khadro

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  1. khadro

    Theme park stories

    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.
  2. khadro

    Theme park stories

    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.
  3. khadro

    Park Memes? Park Memes.

    Being completely honest, I'll take the kick, thanks.
  4. khadro

    COVID-19 & Theme Park Closures

    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.
  5. khadro

    Sea World to reveal $50m spend

    That is possibly the longest, non-punctuated sentence I've seen that was not (I presume) doing it intentionally.
  6. khadro

    Cedar Fair Sydney?

    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 😐
  7. Disneyland Paris in 2005. The same trip also included Tokyo Disney Seas on the way back. Only had a 2 night stopover.
  8. khadro

    The Off Topic Topic

    Saw a link to this today on /Film. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box I don't imagine it will go into the nitty-gritty of the design of rides, but might be of interest to some.
  9. khadro

    Wipeout Removal

    I love that they've put a demo chair out the front already, so you can see if you fit in the harness on the finished attraction. You can even preview it in shade AND sun. They really do listen to social feedback.
  10. Is it possible that the lack of theming for the new ride is because of forces somewhat out of their control? In 2015 they announced a new animated Scooby Doo movie. To be released in September 2018. Could MW have been planning a new overlay for the ride based on this new movie? A December 2018 reopening of the ride with a completely new theme matching the new movie would have been wonderfully synergistic. Then in May 2017 that new movie was delayed until 2020. If the ride needed an update anyway, to fix physical ride issues, rather than just show issues, they might not have been able to delay the maintenance. But given the timetable, is it not possible that they'd locked in contractors and supplies to do this upgrade, and then had to scramble to retrofit a "reworking" of the existing theme because WB would no way want some backwater park in Australia to be the first to reveal design/plot details of their new animated movie 2 years before the actual movie's premiere? And they obviously cannot come out and just say that this is the case either.
  11. Luna Park Sydney uses height based wristband prices. They use three tiers.