aaronm

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  1. Don't worry, Timberliners are definitely a more pleasant ride than Maurer's terrible trains.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    I mean, not exactly surprising, it's November and nothing has gone vertical so pretty unrealistic to expect it'll be open for the summer holidays. April 2020 it is!
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    Movie World - The Next Few Years

    Six Flags theme everything to DC or Looney Tunes as well, they seem to be doing ok. 😁 The challenge is probably finding brands that will go the distance, Lethal Weapon and Police Academy didn't date well, and Wild Wild West barely made it out of the gate. Look at Motiongate Dubai, bunch of rides with IPs people have either already forgotten about (Green Hornet, Underworld) or probably will have in a few years' time (Hunger Games, Step Up). I'm sure Village look at DC brands and think "well, that's likely to still be popular in 20 years" so it's worth investing in as theming to a ride.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    I read in a transcript of the latest investor call that it was a combination of spreading out the spend and also the logistics of building both rides at the same time. I suppose it makes sense given they can just hang on to the Skyflyer for a few more months at minimal cost.
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    New Fastest Roller Coaster

    So there's no way this gets built, I will be stunned if they even manage a loose approximation. Lots of exciting, ambituous announcements come out of the Middle East but only a fraction of it ever gets built, and even then it's typically scaled down substantially.
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    Sea World to reveal $50m spend

    I guess as long as it’s in the top 50% that’s technically true...? 🤔
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    Sea World to reveal $50m spend

    Properly impressed by this, just shows Village seem to be willing to wait until they can build the “right” investment these days. All three rides are a good fit for the park, the “trident” will likely be a Spit icon, and the theming on Leviathan looks superb - let’s hope the real thing comes close. Another world-first in the backwards row on a woodie as well, great to see them pushing the envelope when it comes to building unique rides.
  8. Solid case of "I'll believe it when I see it" but a smart first step would be a major WWW expansion (lazy river plus a 2-4 slide tower). Village have been sitting on their hands with WnW down the road, nothing new in quite some time (and it's not uncommon for half of the slides to be closed outside of school holidays) so there is an opportunity there. A great waterpark can be a solid driver of season pass sales and a good foundation for future growth of the dry park. Or it would be misunderstood and the new ride could be perceived as "unsafe" somehow even before it opens. Sadly they are better off keeping their cards close to the chest with the vague "we are working to ensure the best possible guest experience" sort of statements we've already heard.
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    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    Not surprising, they are hardly going to tear Aquaman out for FN. That one won't be replaced until Aquaman 2 comes out...
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    Animal Activists now targeting farms!

    The lack of protein must do something to these people’s brains. Was volunteering down at Collingwood Children’s Farm this week and one of the workers was recounting how some activists came to set their horses “free”... into the wild prairies of inner Melbourne I guess...
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    What's gone wrong with SkyVoyager?

    Or at the very least they’d be promoting the pass offer with a pic of the new ride, not one that’s been there over a decade.
  12. Apart from Universal Japan, all of those options have a great selection for young kids. If it was me I’d go for Hong Kong and save the Tokyo Disney trip until your boy is a little older. With a four year old the smaller Disney park will work in your favour and while Ocean Park’s ride lineup is just OK the aquarium and animal exhibits are excellent.
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    USS - Expansion Minions and Nintendo

    So the press release indicates that Minions will replace Madagascar, nothing on where NIntendo Land will go though. There is an expansion pad on the New York street but that doesn't seem big enough, can only assume they will sacrifice Waterworld and possibly part of the Jurassic area (maybe Canopy Flyer and the spinner?).
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    Sea World - New Attraction 2019

    3D dome attraction makes me think it will be similar to Turtle Trek: https://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201204/3025/
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    Sea World - New Ride 2020

    RMC Raptor would be perfect, great ride and the right size for the park.