Zanstabar

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  1. Zanstabar

    What are these rides like?

    This is the best advice you’ll get. There’s no real objective statement of what rides are scary and what aren’t because everyone has different fears. I’m scared of heights, conflict and @AlexB so Giant Drop is a nightmare for me, but for some it’s a cakewalk. I ended up finally riding when I finally felt ready to do so rather than forcing myself, and now it’s one of my favourite experiences on the Gold Coast. To echo Prequel, take your time and exposure yourself to similar but smaller experiences.
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    Fright Nights Tribute Store

    The park would need to have a bigger range of Fright Nights and Halloween/Horror specific merchandise to make it viable. Hasn't there only ever been a small handful of FN related merch each year? As a fan of all things spooky, would I love to see it? Absolutely, but I don't want to see it unless they fully commit and provide more than the bare minimum they normally do.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    There's nothing truly Atlantean in New Atlantis. I want to root for our local parks and be able to shout "world class" unironically, it's just so hard to do so when they give you such poor products. I want to speak of Sea World the same way I speak of Islands of Adventure but I can't when you're giving us Six Flags. This. I truly wonder the logic behind some decisions. Coming from a creative background, some of the decisions seem very baffling and makes me curious as to what happened behind the scenes.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    My visit to the park yesterday was my first experience seeing Vortex and The New Atlantis since construction had gone vertical, and the lack of anything "natural" was immediately apparent. The entryway to New Atlantis and the dolphin lagoons no longer feel welcoming as they once did, as giant concrete forms aren't as charming as a well maintained landscape. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I don't think there is any charm, soul or personality to the New Atlantis. It just feels so very clinical, which feels so weird for a theme park.
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    Nostalgia at the Parks

    The old Parkz hits me like a brick, almost as much as finding Roller-Coaster.com.au again
  6. This report makes me miss USJ a whole lot. How do you think it compares to the rest of the Universal Parks?
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    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" "...world-class 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