Redboost

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Redboost last won the day on October 24 2016

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  1. Redboost

    The Off Topic Topic

    The location of the lockers/exit store on SE has always bugged me - they don't let you bring any loose items on the ride yet when you disembark, you exit through the store but aren't able to buy anything anyway until you get to the locker. By which time, the euphoria of riding SE has probably worn off or you're distracted by something else to even want to return back to the store. Even if you wanted to get your picture, you go to the locker, get your wallet/Photo Fast Pass then return to the store only to wait in line because another group is purchasing something/checking photos. By which time you say, screw this, lets go and check something else out. Not a smart way of making money methinks.
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    Singapore trip - planning tips?

    Great insight folks, thanks for putting my concerns to bed. 👍
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    Singapore trip - planning tips?

    Any particular reason?
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    Singapore trip - planning tips?

    Okay, just doing last minute checks before I finalise bookings but was suggested by a friend I look into Airbnb accommodation to save some money - what's people's opinion on this? I've never used them before so not sure what the experience/procedure is like but from what I can understand of it, its people's private homes that they offer up for accommodation? I'm reading some conflicting reports that Airbnb is actually not allowed in Singapore but yet there a numerous listings in Singapore for them - apparently some rule about registration of property as accommodation premises and only allowed for stays in excess of 3 months.... etc. What's the risk of staying in an Airbnb listed property in Singapore, if any? How does it compare to say apartment accommodation on the GC (like a breakfree property)? We've actually decided to stay for an extra 2 days which would bump up accommodation costs if staying in a hotel so just trying to explore all options before we pull the trigger.
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    Singapore trip - planning tips?

    For those who've gone to Legoland Malaysia, whats the best way/time to get there? I understand there's a 1.5 hour wait at the border? So that would suggest leaving early in the morning to get to the border for processing, spending the day there, then returning in the evening. Do we have to wait at the border again in the evening for processing? Would be a very long day for the kids. Would we be better off just staying a night at Legoland? Or not enough to do to justify the expense?
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    Singapore trip - planning tips?

    Awesome advice here folks, planning is well under way. Keep the info coming! 😊
  7. After hitting the GC every year for the last 10 years or so, the family has decided its time for a change (that and the fact that the GC parks are in a shambles at the moment with their offerings). So we are planning on hitting Singapore next year. After doing some research, here are the things/places we'd like to try/visit: * Universal Studios * Singapore Zoo/River Safari/Night Zoo * Gardens by the Bay * Orchard Road shopping * Sentosa Island Aquarium/Luge/waterpark *Pop over to Legoland Malaysia (if time allows) So just wanting to get some travel advice before I start booking everything. 1. Is there a ideal time of year to visit? Taking into account we want to avoid any major holidays and busy periods and bad weather. Also costs 😂 2. How many days would be considered enough to see all the above and then some? 3. Are there any websites that you can recommend for themepark/transport/attraction tickets/travel bookings? 4. How much time should we allow for the above individual attractions? I understand Singapore Zoo/River Safari/Night Zoo are all next to each other - can these all be done in a day (albeit a long day)? Can Universal Studios be knocked over in a day without rushing about or would 2 days be more ideal to take in all the park has to offer? 5. We are going as a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids under 12) - is there anything not listed that anyone can recommend we add to our itinerary? 6. What's considered the best way of getting around - MRT, taxis, buses, hire car? 7. What's the best area to stay in close to public transport, shopping, restaurants and attraction. I'm sure I'll have other questions but this will do for now - thanks in advance!
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    Falling Standards at Our Parks

    THIS!!! I live in polos too, and would love a polo option, especially in polyester! I only have 2 polos from VR themeparks, one cotton from MW (purchased over 10 years ago) and one polyester from Seaworld - the cotton has since turned to a threaded mess (cheaply sewn together, threading and stitching came apart) but the SW one lives on after 8 years. *memories*
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    Current Sea World Thoughts (2018)

    Whenever I hear bubbler, Todd Carney comes to mind......
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    Current Sea World Thoughts (2018)

    Truer words have never been spoken.
  11. Being an interstate traveller and having just returned with the family from the GC, a lot of this I can relate to. For the last 10 years, we have always bought the VIP passes and spent 3 - 4 days at VR parks but this year, with SW not really having much to offer, we opted for the 2 day pass and visited MW on both days. In the past, with the VIP pass, I'd use it twice in a year, one for the annual family trip, then again later in the year as a stop over weekend returning from QLD for work. But the positive side to this is that it did allow us to try other attractions on the GC we'd never tried before so that was a good thing. That being said, I don't think $139 is too unreasonable - but that's a local price which I can't access. And after coming to the GC for the last 10 years, the wife wants a change and wants to go OS next trip so chances are we won't be returning to the GC for another 2 to 3 years.
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    Australian Outback Spectacular - changes?

    Has anyone tried the vegetarian option? I've tried the chicken and steak (prefer the steak) but saw the guests in front get the vegetable pastie which looked okay.
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    Australian Outback Spectacular - changes?

    The last time I visited AOS was in 2016 and they were running the High Country Legends show then until last year when they switched to the Light Horse show and now back to the High Country show. The High Country show in 2016 had a helicopter prop burst into the main show arena whereas the 2018 edition doesn't. The shows are near identical story-wise except for a minor change due to the lack of the helicopter prop.
  14. Went to see the AOS show last week and noticed a major change in the production - what happened to the helicopter prop?? I last saw the show 2 years ago and this year decided to take the missus (who had yet to see the show) and was hyping her up for the helicopter which never eventuated. Did something happen to it between the last time they featured High Country Legends and last year's Light Horse show? Or is it just a case of VR saving $$$ by removing it from the show altogether?
  15. Doh! Probably should have scrolled down when looking at that section of the website - thanks heaps folks!