Ok, well I'm going to write my combined trip reports for all the parks in this thread, and post the same thread across the other themepark boards that I went to, since it saves writing 4 seperate trip reports, or the whole thing split in 4.
Monday- 12th Feb Arrive and movie world. (early morning flight)
Tuesday- 13th Feb Rained all day,
Wednesday- 14 Feb Sea world
Thursday- 15 Feb Dreamworld
Friday- 16 Feb Wet n wild ( heavy afternoon rain)
Monday 19th Feb- Movie world
Tuesday 20th Feb Dreamworld
Wednesday 21st Feb Movieworld (evening flight home)
Ok this is my second trip to the coast, the first one being with my mum in 2003 and this one being with a long term friend matthew. The last time I visited the parks was during peak in which you would wait 50 or so minutes for anyride, after 10.30am. So I'm 19 now and I wanted to come back off peak, with my own money I could do everything how I had dreamed of.
After leaving Melbourne at 6,50am we arrived at the hotel at around 9,30am, with having no sleep at all, so at this point i had been awake about 22 hours. We were exited, and after buying our unlimited bus pass headed to movie world.
I can remember first stepping into this park, and how excited I was, MW by far has the best atmosphere than any other park in australia, when you hear the movie theme music play as you step in, it still feels awsome. Naturally we gazed at the beauty of the batwing and superman which I knew was closed for maitnence and we would visit it next week. However we were still stepping forward up main street because I couldn't wait to show my friend the scooby coaster, since he has not been since about the year 2000. Of course it was good as I remember. AFter a few scooby rides we headed to willd west and after 2 of them caught the the stunt show. The preshow entertainment is still as funny as ever, seeing how people react who have not seen the show before. Next up we did some bat towers and in a seperate visit faithfully spent about 6 dollars on superman locker hire during the 2 days I went. We had about 10 rides of the superman coaster.
Batwing The ques for this ride in all my visits never exceeded the first two que lines. I think it is a great jump on jump off ride with good hourly capacity. All up we did this maybe 10 or more times. The hang time on the top is truely great and so is the view, during which I discovered to my shock horror the main street buildings were fake. The sound the air thing makes from the ground is very cool also.
ScoobydooAs good as I remember, usually the que was less than 15 minutes. After going on it many times possibly 10 me and my friend would scream like girls on every bend in the laser show area. it was funny lol. IN my last visit just yesterday The operater was sending empty cars on the track and shortly after the flood lights came on announcing that the ride was closing for a short time. We waited and it re opened only to send about 8 people along. ten they annoucned everyone exit through the fire doors, OK so we did, came back after a quick wild west ride and it opened again, we got on first and went through the track, everything seemed miss timed. The ride was not running correctly, after exiting we went to ride again immediatly however only to be standing on the platform again and the flood lights came on again ( I have a photo) but this time the operaters pushed STOP which caused people to be stuck in the laser show. AFter we were hastfully rushed out the lethal weapon fire exit we saw people comming down the fire strairs from the turntable area of the ride. I was dissapointed since we really badly wanted to get stuck in the ride. It would be fun.
Wild westStill a top ride with the best themeing and wetness, we rode never more than 2 times in a row to avoid getting fully wet but more than 10 times in total. If the ques are bad I dont ride at that time, so I never waited more than 5 minutes.
Batman2was okay, but I only wanted to do it once, the show seemed different to what I remember.
Shrek 4dGreat show and effects, deffinetly enjoyable for all ages, the preshow is a bit boring.
Lethal weaponThe monday I did it twice i think and it was as smooth as I remember how ever the next monday and wednesday the blue train was on and it seemed way more rough, at one stage there were no ques but we never waited more than 15 minutes. And that really hot ride attendant was there too, she is so fine!
Superman escapeWe had about 10 rides, front and back and inbetween, after spending maybe 6 dollars on lockers. The tip with this is to ride during 12.30 -2pm when everyone is having lunch or in the stunt show, we had maybe 5 rides in a hour, The front is good, but the back of any coaster is allways faster since the front pulls the back. Quite enjoyable, fast and the take off is great.
On the way home from the first monday it rained very heavily and did so for 24 hours. We got as wet as you would from jumping in a pool. after getting pizza for diner it was bed at 9pm after being awake for about 35 hours.
The next day we played monopoly watched cable tv, went to Infinity, purchased food and cooked diner.
