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  1. Gazza

    Snags at Dreamworld this Sunday - Fundraiser

    If it's a fundraiser, why are they still doing it at "theme park food prices" ?
  2. Gazza

    Arkham Asylum Maintenance 2020

    First time I've heard the lightning strike story.
  3. Gazza

    Arkham Asylum Maintenance 2020

    I dunno if there is some reference I am missing, but Lightning Rod does not use Kumbak trains, nor does it have anything to do with the Gold Coast.
  4. Gazza

    HK DL Castle Construction

    So if we could care less, does that mean we care a bit?
  5. Gazza

    Aussie World New Ride ‘Rat’

    There's like 4 ish in Victoria, the mouse at Luna Park Sydney, the ones at adventure World, plus whatever Aussie world has open. Did sw open?
  6. Gazza

    Japan - Fuji Q

    With the rail pass, its good if you want to do a lot of adhoc slightly inefficient travel....random daytrips and the like. But for me, i only had to do one long and one short Shinkansen trip, plus a lot of travel on private railways (Eg to Parque Espana) so the economics weren't there. My itinerary was more of a loop i guess. Also, the rail pass doesnt let you use the fastest class Nozomi Shinkansens....And for me, doing the Osaka Tokyo run at full speed was a big thing I wanted to do.
  7. Gazza

    Aussie World New Ride ‘Rat’

    Has Australia ever had three coasters open in one year?
  8. Gazza

    Japan - Fuji Q

    For Fuji Q, it's much cheaper and simpler and quicker to do it as a day trip with the highway bus from Shinjuku. You can get an all inclusive Q pack ticket, and departures are available that get you to the park nice and early.
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    Japan - Fuji Q

    Japan is a very easy country to travel in, and really quite cheap, just make sure you have a roaming bundle or a sim card so you can use maps and translate. You can relax a bit because things aren't a hassle, and its very safe. Oh and the food is exceptional, doesn't matter if its local or western food. Everything is geared well to access without a car, so public transport to parks is easy, and every station and park has ample coin lockers to leave your luggage in. Parks open year round, winter is mostly like a Melbourne winter, though sunset was quite early, just before 5pm. Operations are slow, but medium and smaller parks never tend to get busy. The bigger ones get rammed with people, but you can always pay to skip lines or use faspass. Your mindset changes and you get into "Japanese park mode", if you are at Disney etc, you will get to ride everything becase the operating hours are long, but you have to accept that for a couple of rides you'll just have to wait 2h. And yes definitely arrive an hour before opening so you can nab a fast pass and get in line for a major early.
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    Japan - Fuji Q

    I went to Japan for this years Christmas Break, from the 20th of December to the 5th. Many trip reports and photos to come, but I’ll start off with Fuji Q. pics here: Basically, I had a tight-ish schedule, and began to fret a bit when I saw snow forecast the night before I visited. Still, I went through with it, and arrived to about 20cm of powdery snow. It was very pretty, but kept the crowds away, but a double edged sword as it meant only indoor rides were open for the first half of the day. The Japanese are very industrious, and right from the early morning, staff were all hands on deck clearing snow and opening attractions. In the end, I managed to ride basically everything I wanted to (Ok I wouldn’t have minded trying Panic Clock, but it ended up that Tondemina was the only major flat to open) But the one notable exception was Eejanaika. I guess it would have been cool riding X2s bigger brother, but I would have been far more shattered if I missed Do-Dodonpa In the end I rode the following: Thomas Treasure Hunt – A surprisingly good kiddie dark ride where you shine a torch on treasures. Fuji Airways – Brogent flying theatre with a hilariously good preshow. The film was okay, focusing on repeated “big reveals” of Mt Fuji. One point had you passing through a storm, and another point had a faux air force fly by, but instead of jets, it was CGI people flying in the winged seats of their Gerstlauer sky roller. Scientific Ninja Dojo Hall – A Naruto themed toy story mania type ride where you shoot ninja stars, fire etc etc, rather well done. Shining Flower – Giant ferris wheel great for photos. There was an option to ride in fully Perspex pods, but they seemed much more faded / grimy than the usual ones, which wouldn’t be good for photos. Nagashimuska – A rapids ride with some scarily steep drops and a cool whirlpool element. A poncho is a must considering it was 8c outside. Rock n Roll Duncan – A kiddie coaster more gentle than a wacky worm. Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear – An upcharge, pre booked horror walkthrough set in a Hospital. You go in groups of 4, but if you are alone, you end up shelling out for a full slot, costing a whopping 4000 JPY. Was very long though, and could be a stand alone attraction outside a park imo. The childrens ward scene is particularly creepy, and you do get chased a couple of times. Evangelion World – I have no idea about this series, it was walk through with several giant robot heads and vehicles from the Anime. Im sure if you were a fan you’d get more out of it. Fujiyama – A very long, not too rough hypercoaster that was quite intense and fast. Felt way ahead of its time. In particular, the wave turns at the end are nuts. I did 2 laps on single rider. Takabisha – A great launched / lift hill Eurofighter. Great pacing, a good pop of airtime on one of the hills. I thought the section after the beyond vertical drop was a bit brief though. I did 3 laps, including one with a fast pass from the vending machine out front of the ride. Do-Dodonpa – A launch so fast your brain doesn’t process it for a second, and one of the few rides I’ve had an oh gawd moment on (prior to the launch) The train does bounce around a bit, so its an experience, but probably wouldn’t want to be much longer. I did 2 laps, including one with a fast pass from the vending machine out front of the ride. The park has Pizza La, so I had some japanse pizza (Including a Teriyaki one with seaweed flakes) Overall, despite the hiccups, the low crowds ensured a great day, and it was quite magical being in a snow filled park. Anywhere else and they’d say “Stuff it, we’re closed today”
  11. Gazza

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    No that's just Sky Flyer
  12. Gazza

    Off Topic Random Thoughts

    "Raydn Lebron" lmfao
  13. Gazza

    Sky Voyager Merchandise Discounts

    Devils advocate, but this happens all the time at the parks. Remember when Village Bean at MW used to be a Shrek shop?
  14. They are wrong, Blue Fire is superb.