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MacPark

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  1. yeah they are sold. This sale has been on the cards for about 4 months or so.
  2. Well it was closed today despite not being on the scheduled maintained. They just had down time a week ago so they must be having issues.
  3. Look man, Ive been here since 2009. I have worked in the theme park industry for years here and over seas. A rep count and post count means someone spends a lot of time on the internet. I just want a source. Having worked for Ardent for many years its the first I ever heard the river was "protected" area. I just want to see a source. I am not doubting someones knowledge but I want to see some proof and the point of a forum is to chat about stuff. Your rep count means nothing to me sorry and for someone who seem to be such a regular on a forum you seem to have no idea how they work. If you dont
  4. Sorry I dont see what you are on about. I just want a link to a source that the river is a protected wildlife area.
  5. yeah but that's just someone on a forum saying its so. It doesnt make it so. You need to show a source to back up a claim or its just speculation
  6. Some non ride advice I can offer is to be aware of your belongings. The park has a high rate of theft and does have some issues with teens that hang out there. They have their own police station believe it or not. Its not unsafe but just be sure to be aware of your self and belongings a bit more than you might be used to in Aussie parks. Also it can get cool there even on a hot day. I left LA on a hot sunny day and got there and froze my butt off and had to buy a jumper in the park. You can street view walk the whole park on google as well https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/
  7. The need to put some money into the kids area. It used to be a such a great part of the park and its really old and average now. It never recovered from the looney tunes river ride being taken away.
  8. The place is rundown but its still better than any park we have here in Australia. The park closes for a good chunk of the year due to the heavy snowfall Montreal gets. If they spent a bit more on cleaning it up it would be fine. Its a good size park with 40 odd attractions. Gardens and those little things just arent something they worry so much about for a park that sits closed under snow so many months of the year
  9. At this point its going to be cheaper and easier to make Skypoint one of the new "big rides" and create a park cue that leads to a bus that takes you to skypoint and back. Ardent would probably try this now I think about
  10. I just cant do Dreamworld now. Its depressing walking around what used to be a good park.
  11. This coaster is going to look awesome across the broadwater from southport/labrador. Just as I was thinking the Gold Coast theme park industry was dead this happens. I am beyond excited for this.
  12. The lack of competition would be the biggest worry. Village would have no reason to invest in new attractions and as you said can charge what they like. Also besides what other people have stated here, Dreamworld make alot of money from overseas. They have a whole division that work just with the Asian market to bring in tour groups and market to Asia in general. Dreamworld do alot of tour groups from China and its a big part of the business.
  13. the best thing is their reply this week on trip advisor to someone complaining nothings open. Read this bit through your mind again.. "This maintenance is vital to keep rides safe and operational." That's the problem, half the rides aren't operational........ Its school holidays and nothings open!!!!
  14. wow that looks terrible. looks like they need to give it a good scrub haha
  15. wow free entry. I wonder what the thinking was behind this. I guess they must of had low attendance last year and are trying to get people back. Great move to the new locations
  16. the seaworld monorail is literally in the sky providing views you cant see while on foot 🤪
  17. they should have gone with The Scrappy Doo Puppy Power Ride. Just sayin...
  18. wow an events space. Brilliant. Cant wait never have a reason to go their unless my company books a function there. They arent even trying with that post. Best to have just said Brock was finishing up and at least lead people on about what it might become. Now we know its an empty room that converts for events. haha Take away tower or terror for a sexy new events space. Take away wipeout for a crazy new events space. Make the lego store a day care. Seriously though, whats next? Make the cinema a low cost half arsed version of Disneys Soar'n... Oh wait ;)..
  19. it really is that bad isnt it? lol I wanna email them asking what days the rides in the photos are open because I couldn't find them on my last trip. God what happened to all our theme parks... its depressing.
  20. well besides the decade old photo of the park from the glory days that is STILL up haha
  21. I dontr think they are trying to be a theme park now. All the current website site branding is "Sea World Marine Park" with a huge "Australia's #1 Marine Park" on the page
  22. Many of Dreamworld main team are still involved at the top. They have done nothing but alot of internal shuffling. Interestingly their COO is still in his position but due to it being less of a media face role its not been brought up. Looking that ardent have indeed sold the bowing alleys. the marina and the gyms at the moment the think with value is main event and skypoint. Skypoint is no huge cash cow but ticks along with a reasonable profit per year. They infact sold off the marinas and bowling to free up returns for investors after the incident. I wonder what the next option is? They
  23. yeah fair enough. I didnt realize that. I still think they have dug too serious a hole to get out of. Implementing the kind of safety procedures that would be expected by the public to win back public image trust will cause two issues. A huge spend and lets face it, Ardent wont want to have to spend huge amounts of money of state of the art safety features and extra staff and staff training if there is "no" guests. Share holders still expect their returns regardless and will only wait for so long. Mass sell off of assets "eg bowling alleys and skypoint" to keep dreamworld afloat is most
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