Levithian

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  1. Levithian

    One product/service you would like at our theme parks

    They already get crucified for high prices by the general public. Even if it is seen as a better deal, portion wise, with tasty food. It doesn't seem to work in australia. It's like the guests are more focused on the cost, not what you are actually getting. Some recent examples of trying something new was movieworld with the deli and the opening of harrys grill. The deli is pretty much gone, which is a shame because the sandwich options were brilliant. While the grill is kinda meh now. Seaworld got in franchise stores which was a suggestion we had when this topic was raised before. That didn't work either. Fresh food/ingredients must get expensive if you are throwing large (by comparison) amounts of it away each day when it doesn't sell. Only ends up with bean counters cutting into the quality of the ingredients, jacking up the price, or removing the options all together because they aren't prepared to keep running while losing money even while it gets established. No incentive to try anything else if your previous efforts have been pretty lack luster, they just see it as it's not what the public wants and stick with what they keep turning out.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Looks like they used the pile driver to build a dyke, or at the least, retaining walls. Can see the panels driven into the ground and a few unused ones laying on their side in the first photo.
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    Movie World - The Next Few Years

    You guys are dreaming. If they replace Arkham, a realistic spend would be 10 million. Not 4 to 5 times that.
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    Movie World - The Next Few Years

    Again. What are people hitting their ears or heads on when riding Arkham? It hasnt had the over the shoulder vekoma restraints since the refit, its literally just webbing now. If people are complaining about being jolted around when comparing it to something like superman or even dc rivals; age of the ride (so its design and manufacture) removed, its a totally different ride. Its not designed for air time hangs, its designed for speed and force. Youre going to feel differently going through that many inversions even if it wasnt built using technology from nearly 30 years ago.
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    Movie World - The Next Few Years

    How do you get head bashing on a ride with basically no over the shoulder restraints?
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    The Off Topic Topic

    Not big enough for another ride, but it is bigger than you think as it was built like a theatre, so it had a foyer with ticket booth, then when you went inside it had like 4 or 5 stepped rows with railings where you stood and watched the preshow. When you go into Arkham Asylym now, the guard booth is about where you used to come out of the show into the junkyard. So if you used something as an approximate size, the old outdoor ramp/queue line (where the car and the panic rooms are) is roughly the same size. When they shut Arkham Asylum, if they repurpose all the courtyard up to scooby and superman, there would be enough room for maybe 2 rides. Maybe something like another family launch coaster and a flat? Be a shame to replace a coaster with something other than another coaster, but youd be kidding yourself if you think you are going to see another big spend like dc rivals. So what does that leave you this side of 10 million they dont already have?
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    The Off Topic Topic

    The old preshow for lethal weapon, where the fright nights escape rooms are is storage. So is the front right side of the building. The queue line isnt that deep and due to the ramp, its pretty much a floor higher than the entrance. If you walk down between superman, theres a roller door there at the front. So pretty much each side of the entry is storage. The courtyard which used to be the wrecking yard is only a couple of meters deep. Would end about where the painted akrham sign is to the right of the roller door is in this photo.
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    The Off Topic Topic

    Weve done quite a few retrofits of existing buildings. I reckon it might be more simple than that. Something probably got picked up on a check or audit. Risk analysis done, found unsafe to current standards. Risk is too great even though not required to bring it up to current code. Risk of safety and possible monumental cost if something was to happen required removal and reconstruction. Once you open up that can of worms you start looking at what else was constructed around the same time / materials / techniques, and you maybe find a greater problem than you anticipated. Weve had clients require engineered firewalls. One was so expansive it blew out their budget a couple hundred thousand, then all the reconstruction around the barrier to put it back again. All of a sudden someone is half a million in the hole just to get back to a flat plastered gyprock wall. The alternative isnt even worth considering if the residents of your new apartment are killed because a fairly simple fire made its way through 3 internal walls in the ground floor of your warehouse conversion and youre found out to have cheaped out on safety during the fitout.
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    Fright Nights 2019

    I've never understood why people think everything is going to be planned out or executed properly/perfectly on the first night (even nights) of any event. It's not like there are rehearsals before hand, and even with rehearsals things still just don't seem to work well when you actually open. Even stage shows that have months of practice and maybe even years of development, changes keep being made on the fly as they arise. You have a massive human element, not just the actors and staff, but guests too. Until you have actual bodies doing people things, you're just planning for the best and hoping things don't fall apart until you get a bit of a routine happening. That's when you want to see a show if you want everything to live up to your expectations. If later in your run hasn't improved on your opening night, id be pretty worried.
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    The Off Topic Topic

    Riding with kids that you know won't sit still perhaps?
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    Rides that need a refurbishment / refresh

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    Dreamworld Winterfest

    They just threw labour at it to work into the night to get rivals open roughly when they said they would after that delay. I imagine if they announce a big deadline with a slick looking commercial, if it's looking like running over again on another build they'd get the lights up and crack the whip 24/7 if they could to make it happen, rather than shelve the build up like what has happened with sky voyager.
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    Accident on Overseas Log Ride injurs 3

    You couldn't do much about gravity though, once its at the top of the lift hill and driven out. Depending on how it's fed, it might lose water level pretty quickly from the runout so the boat isn't slowed down enough to float in the remaining water that was just turfed out when the boat came screaming through. The cages would stop people ending up with the weight of a water logged boat on top of them. Im not even sure if a boat could roll with the cage, given the width of the trough, might just end up on its side. The ride wouldn't even be open if the cages were designed and implemented "in house". Not after what happened. Goes double for them being designed without the possibility of the boat rolling over. Had to have been designed with a worst case scenario of it flipping. Government regulators and assessors would have been so far up everyone's arse they would have been chomping at the bit to scrutinize their other water ride and discover any other dangerous flaws or unsupported modifications to let something like crushing by the cage structure or drowning while trapped within go unnoticed.
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    Sea World to reveal $50m spend

    Waiting to build on reclaimed ground is often to prove it's stable. Most councils usually have some sort of time frame attached where the site is surveyed on top of the engineers report before it's built on. What sort of land was built upon, water levels, courses, fill type, etc, it can all change . Maybe instead of compact, "settle" would be a better word? I wouldn't at all be surprised if it was a money thing for seaworld though. Plans in the works and budgeted that might have ended up elsewhere, then with the accident at dreamworld, the hit to the industry, etc, might have put them back 5 or so years vs what was planned.
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    Movie World Maintenance 2019

    Last lot of holidays it was out of service when we went. Maybe its been removed for repair rather than permanent removal?