mattcrombie

Wet N Wild Future

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With the soon opening of White Water World. Wet N Wild have decided to act and look to there future against White Water World. Over the next 3 years Wet n Wild will add new slides to compete with White Water World and to win customers. These will be new state of the art slides to draw customers over. Wet N Wild may have the advantage to hold more crowds with the size of there park, than White Water World being a lot smaller in size. Some of these New Attractions for Wet N Wild are set to be BIG and Exciting. Time will tell...

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I sort of guessed that was going to happen, im guessing that there will be some sort of uphill slide (but they might do a pair installation because of the crowds and to push that "Biggest 'n' Best" Message) Im also predicting a bowl attraction of some sort, but maybe not a Beheomoth bowl. And maybe a park here will finally put in some of those "Turbo Tunnel" Type things.....

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Turbo Tunnel: http://www.proslide.com/sub.php?mainRideID=7&rideID=15 The great thing about the park continuing to expand is it'll ultimately make the park a better place. We're not going to see attendance skyrocket like it has in the past as a result of WhiteWater World, so future additions will only serve to shorten queues and give guests more to do. It's the obvious card to play by Wet'n'Wild. WhiteWater World is boxed in by the park. Aside from that small parcel of land where Thunderbolt was, there's really nowhere for it to go. Long-term Wet'n'Wild will always have the edge, which is why WhiteWater World was only designed to cut into the market, not take over as market leader.

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Wow that turbo tunnel looks awesome. I dont think www will get the edge over wnw at the moment they will with the australian first rides but unless they have invisible land none of us can see they really can't expand as Richard already said. It's great for us (the general public) to have two choices of water parks now and I don't think wnw would have installed new water slides in 3 or so years if www wasn't there because it was a long time between the h20 zone wasn't it?

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I don't think wnw would have installed new water slides in 3 or so years if www wasn't there because it was a long time between the h20 zone wasn't it?
Yes exactly and just looking at H20 Zone you can tell it was a bit of a desperate, last minute decision to add the area. As has been mentioned before, Wet 'n' Wild should have staggered the attractions and added something every year over the last few years and put a bit more thought and development into it. As they failed to do this, I will be happy to see WWW cut into WnW's market. They deserve it really

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Aside from that small parcel of land where Thunderbolt was, there's really nowhere for it to go.
In saying that, Dreamworld must be running out of space quickly too aren't they? If my memory serves me correctly they are surrounded by alot of trees. Correct me if I am wrong, though.

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I'm aware of that aidan, but years schooling have also taught me that cutting down trees requires alot of time and money...something dreamworld most probabaly wouldn't want to be doing if they are already spending money on a ride.... ;)

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Actually the price too hire a bulldozer and stump grinders compared too the ride itself would cost hardly anything, and time wouldnt be a problem at all. ;)

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But then you've also got to transport that timber out of the park and landscape the area to make it suitable for the ride. Anyway, sorry for going off the topic, let's get back to WNW

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Off the topic one more time, they could use the wood for theming or anything and sell the wood which would make back the money from hiring construction equiptment, Now back on topic I think wet'n'wild should be worrying because it seems the majority of the members on roller-coaster.com.au would rather go too WWW rather than wet'n'wild which is true.

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I would rather go to WWW, just to see how it is. If I prefer WNW (which I probably will) I would return to visiting WNW. If I were to return to WWW a second time if I didn't like it, it would be likely because I would buy the orld pass for value. I think WNW would suit my liking because, as they have pointed out, it is the biggest'n'best.

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I would rather go to WWW, just to see how it is. If I prefer WNW (which I probably will) I would return to visiting WNW. If I were to return to WWW a second time if I didn't like it, it would be likely because I would buy the orld pass for value. I think WNW would suit my liking because, as they have pointed out, it is the biggest'n'best.
It might be the biggest but will it be the BEST?

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I think WWW might be best because wet'n'wild has slides that are old and slow eg twister, flumes and heaps more. Where WWW have Aussie firsts all opening at the same time.

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That's a good point, and people will be intrigued by that, but since WWW's attractions are world firsts we don't no if they will be any good or not. Only time will tell.....

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It'll be interesting with 1st time visitors that don't have much time. Will they choose an old park or a brand new one. If it was me i'd prolly choose the new one. Price will also have an effect on their decsion.

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If it's a visitor who doesn't have much time I would probably go to WWW because of the fact it is smaller and I wouldn't be get upset about missing out on any rides.

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Well WnW's slides are really not that old when you think about it - practically everything has been replaced in there over the years. Remember the crappy speed slide that hurt the f*ck out of your back?? The new one is much better. WnW has ALOT going for it - it's sheer size alone is certainly an advantage over the competition in the long term. For one, can you imagine the difference in customer satisfaction in the short term? One Park is going to have crazy lines and the other has enough rides to keep the numbers relatively content. If I were working in DW management I would be thinking very seriously about hiring experienced water Park Managers (if not existing WNW ones) or they just won't know how to handle the crowds.. I still don't know where DW/WWW is going to Park everyone that drives there these Xmas holidays

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They sure have! In recent years after adding a new attraction, the existing car Park has spilled over on to the grass - and even on Xmas Hols when there's been nothing majorly new. Now that a section of the old Car Park is gone, the only way to improve the existing one is to do a multi-stack car Park. Too late for this year but I'm sure they have a contingency

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The next time I visit a water park it'll definitely be WhiteWater World. I'm yet to visit Wet 'n' Wild with the H2O Zone and Tornado additions but I still believe going to a whole new park—with some of the coolest water rides in the world—is better than going to a park where I've ridden many of the rides. I'm a huge fan of the vibrant and exciting colours. It doesn't matter if they don't go well together; it's simply invigoratingly fabulous.

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Now that a section of the old Car Park is gone, the only way to improve the existing one is to do a multi-stack car Park. Too late for this year but I'm sure they have a contingency
What a shame! A multi-stack carpark won't look very good...When I drive up to DW I don't want to see a concrete tower.

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Ah but does such a Car Park have to be built where the current one stands?? Anyway back on topic I don't think WnW has anything to worry about it's future, but the new Proslide mentioned would be a most welcome addition to the line up. Not to mention it would easily fit in the HT0 Zone area

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