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  1. I rode a version of this ride called the UFO a couple months back. It actually was fast and had a ton of 'air time'. I rode it twice, and I only ever ride a flat twice if I think anything of it. After reading about Dreamworlds 'Stingray' I think it's a shame that Dreamworld will not run the ride the way it was originally intended. It's just like if you ran a Zipper but at such a slow speed the cages never flip. I hope that made sense. Flip.
  2. Does anyone have the feeling they have seen these stories before on the Great Outdoors? I know for a fact that the Tokyo Disney footage was just a repeat. It was aired late last year, I watched it. Warner Brothers Movie World also featured and they showed NOTHING of Supernam Escape! My guess is that it was all filmed before Superman even opened. All they showed was Shrek 4D. Dissapointed. Seaworld also featured, and I had the feeling it too was just a repeat. No footage or shots of the Corkscrew (not that it's a major new thrill ride, but still it's the only Arrow Corkscrew here in Austra
  3. Hey, thanks everyone for all your replies and help! Yeah Gazza, I thought about the whole 'being booked out' thing over new years..we have thought about changing our plans to sometime other than new years. We don't know yet, it all depends of a number of variables I guess.
  4. *Hi, It may be possible for a trip to the Gold Coast in a month or so....for just a few days (I mainly wanna ride Superman Escaspe!) that's if I can convince my mates to go. I am really wanting everyone's advice here on flying up from Melb to Gold Coast (best times to book and all that stuff). I have no idea of how to get around to the parks, or the best ways of getting there from Airports and such........ (public transport/hire car?). We will be doing this trip on the cheap, but need ok places to stay etc... I haven't done this kind of short notice trip before.. and I hate holidays
  5. I found this too. http://www.bom.gov.au/announcements/media_.../20050831.shtml so it does rain in Sydney. I just wanted to point out I was not just making that sentence up. It may have come accross that I prefer Melbourne, and that was to be expected. I expected such a reply. Anyway, having said that I am not going to complain if the park is buit in Sydney, Alice Springs, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, the Gold Coast or even Tasmainia. I like Disney, so it doesn't really matter where it is to me. I would travel pretty much anywhere in Oz to go to a Disney park. I can't understand why some seem
  6. Maybe it's not viable right away for Melbourne, but think about the future. I have noticed a real climate change here over the last 10 years at least. If you take this into consideration, and the fact it may take 15 years minimum to build an operational Disney park, I really believe it could work. Melbourne sure has some great weather (right now it's perfect outside), and the forecast for the next week is in the 20's. Most people visit Melbourne and experience one day where it rains so they think it is like that all the time. It is not at all true. Don't forget, we haven't even started ou
  7. Yeah. Rainbow is best. It's by Huss of course, so you can't beat it for that smooth flying sensation. Ali-Baba has those stupid shoulder restraints, and it shudders a bit when it stops at the top :confused:
  8. What? no Zippers? I am with you Huss!!! Oh well. Looks like the Twin Flip will be there for me to get some Flipping? I only hope this ride is as good as people are claiming
  9. GoBoi, the park was not packed, that was for sure! Although, considering we arrived there late - approx 3:30pm, and the sky was overcast with some light rain, there were more people than I would have expected. I think most people were leaving as we arrived, I could be wrong? Hussrainbow, I would LOVE a Zipper at Luna Park too, even if it were just for the school holidays. I doubt it will happen though. If the park is going to survive as a major attraction, then it needs something special. Something so amazing people will travel here just to be a part of Luna Park Melbourne. Replacing old ca
  10. I had nothing better to do last Sunday afternoon, so a mate and I headed on down to St Kilda and ended up spending some time at Luna Park. All the rides were operating, except for Metropolis. We rode Scenic Railway, twice. The Scenic Railway ride is one I have been on many times before. We were seated toward the back of the train and had a whole bunch of young kids mainly screaming like mad the whole ride - my mate made a remark to me saying 'this is just like in the movie Vacation!!', I was therefore named Rusty throughout the day. We were fortunate to have been given the right riders on bo
  11. Advil (pain relief tablets) are advertising using LPS at the moment. It shows a mother with a headache not having such a good time at carnival. So she takes some Advil and then is next shown on the Tango Train with her child having a wow of a time.
  12. no problem djrappa. Let me know if you do find some more old pictures. I find old pics like these very interesting, that's all. Flip.
  13. nice photos djrappa :cool: I like this pic the most because you can see just how popular this ride once was, notice how almost all seats are taken? How many more pics do have of this ride djrappa? I'd like to see them.
  14. Hussrainbow, Drewboy said "I personally preferred the ride when it was themed to the roulette wheel".. which would mean he does not prefer the "Stingray" theme. I have to agree with Drewboy.. The Roulette wheel theme is really nice. Stingray looks awful. This classic ride is commonly known as a Chance Casino. From what I have heard, Dreamworld do not operate the Stingray ride like they should..and it is not a good example of a traditional Trabant, both in it's looks and it's operation. This is only my opinion from what I have heard though. Djrappa... great historical photo! The Roulett
  15. Ju-On, you sound like you had a great time at the Royal Easter Show. I just cannot wait to try out Twin Flip!. I will have to wait until the Melbourne show, which is in September. I agree with all your reviews of the other rides, Claw is great, Hard Rock is really fun, Rainbow is a favorite/classic, and Crazy Coaster can be a laugh! So far, I have not read too many great reviews for the Energy Storm, therefore, I will not get my hopes up too high. Great review! Now I have a good idea of what to expect from the Twin Flip and Energy Storm at this years Royal Melbourne Show. Hopefully all t
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