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MrLukeCarroll

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About MrLukeCarroll

  • Birthday 28/07/1992

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  1. The down season seems to have brought about another change to Fast Track. You can now buy Fast Track on the app at Movie World on a per attraction basis for $20 per ride for the bigger attractions such as Rivals and Scooby or $10 per ride for attractions like Road Runner. This means a single ride on Scooby now costs about the same as a whole day of Maxpass at Disneyland, and slightly above what any of the other parks I can find around the world charge for the same thing (mostly UK parks that charge £10 per ride for a similar thing).
  2. If so, nothing screams "Aussie Theme Park Attitude" like the temporary Star Flyer being taller than the permanent one (Even if only by a metre)!
  3. No different to Movie World only allowing you to meet certain characters or groups of characters together if you pay for one of their photo packages... will be interesting to see if it ends up like the Movie World M&Gs where the characters stand around awkwardly meeting no-one, or if these sessions will actually sell out.
  4. Good to see Movie World and Dreamworld battling it out where it really matters - Who was the worst park map...
  5. This just isn't true and wasn't meant to be this year? Going back through maintenance schedules SE usually gets it's maintenance in April/May as it was meant to this year, and WWF was meant to be back up in June as well. When has Movie World ever planned to close those two rides during the July school holidays for QLD/NSW?
  6. Does anyone know what the specific Government restriction that stopped Maintenance being continued on Theme Park rides during the Covid-closures was? They were receiving Job Keeper right, so couldn't they have kept their staff working at least the number of hours per week that would fulfil the $750?
  7. Like I said Brad I'm not making any comments on the validity of the post I was simply sharing some information we were anonymously sent as it is relevant to this discussion.
  8. From Dreamworld's "February Park Update" - https://www.dreamworld.com.au/whats-on/park-update?fbclid=IwAR1OcMrI_K1Y1NoFlFavg2nx01sZF9eHvDu3Jaz7cg8wr3P74R180XNq-Ik "In order to continue Dreamworld’s journey as Australia’s biggest and best theme park, the Dreamworld team has made the decision to retire the Rocky Hollow Log Ride, which opened 38 years ago on 15 December 1981. Dreamworld guests should be assured that this decision to not reopen the ride following its recent scheduled maintenance has been made to allow us to continue developing new experiences for guests while taking proa
  9. Apparently the name has changed due to confusion with Fantastic Beasts, interesting if true. Not long till we know for sure! https://themeparkuniversity.com/universal/universals-new-orlando-theme-park-to-be-named-universals-epic-universe/
  10. Thanks for the Shoutout, we definitely thought the thumbnail for Defunctland's video looked very similar to ours Such a shame to see the history of such a great local theme park for me to end up as just another industrial estate. If ran correctly Wonderland Sydney could have very well still been open and expanding today, but with Sunway's greed for a quick buck what little is left of the park is left slowly rotting away in a field forgotten by time and the people of Sydney.
  11. 1. Millenium Force (Cedar Point) 2. Steel Dragon 2000 (Nagashima Spa Land) 3. Maverick (Cedar Point) 4. Gatekeeper (Cedar Point) 5. Valravn (Cedar Point) 6. Thunder Dolphin (Tokyo Dome City) 7. Hollywood Dream The Ride (Universal Studios Japan) 8. Hyperspace Mountain (Hong Kong Disneyland) 9. Flying Dinosaur (Universal Studios Japan) 10. White Cyclone (Nagashima Spa Land) Has been a really great year for me for coasters, and within the next two weeks I'll officially hit the big 100 on my Coaster Count!
  12. Is it this type of thing? I've seen them in many parks but never seen one actually being used.
  13. Where you basing yourself? Got back from a trip there earlier in the year. We did a few days out in Osaka to do Universal then one the way back to Tokyo did Nagashima Spaland. It's a little out of the way but has some really great coasters including the beast that is Steel Dragon 2000 a ride easily in my top three coasters. It also has some classic old school rides among it's 12 coaster credits including a Togo Twister as well as some cool flats such as a first generation Free Fall (If they happen to be open the day you're there operations can be a bit iffy).
  14. As someone who worked in Orlando at the time of this happening, having quite a few colleagues working at HHN that year it was a move that caused a lot of rumour and speculation, however the most prominent rumour was that the owners of the Scream franchise feuded with Universal about whether it be based on the films or the then newly released MTV show. Ultimately they couldn't come to an agreement and had to quickly retrofit a Universal owned property into the already built maze at the last minute thus the return of The Purge.
  15. Their websites truly are terrible and seldom updated, the Movie World Map on it's on site hasn't even been updated to show off Doomsday or the Supervillains area...
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