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  1. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    They probably dont want those “fearless” young children going up there by themselves and then have the ride stop on them, traumatising them. Perhaps they think children over 10 would better understand what a stoppage is.
  2. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    2 months closure for storm? Wow. Just wow.
  3. The Off Topic Topic

    Wow! Thank you so much for creating that diagram, it is much appreciated, clarifies a lot of questions which have been sitting in my head for awhile. Thanks for taking your time to create that for us! Interesting to find out that is a smoking area. When you go along the train and pass the wiggles world area, you often see the staff smoking (kinda wished they put that part out of view). I don't know why staff would walk all the way to blue lagoon to have a smoke/break though. Would have just thought they would go to there cars or something. Wish there was some more higher quality photos of that area from ground view, would be interesting to see in detail how badly the adjacent buildings have decayed. I kinda wished they would demolish the area like they are doing with Gold Rush.
  4. The Off Topic Topic

    Wow, that was a stuff up! I was always under the impression that this was the big brother house. So is this image below the Dreamworld Studios? Sorry for that ! So when the house was open for viewing would people have had to walk through Blue Lagoon in order to get to it? It seems like quite a walk, parts now seem very overgrown too. Another question, how often do you think staff/engineers check up/walk in and around abandoned structures like the BBH or Blue Lagoon? Would it be every day, or just very occasionally? And why would they have chosen to cement the blue lagoon pool and not just fill it with dirt? How come you might often see small excavators present on the cemented pool throughout a day at dreamworld (viewed from GD) which often change position or location throughout the day, what would they be using these for? Where did the old slides go? I notice one of the slides is still present on the volcano. The other fiberglass one and toboggan was removed long ago, were they scrapped or moved? Sorry, I have tried to search through old threads however I can't seem to find the answers to these questions. Thanks very much for any answers.
  5. The Off Topic Topic

    Just a couple of questions about DW, is this the pool of where the Toboggan slide used to stand? And is that where they conduct maintenance and store the steam train? There is this building on Dreamworld's property, by the overflow carpark, what is it? Appears as if it is well maintained. What is this red roofed building next to blue lagoon? And are those blown up rubber rings for the blue lagoon pool? Why do they have so many random buildings by the thunderbolt dumping site? At least 2 large warehouses, and lots of little ones scattered around. Does anyone know if they are still used?
  6. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    Absolutely unbelievable that a ride can undergo maintenance for 10 months and have merely a thing changed. This is really appalling coming from a theme park which certainly does not have a reputation of such acts. On the bright side however - at least it is up and running, hopefully for my next trip to the gold coast in August.
  7. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    That sounds about right - lol
  8. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    My understanding was demolision began some time ago @red dragin In their document they posted on FB recently, they said that the transporting of stuff will happen after hours. There is a gap between the stoppage date and the website closing date, but I assume it just wasnt updated. “Oh shit, we need dem parts”. Didnt it just go under maintenance in november for 1.5 months?
  9. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    Is it not something to do with that stoppage some time ago?
  10. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    "Jack Darke's Buzzsaw" has been pushed back until the 30th April.
  11. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    Both Mach 5 and Ray Reef have been changed back to until further notice. Perhaps those ridiculously long reopening dates were an error.
  12. Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    And I would have thought that this would have already been the case. Quite shocked that it isnt. 15 seconds is a long period of time. Does anyone know if the pump fail also caused the raft to become stuck, or was that also coincidental?
  13. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    Are they mental. Even a replacement slide shouldnt take that long. The look and feel of the Sidewinders feel fine to me, I last went in October. If anything needs fixing, its the River Rapids and Mammoth Falls. Those two slides are so bunpy and uncomfortable.
  14. John Longhurst's Dreamworld Stories

    Ask about the mine ride. Ask if the engineering team knew about any problems and why it had to be completely rebuilt shortly after installation.
  15. Glubbo's 2005 DW & MW Photos.

    Thanks so much for uploading these! Please keep uploading!