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  1. Ok it took a bit of fishing to get Aussie World to answer the question directly but here is the official answer from Aussie World when asked are Aussie Word restricting consecutive rides in a certain time frame. “Hi Joe Sorry thr delay with my reply. I believe the discussion was with the SX360 ride where our operators request customers to have a 10-15 minute gap after 2 consecutive rides back to back. This is for health and safety reasons with the G force to ensure blood circulation flows. Hope this helps” “The only ride is the SX360 where this rule will be enforced. If a customer is unruly or breach safety regulations then they will be denied that particular ride” So yes, Aussie World are denying this operation. Its possible that some of the operations misunderstood the directive for SX360 and extended it to other rides. Or the patron was particularly annoyed about not getting to lap SX360 and exaggerated the complaint.
  2. Yes this is exactly my issue with it. As @Slicksuggested I think its important to take this with a grain of salt until we have official confirmation of this. I will update if I hear back from Aussie World. It is extremely disappointing and deceptive if this is actually the case
  3. I have asked the park directly for comment as has the customer who complained, Aussie Word have not responded. I have also checked their terms of entry and no mention of anything like this
  4. Its interesting, I remember being there on a somewhat moderate day and you would be maybe 2 rides away from front of the que, but operations were PAINFULLY slow, its almost like they are purposely trying to slow your day down. What should be a 10minute wait is all of a sudden 40-60minutes. Aussie World is forgetting itself it doesn't have major draw-cards like the bigger parks so their selling point is unlimited family fun and they are not really honouring that with crap like this.
  5. I have never heard of this before, but it was a complaint from someone on their facebook page. According to this user, aussieworld restricted them to a maximum of 2 rides per hour on one ride for all rides. I know they did have a restriction on repeated rides of SX360 due to blackout risk or something. Anyone keen to shed some light? Is this true? Is Aussie world on breach of advertising as they advertise day passes as unlimited rides? Here is a screenshot from said convo
  6. Attendance numbers speak for itself. Its going to take a couple more years for people to forget it i think. I know plenty of fellow parents at my kids school that look in horror when I tell them I take my kids to Dreamworld lol Honestly I have always had my reservations about GL safety and yes, its a terrifying thought how bad things could have gone with the 2015 incident
  7. Happy to see Movieworld showing some flexibility with maintenance scheduling given how busy the parks are, makes total sense to hold off the majority of maintenance until after labour day. sometimes I wonder if the parks would run better with a seasonal schedule. Having a closed period for maintenance or a low season with reduced prices where they can get close half the park for maintenance and refurbishments . Not sure if this is practical in our climate but just thinking out loud. Movieworld in particular have been struggling with keeping a fair amount of rides open at peak.
  8. As an expat Kiwi living in Australia I am pretty stoked to see this happening. Be interesting to see what 'kiwi eats' they have, be great to see a Hangi or a good ol boil up.
  9. I cant speak for DW because I havent been there at the size i am at now i am a large 115kg and I dont have issues riding anything at the village parks. Some rides I admit are a tight fit but the attendees are great at helping you to ensure you still get to enjoy your ride.
  10. Late 2021 so just to be different, lets go with as late as possible and say December 31st New Years Eve lol
  11. I know Vikings Revenge has been discussed on this thread already but I was at Seaworld last night and honestly would love to know what they are planning to do with the space and the ride itself. Its just an eyesore, either refurbish and reopen, or remove it.
  12. Will be a sad day for coaster enthusiasts when it retires. I hope both Luna Parks have ambition to preserve wild mouse and scenic railway for as long as they possibly can.
  13. Man its so tragic... There just seems to be too much room for error than comfortable. - Free flowing rafts that are not controlled outside of the conveyer belts - susceptible to mechanical faults that can cause collisions and tipping - Inflatable rafts vunerable to pressure changes - Riders are restrained, so in the event of a tip drownings are more likely. Im not saying they are inherantly dangerous and should be banned, I am just saying I think for these particular rides a lot more thought needs to go in to how to make them safer. Im really showing I am a parent now haha
  14. So how do you explain the casualty at adventureland park? What caused the raft to tip?
  15. You dont say??! Im shocked! I think 2 separate incidents involving the same model type in less than a decade is more than enough to consider the safety of these rides. How often do you see ride malfunction killing someone? Most fatalities at theme parks are caused by human error. It may not have the death toll associated with inherantly dangerous activity, but considering thousands of people ride these daily with little to no assumption of risk, we should be asking these questions.
  16. I was just reading about the adventureland incident as well and made me think, how safe are these rapid rides really? I know they are still extremely popular in the USA. What additional steps can be taken to make this model safer? Its definitely become a ride model I question riding now anywhere.
  17. Well that settles it then RMC Raptor named Wonder Woman Flight of Courage, set to be the tallest and longest single rail coaster in the world and bringing MM to an astounding total of 20 coasters. Not guna lie, I think a ride like this would be a perfect replacement for AA One can dream!
  18. Hmm red and yellow doesnt rule him out. But I agree its unlikely to be supes as he already has a themed ride at MM. Flash or WW make more sense, especially with DCEU announcing movies for both heroes in the pipeline.
  19. True, it does make more sense that its a different super. The Flash probably makes the most sense given the colours of the track and supports that are there. Who knows, it could be a red herring and its something else entirely.
  20. Maybe! My money is on the RMC Raptor below being themed off Superman I should have investigated prior to posting haha. In that case maybe unlikely that they are announcing another new large scale attraction, I would say its most likely to do with the official naming of the raptor which would be superman related.
  21. Looks like Six Flags have a big announcenent incoming. Thoughts on gaps to fill, maybe an RMC Raptor or another single rail design?
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