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Everything posted by GoGoBoy

  1. What a brilliant attraction and absolutely perfect for a movie park! There are so many details and they are all spot on. This was built in the old Looney Tunes River / Ice Age show building. Waaay better use of the space than a kids driving school and storage shed!
  2. Must be a mad scramble to get everything done by opening! Looked like there was still a lot of ground work and finishing touches. It may open not fully complete, but hopefully any details will be filled in soon after and not just left as good enough.
  3. Sega World was awesome. I remember visiting one night not long after it first opened (it used to be open really late) and me and my friend had the best time. Huge amounts of immersive theming with dedicated zones - truly an indoor theme park. I mean it even had a nicely themed indoor roller coaster that packed a punch. Plus an interactive ghost train. It was definitely something special.
  4. Totally agree! Looks out of place at the moment, but as others have said hoping extensive landscaping and theming may help with that.
  5. As much as I'm not a fan of the names or logos, I do appreciate that LPS are announcing each attraction as they are completed, giving each ride some good attention. I also think the Maloney's Corner area is going to be great - so much going on in one area. It should have some great energy. Only thing I would hope for is a few pieces of decent theming and signage to complete the atmosphere.
  6. Wow, that article was actually really well written and researched.
  7. Based on the logos so far, I doubt there's any intention behind it. Looks like the work experience kid's attempt. All the other recent new rides at LPS payed homage to the 1930's heritage of the park, and did it really well. This is a definite departure.
  8. And just adding to Gazza's response - splash pads are a water activity that don't require staffing as they are zero depth. Obvious benefits there.
  9. Great article and thanks for sharing. Reassuring having Greg in charge. I do think the only thing that could hold him back at the moment is money - but it sounds like they've got a bit more they can dig into. I know this will probably derail the thread, but if DW only builds one new major attraction for 2023 after Steel Taipan, what do you think would be the most 'strategic' option? I'm thinking it needs to be some sort of water ride or flume, it's the freaking GC afterall. Thoughts?
  10. The logo(s) and the names... not good, not good at all.
  11. I heard that after GL came back from the long shut down when it was being painted, it kept faulting with anymore than 2 trains on the track and required lengthy evacs.
  12. It's Fright Nights not Fright Night. Can a mod please change the thread title? My OCD won't be able to cope.
  13. That's just shameful, especially when adding in all of the major ride removals over the last few years.
  14. What an incredible article... even featuring the entire ride layout. Very impressive work from the ABC. Let's hope this all gets us closer to the truth.
  15. Makes sense to me - hopefully things will be more settled then from a COVID pov, plus the Septemeber school holidays I believe have always been a big fave for opening new attractions. Obviously they'll want to get max bang for their buck considering the large investment.
  16. Nope, my understanding is it was predominantly Bikash.
  17. I do think it's useful to know who's responsible for making the big decisions that essentially change the face of our parks. It gives an idea of possible future direction. Just look at the attractions we got when John Menzies was in charge - absolutely world class.
  18. It wasn't the executive claiming credit, it was me suggesting that the comment that a Village executive who is no longer with the company is responsible for the New Atlantis is not correct. I agree that there are former Village execs who deserve a lot of credit for their contributions. But my understanding is that the New Atlantis was decided on and signed off by execs who are still with the company
  19. Slight difference between a theme park enthusiast going for a joy ride and a theme park executive on a fact finding mission to purchase a new attraction.
  20. Nope. But I'm pretty sure Bikash went on a trip to China and rode the Jungle Blazer (or whatever they're called) wooden coasters by MVR in China, which convinced him to get one for SW. I also believe the decision to create a whole new 'precinct' only came about not too long before the announcement (ie. it certainly hasn't been years in the planning). I could be wrong on this, but don't think I am.
  21. I just assumed it would because the offering's so similar. On that note - any idea why they would have needed to replace Super 8? There are far older slides that still exist out there. Can't see how these slides are overly punished
  22. Agree with most above - WnW Syd ended up being far from what we all hoped and expected from early concept art, and the operations were abysmal. It should have been a success, but for Village it was a disaster. It may be a different case for Parques Reunidos as they acquired the park for only $40 million. It cost Village $120 million to build. In theory they may have got a deal, but the park still needs to be profitable
  23. The 'stage' for the Monster Truck show is just embarrassing - all of those temporary banners and paintings. Looks worse than a dodgy regional carnival!
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