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Clairey

Movie World Trip Review

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Well I thought I'd post a review of my trip to MW. I went there with my brother on the 12th January (Wednesday) We started the day off at the front gates after being dropped off by a shuttle bus we got from out hotel, The ticket gates were a pain in the neck because we had already paid for our tickets and had to wait for aruond 20 minutes so we could get through the gates and into the park.. _sigh. Oh well, lucky I'm fairly patient, and the staff were lovely and courteous.. and even efficient. Once we ran into the park (Yes.. we ran, how dorky :P) we had to stop at an area that had been closed, with about 50 or so people there. Someone asked the peculiar looking lady what was happening and she said the park opens at 10:00 in an odd irish accent. She complimented me on my bag and clothes and said I was very stylish.. hehehe. Anyway once they opened it up and threw a few entertainers around we ran again towards the SDSC. (This was my first time there and didnt know where anything was, so my brother had to guide me around..) Only to see a huge queue. Using my brain, we moved to the Wild Wild West, there was no queue. We immediately went onto the ride. Oh my god, and what a ride it was! The backwards bit is so thrilling, the themeing is brilliant and the water/cars were sparkling clean. After one ride, the ride op asked if we wanted to ride again and we said yes. After the WWW, we walked along to the SDSC.. and there was only a -5 queue, let me just say the queueing area ROCKS! The ride is even better. The staff really moved the queue along. On a high after the SDSC, we walked towards the Looney Tunes side of the park and bumped into my old friend Penguin.. We posed for a snapshot and then we were on our jolly way. Here's the pic.. goldcoast011.jpg The first ride in the Looney Tunes villiage was the Looney Tunes River Ride. I'm undecided on this ride, we had to wait a fairly long time then it took ages to actually get into the river part of the ride. SLightly enjoyable.. although I like more intense rides. ---- More photos and review-ness coming soon!!

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Great review... don't forget to add the rest. Considering it's school holidays I would imagine the park was pretty packed. Movie World's rides seem to be pretty good in terms of capacity though. I can't ever remember lining up for too long

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PART 2!! ---- After the River Ride, I eyed off the Road Runner Rollercoaster, I thought it looked pretty cool and I was interested as to what it would be like compared to the Reptar Coaster. It was a really fun ride, nice and fast... very enjoyable. By now, we were both hungry so we went over to the western burgers stall.. shop.. place. As usual, over priced and crappy so I won't go on too much about it. Once we finished lunch, we walked over to the central area of MW to see a huge hoard of people around the paths, I thought "It must be the show!!! arrrrrggghhhhh! I'll see Austin Powers!!" So I tried to see over the top of people, to no luck... as I'm a shorty (5"3). Bah humbug! Luckily it was only a Matrix exhibit. As soon as the show ended everyone rushed to the SDSC, thinking smartly we went to the Wild Wild West, just like we did earlier.. again barely any queues. Another enjoyable ride, except I got soaked at the end.. but it was a hot day, so it was a win-win situation..yeah! After riding that and getting the photo ($15.. daylight robbery!) We went onto the SDSC again.. fun fun. The sign at the front said an approx 45 minute wait, Dettered by this I said to my brother "C'mon.. it's not worth the wait. Let's go see something else" He persisted so we queued up. About 5 minutes into the queue there was an announcement.."The Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster ride has had to be emergency stopped. The ride will resume soon. Thankyou for your patience" About 15 minutes later we were on the ride :D Yayaya! The next show we queued up for was the Batman Show, we got front row "seats". A very spectacular show.. which I really really loved because im a huge batman fan (The older series) The cars were very mad too. Nice choreography/fight scenes. Inbetween the Batman Show & The main show I can't really remember what we did.. I think we just dordled around and didnt really do much. The "Main" show.. Ahhh.. Let's just start with where we sat. We got there very early and sat in front of a bin and light pole in the shade (very hot day.) Because it was so hot I decided to go and buy some ice cream, I walked around for a while trying to find where a ice cream shop was, then after 10 minutes of searching realised it was right in front of where we were sitting... *smacks head*. The prices were good and the guy who served me was quite spunky :D. Once I got back from the ice cream trip My brother hadn't reserved my spot a huge group of asian tourists were hogging my spot.. grr. Anyways. Once squeezing into my a place where I could view the show *standing up*, I bought a coke from a vendor guy. It was warm. The show started with Marilyn prancing around singing, not bad. We then were left there for 10 minutes while everything else was organised. I managed to sit down... then someone kept leaning on/kicking the bin.. :mad: Once Austin Powers came out, my heart skipped a beat.. Oh lordy. I am the biggest Austin fan ever :P I was pretty stoked.. then my camera batteries died, so no photos!!!! All the rest of the show was great. Worth the wait (hehe it rhymes) Once the show was over we cruised on down to the Roxy Theatre to see the Marvin The Martian Movie... In Air Conditioning.. mmmm. I didn't really enjoy the show because I kept seeing double. Probably because I have glasses. Hahaha oh well. Thinking of what other rides were in the park, I remembered the Batman simulator! The beginning of it is painfully long and boring, but the actual ride is fantastic! I couldn't stop laughing (probably because the lady behind me was hysterical....:|) Very good and realistic. And then the grand finale! After watching it, beind scared.. thinking of chickening out.. I finally went into the LETHAL WEAPON! Pretty much just walked into the ride loading area, with 4 people in front of the seat I wanted to go on (3rd from the back.. so it's smoother :cool: ) Then the gates opened. My mouth was dry and I was quite nervous..After hearing horror stories about how rough it was. I put my bracelet into the loose items box and then jumped up (Its kinda high :P) into the right seat. Very comfy, love the restraints and the bars you hold. The ride was very smooth, thrilling, and amazing. I love the loops.. don't really like the barrel rolls much though.. ick! I also love how you are so high above the track when you are stopped on the brakes- fantastic. I was on a high after it.. then had to go home. Overall, A fantastic day.. the park looked very fresh, the staff were great and efficient, food was..ok..for a theme park, the rides were great, just needed more of them! I can't wait for my next visit :) Thanks for reading my review!!

