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    -The slide is now  a proper rally racer, with the final drop being enclosed, and a short open air section after the braided section, as well as  a short one just after the start line (similar to Red Belly Racer at Gumbuya)

    @joz probably doesn’t like this since you only have limited chances to see your mates competing in parallel.


    -They’ve come to their senses and put the two speed slides on one side, so they wont have to split the queueing. One of them will be a turbo tunnel, which looks awesome.

    Happy to have a normal speed slide back in the country too!

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  2. 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.

  3. 3 hours ago, DaptoFunlandGuy said:

    But this isn't a case of "we closed it, now we can charge people" its a case of "we did it all the time when it was open - whats the difference with doing it now that it's closed? its still an experience that people were willing to pay for before".


    I find your use of alternating caps insulting, implying mockery of my own words thrown back as an insult by using that format. I don't mind the spirited debate but when i'm chipped on this forum for not exercising a certain level of decorum and respect, openly mocking my opinion is extraordinarily disrespectful.

    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 for such a long time now that reactivating the zombie would be cheap stunt, in my honest opinion, and the goodwill that would give licence to something like this disappeared with the unannounced closure.

  4. 24 minutes ago, DaptoFunlandGuy said:

    As for being asked the awkward questions, Village has never shied away from upcharging things and deflecting the questions with the usual copypasta PR speak answers. Why change now?

    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 upset about wipeout etc, but that's because they wanted to ride the thing, not walk around the base. I think you're misunderstanding guest wants if you're interpreting then wanting a final actual ride, with an expensive climb around it / photo taking.

    No doubt there is some "coin" to be made but it's not always worth devaluing your brand to do so.

    Walking around on the top of Vikings Revenge and through the troughs would be a unique experience not available anywhere else too..... but you know what, tours of attractions that have been decommissioned for long periods is just an awful foamy enthusiast idea.

  5. 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 climb of a now closed, 3rd tallest coaster is a good idea because the hours are marginally more convenient 🙄 

    You just haven't thought this through in more than a superficial manner, I'm sorry to say.



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  6. 9 hours ago, DaptoFunlandGuy said:

    I mean, heck - since Arkham is just sitting there anyway, if there is anyway that they could make it safe for guests, why not do the climb? why not allow guests into the envelope for a unique photo opportunity amongst the track? Or up close with the dark knight statue?

    Because it would create a negative guest experience for non enthusiasts touring an attraction they can no longer ride.

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  7. 15 hours ago, Brad2912 said:

    Given the tower was built with the sole purpose of supporting TOT, the reason Tower of Terror was written on the side was because the tower WAS the ride. 


    The tower wasn't just standing there without a ride attached to it for years before they decided to add the track...

    When did the tower exist without the Tower of terror ride?

    What was the Tower of terror used for?


  8. 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 them are cheaper, for example something like Jungle cruise would cost more combined than several smaller ones like the car ride, rollerskater, carousel etc

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  9. 5 hours ago, DaptoFunlandGuy said:

    Don't slide wheels have relatively low throughput though? I can't remember and its been a while since I looked at the concept.

    Why didn't you check the Whitewater West website?


    340-480 per hr, with 4 per raft, it's a group every 45 secs at least.

    17 hours ago, Coasterlife said:

    i really would like to see an aqua coaster similar to Krakatau at Volcano Bay there but i feel this will never happen especially the since the space is not big enough from what i have seen

    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

    Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark - WhiteWater

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