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  1. Zanstabar

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    How many rides showcased in the countdown will open with the park?
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    COVID-19 & Theme Park Closures

    Given the sorry state of the event in recent years, I'm hoping that the resources that would've gone into Fright Nights 2020 can be used to improve it for the next.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    "...fully immersive precinct..." "...the ultimate Atlantean adventure" " attractions..." All quotes from Clark Kirby, found in a Blooloop article about New Atlantis. I'm aware that Marketing and PR are always going to try and spin things in their favour, but I never expect them to deceive us. If New Atlantis was never going to be "fully immersive", then don't claim it to be.
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    COVID-19 & Theme Park Closures

    They don't have misters or much in the way of anything to make the ground more pleasant.
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    New Coaster for Dreamworld | Colour bets

    Clearly it's a COPIC FYR1. It's undeniable.
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    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    The Hot Wheels IP had absolutely no impact on the ride experience. If you want my opinion, it was an absolute waste.
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    COVID-19 & Theme Park Closures

    Last time I went to the park in late February, there was a sign advising guests to wear shoes rather than doing anything actually meaningful to change the problem. It's one of the many things that contribute to me not having a good or even mediocre impression of the park.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    I wonder if they ever intended to have “New Atlantis” be an immersive land or whether it was just the buzzword of the day when they were writing the press release. To say I’m getting more and more pessimistic about these additions is an understatement. The wasted potential is probably the worst part of this. They could have done something unique in the Australian industry but seem to have settled upon the most generic addition possible. If money/time/resources were always going to have such an impact, I would’ve much preferred an area that worked well within their limitations... I’d prefer simple done to a high standard over the ambitious done badly
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Is this in reference to the original Photoshop composite? Pretty sure that's very inaccurate given how the layout for Leviathan isn't correct. At this point, I think it's safe to assume that the physical model is the the closest representation of what we'll be getting, which doesn't have me very excited. When I hear "fully immersive precinct" and "sleek, eye-catching and architecturally aesthetic theming" I come to expect just the likes of Pandora: The World of Avatar or Diagon Alley, not the queue for Green Lantern Pretty sure it's all wood. I don't see them touting it as a hybrid
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    I have a sinking feeling that the symbolic alphabet is going to be the only form of placemaking within New Atlantis. When I think of Atlantis, I definitely don't think of these what those photos of Vortex are offering. Holding out hope I'm incorrect...
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    Sea World to reveal $50m spend

    Little early to be singing the praises of someone, don't you think?
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    New Themed Area for Dreamworld Ideas

    Tower of Terror was more "Fortitude Valley" than it was "Outer Space". If you're stuck with a name like "Steel Taipain" and an abandoned saw mill next door, why not go with a bit of Outback Steampunk? A land of imaginative creations with an Australian flavour...
  13. The Rocky Hollow Log Ride was a staple for almost every family trip of mine to Dreamworld. I have fond memories riding it as a young kid, being terrified of that very meagre final plunge. I even remember riding it with members of the family that don't normally partake in other attractions, such as my grandparents. Call it nostalgia but the best replacement is just a flume. It's a staple of a Theme Park experience, with the worlds most well regarded parks all having an installation of some sort. Each and every family member, from the young to the young-at-heart, are all able to enjoy the experience. The most exciting prospect to me is that a flume attraction offers Dreamworld an opportunity to reintroduce well-themed environments and exciting stories to it's guests; Flumes can be quite underwhelming without a keen appreciation for themed entertainment. Is this the most exciting concept? Is it the most flashy? Absolutely not, but I do not believe that it has to be. Not every addition to a park needs to be the brightest, most modern or the most daring. The last thing Dreamworld needs is to be on the "Bleeding Edge"; What they need what is proven to work, what already meets their existing market and what fills the gap in their lineup.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    An inverting flat ride on the Gold Coast being loosely themed towards a wave? What can I say except "Innovate, don't imitate"... How is everyone's expectations holding up? A lot like a story in one of Plato's works, mine have sunk significantly since the announcement. Maybe I had my expectations too high? Or maybe when they bill it as a well-themed and immersive land I expect them to actually deliver...