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  • Birthday 22/03/1981

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  1. Probably a **** film but the coaster bits look cool!
  2. Skipper

    Jesus Christ, that kind of language belongs at Centrelink, not at Movie World!!
  3. Skipper

    Track has arrived at Movie World!

    There are massive posters up around near my work in Darlinghurst in Sydney as well....unfortunatly they have the same terrible qualities of the deplorable website. I dont care though, I still can't wait to ride it when it opens.
  4. Skipper

    I have to agree, where is the relevance to Superman?? I saw one small logo on the main page drowing in all that try hard graffitti and the lame shout out's, so very pedestrian. Bad Bad website.... At least we know now the ride will be great anyway.
  5. I second Kenny Koala's suggestions... Check out Coke and Pepsi can's....Last time I went they had buy one get one free deals on them for coke and Six Flags and Pepsi and Knotts which proved to be great savers
  6. Skipper

    Track has arrived at Movie World!

    Did you happen to catch what type of restraints were on the trains??
  7. With now only just under a year left till the Tower of Terror Opens at Tokyo Disneysea some new information has just been released... To be honest I'm a bit dissapointed that it will be following in the footsteps of the DCA version but as an overall package and the new pre show effects this is still going to me one hell of a ride with the Oriental Land company throwing 21 Billion Yen into this ride!! Welcome to the Glorious "Hightower Hotel" and the "Hightower Trust". Mr. Hightower welcomes you to his humble, but peculiar establishment filled with antiques and artifacts from his travels around the world. The Hotel is located on 1st Park Avenue in New York City across the street from Waterfront Park. Inside the Hightower Hotel, guests will enter the hotel establishment which has been abandoned since the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Hightower. The hotel lobby is filled with various artifacts and murals depicting Hightower's various travels around the world. In one of the murals, it depicts a visit to the Lost River Delta to a mysterious ruins, ala Raging Spirits. As guests venture deeper into the hotel's dilapidating innards, they arrive at Hightower's private office. Inside, guests are greeted by a mysterious Cast Member dressed as a bellhop inviting them to come inside. When guests enter the room, they will notice various books, maps, objects and paperwork scattered around through the room. The real focal point within Hightower`s office is several stain-glassed windows. As the guests are finally situated in the office, the mysterious bellhop exclaims to the them that Mr. Hightower has left them all an important and most urgent message. The bellhop cranks up an old time phonograph and mysteriously the room darkens leaving the only illumination in the room through the stained glass windows. As the record plays, Mr. Hightower explains what happened to his glorious empire and establishment and the doom to come if his warnings are not abided. He discusses a certain ancient idol which he collected (read: stole) from a certain far-off expedition. This particular idol is, of course, cursed! A little further into the recording, something appears out of thin air on an adjacent bookshelf. It's the idol itself! The idol's eyes turn ablaze! A frightening laugh can almost be made, as the darken room transforms into a star-field leaving still the stained-glass windows in view. Lightning can be heard and eventually it hits the windows. They are shattered to pieces as the room goes completely dark. Seconds later, the light comes back on, but the idol has not disappeared, and only one window is gone (replaced with an entryway into Hightowers private trust or so-called vault. As guests walk through the vault, they will notice different individual areas dedicated to certain locations around the world. They are filled with corresponding artifacts and booty along with opened and closed boxes filled with Mr. Hightower's personal collection. Guests come to a merging point to where they are escorted in groups to these individual areas. Unbeknownst to the guests, no mention of an elevator or even elevator doors are present upon entering the loading areas. They virtually are looking at a wall in front of them. Hightower's voice is once again heard, ala safety spiel, and the wall in front of them slides away revealing a cargo elevator. Once in the elevators, your friendly bellhop gives you a warning or two before your journey. The elevator doors close. Virtually, the ride at this point is almost identical to DCA's version. The elevator pulls back, it travels up to scene one. Scene one consists of the mirror effect, but directly in front of the mirror stands the idol, which zaps your elevator making the guests disappear. The lift then travels up to the corridor scene. Hightower's ghost appears and next to him on a table is the cursed idol. He reaches over to pick it up and he get's zapped by the idol! He's thrown into an empty elevator across the hallway which then drops! The idol then turns to the elevator with the guests and they get zapped. What comes next is.....AHHHHHHH! When the ride ends, you hear Hightower's deep voice explain how lucky you were surviving this time, but perhaps not the next time. The bellhop, not necessarily knowing what has just taken place, opens the door and greets the thrilled guests not necessarily knowing what has just taken place. There are some great construction pics over at
  8. I absolutley agree...... Disgusting. That would really put me off.....and anyone who has been to Hong Kong and china know they SPIT everywhere all the time there as well.
  9. I think putting one of these at the opposite end of the park to the old thunderbolt site would be an awesome idea!!.... Mmmmmm B&M Dive machine!!!
  10. Skipper

    The B&M Roar

    How about you just head on over to Island's of adventure and hear it for your yourself!! The Hulk would have to create one of the best examples around the the B&M roar - especially when it lauches out of the tunnel you can hear it from anywhere in the park.
  11. A 16-year-old British tourist suffered cardiac arrest on Tuesday after riding the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney World in Florida, a month after a four-year-old boy died after riding another Disney World attraction. Leeanne Deacon of Kibworth, England, was rushed to a hospital and into surgery after getting off the ride and telling her mother she did not feel well, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. She was listed in a critical condition at Florida Hospital Celebration Health, near Disney World, said hospital spokeswoman Melanie Trivento, who would not divulge the nature of the ailment due to patient confidentiality rules. Sheriff's spokesman Jim Solomons said Leeanne went into cardiac arrest and was resuscitated by rescue workers. He said he did not know the nature of the ailment, which required the attention of a neurosurgeon. "The ride has been closed awaiting more information," Disney World, a unit of the Walt Disney Company said in a statement. "The Orange County Sheriff's Office concluded an initial investigation and found no indication of a ride malfunction." AdvertisementOn the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney-MGM Studios, riders rise 13 storeys in an elevator and then take a plunge. The ride's website warns that users should be free of high blood pressure, heart, back and neck problems and says expectant mothers should not ride. Homicide investigators looked into the incident and determined the ride appeared to be working correctly, Mr Solomons said. "We're satisfied that at this initial stage ... maybe there was some sort of medical issue," he said. "We're satisfied that they [Disney] did everything right. People come off thrill rides all the time in various states of queasiness." On June 13, Daudi Bamuwamye, 4, of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, died after riding Disney World's Mission:SPACE at Epcot Centre. The $US100 million ($133 million) ride uses centrifugal force to create the sensation of a rocket launch. Reuters
  12. Skipper

    Track has arrived at Movie World!

    I heard that construction was halted until the site is dry again due to the flooding which could be why the opening date could be getting pushed back btw....Thanks for posting the new logo images for Superman Returns -on that site Adam...obviously this site cant be relied upon for new developments on the ride..
  13. So spill the beans then???
  14. Psycho, Just curious if you have ridden a stand up before? I rode Riddler's Revenge at SFMM earlier this month and was expecting something really amazing as I had never actually ridden one before but it was probably one of the most boring coasters at the park and VERY uncomfortable - I think this would be a big step backwards for Dreamworld. or maybe RR is just a bad example of a stand up??
  15. So my second choice after a B&M Dive coaster -to the likes of Sheikra would be just a really good circuit coaster with a few huge drops like Goliath at Six Flags MM - they are so much fun and no inversions would make it appeal to a broader audience.