joz

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  1. joz

    Superman Escape gift shop removed

    Why bunch all the screens into such a small corner? Look how much space there is! Spread them out a little. Also Jet Rescue's exit being awful does not excuse this. It's pretty poor. Sorry just trying to get back to normal by having a rage about something that doesn't really matter after raging about something that very much does.
  2. This is probably the testimony I've been most interested in reading about, and all I can say is wow. Now we see the real cause of the issue, not $25 an hour ride ops not pressing a button, what he have here is a fundamental failure of a person overseeing the park's rides. The head of engineering doesn't know how the rides work but is in the position to make judgment calls about them? If he doesn't know how the rides work then why on Earth would anyone have told him that there's a problem? Not like he can do anything with that info. He'd been at the park for 4 years, the fact he didn't know how to run the rides is either a lie to cover up the fact he knew it was fucked, or he is terrible at his job. What amazes me the most is he's still there. He's still not a qualified engineer. He still hasn't taken any steps to mitigate the fact he's not a qualified engineer. He seems like he thinks not knowing how to operate the rides is OK. Elsewhere in his testimony he says he wasn't sure who had the job of making sure the rides are safe. I'll give you a clue, Head of Engineering; its you. It's your department, you set the agenda. Your agenda didn't see you making the effort to get to know the rides you were managing. Had you have taken the smallest bit of interest you would have known the ride's control system was a mess. I have zero confidence in the safety of any rides he's in charge of, and to be honest I wouldn't trust him to change a tire on my car. He doesn't need to go because of PR, he needs to go because he's a danger to the community in his current role. I know on this forum we can get hung up on trivial stuff like 'the wall is ugly now the tree has been cut down' or 'drinks should be in meal deals' so important points can get lost. But here's the thing, this person was allowed to continue to be in a position of authority while having no idea about his area of responsibility and feeling no need the change that. Other staff have had problems with the computer systems and encountered 'push back' from Ardent about safety issues, but they were all people who legitimately tried to make it better before something happened. Right here is someone who straight up was the problem, and continues to be the problem. A bubble of pure incompetence at the top of the engineering food chain. I don't care who you are, you cannot fail that badly at a job and be given a second go at it.
  3. joz

    Superman Escape gift shop removed

    I thought an Earthquake was supposed to have just happened?
  4. joz

    The Off Topic Topic

    The policy is probably to stop people from parking at the resort who aren't resort guests as the carpark is undersized as is, and also to stop people trying to game the entry system adding an extra wait to resort guests.
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    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb

    Nah the only reason to have a function in Scooby's queue is to also have the ride booked. Otherwise as a venue it's just fiberglass castle walls with no toilets. Each to their own and sure some must like it but makes no sense to me. Although now I'm thinking about it MW doesn't really have a great function room, IDR, Rick's and maybe stars? Scooby queue is starting to make sense
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    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb

    How bleak to have a function in the Scooby queue without also being able to hire Scooby.
  7. Its a pretty dumb move to delay handing over docs. They might've stood a chance of having it almost over now but now it'll drag on into and affect peak trading. No one is going to plan a theme park trip or buy theme park tickets before Christmas now. That shit doesn't just affect them either, that's a drag on the industry, so good going there.
  8. joz

    Projection mapping. What's next?

    Hopefully practical sets.
  9. joz

    The Off Topic Topic

    Signs that the park is second to the park..
  10. Which is literally the nicest thing that can be said about it; it's at least something. I'll also say the 120cm height requirement is reasonable too, but yeah placement is horrible it's uninspired, cheap, and to be honest, just lazy.
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    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb

    Be interesting to see if those trees block the view of the show building in a few years. In any case that's the side of the ride, not the front. The front of Scooby should at least be up to its own standard. To be honest I don't hate it. Obviously it looked better with the tree but it's pretty 'meh' to me. Just the line about how it's the movies doesn't hold any water.
  12. joz

    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb

    Meanwhile at a theme park
  13. joz

    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb

    Both of you have thoughts which are wrong, however you are welcome to continue to be wrong. Have a blissful day!
  14. joz

    DC Rivals Hypercoaster Climb

    Afternoon makes significantly more sense for the upsell side of it. If they can't sell it at $99 drop it slowly until they sell. If they don't sell for a price that'sworth it then piss it off. I'd leave it at $99 for a bit and see how it goes.
  15. VRTP probably shocked to find they still own SW.
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    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb

    Having it open for as many White Christmas events as possible would be great, but TBH as long as it opens by Boxing Day it's all good.
  17. Just to be clear also I'm not having a go at DW or anyone else on the board, but the folks who sold the advertising space.
  18. I must admit it does kind of diminish the point if they're paid for. Instead of train stations you've got GC Cabs, The Tram and Surfside busses. Instead of streets its an eclectic mix business locations community space and football stadiums. Kind of misses the point but you know, at least they sold their advertising space.
  19. If they came out and said 'We're working on a couple big projects but big projects take time and the park needs more rides NOW; hence why we're adding a temporary ride for a year or two' I could actually totally get behind it. The problem is demolishing the lighthouse makes it look like this nothing carnie ride is part of their long term plan. The lighthouse, while not exactly iconic does give a nice bit of support to 'Sea World'. Its captures what those lighthouses dotted up and down the coast are like. But better than that, because the walk out to it is past dolphins and it's not a long drive. If Flume is dead rip the channel out and put a ride in the middle of Storm. If Flume isn't dead then put it near Jet Rescue. But don't permanently rip out one of the nicest bits of scenary in the park if it's a stop gap measure, and if it isn't a stop gap measure then give me a call and I'll do creative consulting for free because who ever is deciding things has no idea how to make the park great.
  20. Well shit if they're working through the night then they must be on schedule. /sarcasm
  21. Which would make demolishing the lighthouse all the more mystifying
  22. Sea World has lost of far flung corners it's true. Doesn't mean a Star Flyer is bringing life to a section of park which doesn't need life brought to it. You know what part of the park does need life? The bit behind the Nick Stage. Also I can't speak for MickeyD, but I assume that his vision for putting the ride near Jet Rescue would also involve fixing that cluster. Jet Rescue is at an annoying dead end. If only there were something else there to give that walk a bit more purpose.
  23. Of all the areas of SW that need attention, I don't think the lighthouse is the most pressing. However much this project is costing, it would be better spent going towards getting the Flume operational again. I don't think putting a carnival ride in some far flung corner of the park is going to do much to the park attendance wise or add an element of energy and excitement to the place. I'm also not sure totally sure that right next to a dolphin pool is where riders screams should come from tbh. I mean if it's all true then points for remembering they own the park I guess. SW is in desperate need of rides and the star flyers are reasonably well rated. Not what I'd do but at least its something
  24. I think anyone defending them on this needs to drink less kool aid. There is a minimum to be cheap and run it less and a maximum because it's broke. The fact they turned a group of less than 20 away at the end of the day is pretty shameful.