? The inquest is of course identifying two dozen items that were dodgy, but
  4. You're absolutely right. One that really grates me is Mick Doohan in the bush setting and not up the end in the Ocean Parade area. Breaks my heart too that the whole Australian bush theme was destroyed with the vintage cars moving, the paddle wheeler closing and the unique bushranger show gone. Hate that ABC / Wiggles is squished into where it is too. All that should be in the larger kids area in Madagascar. On that, Pandamonium is out of place there. It should be up in Ocean Parade too. The massive waterfall off the Wipeout Wave was awesome but didn't last long after opening. And the list goe
  5. Last weekend when I peaked through fencing to the Wipeout, and excuse my lack of technical knowledge here, the big left cog looked all rusty and old, and the big right cog looked shiny silver, brand new (with cling film like plastic over it eg when something is new).
  6. Plus: Backside of Giant Drop Upstairs of ball playground (the fun part for hitting people) Merry-go-round Of course the log-ride and all of Gold Rush country One daily show at Tiger Island and most other shows No face painters (have three young girls) Flow-rider (I think) And the Tower or Terror II and Mick Doohan's Motocoaster were both closed on the weekend when they weren't listed as such 20 minutes spent (wasted) getting pass photos taken Plus all the closed rides listed above Piss take much?
  7. Long-time lurker, first-time poster in many years. Went to Dreamworld yesterday for the first time in two years... it would have been quicker to write a list of the rides and shows actually open (seriously). Quite an eerie no-people-around feeling, which to be honest I didn't mind. Thank fully it was a day for the little kids and every ride they went on was "next on / no queue" and some you could just stay on. Feel sorry for the place. They're at a cross-roads... they need some serious investment from people who get themeparks, or from I saw, the future looks bleak.
  8. I wouldn't be too harsh, I think their approach is an appropriate shift, and their creative licensing is OK. I don't have an issue with Lynx deodorant in that every time I use it hot women don't appear and throw themselves at me.
  9. New arrival as in a few boxes of coke and chips or new arrival as in 38 shipping containers? :-)
  10. I find this whole Sea Viper affair highly embarrassing for Sea World.
  11. http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2009/10/2...local-news.html $3b theme park dream revealed Thomas Chamberlin Wednesday, October 28, 2009 © The Cairns Post PLANS for a $3 billion US film studio, water park, extreme sports complex, resort and hotel precinct have been unveiled publicly on the eve of a Cairns Regional Council vote on a separate water park proposal. Designed to mirror projects in Los Angeles and Florida, the theme park and film studio from proponent Tropical Resort Developments Pty Ltd would be the centrepiece of the development, due east of Edmonton. Organisers say the pr
  12. Because I am new on here I can't quite tell if you are being sincere or sarcastic... probably the latter :-) Haven't had a chance to read all the different posts yet and catch up...
  13. I like the ride actually. But to improve it: 1. much bigger TV screen in the library 2. better acting from the staff on microphone in the library instead of some Gen Y punk just going through the motions in an almost sarcastic manner (in fact I would prefer an old guy playing Alfred) 3. it is obvious where the "secret" library door is going to open up at because there is a red rope there instead of the gold railing, suggest putting a gold railing there to make people guess more and that part of railing can just lift up and fold back 4. the mechanical Batman in the lamest part! Firstly you ca
  14. This attraction is a copy of this one from Hollywood Studios http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/hol...eme-stunt-show/ But the Hollywood Studios one is MASSIVE compared. The grand stand for the audience is around 3 times the size, the stunt area is easily twice the size in every direction and there is a water mote between the crowd and the stunt area which includes jet skies and boats in the show.
  15. Ok you have a point. All I was suggesting is that a good addition to the Wild West area in terms of theming would be an awesome mine ride and where as the SDSC has a very open / warehouse feel, a mine ride could / would feel much tighter (like the Dreamworld feel / layout but bigger and better), a similar raw ride yes but quite a different experience due to theming and proximity of walls to track etc. Anyway, I would love the Spiderman ride tomorrow if I could wave a magic wand. Although the Spiderman ride cost around US$100 million but part of that cost, I think around US$15 million was for
  16. Wild mouse - eeww... yeah imagine if all the fluro lights were turned on in SDSC - yuk! But no, a little coaster track with dips and turns with mass theming would be cool. A more sturdy ride with a few more thrills.
  17. Yeah I can't prove it but the website has been updated since 3 weeks back is my opinion. I'd say they have already had complaints or someone noticed the omissions. And yeah I stuffed up with the Hulk ride rows... thought it was normal coaster row length (or more)... maths stuff up. But yeah, you get my point. Even Dueling Dragons is 4 seats across and there is two of them. I guess I have never appreciated the full demand of US theme parks because when I have been to them (9 parks in total) it's been in the US winter, non-holidays and during some average weather so I have enjoyed relatively q
  18. Soarin is a great ride. Fun, broad appeal and quite a thrill for young and old. Been on it at California Disney and Epcot. Also semi good capacity. I really miss the mine ride at Dreamworld, in a way my favourite ride there. A bigger and better mine ride could tie in nicely to the Wild West Falls area. But a large indoor, high capacity ride like Indiana Jones or Spiderman would be awesome.
  19. I have an issue that the WBMW website was not fully disclosing all the rides that would be closed and close at 9pm. All they mentioned was Superman and Batwing but when you get there you find that at 9pm Superman, Batwing, Lethal, and Wild West Falls close, Shrek isn't showing at all and the replacement horror movie DIDN'T UTILISE THE SPECIAL EFFECTS CINEMA / CHAIRS AT ALL (perfect opportunity for spiders and snakes running over you, blood splattering etc), the kiddies boat ride didn't open at all and the Stunt Driver show didn't operate at all either. That's a bit like ordering a steak sandwi
  20. I went the other week. I got in for $10 as a myfun member. The low cost is probably the only thing that saved it for me. THE GOOD - the themeing really was awesome... the lights, lasers, smoke everywhere, costumes, atmosphere etc... it really was haunting cool... very good theming... well done THE BAD - WAY too many people (crap it was crowded) - ALL big rides including Lethal shut at 9pm because of noise... they only advertised Superman and Batwing as closing at 9pm but all big rides did, which is basically all rides bar 2 - even with all the big rides open before 9pm there were way too man
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