AllegroCrab

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AllegroCrab last won the day on August 8 2015

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About AllegroCrab

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    Flying B&M Strata Standup Inverted Dueling Dive Coasters
  • Birthday 18/01/1997

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    Sydney
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    Roller Coasters, Football (Sokkah), Cars

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    Wild West Falls
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  1. Really good idea, my only problem with this ride is that there were no good places to watch it from inside the park. Also a bit annoying how most of the layout after the drop and first airtime hill isn't visible from the queue line. Trees get in the way from the indoor part of the queue. Maybe the trees are there for another reason, like sun protection or something, but I'd really love being able to see the ride from there.
  2. I did backwards once, two days in a row. Absolutely insane experience, especially that drop, but I'm glad it is still very much enjoyable forwards even after going through it backwards.
  3. Would a gopro fitted underneath a shirt even be visible to the ops? Or even that much of a concern? Surely they'd just be looking for people with phones or other objects in hand.
  4. Let's be honest about Top Golf

    I've seen a few Americans I follow on snapchat going to a top golf regularly, it seems strange but when I actually thought about it it's just like a big expensive bowling alley, except you're playing golf, pretty cool to be honest and I will probably check it out. If they were to build one in Sydney unaffiliated with VRTP then I'd most likely still be interested based on what I've seen through snapchat.
  5. Have people ever heard of curtains? The only time that the light is going to be an issue is if you're doing astronomy from your home. I've got a streetlight outside my house, is that an issue worth getting the council to come in and take measurements for? 1 lux lmao, that's the equivalent of standing a metre away from a candle. If your curtains can't block that then it's time to buy new curtains. Strangely I didn't seem to hear people screaming much at all on this ride. I know certainly the first time I rode it I couldn't make a noise on the drop it just blew me away that much. Also noticed that on every train usually only one or two people will have their hands up through the elements, I guess this coaster really is something else for most of the Australian public.
  6. The Off Topic Topic

    Had a similar experience on a tuesday a few weeks back. School holidays had ended and sea world was pretty much empty in the morning. Went to movie world later in the day expecting near walk-ons and there were 45 minute queues for DC Rivals and 30 for superman.
  7. I'm still guessing that it was quite a freak accident, which in hindsight is easily possible to now see the reasons for. As @Levithian said, "Procedures or operations too that fostered an environment where something like this could happen" is the most likely way to classify this. This still doesn't mean that nobody should be held accountable, it's just unfortunately understandable as to why such a unique incident would slip through the assumedly minuscule cracks of safety procedures and standards during the design and construction process. I'd bet my parents' house without their knowledge on such an incident never occurring again on any rapids ride with a conveyor lift thanks to this one incident.
  8. I think this is a case where people need to stop criticising the media for reporting facts. We all know they can be shocking a lot of the time with sensationalised reporting of non-incidents, but they don't have to sensationalise this incident, and they don't. 4 people died and we're lucky it wasn't 2 more. You can't just blindly defend Dreamworld as a lover of parks, if they're found to be guilty through a proper process then I have no qualms supporting legal action against them.
  9. Gumbaya coaster?

    I wouldn't expect anything massive at all for the coaster. Surely the biggest thing would be about the size of a eurofighter. Would be pleasantly surprised if it's even that big. Still a very exciting development. I'm not in the 'nothing to see here' camp, how many parks outside of China have opened with a massive coaster?
  10. Dreamworld - 2017 "exciting" "experiences"

    I really think that Dreamworld kinda has to go back to the drawing board as a park, there are signs that perhaps this is what they're already doing behind the scenes. Put simply, they're not going to be able to be anywhere close to rivaling Movie World in terms of thrills for quite some time and will have to focus on something different to get people through the gates for the time being. It does seem like something they're doing, which gives me hope. (Keep in mind a lot of this is my own opinion on what makes rides fun/thrilling, so of course there's going to be subjectivity here.) It's not just now because of DC Rivals that Dreamworld are behind on thrills, their lineup was inferior long before this. The only rides that stood above MW equivalents are the Claw and the Giant drop. Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely love these rides, but if I was given the choice between those two and MW's best thrill rides in Superman/Arkham, I'd have picked MW every time, maybe even just for Superman alone. Although I will admit that I'm probably more scared on Buzzsaw than any other coaster in the country, it doesn't deliver on the fun side of things even when compared to something like Green Lantern. TOT is just not that good, maybe if the park was empty and I could get lots of repeat rides I'd have a good time with it, but whenever I've ridden it has been a long wait for a slow launch to put me halfway up a tower with a bit of floater air that I could get over and over again on the claw at the other side of the park which rarely has that long of a queue. Wipeout looks way more intimidating off ride than it feels on ride. There's not any real forces involved with it, it just lurches you backwards and forwards and sideways a bit, and sometimes you flip upside down. I could go on and on for every other ride but I'll save you the trauma. Now that DC Rivals is here it has pretty much cemented my position on this, and with dreamworld as they are at the moment they're not going to be able to compete in the thrills market. I really want dreamworld to be successful, and I'm happy to be quite patient with them. But they're not going to be able to survive as a legitimate rival to MW forever unless they step up their thrill ride game some time in the future. I totally get that the right thing for them to do now is go back to their roots as a park and get that all fixed before they can build anything massive. Also, for the love of God, if they didn't spend the last decade building one trick pony cheap ride installments they'd probably have been able to build something incredible. I think once dreamworld starts to enter the rides market again they should really actually think about what they're building instead of seemingly picking any random pre built rides and placing them wherever there's empty space. It's like they're playing RCT career mode, and just picking whatever cheap flat rides will only just get them to reach the scenario goals, instead of actually being imaginative and building something truly unique to dreamworld.
  11. Even for people who've been overseas, surely this'd easily be a top 10 for lots of enthusiasts. It's gotten all the Americans on the internet jealous for once, a very welcome change of events.
  12. DC Rivals Hypercoaster Photography/Videography

    @GoGoBoy Yeah absolutely. I don't know too many people who know of its existence outside of people who live in Brisbane/GC and enthusiasts. I have faith the ride will just speak for itself and in a few years everyone will have had a friend who's ridden it and raved about it, but the initial marketing has been pretty much nonexistent.
  13. DC Rivals Hypercoaster Photography/Videography

    @Glubbo That pic is my favourite. The Australian GP are not ready for this ride. I can imagine a lot of people so far actually won't know what hit them after that first drop.
  14. Movie World New Park Map

    I think enough has been said already about how shit the map is so I don't need to butt in there. What I will say is that I like how they've represented the rides realistically on this, but everything else about it actually being usable as a map is terrible. There's a pretty standard way that every other park I've seen does this and that's for a good reason.