coasterdude44

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About coasterdude44

  • Birthday 11/06/1997

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    Brisbane, Australia
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    Roller Coasters, Video Games, Nature and anything adrenalin related!

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    Pirates of the Carribean, Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror, Space Mountain, El Toro, BTTF: The Ride/Simspsons Ride, Soarin', Giant Drop, Superman Escape, Bermuda Triangle (RIP)
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  1. coasterdude44

    Theme park stories

    I got stuck on Rocky Hollow Log Ride once when I was 9. I was with my Dad and we were just about to crest over the top of the conveyor belt when the ride shut down and we were stuck there for about 30 minutes. Next week after that Dreamworld offered us a free tour of the park and a worker there at the time called Cameron took us past the queues and through behind the scenes passageways to get on the rides. It was a great memory and is proof of just how friendly and great Dreamworlds staff are, or at least what it was like back in 2006
  2. So what this article is trying to say is that Dreamworld will stay in financial jeopardy long term after this ride is built. Years even?
  3. coasterdude44

    Australia needs another drop tower ride

    Also one more thing that is on my mind, maybe someone here can give me a legitimate answer. That black shade that is attached to both gondolas on TGD that goes over the heads of the riders. Why was that added in the first place, because in all the pictures of the giant drop in its early years before about 2003-04. That black shade is nowhere to be found which must mean it was added later for some reason. Was there some incident in the ride's early years that lead to the addition of it. Also note in the picture there are no safety railings above the top part of the vehicle
  4. coasterdude44

    Australia needs another drop tower ride

    I always thought it wouldn't be too far fetched of an idea to have the Brisbane expo 88 skyneedle to be converted into an Intamin Drop tower. I could always be wrong though.
  5. coasterdude44

    Australia needs another drop tower ride

    Fingers crossed the give The Giant Drop a years long coming upgrade
  6. coasterdude44

    Australia needs another drop tower ride

    I actually have ridden that a few years back. I thought they closed it
  7. I can't be the only one that is wanting this after all these years. The Giant Drop is up there as my favourite 5 rides in the country behind Superman Escape, DC, Arkham, The Claw and Jet Rescue and still stands up today up to many rides overseas in the states and beyond being an Australian force in the theme park business more than 20 years later. But why is it still the only drop ride in the country after all this time? Of course back in the late 90s, Intamin drop towers were still very new and cost over 10 million AUD to make. Hell! The Giant Drop was only really an afterthought that was constructed over a year after the original tower of terror was built with the tower itself only designed for the roller coaster in mind. Now with TOT2 closed, the tower only exists now for The Giant Drop. Six Flags Magic Mountain followed suit with this notion with Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, which is a carbon copy of the same ride design. I would love to see another drop tower being installed somewhere else in Australia and it doesn't even need to be as big as TGD, I don't want any record breakers here, just more than one in the entire continent, how hard can it be. I also know that TGD wasn't the first, Space Probe was (which was only 60m with three for seat gondolas) instead of the two 8 seaters that TGD has. I know the US has about 10 of them or more operating over there, with Falcon's Fury being a notable contender for what we could try out over here. A facefirst freefall. Like imagine a Giant Drop attraction but done face first. It's already been done there. Doesn't seem to far fetched to have a ride like that over here. It doesn't even need to be that flash or intimidating for my taste. Just 60 metres or higher and I'm happy :)
  8. coasterdude44

    TOT2 track removal

    Farewell old friend. Coasters can't be friends ๐Ÿ˜ข
  9. coasterdude44

    Park Memes? Park Memes.

    Ouch
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    Park Memes? Park Memes.

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    Park Memes? Park Memes.

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    Park Memes? Park Memes.

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    Park Memes? Park Memes.

  14. coasterdude44

    Off Topic Random Thoughts

    Visiting Dreamworld 1,000 times, how is that even possible
  15. coasterdude44

    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    Well for one thing, I actually feel safe in the current restraints over the flimsy original ratchet restraints that would pull out from my chest at least an inch every time I rode it๐Ÿ™