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I do like it though, but apparently the Cyclone goes "160kph in Seven Seconds!" But at least they have lowered the thrill ranking on the Motocoaster compared to rides like the Claw and Tower. It's a "Moderate Thrill Ride" and the rest are "Extreme Thrill Ride"

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Only thing I noticed being a rip off is the little speedometers they use to denote intensity, they are off the Six Flags site: http://www.sixflags.com/magicMountain/rides/ThrillRides.aspx Still cannot stand how they say MDMC has 18 turns, it has 8 turns at full speed plus one between the brakes and the station, if someone can explain how they count turns I would greatly appreciate it.

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Its a good change. Much more engaging than the old website. Much cleaner. Hopefully just the first step towards cleaning the whole image up.

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Maybe every 90 Degrees counts as a turn, considering most of them are 180 Degrees at least, this could be why. I'm just hoping now Motocoaster is classed as a Family Ride by the rankings, that we go back to the BIG FIVE Thrill Rides. Because the motocoaster REALLY isn't a thrill ride.

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^But in that case the last few turns wouldn't count at all given they don't reach 90 degrees, stuffing things up even more. I looked up some images of motor racing circuits to see if i could get an insight into the conventions used (they might be applying this to the coaster), and it tends to be that they count turns greater than 90 degrees as one turn, not two, see; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Circuit...BCrburgring.png From what i can gather they only count defined changes of directions as a turn, so a 'straight' that curves gradually (eg between turns 7 and 8 in the above example) doesnt actually get counted as a turn At the same time though, sometimes what appears as a 'single' turn does get counted as two if the radius changes significantly, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Circuit_Fuji.png, 6&7 and 14&15 are essentially u turns that are irregular, and hence two turns. But even then this isn't applicable to motocoaster because the turns on a coaster are engineered to not have irregularities. So to sum up, I still have no idea.

Edited by Gazza

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I think it's an improvement, but one does get the impression that they're playing catch-up with WVTP's MyFun branding and associated website and as a direct comparison I think it falls short. Though to be fair at least it doesn't play a pointless techo loop every time you change page.

Only thing I noticed being a rip off is the little speedometers they use to denote intensity, they are off the Six Flags site: http://www.sixflags.com/magicMountain/rides/ThrillRides.aspx
Dreamworld using images that aren't theirs on their website? Never thought I'd see the day...

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Dreamworld using images that aren't theirs on their website? Never thought I'd see the day...
At least they are hosted on their own server... But that's got to be a exact rip off. They look the same down to every pixel. EDIT: Just noticed that the Tower of Terror and the Giant Drop have a comment that's the same. http://www.dreamworld.com.au/content/drw_2...?name=GiantDrop http://www.dreamworld.com.au/content/drw_2...e=TowerofTerror Edited by ShadowXL

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It's definitely a large improvement on the old website which I was not fond of at all... certainly from an aesthetic perspective anyway. Now they just have to fix the ugly WhiteWater World site

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If you look at the MDMC page now, next to the "18 Extreme Turns" it says "need client input here" in brackets. Perhaps this was a generic description put in by the web designer and the idea was to check with DW what the real figures actually were before the site went live?

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Dreamworld using images that aren't theirs on their website? Never thought I'd see the day..
Hey, It's not just DW :P:rolleyes:http://www.polytechnic.com.au/projects/war...stein/index.htm http://www.polytechnic.com.au/projects/dre...agoon/index.htm http://www.polytechnic.com.au/projects/dre..._claw/index.htm And there is plenty more where that came from.... Edited by Gazza

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