Seaworld was good, but I wanted to do the more boring parks early on ! The Sea World eye was very nice, and air-conditioned, shark bay was excellent, I like. hi 5 ! Queue times were very good, the corkscrew was operating with no queue much of the day. The triangle is well over 10 years old but still has effects that live up to todayâ€™s standards, the pre ride experience gets boring, though funny how that hot chick walks in the video that you watch, sure to keep some peoples attention. The flume ride we did many times. Also 2 particular staff members from Sea World stood out upon another staff at any park we visited. They were Rebecca who was operating the corkscrew in the morning and afternoon, who was very polite, and Richard who was running afternoon shows in the 4d cinema. He went out of his way to try and assist with my friends enquiries making a number of phone calls to see if My friend could see the projection room since he is a projectionist he was interested in it, unfortunately one of the supervisors came out and did the whole insurance talk thing.
THE first time we went was kinda busy, 2 or 3 ride cycles wait on the claw and wipe out and 40 minutes on giant drop, for some reason tuesday was quiet, almost all claw and wipeout rides were on instantly. Giant drop was 15 minute wait, with only the west side operating.
We only did this once on the first day, it doesn't do anything for me anymore, the walk to the ride and back off it makes riding again not worthy.
Excelent ride, One I had not been on before, I remeber saying "is that it" till it changed gear and you start moving in all crazy directions on the first time. We did this possibly 15 times over both days and it is lots of fun, sit at any end for the most movement. Pity They cant have the water features on due to drought I guess.
Tower of terror
Only did it twice, the take off is still good, but it doesn't seem to make it up the tower how it used to, however i was told the front seat makes the ride alot better.
The first time was great, couldn't believe how fast it went when you were facing forward, great ride but wears off after 10 times.
Don't listen to what they say, this temperary attraction about the size of a 25 meter pool is great. In a big air conditioned tent the magic happens. We did the freezer about 10 times. The first time I lead the group, didn't even get lost, not scared but suprised, it was fun, reading some other parts of these forums, its just a series of fences a few mirrors a smoke machine and about 6 actors not lots of lights, just a few strobes lights maybe 3 and thats it. We did it many more times because its fun watching others react, another time we went with some girls who were a bit younger, and they screamed and held us so tightly I couldn't stop laughing. I also lost my wallet and sunglasses in there, but the actor gave it to me at the end and the glasses they found and I came back later. I also took a photo in there, and he said no cameras lol, the creep spoke! We also spoke to the attendant outside and he said how the actors regulary get punched and kicked. and people had been kicked out of the whole dreamworld.
The other half of it, the 3d one was good too, I didn't scream or anything as I was on full alert, however the light tunnel illusion and the "mirror" part with the actor is the most cool.
I think for most of you, nightmares would be better than you expect.
Giant drop West side.
Still the only ride that gives me the maximum feeling everytime, it's the best ride but I was so scared the first time I did it in 2003, couldn't believe how it kept going up and up. we did it over 10 times. On thursday we did in 3 times in the last 10 minutes the park was open straight on and off.
Wet n wild
When I last visited I was with my mum which was boring because I was allways put with random people on slides. Also everyone is so hot here its intimidating! The whole place isn't my sort of thing, but much fun was had, on the speed slide where we got as high as the second last peice of the slide before falling backwards again, The black hole was good as it had a high water temperature probably because its painted black, we did this many many times, especially after 4pm when it was raining it was straight on straight off. The highspeed slides were good but i was expecting that feeling you got on the now defunct double screamer, the feeling of falling fast or hang time. The tornado was intresting, probably the most fun was had here, we did it maybe 7 times. All ques on the day avaraged 10 or so minutes and it was about 26degrees and cloudly.
On the weekend We visitied the thrillpark thing in surfers and did the vomitron, and the 5 dollar dodgem cars. The dudes were cool as, 5 bux each got us about half a hour in the cars! that night we walked around the night life around cavill, standing there was 10 minutes we saw 2 fights, when your walking it felt as though you couldn't look at people because they smash you. but I felt safe, and I had many drinks anyhow. The girls that dress up to go out were so damn fine! other things we did on the holiday is eat chinese food and went to a few restaurants ect.
I might post some pictures soon depending that im allowed to legally post, I should imagine people would be intrested in seeing, scooby doo flood lights and nightmares.
Feel free to ask me anything,