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  1. rappa

    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    Looks great it does not... ...in my opinion
  2. rappa

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    WnW needs A LOT of overdue love. Let’s hope it gets it.
  3. rappa

    Happy Halloween 2020

    World class response
  4. That was a ridiculously long post with so many practical errors on how mechanical and ride systems need to actually work. It’s not a tractor in a paddock or a dam water pump. You can’t just bang it on a contractor and use a couple hundred dollar clutch on the drive she’ll be right. I’d suggest learning a lot more about how ride control and mechanical systems are put together before giving such a lengthy technical analysis and set of instructions again. It’s also laughable that you think the rubber rings for the rafts are some kids inflatable.
  5. rappa

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Well that’s odd because there’s only one person working at the company that I know still wears a suit.
  6. rappa

    WNW - GC upgrade ideas

    So glad to see something done and dusted bring torn down there and not just sitting rotting away. It’s funny it’s another park that’s meant to be ‘under new management’ but really seems the main place that’s happening is a few km down the road. Such a big change in the Oxenford parks in the last couple years and now seems WnW is getting the attention we’ve recently seen at MW.
  7. rappa

    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    I have no issue with them re using them in. Even Disney pulls that one. Better than it going in the skip.
  8. rappa

    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    Yeah they get a pass on the name from me. It’s ‘fine’ and the colours look good. Just make the station nicely presented and absent if any half assed awful theming and it will be a solid attraction in the lineup.
  9. rappa

    Dreamworld October 2020 Visit

    Im just looking through those photos above and wondering exactly where does any of this park look like somewhere appealing to visit?
  10. rappa

    Hot Wheels Sidewinder Refurbishment

    Bit of DejaVu there of how 'Sea Viper' looked just before it was given the can.
  11. I mean wasn’t that just plain shit. It’s both a mash together of things already very publicly known and sitting on the internet and contains no real history of the ride. Also says nothing of why the ride had its ‘empty’ period and got next gen in the first place. The projections whilst questionable don’t replace any theming except in one spot (the post wild mouse jungle room) so they may not add anything. But they replaced a blank wall and a plain mirror. The ‘disco’ room doesn’t contain any lasers or fog. It has a period of some terrible lasers and no fog. And since received an extensive upgrade of 50 odd moving lights and a lot of LED lighting. So yeah, save yourself the 10mins.
  12. rappa

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Perfectly summed up!
  13. rappa

    Leviathan Construction Updates

    Not much effort to replace it with a new system though. It’s just a couple of towers, gondolas and drive system. skyways are still very big business today worldwide.
  14. rappa

    Leviathan Construction Updates

    That side of the park is the only day time operation ‘back of house’ access for vehicles, plant and other services. You’d also have to pass through back of house staff areas and maintenance workshops to get to it. Else you’d have to go in front of the dock which obviously can’t work because then it’s not a dock. Yes there are terrible chock points in the park, but opening that path to guests just isn’t an option.
  15. rappa

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    They do though... because we’re talking about commenting on a photo. Pretty much everyone down to jo public is bombarded with images of what Disney and the other too minds are producing today. And that’s just theme parks. What about things like Vivid Sydney, or Marina Bay Sands? Whilst the photo in question I would say looks moderately cool. So do a lot of standard urban and shipping centre developments these days.