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Everything posted by Jim

  1. The park map is on the website now, it looks fantastic! https://www.lunaparksydney.com/how-to-get-here
  2. Yeah I hope LPS can just open this year, it must be awful not knowing when the park can open.
  3. Yeah that's true, I think that staircase will be closed for a while, plus with the Covid restrictions I can't seem it opening for ages like you said. It says on the LPS website that the park is due to reopen on the 1st of October. But I can't see that happening until October the 18th at the earliest? When does everyone else think the park will open up again? Yeah true, they probably want to keep the backstage area space closed.
  4. Yeah I agree, the pram and wheelchair access would be very good then; not to mention the park feeling more connected all together.
  5. I am guessing the entrance will start in the existing BD building? Then I Imagine there will be a long queue on top of the dodgems, but how the queue line gets over the track seems confusing. Yeah most likely some sort of bridge over the track or maybe around it somehow? The exit I am guessing will be a steel staircase next to the existing BD building? Or the exit will be right next to Coney Island? Does anyone know when the new Big Dipper opens will you be able to walk under it to Maloneys Corner? Or Luna Land as it is called now? Because in the mock up video it had park guests walking u
  6. Do you think LPM will respond with Sydney getting the Big Dipper back? Like they torn down the wooden one in 1989 then they thought about replacing it with a boomerang but that fell out at the last minute and it went to Wonderland Sydney. But I wonder if LPM will respond with a new coaster? Like would they get another single rail coaster just to compete?
  7. Yeah like the others said the height of that ride is the problem, it is too tall. But in terms of room, it could possibly fit where the Silly Sub is located? The sub would have to go somewhere else? But maybe it could fit in that space, but it would be a really tight fit. The other spot which it probably will never happen is on top of the car park, but that's elevated anyway so there is problems with that. I think its more likely down the track that they may build a ride behind the Ferris Wheel, so in between Crystal Palace and the Ferris Wheel: Where the wide steps, table and chairs are
  8. Thanks for replying Jobe and thanks for all the information. I enjoyed reading your response and it was helpful. Yeah it is a shame it never ran its always going to be one of those weird moments where they built it but nothing really happened. It is a shame, oh well maybe one day we will see some sort of mountain coaster attraction or Apline coaster which would be cool.
  9. Different question for everyone, does anyone know when the light caps on the towers will return? Or are they all going to be taken off? like the 1970s face. I am just curious as to why these have being modified, because they don't look right with the bottom cap on but the top one off. Keen to hear from anyone who knows why? Or what might happen in the future? Like are they coming back? Or are they all going to be taken off eventually?
  10. I always thought it would better if the Orphan Rocker was a suspended arrow type coaster, I think that would fit it nicely and it would go well with the scenic railway and the cable cars as it is suspended and has that thrill look to it. I guess it's unlikely we will see Scenic World build a roller coaster, but in saying that you never know, who would have thought the Big Dipper would have returned to Luna Park in Sydney. There are so many compact type coasters being built and designed that Scenic World might think about potential coasters, heck even a single rail coaster would fit the pl
  11. Thanks for the reply Jobe, I appreciate that. Yeah I am not surprised by the original plan to include a Gerstlauer Eurofighter. But yeah I am glad they choose a single rail coaster with 2 launches it makes the new Big Dipper more special in a way or more unique. I think the single rail Big Dipper compliments the previous 2 Big Dipper's in a way as it goes upside down and then it has the rough element to it - twists, sharp turns and dips a bit like the wooden version. But it is hard to say until I get my first ride what the experience will be like or what the G-force feels like. Thanks fo
  12. Yeah I think those 3 you mentioned above would have been considered or looked at. But they would have had some sort of custom feature added to it or maybe not. But I think as the new Big Dipper has 2 launch systems I imagine the park would have been thinking - look launching is not as noisy and it doesn't take up the footprint of a lift hill, but I don't know I am just guessing. Having said all that I can't wait for the new Big Dipper to open it will be great when lockdown ends to see the new coaster. Yeah a custom vekoma of some sort could have worked, it would have been interesting.
  13. I have a question for everyone, suppose the single rail coaster had not been invented. What other types of coasters might the new Big Dipper have been? E.G. Intamin LSM Launch Coaster? S&S Worldwide El Loco? Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster? The Gravity Group, LLC Wooden Coaster? Or any other types?
  14. Do you think the neighbours are going to try and stop it from running or opening?
  15. I am only guessing here, but it would not surprise me if they are just the racing trains. But in saying that I hope they have custom trains that compliment the previous two Big Dipper's? As that would be cool and would make it unique and stylish. So I have no idea what the trains will look like, but I hope there is something unique to them. The other possibility is maybe they might display the two former Big Dipper carriages near the ride entrance? So the wooden carriage and the arrow carriage if they were given one from Dreamworld? Or they might have been scrapped completely? I hope as well t
  16. Do you think work will stop on the new big dipper due to the new restrictions in place and workers having to be tested more regularly? Plus which pieces of track do you think will be installed in the coming weeks if work is allowed to go on? And last question does everyone really think it will open in December? I just thought I will post these questions as it keeps the forum interesting during this lockdown. Anyway comment below, I am keen to hear what others have to say.
  17. What does everyone think to this? https://www.ianmutton.com/2021/07/09/newsletter-30-luna-park-is-it-a-case-of-regulator-capture/
  18. In other news looks like the new opening date will be on the 16th of July.
  19. I have uploaded another photo that I took on Saturday, next time I will remember to take better photos with more details. But thanks for the kind feedback, sorry that the photos are not great I was just walking and took a few quickly. Anyway, here is another one.
  20. I am, I don’t live far and I needed the exercise.
  21. Big Dipper update - photo taken today 3/07/21
  22. It's looking great, can't wait to see it finished and thank you for the update. Since the new big dipper goes over the sledgehammer's queue lines. I wonder how they will fit it in with the re-opening of the 8 new rides? Like will they have to close it for a week or two? Because how are they going to build the new big dipper when the 8 other rides will be operating particularly the sledgehammer. Plus in the plans it has the big dipper's track going over the top of the sledgehammer's queue.
  23. Yeah it was getting to the ride station that I was confused about. They will definitely use the original Big Dipper entrance, but I think that will be an exit point? But the entrance to the ride station I am confused about.
  24. Can anyone guess where the new Big Dipper entrance will be? The photos released back in November shows a new Big Dipper station but where will the stairs be?
  25. Hey I am a new member to this discussion; I have seen these forum posts about Luna Park Sydney for years. Yeah I think more rides are possible for the park down the track of course space will be an issue. I think it is possible that they may build a new ride behind the wild mouse. So not where the hair raiser is the other side of the wild mouse where there is seating. Now it would be cool if they put rides on top of the carpark, but I guess it depends if those supports can support rides on top of it? In terms of a future dark ride coming to the park, maybe, the only place it wo
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