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  1. Zanstabar

    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...
  2. Anyone heard of this competition before? I think it looks quite interesting, especially given anyone studying worldwide is eligible. Any uni students wanna team up and go for it?
  3. Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway opens in a few hours and we've already got a few POV's. While I'm sad to see the Great Movie Ride go, this looks like a remarkable family attraction. Spent a fair amount of time trying to debunk a lot of the effects... to not much success. What does everyone else think?
  4. I don't hate the name Kickback Cove, but I do hate how it's being presented in the lineup. Sounds like Dreamworld are grasping at straws and trying to fluff up the attraction count.
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    Wet n Wild Feb 2020 Park Visit and Update

    My last visit to Wet 'n' Wild made me think that the current state of the park is the result of a bunch of quick/rushed decisions. Caribbean buildings and leafy green gardens sit at odds with plain concrete pathways and Generic Pool Fence™. A-Frames were put up advising guests to wear shoes, instead of actually providing a solution to the issue. The corpse of the Zip-Line, the Buggy, and the Mach 5 are all clearly visible. I remember growing up when Wet 'n' Wild was THE water park to visit. After my last visit, I am certain that is no longer the case. The park, like most on the GC, need a masterplan. The failures of the past aren't covered up but left for every paying guest to see. Don't know about you, but I don't think that's a good look for any business.
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    Arkham Asylum Maintenance 2020
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    Dreamworld February Update 2020

    Cyclone 2: Electric Cowgaloo or 2 Side 2 Winder
  8. Well... it's gone. Posted on the Dreamworld website that it will not reopen. So what's next for Rocky Hollow?
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    Vortex ride Delayed at SW

    Fountain Reaccs Only
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    Current State of Sea World

    Dr @joz, I wasn't expecting you to come through with that dissertation on the fall on Sea World. When I visited last I started to wonder whether the park has always felt poorly executed and that my childhood memories clouded that view. Your post puts everything into perspective, especially things I didn't even consider. So I guess the next question is "What will bring the magic back to Sea World?" and "Does management want to bring the old Sea World back?"
  11. Sea World used to be one of my favourite parks on the Gold Coast. It has a beautiful location and was home to many of my childhood favourite attractions. A recent trip to the park had me in disbelief as to what had happened to it. A janky carnival ride sits in the middle of the park, the shows just aren't as engaging and entertaining as they once were, and any form of atmosphere has gone. Has Sea World only recently become a mess? Or am I just blinded by nostalgia?
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    New Attraction for Dreamworld Suggestions

    Immersion? On my Log Ride?
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    New bins in Wild West Falls queue

    Isn't this a case where the middle way might be the answer? SDSCNG has received some attention since the relaunch which has been great to see. The Disco Room looks better than I have ever seen and small adjustments have been made to the first few scenes. Yet, there are still issues with the experience. Waiting in the hot sun isn't very pleasant, especially when you enter to realise that half the space is partially unused. The queue and station atmosphere are shadows of their former selves. The ride is improving and evolving, which is great to see, but there is still more to go. Call me the King of Kumbaya, but I think we should call it how it is and acknowledge that it's great to see change and what can still be improved. This is a cycle that will never end; There will always be a way to push it further. Should we all take a bite of the feedback sandwich?