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Everything posted by zane

  1. Zierer, Mack, Maurer Sohne and Gerslauer. All German based companies - Anyone going to take a guess?
  2. Hey guys, I don't know if this has already been mentioned here but during my trip to Seaworld yesterday I overheard the Skyway ride operator telling another visitor in the line that Skyway is being removed to make way for the water coaster.
  3. These Mack Launchers are receiving quite a big reputation for themselves lately. Mack must be doing something right! Projekt-helix's layout is quite impressive considering the space (the close calls to lisebergbanan should be fun)
  4. 20,443 Liters of fog fluid! Most companies ship fluid by the 55 gallon drum, that's something like 98 drums of fluid! That amount wouldn't be cheap, you'd be talking a figure between $80,000-$100,000! I'm amazed (geek venting session complete)
  5. From memory they all featured a pre room in which you were lined up single file. Kujotess you may need to face the walking dead this year and see for yourself
  6. Went through them all last year and within every maze our group split up at least once (someone gets a scare and drops their hands off the shoulders of the person in front, happened all the time) never got told off, but in saying that you don't really want to be the leader so you usually hurry up and rejoin. What I did notice is that if your group is spending too long to move through a section the actors will hurry the group along (with a scare usually) Really looking forward to this years event!
  7. I had the same thoughts AlexB. I'd say they would have bought it for what its suppose to be for - they could be put inside small props etc.
  8. At the park today I was pleasantly surprised to find a decontamination team scanning people and handing out flyers with instructions on how to survive the 'walking dead' (as well as an advert for the series on FX)
  9. non-spoiler details please! Was up there this morning, the finished facade looks amazing. Can't wait to ride it! Do we know D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y that it will be open tomorrow?
  10. You can see it on the giant drop...along with half the gold coast
  11. Does anyone know the height limit? if it is below Corkscrews heigh it's very limiting indeed < 20m?
  12. Welcome Rich! Glad someone gets a good giggle out of all our little tiffs with each other! Can't wait to meet you and ride your (and the teams) creation.
  13. In terms of load/unload, wouldn't it be neat if the pods ran on a continuous chain system like Buzz Lightyear astro blasters! But given the information on JL (3D screens etc) I doubt we would see this
  14. Well I always thought about that actually. Theres lots of Dreamtime stories that would make great themes. First Australian Aborginal themed coaster defiantly, African Aboriginal theme has been done with Black Mamba at Phantasialand
  15. as jjuttp mentioned, Its not about attracting Indigenous people, its about attracting tourist with Indigenous culture. I think its a great move to educate tourist about Australia's traditional custodians who have inhabited and cared for this land for thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands) of years. Asian tourist LOVE Indigenous culture - the same can't be said about the majority of Non-Indigenous Australians unfortunately.
  16. Kujotess your post is highly offensive. There is no need to use that discriminatory word to describe our nations first people
  17. OK this is intense, I bet no one expected this on a Monday night! Could it be a mega-lite?
  18. Exactly! IMO An elements name should stay with it across every coaster design/manufacture. djrappa your "clearly a bit out of date with my roll info" cracked me up!
  19. I agree with AlexB, Pin142 and others. Wooden coasters are uniquely amazing, the 'Gold Coast' doesn't know what its missing out on. Going by the current construction of a fair few wooden coasters in world-class theme parks all around the globe, to say they aren't popular with this 'generation' is a very biased/erroneous based opinion. Yes our chances of receiving one on the coast in the near future are pretty slim but never say never.
  20. Well the debate is that this coaster isn't designed by Stengle so maybe the element should be called something else.
  21. I think its safe to say its not a zero-G - check out the support struts which will connect to the next piece of track. All the folks over at TPR are currently debating what will the element be called or if it can be classified as an inversion
  22. Looks to be a something of a highly banked Stengel Dive
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