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Zanstabar last won the day on February 8 2017

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  1. Zanstabar

    Fright Nights 2019

    Call me pessimistic all you want but I don't think that they can succeed in fitting 17 scenes within dodgems while making it a satisfying experience. My assumption is that many of these scenes will be smaller callbacks or references placed within a hallway or around a corner and not a full size room with unique scenic, characters and audio. That said, I really want to eat my words.
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    Fright Nights 2019

    17 scenes in IT sounds obscene, especially given how lacking the recent mazes have felt. It makes me wonder whether they're referring to a fully fleshed out scene with unique characters, audio and scenic, or just a meagre reference that you pass on your way through. With such a large IP under their belt, I hope that they kick it up a notch and make me eat my words. Side Note: Does anyone know if they'll have Prince Albert in a can?
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    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    Turbines or bust!
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    Fright Nights 2019

    I'm hoping that this year's event feels less 'cheap'. Last year the mazes felt pretty bland, predictable, and at worst not even scary. 'Precincts' lacked atmosphere and felt like a copy-paste of previous years. I love getting scared, and I especially love having an event like Fright Nights that's nearby, but you lose me as a patron when you become stagnant and every scare is obvious. A joke loses most impact when the punchline is obvious, it just so happens that scares are the same.
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    The Off Topic Topic

    It seems weird to me that they'd be focusing on rejuvenating Paradise Pier/Pixar Pier already, considering it got so much attention during the original DCA makeover. I would've much rather seen them focus on Hollywoodland or a Bug's Land. That said, Tron Light Cycles, Guardians of the Universe of Energy, Mission: Space: The Ride: The Restaurant, and the Great Mickey Ride all seem like great additions. I'm really excited to see how this 2.5D effect works.
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    DC Superheroes & Super-Villians event at Movie World

    Regardless, the event looks nice although the use of the 90's Batman costumes feels a little weird to me. I'm so used to seeing MW base all their appearances based on the actual comic franchises that seeing a Danny Devito Penguin instantly makes me think back to all those old souvenir videos on Youtube. Riddler's Lair, anyone?
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    Arkham Asylum - VR coaster at Movie World

    Don't mess with the classics
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    New Night Parade for Movie World.

    @Reanimated35 I thought I had escaped the clutches of Smash Mouth
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    New Dreamworld Patisserie & Grill "coming soon"

    I prefer my pancakes at 1 am. Why isn't Dreamworld fulfilling my pancake needs? But for real, I wonder why they'd only have a menu for two hours. Seems a little strange to me. Looks like I'm going to have to be at the park early to get my fix
  10. Looks like we're getting quite mixed reviews on this one. I remember as a young kid being asked if I wanted to ride the original Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and all it took was one look at the surroundings to tell me exactly what I need to know. It was ominous, mysterious, and looming over almost all of the Anaheim skyline. From sight alone, it set up the story. Walking throughout the desolate gardens and the lobby only helped emphasise this. Every interaction was set up in such a way that I was walking into my own episode of the Twilight Zone, and that scared me because it felt, in a way, so real. Then I take a look at what it's become... The footage of the ride certainly looks like an enjoyable experience, let me clear that first. What I think is missing is that sense of journey and adventure. The original incarnation had a sense of progression, from empty rooms, a journey into another dimension, all the way to the very climax at the very top as you take in the view of the Disneyland resort. Mission Breakout feels very much to me like a quick comic book romp featuring Star-Lord and the gang. Does it suit the personality of the franchise? Well, in a sense, yes. Everything I love about Guardians of the Galaxy is present in this ride. The humour, the characters, the music. I just think that it's missing that sense of story. Rather than building its way up, it appears that you just board the elevator before getting right into the action. At the end of the day, I shouldn't complain too much. It still looks like fun and I'm not going to act as if I won't ride it multiple times and enjoy my experience. I just don't think it's at the level of the original, where I would go to the park, out of my way, just to experience it. If DCA was a festival lineup, Mission Breakout would be a sideshow rather than the headliner that it used to be.
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    Dreamworld reviewing its master plan.

    Who bought Area 51? I bet it was Scully and Mulder...
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    Fright Nights 2017 IP Speculation

    Here's my thoughts on the matter… Psycho is one of my favourite movies of all time, so I'd love to see it be done. Can I see it as a fully fledged maze? Not really. I feel it's better suited to a single scene within a larger "compilation style" maze rather than being a standalone attraction. I wouldn't cross out Halloween so soon. It's still a well known franchise that they haven't really used beyond a single precinct. For all we know, last year's precinct could have just been testing the waters and seeing if it has any audience recognition Child's Play could be interesting. Certainly still seems to be popular today, and has the potential for some really different and imaginative scares compared to the bog-standard zombies that we seem to get every year Texas Chainsaw Massacre is also interesting. A little bit similar to what we've seen in the past, yet still different in it's own way. I'm personally leaning towards this IP more than anything, but then again that judgment is based on extremely limited knowledge Universal fought tooth and nail for the rights to the Exorcist the other year. Might be a negative standpoint, but I feel that if one of the world's biggest and best Halloween events struggled to get this IP then we would too. I love Alien. It's just a scary good time. Only problem is that it would take a lot of work, and I mean a lot. The Xenomorphs look so detailed that I'm sure most of the potential budget would go on costuming or puppeteering before anything. Scream would be nice as well, but I have heard that in the past the licence owners have been pushing to promote the tv series rather than the original film. Would prefer not to have it at all than to be in a similar situation to Halloween Horror Nights 25 The Shining is another good option, but I have heard word that Stephen King is extremely protective of his works. I'd love to see a maze based off "The Birds" but I feel it'll just be the average magpie mating season Wouldn't the Blair Witch be hard to pull off? It's not exactly the type of franchise that we've seen MW execute in the past...
  13. Take into consideration how Tempesto wasn't even the countries, let alone the parks, most expensive rollercoaster. This is like Disney leaving all marketing of Expedition Everest up to a few weeks before opening
  14. I disagree. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the Haunted Mansion both had me dumbfounded and believing in ghosts as a kid. I didn't have to actively imagine anything, as the rides themselves provided a tangible version of exactly what I envisioned a situation like a haunted house would be like. The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman is also a prime example of not having to use your imagination. The attraction provides an almost exact representation of the typical Spiderman comic but in a physical experience. It may take "one little spark" to create and envision the attractions and experiences, but the guest shouldn't have to fill the gaps in any regard. I don't go to the places "where dreams come true" to simply continue dreaming.