themagician

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  1. themagician

    The Off Topic Topic

    Staple or Stapling A negative term used to describe the action of a ride operator ratcheting down a lap bar or other restraint or tightly cinching a seat belt, thereby making a rider uncomfortable. By restricting movement, overly "stapling" riders also reduces the sensation of airtime. https://www.tripsavvy.com/roller-coaster-terms-a-to-d-3224464
  2. Nope, last year it was just the usual 4 weeks. But it had been originally scheduled for 7 weeks, but was changed about a month before it’s schedule
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    Current Sea World Thoughts (2018)

    I reckon this is a plant because ive seen footage of how much water is poured down onto the person, and I doubt the park would want a guest to get that soaked through volunteering for something. I don't even think you get that wet on the storm coaster. And I doubt someone would go on their phone while in front of the crowd for something like this and coincidentally full their phone out just as the water is poured down.
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    Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    Something doesn’t seem right here 🤔
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    Dreamworks Trolls Village

    This is the coverage on Channel 9
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    Parkway to sell mexican food?

    @Minions! Source?
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    Falling Standards at Our Parks

    So I visited the park today and they now have signs on these two food stores saying that are seasonal, and Scooby Doo store was closed again. Because of that side door being open I watched a few people walk through it thinking it was the ride entrance This was the thing @MickeyD was on about GL lockers are now fenced off And the supports for SE in the AA area are being repainted Also, all of the tags in the villains areas have been removed, and now just a pointless chain hangs. There was one staff member in the area at the Joker using a tag to activate the affect so people could have a turn. So sad to see it’s come to this, when most of the effects are pretty cool and fun. Hopefully a new system is integrated, such as (as suggested) just a button you push. But something needs to be done
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    Dreamworks Trolls Village

    DW have finally made an offical announcement Opening this Winter https://www.dreamworld.com.au/things-to-do/trolls-village
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    Falling Standards at Our Parks

    Even though it’s sad to hear these comments, I agree with everything you say. VRTP biggest let down is there staff, and that definitely isn’t good. As mentioned there are some things that need improving, but when the worst thing that needs fixing is the staffs attitude and behaviour, that’s saying something. A lot don’t seem to care, don’t greet, rather not be there (and probably the only reason they are is because of the good pay rates). Staff need to be let go, refrained, or have an attitude change, because they places are for fun and happiness and most of them don’t offer it. I’ve worked in retail and know how difficult it can be to deal with some customers, and you can’t always be happy or positive, but within the theme park environment, I feel that staff should at least put a little bit more effort in, like mentioned, a simple welcome to MW is enough to start the day.
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    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    I don’t ever remember this theming being in the queue before, but maybe these are older photos from when it was originally opening. I’m sure someon in berthe can confirm that. But if it is new, good to see something is happening.
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    Movie world - Rainy day a good or bad idea?

    Generally, unless the rain is really heavy, rides will operate. The only ride that doesn’t operate during any form of rain is Superman Escape, but as that is currently down for maintenance, you won’t have any issues there. Queues will very likely be low because of the forecast and school holidays have or are ending. If there is heavy rain, there are a few options to take for indoor rides, shows, etc. So I personally think you should just go
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    Dreamworks Trolls Village

    I think that if they really wanted to create an immersive Trolls experience, they should've used the under utilised Kevin hill shed and created something really awesome
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    Topgolf Gold Coast Construction

    The flood lights over the driving range are now turned on
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    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    Not permanently, just closes on some off peak days.
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    Dreamworld Park After Dark - 24 February 2018

    DW were advertising the next 4 Park After Dark events for the year on their website, one being at the end of this month. But now the info has completely been removed and tickets can no longer be purchased.