Gazza

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  1. AFAIK they raised the roof first then worked inside.... Have fun doing that with the Eureka structure
  2. I don't think its feasible to slot track into the existing mountain sadlt I mean Scooby was one thing because there was a nice clear spanning shed to work inside, but this mountain would be very hard to lift into.
  3. What if they are artic breed wolves?
  4. A few stills of the important bits. This is an interesting outcome, and looks like in years to come it will be Adventure Park, OzVenture and Funfields that will end up being the three major parks in greater Melbourne...They are all at the stage of buying fairly large attractions from well known manufacturers. Luna Park needs to step up bit though. They could be Australia's Grona Lund if they invested in some better rides.
  5. ↑But it could be an intermediate tube of a larger support column.
  6. I like the fact Plopsa finally put a roof on the EGF station. So if you are wanting to get a good ride on it, how long should you wait for it to warm up? After a couple of hours? Late afternoon? Just before closing? I'll be interested to see what Plopsa does with the place going fowards. All of their other parks seem to be quite high quality...Perhaps a woodie like the one that just opened at Plopsaland De Panne? I reckon you might have been a bit harsh on Sky Scream, though when I rode Superman at SFDK I thought it was going to have as much substance as a Maurer Skyloop, but I was pleasantly surprised that it felt just a bit more complete. They are not too bad, and probably one of the better compact shuttle-ish coasters that parks can get.
  7. This is topical with DC Rivals HyperCoaster around the corner, but just wondering, what coasters have people been on that go backwards for some or all of the ride? What used it most effectively? (For simplicity, let's not include spinning coasters) Here in Aus: Demon Tower of Terror / 2 Scooby Doo Buzzsaw Elsewhere: Revenge of the Mummies (All) Various Boomerangs Stinger Invertigo Escape from Krypton Montezumas Revenge Deja Vu / Goliath X2 V2 Vertical Velocity Expedition Everest Firechaser Express Wicked Twister Mr Freeze / Reverse Blast Batman the Ride (SFFT) Green Lantern (SFMM) Superman (SFDK) Tempesto Full Throttle Canopy Flyer I think out of that entire list Canopy Flyer is the only one that you can ride backwards the whole way Firechaser probably has the best backwards part since the set up for it is done so well thematically, with honourable mention to Hollywoods Revenge of the Mummy. And who could forget Scooby
  8. Does TOT even reach anywhere near 160 any more?
  9. Is Buzzsaw not a roller coaster now?
  10. ^If Mick Doohans had a high point. Also, why is the launch tunnel all space age themed? I was under the impression it was to have a sea rescue theme like ours?
  11. From memory Eureka had barely any difference to a standard mouse layout. If you wanted to bring it back, would you not just procure a mouse? (Could even be ex carnival since it would be hidden) then just put a box around it...You could even cheap out a bit by having a greater portion of the facade as corrugated iron 'mine buildings' in lieu of rock work. A couple of Animatronic scenes in prefab "boxes" on the switchback section and you're done. Granted, the coaster you got would still be a dumbed down version of Scooby, but the original was too anyway, so IDK....The above would really just be the quickest and cheapest way to get back what was there. Ideally any revamp would be more ambitious, and could even have a longer outdoor section where the rapids reservoir is.
  12. Prior to october wasn't there already whisperings of something going on with Eureka, and of course the endless pics of the car being moved on the tracks etc. Is it possible that the plans were somewhat underway, with the accident causing things to be put on hold for a period?
  13. Nobody is talking about getting to DW, but rather to/from the apartments proposed as part of this residential/resort development.
  14. They're not particularly bad rides if running the newer trains, but the inversions are all a bit too rapid fire for me, so they're a one and done. But the inverted version is really good, and I wish more parks had them!
  15. Didn't they do something like that during an Xtreme world promotion back in the early 2000s? They also ran a more intense cycle on Wipeout too.
  16. To be honest, if I were starting a mini park somewhere, I'd just open a giant rain fortress as the sole attraction (Like Cowabunga Bay in Utah), since its visually impressive and gets the crucial family market. An entrance / kiosk / party / changeroom facility would be the only building, with chip and tar car park. Then add a few small family flats around it in future seasons, but be careful to ensure they matched the theme of the rain fortress so essentially its a mini area with a cohesive theme. Then I'd expand outwards and backwards from there. Eventually, if the park got big enough you'd build a new entrance further in front, so the original kiddy land would be fairly central in the now more major park. I suppose to an extent the Maze in Perth took this approach, but they only put a tiny play structure in not much bigger than what many caravan parks have these days,so there's no roadside appeal, and its not compelling compared to the one at Adventure World.
  17. Why does your version have the spaceship part at the top of the lift hill?
  18. Nah, it's fecked now. Basically during school term the M1 southbound in the AM is a crawl from the DW exit through to the Westfield Helensvale exit, due to the explosion in residential subdivisions around Pimpama and Coomera. The funny thing is, it only got bad probably in the last 12 months. Prior I always considered it a dream run because you were always against the predominant commuter flow from Brisbane to GC.
  19. @Richard your new job now. Do 5000 parkz members have $5000 to rub together?
  20. Great report! I love floorless tilt drop rides, and the theming on the El Loco looks very nice.
  21. In 2004 dollars....
  22. As everyone knows, we aim to be Australias #1 theme park source, but we still have a few gaps in our photo galleries. Pics in here are a great permanent resource. Pics posted in the forums can be hard to hunt down after the fact. The following rides can do with pics. On their ride profile page, just scroll to the bottom and hit the "Add photos of XXXX". Some have none at all, others don't really show enough of the ride off (Eg photos of rides that dont really show the layout). They should be of decent resolution...anything above about 4 megapixel seems to be fine (Most of my pics in the past were taken on a samsung s5!) We want good photos, so don't be afraid to correct colours in photoshop if bright sun has washed them out, or if the horizon isn't horizontal, kids faces need blurring etc It's better to upload from your computer. Sometimes ones uploaded on mobile have incorrect orientation data and turn out sideways, and we cant fix that. Dreamworld Tiger Island Stage 2 Giggle and Hoots Hop Bananas in Pyjamas Maze Dorothys Rosy Teacup Ride Corroboree Aussie World Bombora Bounce Giggle Go Round Little Beaut Toot Toot Mayhem Maze Platypus Ponds Mini Golf Tin Lids Tea Party Adventure World Kraken Abyss (More general shots showing the layout and building are needed) Rocky Mountain Rapids (with new wild west theming) Jamberoo Perfect Storm Jamberoo Express St Augusta Golf WnW Sydney Dinosaur Lagoon Funfields Burnout Typhoon Thunderdome Go Karts Splashdown Gravity Wave Kids Caboose Jungle Express Alpline Toboggan Formula Fun Blackout Wipe Out Aqua Shak Adventure Park We need photos of everything! Rainbows End We need photos of everything! As people submit photos, ill edit this original post to strikeout what we get.