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Nice review. Interesting to hear that the Lethal Weapon was "very smooth, thrilling and amazing" after all the reports that is was insanely rough. When I went on it, er, 2 years ago it was smooth. Anyway, good job.

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Nice review. Interesting to hear that the Lethal Weapon was "very smooth, thrilling and amazing" after all the reports that is was insanely rough. When I went on it, er, 2 years ago it was smooth. Anyway, good job.
Yeah, It was very smooth. I was expecting it to be much, much rougher. (Like Cyclone-front seat :eek: ) Perhaps it was just because I was sitting pretty far back, therefore most of the shocks had been absorbed by the leading seats?

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Maybe your height (5"3? Shorter then Penguin? Quite an achievement that!) has something to do with it. Though it'd be fair to say that Lethal Weapon tends to be moody, and quite often you'll get a nice ride, with a few rough ones thrown in for a bit of variety. It also depends on which train you get, when it last went through a re-ferb (which is pretty often), how old the wheels are, and how you position yourself on the ride. Glad to hear you got a good ride on it, and even more importantly, glad you had a good day! Nice report too, keep us posted if and when you head out to any of the other parks!

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Maybe your height (5"3?  Shorter then Penguin?  Quite an achievement that!) has something to do with it.  Though it'd be fair to say that Lethal Weapon tends to be moody, and quite often you'll get a nice ride, with a few rough ones thrown in for a bit of variety.  It also depends on which train you get, when it last went through a re-ferb (which is pretty often), how old the wheels are, and how you position yourself on the ride.  Glad to hear you got a good ride on it, and even more importantly, glad you had a good day!  Nice report too, keep us posted if and when you head out to any of the other parks!
Hehehe I think you're spot on there. I think the next park I'll be visiting will be Dreamworld, because that's the closest to where I live. I may also pick up a Max Action Pass, but I'm not sure that I'd get a huge amount of use out of it. Hmmm.

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Hey, Clairey... if you're still around I'm interested in seeing some more pictures. I've never been to Warner Bros. Movie World (which is strange considering that I live in Brisbane and have been to Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags: Magic Mountain, and Universal Studios.) because I didn't know much about it and there didn't appear to be very many rides initially. Now after they've opened Scooby I think there's more then enough justification for me to go. I think I'll wait until Superman opens in September, though. Innovative, themed rides are my favourite kind and I also like thrill rides. Also after going to the U.S. I really appreciate themed parks and Movie World looks awesome. I'm looking forward to hearing more about the park before I go for my first time. :)

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I agree, I went on Lethal Weapon over the Easter break & all I can say is ouch :( Apparently it had just had new wheels installed, this did nothing to stop your head crashing from side to side as you went through the barrel rolls, I decided that it would be my last ride on it after that.

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