yaark

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  1. yaark

    Wipeout Removal

    Wonder how long it will take to deem the chairs too risky of kids standing on them and putting a cage over them to prevent an accident. As a double bonus though, the cage would act as a secondary shade solution for maximum shade effect!
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    Someone is coming to Dreamworld

    The Grim Reaper? (haven't seen much of him since the 1980's AIDS campaign ads!!)
  3. It was just the similarity that both of them were/are water based attractions with Thunder in their title and poth in popular and well known parks., For some reason it's the first thing I thought when I read the title of the show. I went overboard in saying comparisons could be drawn if something were to happen and probably over stated that part of my post way too far to be honest. Should have just left it as a personal observation 🤫
  4. Did anyone else see the "Thunder Lake" name as being a little too close to "Thunder River"? I know it's a show and not a ride, but I couldn't help but think with a stunt show, if something goes wrong, there would be comparisons to the DW incident.
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    Wet & Wild buggy permanently closed?

    The buggies would have probably been an attraction better suited to Paradise Country rather than WnW.
  6. Also Geelong to Lakes Entrance is the best part of 5.5 hours drive.. fair hike and really ambitious to squeeze 2 events in on that day with a 3 hour trip back to Gumbuya World the next day.. Think you will sleep well on the plane after that whirlwind trip. You could knock nearly an hour off the trip by going to Fun Fields instead of Adventure Park but still a pretty crazy day
  7. Thanks AlexB. I have never had to hire the lockers, so was just curious what the procedure was to retrieve your items.
  8. So how does the payment work if you have been stuck in queue for over an hour? Do you have to pay before you can open the locker? If so, how do you pay when your wallet and loose items are in the locker? If you can open the locker without paying after the 1 hour limit, whats to prevent patrons from taking their items and leaving without paying? Silly question probably, just wondered how you would get your stuff out of the locker in that situation. Or do you pay an initial locker deposit which is refunded if locker hire is closed within the first hour?
  9. Pretty sure Mark's tenure with Gumbuya World was very brief and he is now heavily involved in the Bounce Inc franchise i believe it is.
  10. yaark

    Dreamworld Ghost town

    We went to whitewater world the tuesday of the week after QLD school holidays finished. The park was empty. Hydrocoaster was the only ride to wait and that was only 2 groups in front. We went on every slide at least twice (except wedgie) and were completely buggered climbing stairs all morning with no rest, that we went to dreamworld for lunch and stayed there for the afternoon. Every ride at dreamworld that day was one cycle maximum wait. I had to take one of the kids to the toilet before going on motocoaster and spent 10 mins chatting to the ride operator of hop and hoot who was completely bored cause there were no kids around to ride it haha.
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    Superman Escape dark section

    @Luke thats sounds plausible, even slightly varying sizes of tyres could cause enough vibration to give the effect
  12. During the dark section at the start of the SE coaster, the train feels like its shaking and rumbling a little bit, almost simulating the earthquake you are riding through. Is this a deliberate element of the ride, or is this due to wear and tear? If it is designed that way to give you the feeling of being in an earthquake, how does the ride do it? I wouldn't expect the track itself to be "rough" as this I assume would cause unecessary wear to the wheels and wheel housings, shortening their life and becoming a potential risk to safety. Maybe the train carriages themselves have a vibration mechanism that creates that slight feeling of shaking and rumbling? Just wondered if anyone else had noticed it and was interested in the mechanics of it.
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    Funfields new attractions 2017/18

    Will be looking forward to our summer trip to Fun Fields with the new additions. FF is fast becoming Victoria's premier park. They have a good mix of wet and dry rides and attractions. Hopefully in the future they can afford and get approval for a decent mid sized coaster.
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    Whatever happened to dreamworld studios

    You just have to catch the train and ride past the studios to see how badly the area has been neglected. It's an eye sore for sure.