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khadro last won the day on March 10 2021

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  1. A Rescue Rangers ride where the team has to help Monterey Jack's family for some reason. Most of the characters from Finding Nemo. Darla's Adventure's Through Dentistry.
  2. Slightly off topic (and may be a really stupid question), but the video of the Big Dipper brought it to my mind, and it's really not worth starting a new thread about... When they ship over the parts for roller coasters (or any ride I guess), do they also ship over the fasteners, or would they be sourced locally? I imagine there's a lot of bolts and associated bits and pieces that would be fairly standard, so from that POV it would make sense to source them locally and save literally thousands of dollars in shipping costs. But I can also see where the manufacturer would prefer to send them over so they know that the right ones are being used, and likely have their own quality control procedures. I guess it was the series of things that looked like boxes in the video that triggered this. They obviously aren't large enough to hold any structural pieces, so I guess a secondary question would be "what's in the box?".
  3. I had a look at the form, and it's really a mess. It's like they tried to make an accessible form, but failed. Which is way worse than simply not doing anything. Generally browsers are decent at making sense of what they're told, even if it's not perfect. But they've gone out of their way to tell the browsers how to behave for these polls, and have done it incorrectly. There's a radiogroup role without any sort of labelling, no aria-checked flag on the radio items themselves (this may be implicit in the radio control, but I always prefer to err on the side of caution in that regard, to avoid browser behaviour differences), there's no fieldset to group the items, and no legend to describe the form, or the group of radio buttons. They've got two headings for the form, why not use them for the proper labelling? Then I saw that the submit button had a manually set, non-zero tabindex attribute. Which is all kinds of stupid, and will just completely destroy anyone's ability to easily navigate with just a keyboard. And all that in such a simple form. So @DaptoFunlandGuy I completely understand your pain, if you need to use any sort of assistive technology.
  4. The first time I went there it was the Batman ride. I wasn't quite sure why at the time, but I still to this day remember being absolutely blown away by the quality of the video on the screens in the library seen. Turns out they were HD screens a long time before they were mainstream consumer devices. Years later when I went with my wife, I was chosen for the Memphis Belle segment of the Studio Tour. I'm a big guy (tall and wide, a winning combination), so the jacket only came half way down my torso and the hat balanced on my head instead of going over it. I imagine I looked completely ridiculous, but at least it would have been entertaining to everyone else. Honourable mention to the Road Runner Coaster, which was my then 4-year-old's favourite ride at all three of the parks we went to. She went on it probably 7 times in a row. She has a good time = I have a good time.
  5. https://goo.gl/maps/jJz4GJsT2E2xmYF46 That's a link to Google Street view, captured in 2010 apparently, of Movie Park from approximately the same spot. Looks to match the "before" photo pretty well.
  6. I just wanted to say thank you for putting links to the rides you're talking about. And the same to everyone on here that does that. I don't have the seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of rides and manufacturers that a lot of you do, so having the context makes everything much better. Yes, I know it's not hard to highlight the ride name and hit search, but you've saved me a small bit of effort, and I appreciate it.
  7. Just saw this on the ABC News website. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-10/luna-park-ghost-train-fire-survivor-breaks-silence/12224530 The article linked is basically an ad for an episode of a new TV show (maybe a new season, I don't really watch ABC TV that often) that's airing next week. An investigation into the LP Ghost Train fire. I don't imagine it will actually expose anything really new, but I thought some of you guys might be interested.
  8. 52m total Gold spire/trident thing = 10m Height of chairs is actually 42m perhaps?
  9. The inset picture is Bryan when AA closed. The large one is when they officially announce the closing?
  10. I've never been on WWF either. It's the drop that I don't like. When I was younger (5 or 6 I guess) I definitely went on the flume at Seaworld. I have a daughter now who is fearless, because she is 6. She wanted to go on one of those portable flume rides a couple of years ago, and her mother hates water rides, so I took her. And it sucked, but didn't kill me. I was also completely prepared to take her on the kids coasters at SW and MW when we went up in 2018, but circumstances led to her going with someone else, and asked me to watch them from the side. Which is a bit of a shame, because it might have worked in my favour. She was, at the time, too short to go on WWF. So who knows, next time we make it back to the GC I may end up on WWF, but I don't think I'll ever be doing Rivals.
  11. To be fair, the only coaster I've ever been on was the Beastie at Wonderland. I didn't want to go on it, and I hated it every second after the top of the lift hill. That was when Wonderland was almost new. I was like 10. It was 33 years ago. And even now the thought of being on a roller coaster makes me a little nauseated. And I Iurk here (mostly) every single weekday. It's my second stop after my news. I watch ride videos all the time, I subscribe to RC Youtube channels. I like the history, the engineering, the idea of roller coasters, just not the actual experience.
  12. They should, once they get approval to reopen, and taking into account the fact that they won't be making a profit that first week or two anyway, make the first couple of openings a "Family and Friends" day, just to make sure they've ironed out any kinks, and can find any implementation issues. Because there are always kinks. Then hold a media day with journalists, and maybe local people of influence (bloggers, people from here and other sites like it), who can confirm that the plans are working. That gets them media coverage about doing the right thing without taking anything just on the word of people with vested interests of the park being open, meaning that more people will potentially be willing to come to the park. Hell, make it an invitation to the Dreamworld management as well. It's not like their Covid plan will be a trade secret as everyone's will basically be variations on the same theme, and for this kind of thing the optics of the parks working together for the benefit of the public at large can only be a positive. If they can make it happen, invite management from all the popular parks. That might be harder due to travel constrictions, but it seems reasonable that this could count as necessary business. But there is no way you'd do the media day first, because if something does go wrong, that will set them back weeks, or maybe even months in the view of the public. This applies equally to whichever of the parks is going to be able to be the first one to open. But who knows, maybe the different park management groups are already working together. A rising tide raises all boats, after all.
  13. That is possibly the longest, non-punctuated sentence I've seen that was not (I presume) doing it intentionally.
  14. Would Cedar Fair have been able to weather: " September 11 attacks, the 2002 Bali bombings, the collapse of HIH Insurance, the SARS virus, the bird flu virus, "consistent losses" on the Asian financial crisis, the collapse of Ansett Australia, the Iraq War and the 2003 bushfires" from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderland_Sydney#Closure I mean, just because most other businesses could, it was clearly too much for Wonderland 😐
  15. Disneyland Paris in 2005. The same trip also included Tokyo Disney Seas on the way back. Only had a 2 night stopover.
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