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  1. The Top Rail seats are definitely the best offering both from a position standpoint (you can still choose front, back or middle in the top rail section) but if you want to enjoy alcoholic drinks then it’s a much better deal. You’ll get a premium beverage selection and personal table service with at least double the number of drinks served than regular seats. You also get a drink from the bar pre show included (normally you’ll have to pay), a free photo rather than buying the expensive photo package and a program. So yeahs its a good deal.
  2. Apparently theme parks news site isn’t allowed to post theme park news.
  3. rappa

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    The other thing which I haven’t brought up to this point is to spare a thought for staff. Financial matters aside a lot of people draw a great deal of self worth and purpose from being able to go to work. I know a lot of people across a great number of industries that have had mental health issues with being stood down for so long and lacking purpose. If the parks being open mean people can get back to work and that helps their mental wellbeing then I’m all for that. And I’d go to far as to say for me that’s more important than the disappointment of some people that they can’t ride their favorite attraction just yet.
  4. rappa

    COVID-19 & Theme Park Closures

    Maybe vote with the majority of shareholders that I presume are also against it rather than bitch on a theme park forum then? Not defending VRTP here, but more raising my annoyance that people that bitch about things that are decided on majority votes. But yet is definitely VRTPs fault that people can’t visit from Victoria!
  5. Your right. Without the interaction of Vikings, Burmuda, Train and Ski Lake the current setup of pathways makes zero sense.
  6. rappa

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    The lighting is also something you’d expect to see at any marina or waterside restaurant. Again pleasant enough. But nothing to brag about.
  7. rappa

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    Overall there has been a huge increase in numbers of the Gold Coast today in terms of tourists, so it will be interesting to see how that translates to park visits.
  8. rappa

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    Your nonsense affects me because I have to read about it when attempting to visit these forums and read what intelligent people have to contribute.
  9. rappa

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    If there was a best white male post award yours would have just won it 👍
  10. rappa

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    Oh yeah cool so that’s how we’ll live is it? If something doesn’t offend you then to hell with what anyone else thinks or feels. By your logic I’m not upset that they took away a couple of parking spaces so you shouldn’t be either.
  11. rappa

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    To be fair if the parks capacity is reduced so is the prescribed number of Ambulant parking spaces required. Calling them handicapped spaces is considered quite offensive.
  12. rappa

    Splash mountain retheme

    My issue with Guardians is its theme is so much worse than what it was. It looks cheap and tacky and the ride experiences lacks any of the suspense and thrill of the original. You ask “if building from scratch would you use an elevator ride system for this theme?” Course not. It’s a shoehorn. Other upgrades like Pirates have been amazingly done, Tony Baxter is involved so that bodes well. A princess and the frog theme for splash could be done in such a similar vein to the existing ride, a ride that portrays the essence of the film rather than an exact story telling. New Orleans styled music playing throughout as a cohesive theme like we have now could be done really well.
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    Splash mountain retheme

    The retheme of Tower managed to simultaneously destroy what was a great ride/theme and also deliver a new attraction where the ride system made no sense to the theme/story of the ride. It’s awful, it’s cheap and it’s ugly, so let’s hope this alteration has zero similarities with what happened to Tower.
  14. rappa

    COVID-19 & Theme Park Closures

    I think as Joz said there are a lot of opinions being formed out of assumptions. Its and assumption to think Dreamworld has a plan. Likewise it’s an assumption to decide they have no plan. Its also an assumption that Village will ‘charge’ from day one even though not everything is open. Being as all of these are just that, assumptions, I don’t think it’s sensible to form opinions, pro or con against the parks. Just want to make it clear that this is my issue in this thread. Not that I’m loving Village or Hating Dreamworld.
  15. rappa

    COVID-19 & Theme Park Closures

    I’m only against criticisms that are unjustified and emotionally driven. If people don’t want a half closed park then don’t visit until it’s fully open. For you that’s no different than if it remained closed until ready for everything to open. But for people who would like to visit with at least some things available they can now do so. Why is it bad for Village to half open, but it’s fine for Dreamworld to not open at all? I don’t get it. I’ll never get the idea of going somewhere you don’t like and then complaining about how much you don’t like it. As for maintenance. Ride maintenance requires people to work closely together in groups. For much of the closure this wouldn’t have been possible so people can forget the idea that all the maintenance has been done over this time and everything is ready to rock now. There would be a large backlog.