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About Brad2912

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    Pimpama, QLD
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    High speed adrenaline inducing coasters, ride experiences that immerse you within a theme.

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  1. Brad2912

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    The Fed Govt pulling the emergency funding deal at the last minute was likely the final nail in the coffin. the second wave that now seems unavoidable (thanks Vic), will just seal that coffin in cement. and if you are relying on the govt to stay afloat, are you really worthy of the money? Same Argument was raised regarding Virgin when there was talk of a state govt bail out, and not many were supportive of the govt paying to prop up a business who thru its own inadequacies being debt ridden and unprofitable
  2. Brad2912

    New Roller-Coaster for Dreamworld

    I reckon if you skip forward 6 months it will still be in the exact same place, unless it’s been on-sold to another park..
  3. Brad2912

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    Who told you that? it’s entirely wrong.
  4. Brad2912

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    Ok, it’s not THAT good....
  5. Brad2912

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    That’s fantastic! They could legitimately use that for a proper TVC campaign imo...
  6. Brad2912

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    Playing devils advocate, were some voluntary redundancies? They have have offered them to many prior to forcing them, I’ve personally seen they happen at many a business. People with many years of tenure may have jumped at the chance to get a bulk redundancy payment in times like these?
  7. Fantastic write up, thanks @Gazza ive never really considered Japan as I’ve always said I’d rather take the family to the OG parks in the US before we go to the others, but with our US trip cancelled for this year due to covid and potentially no change on the horizon with the situation over there, Japan may become a real viable option. are all the rides/shows in English or dubbed/subtitled at least?
  8. Brad2912

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    Village Roadshow preparing to reopen more Gold Coast theme parks, Vortex ride ‘almost ready’ as part of Atlantis precinct The finishing touches are being put on Sea World’s latest attraction as the park celebrates bumper crowds on its return to business. But there’s one more thing that must happen before it opens. A NEW thrill ride is almost ready at Sea World as more Gold Coast theme parks prepare to swing open their gates once the border opens to interstate visitors. Village Roadshow is putting the finishing touches on the Vortex, part of the new $50 million Atlantis precinct ahead of the border restrictions easing on Friday. The company has welcomed back up to 3000 of more than 4000 workers before Movie World and Wet’n’Wild reopen on July 15. Sea World is open and limited to 6000 guests, which it has not yet hit. Outback Spectacular, Paradise Country and Top Golf are already open. Village Roadshow Theme Parks chief operating officer Bikash Randhawa said it has been a big job readying to reopen, particularly at Wet’n’Wild. “In terms of Wet’n’Wild there’s a lot of water quality issues we need to address. We need to refill the pools, we need to have the water running through the rides and we need to make sure the chemicals and quality are to standard. Once it has stabilised we are in a position to open rides,” he said. “We’ve been doing necessary maintenance, critical maintenance.” Mr Randhawa said work on the Atlantis precinct, which will include a huge wooden rollercoaster called the Leviathan, was their “main focus” and the Vortex was “almost ready”. “We’re just waiting on engineers being allowed to come to Australia from Germany,” he said. “Once they arrive they’ll commission the ride. It takes between 4-6 weeks and the ride should be ready. “I can tell you that ride looks absolutely amazing. We’ll be only place that has an attraction opening during this time. Getting the Vortex going will be a big tick for tourism. “And we’re working through the wooden coaster to see when that will happen. The ground works are completed, now it’s a matter of getting the Americans down to install the ride.” Mr Randhawa said Sea World “has gotten fairly close” to 6000 guests some days. “The borders haven’t opened, we have zero interstate visitation and zero international. When you look at that, we feel like the domestic market has embraced Sea World well,” he said. Village Roadshow typically hosts about six million guests per year. “It’s evidently clear that theme parks play a critical and crucial part in driving attendance and driving visitation to the Gold Coast,” Mr Randhawa said. “It will a big blessing in many ways to have all the parks open and operating at a reasonable level to start with and then the hope is it ramps up towards September. “We should see a reasonable attendance. It will be quite interesting to see what happens on open day.” Dreamworld, operated by Ardent Leisure, has announced a staged reopening of the park and WhiteWater World “in time for the September holiday period”. Specific dates have not yet been announced. So nothing new really. still months away from Vortex opening, and with news that we need Americans to arrive to build Leviathan then that will be a LONG way off
  9. “Upgrade to the Top Rail experience and get the best seats in the house to take in the extraordinary immersive experience of the Australian bush and Outback life in Australian Outback Spectacular's Heartland. Your package includes a pre-show beverage, a souvenir program, an exclusive photograph plus more!“
  10. Brad2912

    Dreamworld Website updates

    They’ve got a lot bigger problems than the clarity of their website logo. I’d hope they are more focused on the bigger issues.
  11. Height wise it would put off most that age. I agree the overall ride design isn’t intense.
  12. Brad2912

    COVID-19 & Theme Park Closures

    They don’t choose capacity and social distancing rules that have negated or reduced entertainment opportunities. Ride maintenance is preset on, generally, annual timelines so again, that can’t be helped for the most part. VRL isn’t a charity, but nor is it forcing you to remain a member.
  13. Brad2912

    COVID-19 & Theme Park Closures

    Sorry the pandemic didn’t ask for your permission before arriving in Australia....
  14. Brad2912

    Park Memes? Park Memes.

    Would never have known. Seems you’ve been skipping English class since first grade.
  15. Brad2912

    Park Memes? Park Memes.

    Must be f**king school holidays again already......