red dragin

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  1. red dragin

    Seat size on Hypercoaster

    @Brendo88 I'm slightly shorter (5'10"), 112kg, ~102cm waist but with a bit of a belly which gets in the way of the harness. I just fail the test seat, but pass on the ride. I can get a green but can't hold the harness in that position. If you fail on the test seat, wiggle about and then have someone push on it to see how you go. On Superman, as it pins you on the thighs not around the waist, I have about 4 cm clear of the yellow thread if that helps.
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    The Off Topic Topic

    I certainly think Roachie's comment needed the quote, otherwise it is just a random sentence which makes sense on it's own.
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    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Those laws wouldn't apply anyway, as they do not cover guests, only employees. Was discussed on TV or radio (can't remember which) the other morning
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    The Off Topic Topic

    I think he is referring to the brown staining on the inside, that follows the water flow. Could it be fine dirt built up in the surface of the slide? Does the fibreglass slowly erode away with the friction from the water and inner tubes?
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    Dreamworld - tiger escape scenario

    I recall with the Harambe gorilla incident, tranqs where dismissed in the events afterwards, due to the time taken to come into effect and the possible adverse reactions from the animal. Ie he might have been calm, but once shot with the tranq, could have become aggressive as well as having a period of time before being sedated. An instant kill was seen as the only option.
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    DC Super Heroes & Super-Villains 2018

    I like it. I assume the "Joker" in the photos is a staff actor?
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    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    I've seen that done too by electricians. Often on surfaces that will be later covered though.
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    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    I wasn't aware this forum had that function either, normally use the mobile version which doesn't have that text. Turns out on mobile it's a newspaper image to the left of the magnifying glass.
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    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    It's rather dull to be honest, at least when you have ridden it with the theming.
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    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Wasn't Scooby picked up in the post incident audit? And given the time to design the new Scooby experience, Movie World was clearly going to stick with the status quo.
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    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Internal certification until just before (from what was said yesterday I think?). If it passed the year before, and nothing had changed, you wouldn't want to be the person that said "hey boss, need a couple mil to upgrade that ride that's run and been passed OK for years"
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    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Fireman's side of the boiler, towards the top, is/was a cast elbow fitting. My understanding is that cast parts aren't allowed on boilers. I could be wrong but I trust the person that taught me that. Pony truck was used beyond the allowable limit on a railway. Point blade, that observation was from November 8th 2015, the day my son rode his first "big" ride, Thunder River Rapids. 😔
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    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    The Perry had a well undersized flange (vertical wheel edge for the non train people) on its trailing truck (wheel under the cab) which was removed and has been replaced. It also had at least one cast fitting on top of the boiler within the cabin. I watched the point blade from the Dreamworld sheds to the main line wobble along its axis loosely as the train ran over it, almost like it wasn't connected. Think like a screw turning back and forth. The railway there is classed as an amusement ride, it doesn't fall under railway legislation. It appears to be maintained the same way their other rides have been. I'm sure that the crew did their best with the funds and time they had.
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    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Probably a good thing their Steam loco's where replaced with the abomination then Wouldn't want a 150psi 150+ degree pressure vessel with (prohibited) cast iron fittings failing in a place like that.
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    The Off Topic Topic

    Could be anything from painting to checkinh for cracks, tightening bolts or confusing theme park fans.