Wil_i_am_not

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  1. We actually have a 'Kangaroo' model over here in Aus, technically a travelling model but only appears once a year at the annual Bell's carnival in Batemans bay (around a 4 hour drive from Sydney). It's definitely worth the trek out, they're fantastic rides and a whole lot of fun. I believe it's 1 of 2 original Bartlett's Flying Coaster units left in the world, with the other being the Kennywood Kangaroo.
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    Traveling fairs!

    Fantastic photos! Any word on who owns the new coaster?
  3. Wil_i_am_not

    European theme parks to visit

    Make sure that if you can, visit one of their amazing funfairs (or 'Kirmes') that they have over there. Maybe your not a huge fan of carnival rides in Australia, but honestly the quality of some of those attractions is better than what you'd find at theme parks, and the atmosphere (from what I've seen) is absolutely electric! Definitely something worth checking out. Cranger Kirmes is held in Germany during the August month, and features the likes of Olympia Looping, Wilde Maus XXL and many other notable travelling rides. The other I would have a look at is the Düsseldorf fair on the Rhine which is held in Germany also during July, and also features Olympia Looping, among a range of other awesome travelling rides.
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    Adventure World 2018- improvements

    Taipan hasn't been to the Easter Show for 2 or 3 years now... was replaced by Chants Nitro Coaster (Ex-Python Loop).
  5. Wil_i_am_not

    Adventure World 2018- improvements

    Might exist but it certainly doesn't do any shows anymore. Not sure if it's still in Australia sitting in someones backyard, sold for scrap or gone overseas.
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    Adventure World 2018- improvements

    It's a Fabbri Spinning Mouse, similar to TPA's Crazy Coaster, except slightly different layout and instead of unlocking halfway through the layout, it stays spinning the whole time. Dunno what other shows it's gonna do, as no-one is really sure of the owners, but I assume it'll do more regional shows rather than capitals, as that position has already been filled by the Crazy Coaster. Should do well though and I wish the owners the best of luck! From what I've seen, coasters always do really well at most shows, so definitely a good investment for the long term.
  7. I didn't think Funtime actually manufactured in Australia anymore? I know they have an office over here, but I'm positive that all of their stuff comes from Austria nowadays.
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    Luna Park Melbourne update

    Would love to see Luna Park Melbourne do what Luna Park Sydney is currently doing, bringing the park back to its heritage roots. I honestly think the current space has a lot of potential, but at the moment, the only thing going for Luna Park is it's historical value. It's in a bit of a weird state, where you have some great classic attractions like the Scenic Railway, Ghost Train, Carousel, etc. but then right across the road is some Meisho swinging ship piece of junk... I think just a revamp of exisiting rides would do wonders, actually making them fit within the boundaries of a 'classic amusement park' instead of just having random bits of theming strewn everywhere. This could be done whilst adding in a couple of newer attractions that would capture the attention of punters, but still fit in with the heritage feel of the park. A coaster I feel would do wonders here, something like a compact Eurofighter, but I think even classic attractions such as a Wave Swinger and maybe a well themed Air Race would really liven the place up. And for love of God, keep the damn Enterprise...
  9. Wil_i_am_not

    The Off Topic Topic

    Great video and a fantastic line-up! Here's hoping it picks up a little bit later in the show, seems to be pretty quiet down there today.
  10. Wil_i_am_not

    Traveling fairs!

    If it's the same company that does them at the Sydney Show, the $2 toasties will be most likely raised to $3 for this years show 😥
  11. Wil_i_am_not

    Traveling fairs!

    Looks like theres also a new set of dodgems for the kids carnival, as well as 2 new fun-houses - 'Pirates Nest,' which looks to be quite good and 'Enchanted Circus' which did Sydney this year, and was one of my favourites. It's strange seeing an influx of funhouses at the moment, guess they bring in the money, which is what the owners want. Hope they both do well.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    It's on a one-year contract, so as long as nothing has changed, it will be leaving in December of this year and return to travelling the country.
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    Sea World to reveal $50m spend

    Woodies aren't like a conventional Roller Coaster (such as DC Rivals) in which pieces can just be shipped out and assembled on site. In most cases, Gravity Group will come out to the site and fabricate the track and supports on site, so I'd say that we'll see preparation happening within a few months. Considering that Wicker Man at Alton Towers took around 7 months, I'd say that around 9-10 months before opening is when we'd start seeing timber arrive. Can't believe Australia is getting it's first Wooden Coaster though, unbelievable!! I assumed that we would be getting a mid-tier GCI such as Mystic Timbers, but from what I've heard, the Gravity Group does incredible things, and with how far they've come now, I can say we should expect a layout filled to the brim with pops of ejector and floater airtime.
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    Sea World - New Attraction 2019

    It's till on a 1 year lease as far as I know, and then they're likely to invest in a Funtime Skyfler (much taller, much less tacky looking variant).
  15. Wil_i_am_not

    Traveling fairs!

    Had an awesome time at the Sydney Royal Easter Show this year, and it was a pleasure to meet @HussRainbow87, who was working on the Beast. Was so cool to see how the ride operated, and then had easily the best ride I've had on it with limited spinning, which allowed for heaps of airtime at the top. Even got to have a go spruiking on the microphone, which was a lot of fun. Again, massive thanks to HussR for being an absolute legend, and thanks for the multitude of stickers I have now laying at home haha! Also got to film inside the Paybox/Control cabin on the Soundwave ride (A Waltzer-Style ride from the UK). Was again really cool seeing how it was operated, with all the lights being synced up to the music. A massive thankyou to everyone at GPL amusement for allowing it to happen! And of-course, here's the video from that, enjoy!