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  1. mssveattck

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    Ardent Leisure announced it themselves in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange. They also announced that they will be receiving financial assistance under the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 Industry Support Package and Queensland Tourism Icons Program 2020. You can read here:
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    Splash mountain retheme

    Thanks for clearing that up, I get where you're coming from! If anyone is wanting to understand the ride/films link to racism I think @Pyro's post outlines it really well. I will say I agree about the choice of IP - I'm happy with the decision, but it definitely wasn't my first guess or choice for the re-theme.
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    Splash mountain retheme

    .. I was talking about the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Lol. I think it's clear that you have your stance and I'm not going to try and change your mind. I will say that calling the Black Lives Matter movement a 'trend' is awful considering the reason for its beginnings and if your argument is cancel culture, then I'm struggling to see what the problem here is because if we're cancelling anything in this instance it's racism? If you view that as a bad thing then I don't know what to say. Anyway, I'm tapping out of this one before it turns messy. I'm glad to see Princess Tiana get her dues and I welcome the re-theme as I hope others do.
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    Splash mountain retheme

    I understand the loss of nostalgia when it comes to this kind of thing - I wasn't happy when they decided to re-theme Tower of Terror but at the same time, I understand the need to update and modernise (as I think most people in these forums do). Yes, the ride itself doesn't feature any of the racist subject matter of Song of the South, but to say this is a result of propaganda and cancel culture is a little extreme. I think this re-theme has been a long time coming and whilst it probably has been pushed forward by current events I don't see how anyone could see this as a negative step forward, as wiping out even the slightest traces of racism in popular culture is something that needs to continue to happen. A film about a slave plantation has no reason to be featured in a Disney Park, regardless of whether that storyline is evident on Splash Mountain or not. Lots of people will miss the ride, no one is saying you're not allowed to because I know I certainly will.
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    Splash mountain retheme

    Pretty sure Walt Disney himself said that he never wanted a ride to stay the same forever and he wanted people to have different experiences. The ride may be a classic but it's a no brainer to re-theme, a new generation will love this.
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    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    Sidewinder now won’t be re-opening until the end of May
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    What I assume to be scenic pieces for Vortex are currently being stored in Nickelodeon Land
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    New Attraction for Dreamworld Suggestions

    I do think realistically HWSW has no more than 5 or so years left in it, and once gone I’d love to see another coaster there. I think the best fit would be a Gerstlauer Infinity coaster, like Hangtime at Knotts. Would fit nicely in the footprint and a good fit aesthetically for both the parks skyline and the ocean parade theme - it’d be great to keep the WWW coaster/slide interaction too.
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    Fully6 - WhiteWater World's new slide tower

    Fully 6 Construction photo update
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    Fully6 - WhiteWater World's new slide tower

    Some BTS pics of the Fully 6 Slide Tower construction as found on Instagram
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    Tower of Terror 2 closing

    While I completely understand why some enthusiasts would rather see TOT go, I personally think the refurb is a great move - because as long as DW have TOT, they get to say that they have the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Australia regardless of how much better Rivals is and that is a huge drawcard. I think a refurb would be really well received by the GP too cause it's a bit of a nation-wide inside joke that TOT reaches a pretty pathetic spot on the tower these days and has for many years. Getting it back to the heights (and speed) it used to reach would make it a notable flagship attraction for the park again.
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    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    Dreamworld mentioned it in the comments of a Facebook post. They also said they’re currently in the first stages of pre-construction and they’re releasing a video of the Coaster rendering in the coming days, which means we may get some details such as the name/theme and a rough opening date estimate (although I feel like they’d be hesitant after SV)
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    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    I had a feeling this would be the new addition since Mack have been palming out this model to various parks in Asia recently. I rode Blue Fire at Europa Park a few years back and really enjoyed it - it’ll be a great and much needed addition to Dreamworlds line up!
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    Dreamworld Maintenance 2019

    TOT is scheduled to go back into maintainence in just a few days though.. so essesntially DW have randomly opened the ride for a couple of days in the middle of its annual maintainence? And they’ve closed Tailspin only for the few days TOT will be open.