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liz.wis last won the day on September 28 2015

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  1. liz.wis

    Age Limit on The Giant Drop

    I'm far more likely to have a panic attack than her haha. It is what it is, we probably won't be back til after she's 10 anyway, was just pondering on their reasoning, as like the previous poster said, they couldn't rely on public honesty for safety reasons.
  2. We went to Dreamworld on Sunday, and notice they've put an age limit on Giant Drop. Now only for riders over 10. My 9-year-old, who has been riding it since she was 8, was wildly unimpressed. Any ideas as to why they might have done this?
  3. liz.wis

    Movieworld Kids Area Expansion?

    Teen Titans Go?
  4. liz.wis

    XXI Commonwealth Games: Gold Coast 2018

    The only park publicity I can recall seeing in the last week is the Dreamworld tiger cubs, and bus and moving billboard ads built on a campaign that had something to do with emojis.
  5. liz.wis

    XXI Commonwealth Games: Gold Coast 2018

    This is the first year in about 10 years I haven't stayed down the coast for Easter. As we tend to stay in Broadbeach and get around by foot, the crows weren't the concern, it was the prohibitive cost of accommodation. I know plenty of families that got tickets for events, but none actually chose to stay down there because of the cost - the park and ride being the most popular form of travel, followed by various combinations of train/bus/shuttle, of which I've heard mixed reviews. If we're staying down the coast, we typically would go a cheapish takeaway option for lunch, and also buy incidentals like ice-cream, etc for snacks throughout the day. We tend to splash out on nice dinners, think seafood platters and the like. If we're doing a day trip, we'll bring food from home, maybe buy cheap snacks, and head home for dinner. With people choosing not to stay down there, it's a considerable amount of business that both accommodation and restaurants have missed out on.
  6. The tragedy of this aside, it's really bad timing for Dreamworld to have this back in the media in the run up to the Commonwealth Games, and will probably really impact on potential tourist visitors.
  7. liz.wis

    Sea World Jelly Fish 2017 Attractiion

    I applaud Chermside for their addition pictured above. I only live 5 minutes away and have spent a fair amount in the new dining precinct since it opened, either with family, or for social events, or even just for a quick coffee/light meal with a friend. Kingpin was well thought out as well, I think it makes great use of the space. I'm not a huge video arcade fan, I find most a bit dingy, noisy and claustrophobic, but I've been to this one half a dozen times since it opened. I'm yet to see a quiet night there on a weekend, and even weekdays are busier than expected. On occasion, we would have gone for dinner there, then spending any money on food in the parks.
  8. liz.wis

    Dreamworld Corroboree - "Stage 2"

    We had 2 hours to spare today and headed down to Dreamworld. We only stayed in Dreamworks/Ocean Parade area, and every ride was a walk-on. It is probably the quietest day I've ever seen there. They were spruiking to get people to ride Wipeout, as they didn't have enough people for the weight to be balanced, that was the only delay we had. In under two hours, the kids had been on Puss in Boots, Dronkeys, Gingey, Madagascar coaster, looked at the new tiger cubs, Kung Fu Panda, Tailspin, Wipeout, Shockwave and The Claw. Not racing between things either, and got a few character photos and browsed a couple of stores in that time.
  9. As a parent of kids that were little in the not so distant past, it truly is underwhelming. I've said many times that Dreamworld needs to go for the family market, but I think the lower/middle primary school age bracket is probably better to target than the under 3s. ETA: I was stuck holding the bags, but the Wipeout got a big thumbs up from both my husband and 9-year-old daughter. My only suggestion would be a bit of shade over the viewing platform.
  10. I'm a Dreamworld fan, but didn't really disagree with anything, it is what it is. Wipeout - yes it's working, but still nothing particularly positive to say about it. Ferris Wheel - admittedly lame, not really anything else you can say about it. Logride - still waiting, questionable looking logs - all true. But, there are still tigers!
  11. Negative, negative, negative.... hey look over there, tigers!
  12. liz.wis

    Top 10 coasters you rode in 2017

    The ONLY coaster I rode this year was Hot Wheels.
  13. I assume so? Wiggles World - self-explanatory to be boring for someone out of preschool. Kids WB zone at Movieworld - much the same (except maybe Road Runner Coaster), but more problematic, as the only other choices are Scooby (currently unthemed), and Wild West, which is admittedly awesome, but just one ride.
  14. I was there yesterday, it was the first time in an age that there have been 30 min + queues for rides. I still think they need to keep a point of difference from their friends across the highway and focus on quality family/older kid rides, as they nowhere near competing with Movie Worlds coaster offerings right now. My 9 year old has done most of the Big 9 now, but isn't tall enough for all of MWs coasters yet. She's loving DW right now, as is her 6 year old sister who isn't up for the thrill rides yet, but very satisfied with the Dreamworks area (but also past Wiggles/ Kids WB).
  15. liz.wis

    Dreamworld - 2017 "exciting" "experiences"

    I made my first trip to Dreamworld in a couple of years over the weekend. It was a family trip, I didn't have my "enthusiast" goggles on. I went with my 9-year-old daughter, who met the height for everything, and my 6-year-old daughter, with a slightly more limited height, but past ABC Kids stage. We hadn't been to any parks in the last 12 months, and prior to that had passes to MW/SW/WW. We only wanted to go for a couple of hours, so we mainly just hung out in the Dreamworks area and Ocean Parade. Construction and closures aside, I think as a whole, the place looks a lot fresher than it used to. As criticised as it gets, there is WAY more for my family to do at Dreamworld than Movie World. In the short time we were there, the kids went on most of the Dreamworks rides, the eldest loved being big enough to ride the motorbike on motor coaster (younger could go sidecar), and eldest was allowed to pick 2 thrill rides and went for Shockwave and Claw. (The tickets were a gift to my younger daughter, so she was in charge of planning activities for this particular visit). At MovieWorld, the oldest could only do Wild West and Scooby (didn't like any of the WB Kids rides), and even my youngest wasn't sold on the WB Kids rides. I know they can't compete with the thrills across the road, so I really think they need to promote the 'family fun' element. My kids can't wait to go back. On the safety issue - the extra strap on Shockwave seemed to slow down the loading process, but the line was short enough it wasn't too much of an issue. The extra chest strap on Puss in Boots Swing seemed overly excessive to me, and I thought it looked more dangerous than it was worth, it was nearly sitting on my younger child's neck, rather than across her chest.