grrofunger

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  1. Thanks for sharing this, had never heard of this guy before.... now i am hooked on his videos. Yes, there is a huge wanker element to him but the guy is a bloody genius scammer. Some pretty good viewing amongst his videos
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    Topgolf Gold Coast Construction

    I have just been to Vegas and went to Topgolf as well. I'm a casual golfer and really enjoyed Topgolf, its more than a driving range. Beers were flowing , food was being delivered. Plenty of different 'games' to choose from for competition and banter with mates. The screen replays your shot and gives you info like speed,drift etc - I can see it being a big success. Was pretty fun. (you can rack up a pretty big bill in a hurry)
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    U.S Trip Advice

    I was there yesterday, most queues were 60 minutes and Harry Potter was 2 and a half hours. I did the VIP tour and had unlimited front of line, well worth the money. The additional tour benefits and our tour guide were amazing and so was the included VIP buffet lunch. The motion rides made me sick. I prefer the Singapore versions of Mummy and Jurassic Park. The park for me was mainly all about the studio tour and VIP is definitely the way to go IMO We are staying in Downtown LA - caught the red line metro train there - was about an hour door to door. Short walk to a Universal Shuttle when you get to Universal City station or you can walk up the massive hill to the entrance if you like. Uber home was about 20 minutes. The park was open to 10pm last night. There are also shops, cinemas and restaurants and an iFly outside the park in Universal City which can soak up some time and $$
  4. Lol. thanks mate. Love it You had that place running on an impressive margin then 👍🏻
  5. Average of 2857 per day then, ok, better than i expected. Good ! 40 mil over 7 is obviously much more than 27 mil over 6 Not sustainable I'll reiterate here also that i am a huge supporter of the park have spent a lot of money on season passes, food, guest passes, fast passes etc over the past 4 or so years so i am not trying to nay say for the hell of it or denigrate the place but i feel some expectations here are very unrealistic.
  6. Some random maths which mean absolutely nothing but i'm bored at work so lets play.... Open approx 175 days a year Maximum capacity 5500 (from when they locked the gates december 2015) Say they got on average across the full season 2000 visitors per day ever day (generous) 2000 x 175 = 350,000 guests per season lets pretend 35% of those are season ticket holders and use the full adult rate for each of $169 = $20.7 mill lets pretend 65% of those day guests paid full adult admission of $58 for 1 day = $13.2 mill We have gate takings on these wild assumptions of $33 mill lets pretend each person spent $10 on food/merch etc every single time they visited = $3.5 mill I haven't allowed the plethora people not buying food/merch, child entry $ values, discounted tickets, etc In this scenario we have income of approx $37.5 mill After wages,R&M,advertising,admin,tax etc - all outgoings a profit margin of circa 15% would probably be considered healthy So we have profit of approx $5.5 mil a year I would peg true profit probably closer to $2 mil cue Mark Shaw to tell me i'm way off... Either way recovering $12 mill (abyss) and $7 mill (kraken) and $7.5 mill (goliath) and was it half a mill to fill in that old lake? whats that $27 mill just there in the past 6 years? It aint sustainable - even at $5 mil per year profit (yes i understand 6 x 5 is greater than 27) no way AW is generating $5 mil a year profit.
  7. You have to remember the park only opens half the year and even then most weeks only half the week to recoup all this investment
  8. There is no way on earth the current rate of capex injection is sustainable for any reasonable return on investment. I can not see it continuing, the owner has very deep pockets but everyone has a limit. Of course the CEO will project that it will continue, and i believe the park will continue to improve and invest in small ways and add small attractions (like kiddie water slides) but expecting major capex and rides in the 10s of millions every 2 years to continue is unrealistic.
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    Adventure World - what actually is it?

    Hybrid Theme Park/Water park works perfectly fine. It is definitely a unique place and one i am glad i have on my doorstep.
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    Adventure World MI4 - 2019

    If i had to describe Abyss and was only allowed to use the words "smooth" or "rough" smooth would win hands down. There are much much much worse coasters around.
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    Adventure World MI4 - 2019

    hmm, we'll see..
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    Great Escape closure

    nothing is coming
  13. Thanks @AlexB Not sure i will be able to stretch to 3 days at Disney but will see. I'll pay for whatever fast pass/vip/whatever option there is everywhere. Good tip re: Vegas hotel, cheers Thinking of going through www.bulletsandburgers.com for a helicopter out to the canyon then some shooting... and a burger ! to save on driving time.
  14. I'm off to LA for the first time in March will be there for 12 days So much to do, not sure i am going to have time to get to everything Definitely want to do Disneyland just cos Disneyland (2 days?) Is it worth staying overnight in the resort? I love Universal Studios Singapore so would assume LA would be better and i would enjoy it (1 day?) Six flags Magic Mountain being jam packed with coasters (1 day?) Knotts Berry Farm seems to get good reviews (1 day?) Anything else? Want to get to Vegas for a few days, thinking of driving and seeing the canyon and some other weird and wonderful detours Must see some NBA games, maybe a dodgers game Venice Beach Plus the usual sights i guess ?