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Bussy last won the day on April 2 2015

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  1. Having operated Snowy River Rampage at WS for several years and having been on TRR in August I have been reading with interest the media's 'spin' and members of the public's thoughts on what happened to cause this tragic incident. My thoughts is that it was a combination of operator error (unfortunately) and ride system failure. Firstly the ride operators should've been aware that the first raft had stopped where it was and that the lift was still moving and stopped the ride, there are at least two operators who should've picked up on this. Secondly is the system failure, at WS there were sensors at the top of the lift that stopped it if two boats were too close together. (it's a bit blurry but it's in the bottom right hand corner of the photos where the white electrical junction box is). It's a bit hard to see from the photos of TRR I have been able to find but I would presume that they would have the same or similar systems at Dreamworld which have failed and the lift has continued moving the raft. Again this is my own opinion and I will be interested to see the outcome of the Police and Coronial investigations.
  2. Don't put Carnies in the same boat as permanent park ride ops. In my experience, travelling show rides (from Royal Easter Show to my local towns show) are operated by a group of people who should not be trusted with children. I always made an effort to put a smile on the face of the guests, if that meant making myself look like a bit of an idiot with a stupid joke or doing an evil laugh over the PA, then that's what I did. I tried to pass on that attitude to the other staff I trained.
  3. Yeah they did do it deliberately, it was a business decision. They never bought the park because it was a theme park, they bought it because they had the foresight to realise that the M7 was going to be built and it was the perfect hub for warehouses to distribute their goods around Sydney and the state.
  4. Awesone name and looks like a pretty good coaster too.
  5. Dragons Flight is also at Sunway. A lot of the Beastie and Bush Beast cars were bought by Wonderland History (check their website and Facebook page), they are planning a Wonderland museum. I believe Space Probe was shipped to Sunway but was never rebuilt due to prohibitive costs in doing so.
  6. Go and do some research into coaster accidents from the past, particularly from the mid 20th century back. If you think modern coasters are getting more dangerous after doing that there is something wrong with you.
  7. Not cancelled, far from it, but constructing a theme park is not an easy feat and takes long time as they need to get the backing of investors (which I believe is going well), planning something so big and making sure they get it right and finally construction can begin.
  8. It'll be interesting to find out what this bunch of idiots was doing to cause this. http://m.police.nsw.gov.au/news_media_releases?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGZWJpenByZC5wb2xpY2UubnN3Lmdvdi5hdSUyRm1lZGlhJTJGNDU0MjMuaHRtbCZhbGw9MQ%3D%3D
  9. If you work with high pressure cleaners why aren't you wearing steel capped boots? Either you or your boss (or both) are negligent and WorkCover would have a field day at your workplace.
  10. More like a 'one in a 5 figure settlement shot' Maybe she'll think a bit more before sitting on a high powered water jet next time.
  11. Given that I currently work for a law enforcement agency I can say that theme parks would be terrorism target, would it be a high likelihood imminent target, no it wouldn't be. There are so many other targets that would get more potential victims and publicity and that is what most terrorist want. "The Bus is now leaving for Dangerous Reef, Queensland.
  12. There were numerous non-fatal accidents at Wonderland. The teenage boy who nearly de-gloved his fingers on The Beastie (brushes were installed just before the platform of both Beastie and Bush Beast as a result). A teenage girl with a suspected spinal injury (thankfully she was OK) after stepping out of the speed slide trough and slipping and hitting her neck on the edge of the slide. Heaps of other injuries, nearly all as a result of guest error/stupidity. The funniest, although he had no physical injuries, his ego would've been severely damaged, was when a male guest of a rather large build sat down in a dodgem car and promptly put the seatbelt on. How he managed to get it on around his chest is beyond me, but he was stuck for a little while before it was cut off. "The Bus is now leaving for Accident Inlet, Queensland"
  13. Saw video today from one of the local news services saying that the delayed opening is due to happen on Sunday but they are still ironing out some links so Sunday is still not 100% confirmed. "The Bus is leaving for Bed, I'm so freeking tired"
  14. I found the best source of information about what was coming or being done within a park was the maintenance crew. They always knew what was going on for obvious reasons. Most members of the public will never see any maintenance crew let alone speak to them so ride ops often have an advantage in that respect. "The Bus is now leaving for the Balranald Visitor Information Centre, NSW"
  15. I was on the Gold Coast a couple of weeks ago for about 24 hours, unfortunately it was due to the death of my Grandmother. Anyway after being picked up from the airport and being driven to Ormeau we went past WNW, Movie World and Dreamworld. It had been 6 years since I had been there so saw some big changes. One thing that surprised me was the condition of the slides at Whitewater World and how faded they were. I did some research and spoke to a couple of people I know who use plastics outside on a regular basis. Basically what I found is that very hard to UV stabalise coloured plastics. With the number of applications for coloured plastics in outdoor environments I find it strange that no one has come up with a reliable method of stabilising them. "The Bus is now leaving for Stables, South Australia"