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Everything posted by joz

  1. Tractor ride is better than no tractor ride by some margin. I think a lot of the moves the park are making are the right ones, so I'm not coming at it from a 'DW sux!!!' perspective, but steam train is better than combustion engine train. Same how practical effects are better than cgi in a movie.
  2. Yeah whole heartedly support nonreopening the station. Totally unneeded and just stops the train. I've been saying for a very long time now that if I ever found myself in charge, day 1 would be closing that station, and dropping the timetable so it can just run constantly.
  3. Towe of Terror. Tower of Ter or. Tower of Te ror. Tower of Terro .
  4. OMFG why are we trying to reverse engineer this? Just go to the park and see what they do; tends to be a bit more than 4 mins per train if there are two running.
  5. I like Tom Scott, and I enjoyed his roller coaster video. I'm not watching another of his videos though as his videos are a rabbit hole I don't have time to go down, and if I watch one more the YT algorithm will just drown me in Tom Scott videos. All of which will be good and interesting but dammit let me live my life!
  6. I think this is the most telling thing. Personally I don't really care that the ride doesn't open till midday. I mean shit, I'm sure both guests at the park are very dissapointed but a massive 'meh' from me. But the same people slamming MW a few months ago jump to DW's defence by slamming MW some more. It's really quite pathetic. I'm not entirely sure what the point of those people is to the health of the community.
  7. Even as a proponent of 'ST shouldn't be a dead end', making it a loop with the market seems like a non starter to me. I'd also be very curious to know what state everything in Blue Lagoon is in. For my taste I think the old amphitheatre site is superior because of how close it is to the carpark, and the crowd that goes to these sorts of things is perfectly happy with demountable toilet blocks. Probably like it more than toilet blocks that are getting on for 40 years old. The path towards there from in park exists too, not that it would get much use but it is there.
  8. I did think that, thought I'd be super generous lol
  9. [quote]If this ends up being a success I don't think it would be a totally silly idea to look in to doing a 'permanent' trendy food market on the old amphitheatre site and uncouple it from DW. Night Quarter proved there's an appetite for it on the Northern GC, and best case that land won't be doing anything for a few years anyway.[/quote] That was my original comment on this back a month ago, and it is still my opinion. That way you could do it more legit than bumping the thing in and out every weekend. I get wanting to use park infrastructure, but really the most expensive bit of infrastructure you need is power which would surely already be run to there, and a concrete slab. Everything else is pretty minor. I do hope that's the vision for the medium term.
  10. Nah, if you're going to open any ride, make it Claw. It's right in the middle of the action, and screw letting people ride ST for $2. It's not something that gets me excited, but its one of those 'makes sense' kind of things.. I'm fascinated by the extent to which they're pretending it's not Dreamworld running it, or even at Dreamworld. The FAQ has a Q. 'Where are you and it lists the Address, then almost begrudgingly in brackets says 'yes at the Dreamworld theme park'. I get not saying DW because no rides, but it's very peculiar to me. To Moonlight means to have a second job, typically at night and typically secret. I wonder if calling it 'Moonlight Markets' is deliberate.
  11. Yeah sweet. Are the carriages not as wide or is that an illusion?
  12. That used to be the way the place worked back in the day. Be interesting to see the results
  13. I'd already given you the information you asked for. You just flat out refused to let it in. I can't be bothered wasting my time with you when the first sentence in your former post confirms you were never really engaged in a discussion. The irony is my first post wasn't even in response to you, but you've come in and done exactly what I was saying other people are doing. Thank you for making my point for me far better than I ever could. Have a wonderful day!
  14. Stopped reading right there.
  15. I don't know what you want? Are you complaining that management is unresponsive (they arent perfect, but they are clearly and demonstrably responsive), that it's in an usually poor state (there is broken stuff, but there has always been broken stuff), or just that the place is just too popular? (if that's the argument then you really have no argument). You'd expect to see post covid demand settle soon and the problem will largely take care of itself. Hopefully that will also mean fewer issues around supply chains/ sourcing parts and labour but we'll see. Yes they need some additional capacity because despite being a near perfect storm, Easter was an extreme example of something that has been an issue for years. Yes they need to get a bunch of stuff working but I'm genuinely not aware of any point in the last 20 years when that hasn't been the case - the only thing that ever changes is the specific thing that needs fixing. I don't think they think the holidays went well. In some areas things conspired against them, in some they weren't as ready as you would reasonably expect them to be, and the attendance was way higher than what you could reasonably expect them to be ready for. It seems like there has been some recognition of that in things that have happened since. Really, the 'Decline of MW' and 'Holiday attendance was too Damn high' are conversations that should be split into different threads rather than the usual mob combining unrelated issues into an anti MW narrative. Can't wait for people to jump down my throats for pointing that out though.
  16. These kinds of things. I think I'm leaning slightly more towards heavy duty sock.
  17. Yeah facebook is a toxic sesspool where you complain to make noise. In person or over the phone is how you complain to actually get your issue resolved.
  18. What's interesting is people just come up with a narrative that they don't care about the guest experience and run with it despite evidence. There's really not much they can do to fix things like crowding, but they have done things; changing downtime to get rides open, plan to extend trade in future holidays and stopped selling fast track to make it a bit less unbearable. The idea they don't care or are unresponsive to problems is demonstrably not true. I'm not going to piss in their pocket and say how wonderful they are, because clearly they could be doing shit better, but that has ALWAYS been the case. There has NEVER been a time in all my years going to the park when everything has been running perfectly. It's not new or exclusive. They'll fix some of this shit at some point, and new shit will break. That's the cycle of things. It'll happen at all the parks forever. I think pointing to today's things in isolation and saying 'decline! Grrr MW!' is kinda dumb.
  19. I think a strap would be an extra hazard for most guests. Just need to find a way to cover the mechanism above the seat.
  20. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus Enjoy!
  21. It was pedestrian bridge to get to Rocky Hollow, and was there before the spaghetti Junction was a thing
  22. All seems fair enough. I rage at the rides close half an hour before the park does crap. I don't care how you spin it the park closes when the rides do. Otherwise, good. Exactly what they should be doing, and possibly a response to the past couple weeks. Also pleased to see WnW getting its normal 4pm closing time back too over winter; it had been reduced to 3:30 so that's a good thing. I can almost guarantee they won't, but I'd love to see the Aqua Colour infrastructure put in late December and run a different 'non Carnivale Sea World themed' show at 7:30. Try and really take advantage of whatever boost Leviathan will bring.
  23. I agree that HSD is the lowest hanging big bit of fruit. Get that show on the hour all day. Surely could get 5 or 6 shows a day in there. That won't help getting locals out of the lines because they've seen it, but it does help by giving those people who did buy a one day ticket something to do. Also agreed that a big popular people eater is also needed. Something that can get through 1000+ people an hour without breaking a massive sweat, and I think those concepts are pretty easy to shit out (Studio Show Case, but it's a boat ride with big boats and a drop). Add to that buy third trains for Superman and Rivals, (there is no 6 month stretch when you don't need both trains), be nimble enough to open the park a couple hours later if needed, I think happy days. There I've just spend $25million in 2 poorly thought out paragraphs.
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