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Gazza

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  1. I do wonder if you could very lightly use an angle grinder and remove the bits of the letters outside the GD rails...Depends on how they are attached on really i guess. Or paint over them with dark enough paint such that they become simply impossible to read from a distance.
  2. How about, Dreamworld Tower: Tower of Terror - The Giant Drop.
  3. ^Wow, that's something I didn't know until now!
  4. Modern problems require modern solutions.
  5. Come on, you've spoken like that to other members way more often than I have, there's a reason we have to follow with a pooper scoop. Don't have a glass jaw. It's different because once the attraction closes it changes the nature of it. Offer all or nothing basically. There might have been a window for this as a part of a "farewell tour" type thing if the thing was still operating and was due to close in the near future, basically in the weeks or days around the closure, and even potentially a broader back of house tour for passholders for a few days. But it's been SBNO fo
  6. Come on you're being disingenuous. There's a difference between upcharging if something is available to normal guests (Eg upcharging for fast track if you can still ride for free, or charging for the tour of scooby if you can still ride the coaster, or UTT if you can still do haloween mazes and sit in the normal non vip seating or buy your own food) This is very different to suddenly closing a coaster to the public, then having the nerve to charge people to climb it "BeCauSE iTs a UniQuE ExpERiencE".....I think a lot of guests would find that especially galling. Yes people were
  7. Non enthusiasts enjoy bridge climb because it's in the middle of the iconic Sydney Harbour. Q1 Climb, Brisbane Bridge climb etc, all picturesque. It would just be awkward I'm sorry to say....."aww why did you close down this ride I liked it?" "uhhhh is it safe for us to be on here if you've had to shut it down?"....."Awww why are you charging us passholders to climb it instead of spending money to fix it or build a new ride". How do you address these questions when they inevitably pop up on social media? I thought Parkz was against half arsed attractions? But it turns out a cl
  8. Because it would create a negative guest experience for non enthusiasts touring an attraction they can no longer ride.
  9. When did the tower exist without the Tower of terror ride? What was the Tower of terror used for?
  10. Transformers didn't open with USS. Does the $1.8b include the resort at HK?
  11. Nah, Disney theming definitely is is much better, and more extensive than Australian parks. It's stuff like how Superman Escape comes out of white shed, or on Wildwest Falls the back of the lift hill is exposed. At Disney parks you just don't see any breaks in the theming like that, this means more design, more materials etc to finish the job. HK land and construction costs are high. Disney capacity requirements are higher, so more trains, more blocks etc. As for USS, I think because the park is slightly smaller than HK, and yes more attractions in total, but a lot of
  12. Why didn't you check the Whitewater West website? https://www.whitewaterwest.com/en/products/water-slides/icons/slidewheel/ 340-480 per hr, with 4 per raft, it's a group every 45 secs at least. But the site of Mach 5 is bigger than the site of Supertubes Hydrocoaster And if you want a longer slide, in less space you can stack it up
  13. Sometimes when an attraction closes, useful theming is stripped shortly after out for re-use for special events, in other attractions etc.
  14. The park needs more kinetic to compensate for the loss of the kinetic the TOT gave.
  15. The U bars are often intended to keep your legs together or stop you sticking them out to the side. Cool design, looks interesting since the most recent prior gen of family coasters from Vekoma were U bars. https://rcdb.com/14192.htm#p=114332
  16. Can you delete an unimportant photo to make space for updates if you run out of space?
  17. Why not? Abyss has 8 person trains, so 7 people on this is not too different. (There are even Eurofighters with a 6 seat car) I think this would be operationally advantageous in some ways because the inline seating on the train is easy to check and easy to board….Guests aren’t shuffling across a wide row, and ops aren’t leaning across to the middle seats. It won’t be the highest capacity thing ever, but they could achieve around the 400 mark if they can do 1 dispatch per min. With 1 train ops, it will do 245 an hour I estimate. The whole ride is about 40 seconds long s
  18. Lol no. Anyhow, I think this discussion is a massive stretch. If you’re one of the people in the online chatter motivated enough to make the long journey to Aus for DC Rivals, you’re going to be doing SW,WnW, MW, DW etc anyway to get all the credits. Yes DC Rivals is king, but Xtreme spinning coasters are rare too, as is the swing launch. Some visitors might have ridden Blue Fire given the attendance Europa Park gets, but all the other clones are in China and Russia, which wouldn’t be as well known. It’s not like a boomerang or SLC “clone” which are easy to
  19. The one in New Orleans ended up at SF Fiesta Texas. This is the one from Entertainment City Kuwait.
  20. A potential replacement https://www.interlink-lg.com/used-rides/inverted-coaster/
  21. Yeah, I've thought that the Ekka should go to Boondall. The current site in Bowen Hills has been cut up so much now that there isn't enough space for rides, and the pavillions are depressing because they now just use the undercroft of the multi level car park. I'm not sure if we'll ever see a shift away from the CBD focus Brisbane has for a little while yet. Sydney at least has decent satellite CBDs such as North Sydney, Chatswood, Paramatta and to a lesser extent Macquarie Park, Kogarah etc which drives the construction of crosstown lines (And even the Sydney ones only ever did "okay") .
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