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About themeparkaddict

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    Still Likes Stratosfear more than DC Rivals
  • Birthday March 9

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    New Plymouth, New Zealand
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    Abandoned things and theme parks

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  1. Strange new noises on Wipeout

    How come it didn't even make it to 2 flips at 1:58? And how long should it take for new parts to "Wear In"?
  2. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    Thanks for clarifying that.
  3. Ferris wheel was a big waste of money. Small target market so very little return on advertisement. The target market won't be seeing Dreamworld's advertising for that ride. The target market is too young to understand that the ride is new. The target market will quickly forget about the ride experience. The target market is under parental authority.
  4. Log Ride "cage" photos

    Even with your broad marketing experience Ben, I doubt you will be able to help them out on this one.
  5. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    The chance that Sidewinders OR Jetstreams are currently experiencing a structural issue is quite hard to believe in my opinion. Match 5 is less than 13 years old. Structural issues on hydroslides are normally either caused by a design flaw or corrosion. Believe me, if WnW or any company or person associated with the park knew that Jetstreams had a structural issue now, or even a very small structural issue, match 5 would not be operating NOW, as a problem with Jetstreams structure also poses a risk to Match 5, as it is on the same slide tower. Think of it this way, WWW closed all slides on the bro's tower for a day when they installed a shade sail. Though operating RIP and Triple Vortex could be operated during this time, it still poses a risk to these slides which is why they were closed. A slide, even one which is situated by the waterfront (not that one in Helensvale really is), should last a good 25 years if it is engineered properly, without experiencing structural issues such as corrosion. Like Wipeout, we are probably needing something major, such as new pumps. Or who knows, we could even be seeing a major refurbishment in some way, shape or form. Let's not forget, the sign which is located by match 5 entrance says "Jetstreams are currently undergoing refurbishment".
  6. Play School Wheel announced - Dreamworld

    Should be renamed “Play School Wheel Discussion”
  7. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    Wipeout has reopened! (according to the website anyway)
  8. Dreamworld - 2017 "exciting" "experiences"

    Is it just me or does the wipeout actually look better without the waves and name on top of the gondola? I think it looks much more modern.
  9. Top 10 coasters you rode in 2017

    My Faves: 1) Superman Escape 2) DC Rivals 3) Mick Doohan's Motorcoaster 4) Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster 5) Green Lantern 6) Tower Of Terror 7) Arkham 10) Vintage Cars
  10. Movie World November 2017 Improvements

    That just screams Dreamtones.
  11. Dreamworld - 2017 Log Ride reopening

    It's really sad to see Dreamworld going over the top with "safety" features. I honestly feel like the park is intentionally adding reasonably pointless "safety" upgrades to rides just so it can fix it's reputation. Take the shockwave for example. No other Disk O's in Australia or NZ are using harnesses, including the 2 year older Invader ride at Rainbows End, yet it gets the attention from us and it makes us feel good that Dreamworld is focused on safety. I feel like Pitt and Sherry may be behind half of this too, telling Dreamworld to add things they perhaps don't genuinely need. The log ride "cage" is so stupid and racing-grade seatbelts would have looked cleaner and would have also been more comfortable. They need to really STOP FIXING THINGS THAT ARE NOT BROKEN.
  12. The Off Topic Topic

    Here in NZ we call "water slides" hydrosldies. You can search up Hydroslide on youtube and the first few results will be NZ based. You learned something new today.
  13. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    Thanks for the update! What did the cages look like? And also, next post from @Rollercoaster_Lover will be: "hey guys my mums friends dad said that wipe out will now no longer use seats instead u lie down for da entire ride"
  14. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    According to DW website, shockwave has opened. Now just 2 more to go!
  15. The Off Topic Topic

    Not too sure if any of you are interested, but I thought I'd just write a little about this anyways. Here in my hometown of New Plymouth, New Zealand there is New Zealand's fastest hydroslide. The tower at our aquatic centre houses 2 slides, the "family slide" and the "turbo slide". The family slide is not thrilling however the turbo slide is a reasonably steep drop which can reach speeds of up to 50KM/H depending on your weight according to the designers. The slides were a prototype and had a number of flaws which delayed the opening, and still have some flaws today. One of these flaws is an uneven surface at the bottom of the main drop of the turbo slide which actually gives you a very small amount of airtime (literally), and after the drop you basically stop and have to push yourself for the rest of the ride. If any of you are in New Zealand some time, you should definitely check out this slide as it is quite a thrilling experience. Recently the aquatic centre installed a new pump on the turbo slide and also installed some jets which give you a boost at the end of the ride. ABOVE: The new slides installed in 2008, opened in mid 2009. --- Prior to these slides our local aquatic centre was home to 4 outdoor slides, which were closed in 2008 due to corrosion in the ride structure. Some of these parts were used on the new slides. There were 2 unenclosed slides which required a mat to be used, and there were 2 flume style bodyslides. It is really hard to find photos of these slides so a huge thanks to Todd Energy Aquatic Centre for sending me these.