ShaneW

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  1. ShaneW

    U.S Trip Advice

    thanks all for your suggestions so far. I am so torn between which parks to do and which ones are better. Being our first trip over to the U.S i am not sure if doing LA/Hollywood as well as New York & Florida is wise especially with a 6 year old so travelling isn't high on her wish list once we are over there i guess HAHA What makes it harder is everything i read has pros and cons for both Disneyland and Disneyworld and also both the Universal Parks....
  2. ShaneW

    VTP Annual Pass Changes

    yeh the One Pass is the new one.... when i said 'themeparks only have one pass,etc' i only meant i can't seem to find any other 'yearly' pass on there except the one pass so just wasn't sure if the deal with Groupon was for the actual One Pass or not since it says the RRP of the $169 deal is $199 - which is the price of the one pass
  3. ShaneW

    VTP Annual Pass Changes

    has anyone actually used this new deal yet ? I checked the themeparks website and they still only have the One Pass, Mega Pass & Super Pass..... none of them seem the same as the 4 park pass for 12 months being offered. Do groupon have special pass types available from time to time which aren't available via the official themeparks website?
  4. ShaneW

    VTP Annual Pass Changes

    the family & I are heading upto the gold coast in August this year and i came across this deal as well. I wasn't sure if it was the 'One Pass' or not as i couldn't see any 12 month pass option on themeparks website apart from that but i also assumed it was discounted and didn't include the xmas and carnivale entry but not sure about any of the other perks from the one pass if included or not?
  5. ShaneW

    U.S Trip Advice

    Hi Fellow Theme Parkers! The family & I have a Gold Coast trip coming up in August this year so looking forward to riding onthe DC Rivals for the first time however I am looking at taking the family over to the U.S sometime next year and just wondering what everyone's thoughts are around where to go and how to structure/plan the visit. Do we go to Disneyland, DisneyWorld, Universal Hollywood as well as Orlando? At the moment it will be me, wife & daughter who will be 6. Potential to have my parents and in-laws come as well - once they find out we are going i'm sure they will want to tag along haha. Looking at going over for a good 3-4 week period and was thinking sometime in September. Is that a relatively good time to go from a peak/off-peak perspective and weather? I love pretty much any thrill ride so i'm up for anything. Obviously my daughter is not so much haha. Just thought I would see what others have done/thinking of doing as i really am lost when it comes to where to go, best places to stay, how long it takes to get places, etc. So far, i believe it is roughly a 4 hour flight from west coast to east coast if we were going to do that? I am not even sure on cost either but if anyone has an idea on that too for accom, theme parks, flights from Sydney etc then that would also be helpful. Thanks in advance all!
  6. ShaneW

    Trip advice - Gold Coast in October

    Thanks @AlexB! I have also been following the progress of the new MW Hypercoaster with great anticipation as i am a massive rollercoaster fan! Knowing that we would probably be back later in the year we ended up buying the VIP Passes which are valid until June next year. Knowing that the opening may not actually happen until later in September it is a little disappointing to know we may miss out by only a few weeks however i guarantee even if i have to make a quick trip up for a weekend, i will try out the new coaster before my pass expires Sounds like the timing is good though in terms of being quiet or not? If i am looking at the maintenance of MW correctly, should only be the SDSC as the biggest attraction closed as well between 28/8 - 8/9. Do you guys think SW is worth going to in the state it is in? My 4yr old daughter may like the animals i guess but obviously not much for us thrill seekers? Although i did enjoy the Jet Rescue ride last time i went to SW two years ago.... my mother in law actually thought she could hack it and went on twice with me..... she then was sick afterwards hahaha
  7. ShaneW

    Trip advice - Gold Coast in October

    Hey All, I am a new member to this forum but have been browsing for a while now. My family & I love the GC and were last up there around ANZAC Day. Looking to head up again later in the year around 28th August - 8th Sept. I am hoping this is also a pretty good time to rock up? It doesn;t look like any official School Holidays in that period with the first one being QLD holidays commencing 15th Sept?
  8. ShaneW

    Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    I have been checking the schedule daily as we are due to head up there from 27th August and love SE but was disappointed when the 3 month outage was listed.... Hopefully it stays as is now
  9. ShaneW

    Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    Hi All, New to these forums but it looks like SE Maintenance schedule has changed and no longer 3 months