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  1. There is something funny about forcing people to look at a chair while they stand around on a never ending walkway for one of Dreamworld's slowest moving queues.
  2. Here is is a Russian theme park's map that despite looking worse, being in a completely different language and clearly cheaply made is still way more useful than Dreamworld's map: https://park-belinsky.ru I do not know how something this bad makes it through. On this digital map it took me 18 seconds to find the nearest bathroom to Dreamworld's main entrance. On the old map it took me 3 seconds. Methinks it is yet another piss poor call made by a CEO with zero theme park experience. If anyone at Dreamworld thinks guests are going to bother with this mess they've got rocks in their heads.
  3. All the same criticisms from Movie World's 2017 map change can be applied to Dreamworld. This includes: It is rather amazing that the same people who were running the show at Movie World are now at Dreamworld and are making the same mistakes. The map has also been changed recently and Tower of Terror 2's yellow line is 80% removed. I do love it when a theme park ignores an entire community of enthusiasts but secretly uses them to fix their mistakes.
  4. You should know; the CFO at the time of the Thunder River Rapids tragedy is the now CSO who writes the news announcements that say they are new managment. When Warner Bros. Movie World opened up with some rides closed some people on the forum called them the next theme park hitlers for it. now dreamworld is doing the same old thing. dreamworld is putting up more barriers and closing more lands than wonderland did. dreamworld is closing rides forever for dumb reasons without replacements, they are pushing ride open schedules back and taking many thrill attractions down at the same time nex
  5. This is easily the most un-empathetic and heartless thing i've ever read on Parkz.
  6. I will fix your bias for you so it makes sense. Well, I reckon they might lose more than just the two. Sure they can announce plans now. But I am thinking they are going to lose a decent attraction within the next three years (Buzzsaw is a given, Giant Drop and Sidewinder/Gold Coaster/Cyclone are in the last decade of their lives.) You gotta save money. VRTP Ardent is brilliant at closing things or reducing staffing levels and never answering why. Arkham Wipeout has been was closed for a bloody long time with no explanation. Same with slides over at WnW Mine Ride/BRC/Kevil Hill/Padd
  7. What part of the land got sold? At 250% above book value, the rest of the land at Dreamworld is worth more as a redevelopment than as a theme park. Makes you wonder what they're up to.
  8. By that flawed logic, with Disney's latest earnings report being so bad they should let go of its imagineering department as it is just "behind the scenes."
  9. Tell me i'm wrong, but when it was clear the federal government wasn't going to bail Ardent out, they sacked a bunch of their employees and stopped building the rollercoaster. So now with this state loan, are the 50 people that got fired getting re hired? If not, how do they open Dreamworld up again with the same competencies in place and without compromising the guest experience despite having a quarter of their full time workforce gone? if they plan on re-opening but with a smaller experience like Movie World, how on earth are they going to pay the loan off when they can't possibly
  10. Yep. So you prop up the company that has not turned a profit a profit in half a decade precisely because they funnelled all profits for the decade prior into overseas investments instead of maintaining and growing their Australian operations.
  11. Occasionally I'll search through tender websites for theme park projects and yesterday's search at work had delivered some treasure. Here is what is worth noting: This is what the queue line and station looks like. It would appear they are going with a snake skeleton shade structure. Exit Path. There will be 2 tunnels. This is the modern entrance sign is going next to Sky Voyager in Main Street. They will be cutting and filling a sizeable amount of the coaster's site. As a result there will be a large, imposing retaining wall on the G
  12. What will happen if the operating subsidiary (Ardent Leisure Limited) can't foot the bill, especially when Ardent's US debt facilities only apply to the US operations? Also, would a government at any level give Ardent a bailout after this? It'd be a PR disaster if they did.
  13. So you're telling us your daughter had photographic memory from say, 18 months old?
  14. Long-time lurker, first time poster (fair call if you take this with a grain of salt) - staff friends/family are on the ride as we speak putting the ride through it's paces (planned stoppages) for an imminent opening. I'd imagine the newish C-Suite want a firm date to announce at Ardent's Annual General Meeting on Friday.
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