Gazza

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  1. Wouldn't shareholders be better off to wait for a rebound then literally selling them at the worst possible time? I've had shares drop at the moment but im certainly not panicking and unloading them.
  2. Gazza

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    I thought it had been a pretty major piece of news at the time of the announcement that Australia was finally getting a modern wooden coaster? That has long been something lacking considering most major parks will have a good modern one. I'm not saying you have to be a connoisseur, but it was announced over a year ago....
  3. Mate you were the one that suggested the silly idea that teenagers burnt the house down out of revenge for people showering naked!
  4. Why do you have to what your parents say once you are an adult? Particularly for something as minor as choosing what TV shows you want to watch?
  5. When you’re a puritan so you shower fully clothed, and not naked.
  6. Gazza

    COVID-19 & Theme Park Closures

    So what was the point of putting pressure on the government to open again?
  7. Gazza

    Intamin Concept Rides

    Isn't the Giga Splash like the now demolished Pilgrims Plunge at Holiday World? Hot Rails looks cool, but it would want to be significantly cheaper than a normal coaster. The whole point of the raptor is that the cars straddle a narrow track, so the center of gravity is lower, thus stresses are lower, thus the track and supports are cheaper. But Hot Rails looks more like a normal coaster that's just a teeny bit narrower. The Ultra Splash is a joke sorry.
  8. I really doubt that champ. https://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/au
  9. Gazza

    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    This kind of illustrates the point though, a KFC with no chicken, a pub with no beer, a theme park with 3 out 4 of the "Big" coasters closed, they all appear a bit absurd to the customer. And yeah people can argue "BuT iT sAys oN thE WeBsiTe" like it's a get out of jail free card, but the issue is the product people wanted in the first place just isn't available.
  10. Gazza

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    I'm trying to imagine in my head how the modern Atlantis theme looks on a Wooden coaster station.
  11. Gazza

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Energylandias Atlantis under construction for comparison:
  12. So I have a few photos from my trip to the US i haven't published till now. One such collection was from Nickelodeon Universe. https://www.parkz.com.au/parks/US/Bloomington/Nickelodeon_Universe Parkz actually has some older pics from the place a few years ago (that my mum actually took when my parents were working in that part of the US) But, as part of my efforts to mop up the remaining parks I've yet to visit in the US, I went there myself (I wanted to visit Minneapolis anyway, as well as visit Valleyfair) The park is located in the Mall of America, at the end of a light rail line that runs from downtown Minneapolis. The airport is on the same line, so theoretically if you had an extended stop over you'd be able to duck over and visit the park. Easy to reach anyhow. The park is a giant square with a glass roof in the middle of the complex, with three levels of mall that wrap around the outside of the park. There are a few other attractions to check out, including mini golf, escape rooms, and Fly over America, a Sky Voyager style ride. I got a combo ticket which included unlimted rides as well as an admission to Fly over America. The place is quite clean and tidy, with bright paint and some pockets of nice theming...I guess being protected from the weather has its advantages. There is actually a fair bit to do as well, even if you are a thrill rider (And i didn't even do all the thrill rides there!) The park was once known as Camp Snoopy, the biggest reminder of that being a rocky mountain housing a Paul Bunyan themed log flume, (Like, why isnt it Wild Thornberries?) though there are a couple of other random non themed rides that haven't picked up Nick branding either. And why doesn't Nick Land at Sea World have this? Going down the paw patrol slide would surely be a kids dream, whilst being super cheap. As for the rides i did. Spongebob Squarepants Rock Bottom Plunge A punchy little ride with a good layout. The first drop feels like you are going to bang your head on the rafters. A tight loop, a cool little airtime hop, followed by an overbanked turn. There's an awkward roll, followed by a few quick turns to finish the ride. Avatar Air Bender A halfpipe coaster just like Surfrider, though it ran a longer cycle, and had a broken seat. Orange Streak Zierer family coaster with a stupid long train, so at least there is never a queue. Has a lot of long drawn out turns, and shallow drops, so really feels more like a tour of the park. Theres a 2nd lift hill part way through, making this a lengthy beast. Much Bepis: Fairly Odd Coaster A few six flags parks have these Gerstlauer spinning coasters, so I'm well familiar with the layout. I actually got a crazy ride on this one due to having an empty seat. These can be hit and miss because ive also had ride where its seemingly been perfectly balanced and held the same relative position through all the turns, like a compass trying to point north. TMNT Shell Shock Sky fly like Tailspin. This one had a helpful video clearly explaining how to get flipping going, so good on them for that. I loved the theming, right down to the control panel in a pizza cart. This one was in the middle of the road in terms of how easy it is to get flips happening. I did also like how it only had a lap bar type harness rather than OTSRs. Anchor Drop This is part of a ropes course / zip line / slide complex. They are all upcharge and can be done separate or as a package, though if you do the slides you get unlimited goes until you leave the area. I just wanted to have a go at the giant Wiegand snake farm slides. They're okay. Going in a spiral just feels a bit repetive, it would be better if they changed directions etc. Ghost Blasters Crap blacklight dark ride with unreliable targets. I'm at the point now where im not bothered if i skip these things over. Log Chute Actually a pretty lengthy and complex layout, with a giant paul bunyan statue part way through. Not too wet. Overall, the park is definitley worth a look if you are in Minneapolis. Generous trading hours and proximity to the airport make this an easy visit.
  13. Gazza

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Even some walls and a forced perspective hole isn't that good. rappas pic of Talocan above I think sums up the benchmark for top spin rides. Even if you didn't do such huge theming, the way the stonework looks gives it real character, and you could do some other thing like "Wrath of {Atlantean Character}" If they were determined to do a vortex themed ride, then do it with a spinning ride which more readily lends itself to arranging columns etc around it in a concentric manner, as if they are being sucked towards the ride.
  14. Gazza

    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    Pick a theme/name that can be done attractively for the budget. Not a vague one like "Vortex" that is hard to do.