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aaronm last won the day on April 4 2019

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  1. aaronm

    Arkham Asylum Maintenance 2020

    Depending on how the track is holding up, would it be out of the question for Vekoma to come in and replace the trains, ride controls, motors etc? They are still building new SLCs (albeit with more comfortable trains these days) and it would certainly cost less than replacing the ride.
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    Wet n Wild GC in 2020

    Slides are generally cheaper than coasters, and WNW is definitely (over)due for some new additions - though given the scale of additions at MW and SW perhaps they want something bigger (think Holiday World’s Mammoth). Any investment might be delayed depending on what happens with the VRL takeover bid, guess we will see...
  3. Indeed, my experience is that POVs are about as helpful as ride logos in determining the quality of a coaster. Can’t wait to ride our Blue Fire almost-clone!
  4. Blue Fire is great, not quite as good as Maverick but still an excellent ride. Not sure where the hate is coming from for this one!
  5. aaronm

    Arkham Asylum Maintenance 2020

    A number of rides seem to have lengthy maintenance windows this year. I guess it helps keep costs down in the off season... 😉
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Might want to get your sarcasm filter checked chief 😉
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Cut off the roof, problem solved
  8. 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!
  10. aaronm

    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.
  15. 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.