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  1. Themeparkfan

    Creature Cruise at Dreamworld

    The creature cruise used the station area and part of the track footprint of the lil puff circus train that used to be there back when the area was village green Tower of terror and part of tiger island took up the rest of the old lil puff track circuit
  2. Themeparkfan

    Rocky Hollow Log Ride officially closed

    R.I.P John longhurst’s Dreamworld. I think the only thing left in the park that has any connection to classic Dreamworld now is the model t fords and no doubt they will soon join. The log ride on the chopping block and even that got shifted for the shitty motocoaster well they suceeded on destroying an once amazing immersive themed Disney inspired theme park into a trashy amusement park good on you ardent! You get a gold star
  3. Themeparkfan

    Wipeout Removal

    JThat’s so painful to see goodbye wipeout goodbye childhood .... Dreamworld is almost unrecognisable fuck ardent! Just sell to park to people who care about running it you just used it as a cash cow until you neglected it so much the money all dried up so sad I might go for on last visit before they tear down the rest of the original parts of the park
  4. Themeparkfan

    How to fix Dreamworld

    Say ardent decided to sell Dreamworld and you had the money to buy it how would you go about fixing it? Me personally id first to a safety audit of all the rides I’d heavily market the nostalgia of Dreamworld bring back an updated one day holiday jingle repair the steam train and get another on loan from a steam museum chuck out the tractor on wheels invest in a well themed moderate family thrill coaster possibly a wooden or rmc in the old gold rush area bring back the paddle steamer and stunt show bring roaming themed entertainment to the park like they used to, invest in a Kenny koala /Belinda brown /cooee the gumnut fairy cartoon short for television remove and replace poorly themed attractions that are close to the end or their shelf life replace the log ride with a new log flume system from Mack or intamin with all the mordern safety features focus on quality theming throughout the park once you are in profit again reinvest those profits back into the park instead of using it to fund other ventures overseas and the start complaining why their share price is dropping and cutting dreamworlds future investments like ardent has
  5. Themeparkfan

    USA Group Tour 2019 - Putting Feelers Out

    How much per person?
  6. Themeparkfan

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    As far as I can recall the turn table moved rafts continuously during load /unload but if they had to stop a raft I think they had to stop the turn table? I think?
  7. Themeparkfan

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    When it first opened with the rest of gold rush country it was a very popular ride in fact one of the most popular rides in the park apart from the thunderbolt and the eureka mine ride, I recall over an hour wait time in the queue some days the turn table was needed at that time to load/unload guests as fast a possible
  8. Themeparkfan

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Yep ardent should just sell the park now I can see this getting very ugly for them it was common knowledge they had cut back on other areas of the park (eg theming and general building upkeep) in the last 5 to 10 years I had no idea they would also compromise on guest safety so sad
  9. So sad to see the mountain like this goodbye childhood memories! Gold rush country was amazing when it first opened it was so immersive you actually felt like you were in a mining town the staff wore themed uniforms the ambient music when you went on Eureka you felt like you were in an abandoned gold mine when you went on the rapids you felt like you were going on a raft expedition on a raft made out of old wooden barrels good times! at least they are keeping the ride itself maybe they will put a new mountain up in a different theme?
  10. Themeparkfan

    Government meeting with theme park company

    Could it be merlin? With their recent expansion and investment into Australia in the last 10 years could we see a Legoland park?
  11. If it continues to be successful as well as the Dreamworld store it could potentially make merlin consider opening a legoland theme park
  12. If it does come back I have no doubt they will replace the seat belts with lap bars or they will just retrack the entire ride with a new ride system which would be complicated but not impossible
  13. Themeparkfan

    Movie World development front of main street

    I personally think having benches in the middle of the Main Street square looks cheap and tacky they should have put garden fences up on the planters like Disney does to keep people from standing on them and put benches around it that would of fixed the problem in my opinion
  14. Honestly I think Dreamworld can no longer try to complete with movieworld in the thrills market especially after DC rivals has been announced. if they truely are to be competitive with the village parks and to bring people back they now need to go in a difrent direction focus on the family market and go back to their Disney inspired roots that the park was founded upon so many people comment on how good the park was back in the day on social media and they need to listen to this feedback Dreamworld was once a unique immersive experience as no other park had that disney like feel ,immersive theming and entertainment they had the media used to call it "Australias answer to Disneyland"
  15. I think a big part of dreamworlds attendance issue is the fact it's still fresh on people's minds and that they havent removed thunder river yet they need to remove this ASAP to really wipe it from existence and construct something new and exciting somthing that really has wow factor that will draw people back