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  1. mba2012

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    I've forgotten if this has been brought up at all or not, but if Dreamworld ends up not building this coaster, how likely would it be that Village might pick it up cheaply? Do coasters in this kind of situation often end up going for much less than the price they were sold to the original park at? And presumably whoever picks it up would have to pay shipping costs as well, so MW/SW would be saving some money there. While it wouldn't be as exciting as other possibilities, it would still be a pretty solid addition to either Movie World or Sea World.
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    Village theme parks extended trading hours

    Movie World only closes queues before closing time if there's a need to, such as a night time event. At other times, the queues remain open until the parks advertised closing time (5:30pm for the next few days).
  3. So I was just hoping to get some advice from all you guys here. I'll be spending six months in Europe on an exchange next year (over the northern spring and summer) and was hoping to visit as many parks as I reasonably can. I'll probably only be limited to a few by cost, but I'm happy to travel pretty much anywhere in Europe. I've done Disneyland Paris and Alton Towers before so I'm looking for others, unless there's anything that's a must ride added since 2014. Europa park and Portaventura are both on the top of my list, but I'm not sure where else I should look. Places that are either in a really interesting location, or will make a good full day visit (especially with roller coasters) are where I'd prefer to go. If anyone has any recommendations I'd love to hear them.
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    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    ^ @TomiJ We may both have misinterpreted that; it says Q1 FY20 which assuming Ardent sticks to normal convention, would be sometime before the end of September.
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    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    I'm pretty sure they said somewhere that construction would begin Q1 next year.
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    Sea World to reveal $50m spend

    I'm not sure if the article has been updated with the pictures, but the thumbnails are showing some renders that I assume are the official ones. It looks like a pretty exciting development.
  7. I think a wing coaster could be better than a flying coaster because it makes more of an immediate visual impression, whereas a flying coaster looks mostly like a suspended coaster. Probably too expensive as well, but something cool.
  8. The biggest issue right now is that the land isn't zoned for anything but farming and it's likely going to be a number of years before that's changed. And on public transport you'd be look at a >90 minutes journey from Broadbeach. the G:Link takes about 50 minutes to do the full run, then it's another 15 minutes to Ormeau, plus whatever else to the location. With that said, there is still a huge catchment area (3.5 million within two hours drive) around already (who can access by public transport or car) and there will easily be in excess of a million people move into the area over the next few decades once it is opened up for development. It probably is a prime area for theme park development, but I don't see it happening for a while (probably not within 10 years).
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    Sea World - Castaway Reef 2017

    Is that tower they're building going to be for some kind of slide, or just for maintaining water pressure?
  10. ^ Given that my previous ride in row 10 was much smoother than my most recent, I'd believe that it is present on only one train.
  11. Riding yesterday morning I also found the airtime at the front to be better than at the back, which for the same reasons as you, I don't quite understand. I also found row 10 to be more rough yesterday than it was when I rode it (same row) the first sunday. I'm not sure if that was just since I had ridden front row immediately before, but it did seem rough. Still one of the smoothest coasters I've ridden.
  12. I managed to get 12 rides in this morning. Very few people came for the early access; they eventually ran one train empty and only loaded the other one.
  13. Just got to ride for the first time in row 10. Absolutely incredible, and those last hills have to be some of the best parts. The single rider queue is definitely the way to it, and obviously Slick and a few others feel the same
  14. Are people finding the single rider queue to be significantly shorter than the main one? How long would it have to be to exceed the wait time for general entry?
  15. The trims will always slow the train unless it is not moving, in which case magnetic braking could not hold it still. Like Richard said in the article, the braking force will change in relation to the speed that the train is going. So a train going faster past the trims will experience a larger braking force, purely due to the physics behind magnetic braking.