As I have a 3000 word essay due tomorrow I was engaging in some time honoured procrastination on the Wonderland closure photography website, and whilst reading the demolition timeline noticed something a little odd which I though one of the more knowledgeable types around here may be able to assist with. Why is it that the Wonderland gates shut forever on Anzac day and yet the rides still ran and were repaired after closure (see cut and pasted information below). What possible reason could there be for FIXING the snowy river rampage or running space probe? Were these staff or private functions?
Seems odd, as I would have though closure equals no more rides and definitely no more upkeep. I'm sure there is a simple answer to this, but it is late, I'm tired and I'm still staring down another 800 words so please, satisfy my curiosity.
Anzac Day - April 25, 2004
The gates shut for the last time. Wonderland is now Closed forever!
June 16 2004
The yellow Bush Beast train was sitting at the top of the lift hill.
Dragons Flight, Merry-Go-Round and Baby Bumpers were put in shipping containers and sent to 'Sunway Lagoon' Malaysia
July 3 2004
The Demon was completing several cycles.
Snowy river rampage has been fixed.
Bountys Revenge got a new motor.
Aug 7 2004
The space probe and the demon were operating and the guysers on the snowy river rampage where going off.