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Thrill Seeker

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  1. Superman had an electrical fire tonight with QFES attending. Will see if it is open tomorrow.
  2. Possible we see GL go down for a couple of days. One of the compressed air tanks exploded tonight.
  3. Tonight was staff night 6:30-8:30pm. ST running with both trains. Family and friends of staff invited. Operations are currently suspended due to the lightning😞
  4. Yes I noticed the Batman sticker for the first time on Thursday.
  5. When did the superman launch audio get changed? Only a year ago it said something like "don't worry folks I will get you outta here, fast, superman fast (launches) " Yesterday it said "don't worry I will push you out of here (launches) "
  6. A police officer who was exposed to four dead bodies after the Dreamworld Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy in 2016 is suing the theme park’s parent company. Andrew James Mainey said while working as a Gold Coast police officer, he was sent to “the scene of the carnage” on October 25, 2016, to assist paramedics and first responders. Mr Mainey said in a court affidavit that he saw the body of a male victim, who was declared dead after resuscitation attempts failed. “I could also see bodies caught up in the gears of the Thunder River rapids ride,” Mr Mainey said. Mr Mainey said it was also his job to hold a black sheet over the victims. “I was required to stand on the conveyor belt, which was situated above the bodies caught in the gears,” Mr Mainey said in his affidavit. “I remember holding the black sheet up for a period of time while the recovery process was being undertaken.” Mr Mainey said over the next five days he helped with the investigation, ensuring unauthorised people did not enter the site. During his shifts over the five days he was seated at the entrance to the ride, he said. “During this time, I continued to be exposed to the investigation being conducted and hearing the discussions about the incident among authorities,” Mr Mainey said. Mr Mainey said after the Dreamworld incident he began having nightmares, and feeling negative emotions, irritability and a lack of trust, but continued with his police work. He said in September, last year, he injured his right knee after arresting an offender and had a number of weeks off work. In December, he lodged an application for compensation after having issues with a supervisor whom he said claimed he was exaggerating his symptoms after his return to work. His GP referred him to a psychiatrist, who in December, last year, diagnosed him as having post traumatic stress disorder, as a result of seeing dead and dismembered bodies at Dreamworld. Mr Mainey said in his affidavit that the psychiatrist delved deeper into his work history and quickly identified the Dreamworld incident as the catalyst of his psychological injury. He instructed lawyers after he was unable to continue working for Queensland Police Service. Sciacca’s Lawyers, for Mr Mainey, applied to the court for the limitation period for making a claim to be extended, so he could pursue a personal injuries claim. A notice of claim was served on Dreamworld parent company Ardent Leisure in March, but a claim is yet to be filed in the court. Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi died after their ride raft flipped. Last year Dreamworld’s parent company Ardent Leisure was convicted and fined $3.6 million, after entering guilty pleas to three workplace health and safety charges, following a lengthy coronial inquest. Ardent Leisure Limited declined to comment. https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/queensland/police-officer-suing-over-trauma-from-seeing-dead-bodies-in-aftermath-of-dreamworld-tragedy/news-story/e7b755a56530c883f1c7dab014426dc5
  7. Giant drop east is testing this morning. Seems like a quick turn around for it?
  8. Can note also, do not wear a thermal rash shirt on the ride. I got stuck and had to walk off.
  9. They said a "manufacturing slot has opened up". meaning Mack was probably offering a discount for someone how wanted a coster sooner rather than waiting in the queue for later. This coaster was designed and manufactured for dreamworld. It just so happens that the "slot" was originally for an Asian Themepark NOT the coaster itself.
  10. Yes GD west was open today and East was straight into maintenance early this morning.
  11. It looked like they were either letting people in through www or the side vehicle gate?
  12. Absolute shit. Had tickets and have gone home. No car parks left and thousands lined up to get in. Going to demand a refund.
  13. The Bro is having problems with the main circulating pumps with the required pressure not high enough to run the slides. hydro coaster was working fine on Tuesday. the op explained the wedgie/green room situation and said due to social distancing both could not be run at the same time. also very notable that what were called waves in the wave pool have become even smaller. Not even much of a ripple effect during wave session. the flow rider still remains in place but is looking run down as it has not been maintained. Looks like the old shop for it has been cleared out. Possibly ready for demolishment. From the little ripper slide tower the dreamworld express still sits next to the maintenance sheds. The pictures of the cranes removing the switch points has revealed they have been stored in the back of house area behind WWW.
  14. Correct. The pool drop off has been filled in. Probably between 1.2m-1.4m at the deepest part now.
  15. From what I understand is that the train will still travel in the same direction. rocky hollow station will be cut from the line. a gradual increase in the track grade will begin from corroboree to giant drop. the train will cut between giant drop and moto coaster. a new switch will be installed and the old maintenance shed will still be utilised but will have a new track installed to connect to it away from ST.
  16. Looks like concrete has been pressure washed or They laid new concrete
  17. I know what it is… it is a viewing platform for the native river and the animals already in it😂😂
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