RobMac

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  1. RobMac

    Is this Ekka ride dangerous?

    I don't get where all this craziness came from, post TRR tragedy that Log Rides were dangerous! Log Rides have been ridden by people all over the world, for generations, with few serious accidents. Many [most?] serious accidents stem from stupid people doing what they do 100% naturally...being stupid! > Keep your arms and legs inside the boat > Do NOT stand-up No Phd required......so...Enhance the DW Log Ride, put some serious theming in it. Vikings Revenge was a SW legend....turbo charge them both....I'd imagine SW's might need a complete rebuild, not been there in a few years. Aussie parks not giving me too many reasons to visit these days.... 😟 I just don't see the quality in the presentation...it was there once....but struggling now!
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    Sky Voyager Discussion

    The Qld Govt Inspection process is frankly looking as silly now as the Facade of the former Imax/Main Street Theatre building....again DW what ARE you thinking? The attraction itself is likely a good idea, but that building [re]design...... 🤮 Safety matters, but frankly I don't see how this type of attraction, already in operation overseas, can raise so many questions. The TRR accident was terrible, DW's dirty laundry has been well-aired, but surely DW and Qld Govt have worked through numerous park expansion approvals over decades?
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    What's gone wrong with SkyVoyager?

    The "Main Street" theming on this attraction 😕
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    Sea World to reveal $50m spend

    Bring back the VR Flume!
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    Sea World - New Attraction 2019

    SW's looking very tired, stood outside a few days ago and frankly....it's overdue for even a lick of paint [needs a lot more]. The place is more boring now than it was 20yrs ago! Clearly the Village people 😂 have been focusing the dollars and exec time on MW over the last decade or so.....SW needs some love and investment, like a couple of hundred million bucks worth.......the proposed GC Central Park idea would be an awesome regional development for it......but some years away.....
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    What makes a theme park?

    A themepark flows...colours, atmosphere, attractions all work as "one". DW was certainly a themepark up to say the mid-90's, then she had some sort of nervous breakdown and allowed itself to be vadalised by people who wanted to treat the park as a one-night stand and not give her any true long-term love! 😞
  7. Not sure what a "thrill ride" really is these days, seems DW's bought a few of them over the years with modest long-term success for the Park itself. "Sideshow" type rides belong in a sideshow themed setting. John Longhurst understood this, with the beautiful and easily achieved "Country Fair" setting, here the park could buy relatively affordable rides and use them to provide a fun area, which rested on the "foundation" of the Thunderbolt rolleroaster. DW your key word going forward should be making DW Beautiful again....thrills are great...Beauty is greatER! ToT is a thrill, nothing wrong with it. But, the noise it makes has dominated the park for years. The old train station, the gardens, the vintage cars drove through, the way it blended into Rivertown, with the paddle-wheeler - beautiful and for some weird reason, no-one can really explain, all butchered for mostly 3rd rate attractions. How in God's good name, was the "bike rollercoaster" thing monstrosity ever put there, where the vintage cars made perfect sense? Let's face it, we do know why, merchant bankers/accountants running a themepark! It'll take some years DW, but you need to understand, you can have it all, thrills and more thrills, but you have to treat the park layout with respect.
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    Dreamworks Trolls Village

    Great to Dr Gary Weiss was there....a real positive! Well done to DW....praise where it's due!
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    Dreamworks Trolls Village

    STOP making excuses for another poor quality DW attraction. These cheap additions, only last about 2-3yrs and then their moved on. Given all that's come into the public domain about DW over the 12-18mths, it's really sad to see some people, still so in denial that they persist, now clearly beyond the point of the absurd, with the 'ol mantra, DW is adding "quality attractions"...these attractions are simply the cheapest additions they could talk the accountants into signing-off on. Why is it, that back in the early 1980's when DW was a shadow of its current size and budget, DW actually looked good, they [DW] actually tried? Look at the Log Ride as but one example, when it first opened, it looked good, like a Log Ride....now....they can't even be bothered theming it! Simply making childish "you're a troll statements" does not a valid argument make! Yes, I thought about that after I posted my comment and their may be real truth in what you say. I just wish DW did some pretty obvious things better and never did some of the serious "butchering" they did to the place.
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    Dreamworks Trolls Village

    Looks like yet another P!$$Weak World attraction. 😲 Aren't these just really recycled cheap little kids attractions......they troll em out every 2/3yrs...bright colours, funny doors and roofs, overrated everything.....
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    Falling Standards at Our Parks

    Overall, MW still makes a serious attempt to build quality attractions. Service staff in Oz can always be a bit iffy. At this time MW is the only "theme-park" in SE Qld I think, that deserves the title. The other 2 major traditional contenders, ie, DW and SW...I'm not sure what they are both about these days. Have no intention of visiting either of them...likely for some years.
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    Current Sea World Thoughts (2018)

    Back when Seaworld was at least actually trying to be a reasonably serious theme-park! Like another SE Qld park, in the news for all the wrong reasons these days.....long gone memories now.....of once better days!
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    Dreamworld - tiger escape scenario

    Everyone relax.....there's a red emergency button near the facility..... 😲 he ran <<<<< >>>>> that way.....
  14. "We acknowledge that shocking and deeply concerning evidence has been presented at the Coronial Inquest," the theme park said in a statement on Friday afternoon. [Brisbane Times] The tragic news in recent days from the inquest has matter-of-factly [and finally] publicly revealed, what keen theme-park observers have known of DW for well over a decade - it isn't what it once was! I hope it can survive as a major tourist attraction, but it will need both financially and socially new owners and this time, a professional theme-park operator. Until this occurs, frankly few people [particularly families], will be inclined to click through its turnstiles.
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    Dreamworld Annual Pass Pricing

    Don't see why anyone would want to buy a DW annual pass at this time...wait 10yrs or so and hopefully, they''ll decide they want to try again and have some truly decent attractions! Good start would be to actually make an effort with the Log Ride!