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MW have stuck this down the middle of Main Street for whatever reason. I assume its for people to take photos in front of, but just don't see the point of it really.

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Worth noting the 2018 VIP Pass is now available, $99.99 direct from ThemeParks.com.au

Dreamworld is also offering a 5 day sale on their summer season pass at $64 Adults and $44 Children/Pensioners for entry until Dec 24 2017.

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15 hours ago, AlexB said:

DESTINY?

Triggered.

Every time I hear or see this word now all I can think about is this. 45 minutes at a time listening to this on loop. It's both a nice flashback and a horrifying memory of the dreaded Re-Entry Specialist (exit) position. :wacko:

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19 hours ago, themagician said:

MW have stuck this down the middle of Main Street for whatever reason. I assume its for people to take photos in front of, but just don't see the point of it really.

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It's a little small don't you think? If people want photos in-front of a cool backdrop, just head to the Wild West.

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Posted (edited)

Driving out of the Movie World carpark today, I spotted the Hot Wheels Stunt team Mack truck parked down the back of the overflow area (near the M1).

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There were a couple of guys running around and I swear they appeared to be setting up props for something? Although I didn't get much time to work out what, possibly could have just been a figment of my imagination lol. 

Either way I thought it was interesting, especially being on Movie World's territory as I thought that Dreamworld held the licensing contract for the Hot Wheels brand ?

Anyway, thought it was interesting enough to be worth a mention!

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I'd say there's in-park rights and marketing rights at play here. So my guess would be they are using the land for one of their massive stunts like Red Bull used to do.

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14 hours ago, Theme Park Girl said:

Driving out of the Movie World carpark today, I spotted the Hot Wheels Stunt team Mack truck parked down the back of the overflow area (near the M1).

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There were a couple of guys running around and I swear they appeared to be setting up props for something? Although I didn't get much time to work out what, possibly could have just been a figment of my imagination lol. 

Either way I thought it was interesting, especially being on Movie World's territory as I thought that Dreamworld held the licensing contract for the Hot Wheels brand ?

Anyway, thought it was interesting enough to be worth a mention!

I thought Movie World held the licensing for Warner Brothers branding, yet Dreamworld are using an iconic Warner Brothers song in their new TV ad. Maybe this is Movie World getting their retribution!

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The Company that owns the Hot wheels shunt team often help out with the Stunt driver show also. As in the drivers and move cars for them when required.

Hard to read too much into this myself personally. I know of the person who own the Hot wheels stunt team and I know nothings super special has been announced on their FB page.

Always willing to be corrected tho I am.

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44 minutes ago, Luke said:

Adventure Park (in Geelong, Victoria) is installing a Proslide Tornado this year. It will be open in November, in time for the beginning of the 2017/18 summer season.

http://www.adventurepark.com.au/

 

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Thanks for the info mate!!

These little parks in Victoria are expanding quite rapidly and look like a lot of fun!! Time to plan a visit! 

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So how many tornado 60's are there in Australia now.

* Kraken

* Wet N Wild one

* Wet N Wild Sydney one

* The Green Room

* The Perfect Storm

* Funnel Web

*This one

Any more that I am missing?

It seems like these are very popular rides.

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Not all of those are Tornado 60's. But nethertheless, yeah Proslide's tornado is an extremely popular waterslide model all over the world.

Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast's Tornado is a 45, as seen on proslide's website. I think Jamberoo's Perfect Storm is a 45 as well, but just enclosed. And by looking at the concept art for this new one at Adventure Park, it looks to be a 45 as well.

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@Luke according to the Parkz data base Wet N Wild Gold Coast's tornado is a 60 and the same with all the online information I found. However you are right in that pro-slides has it listed as a 45. Below are pictures of tornado's 45& 60 and it looks like Wet N Wild is defiantly a 60 and that there is an error.

The Perfect storm main tornado is a 60 and the 2 other ones are 24s. I don't think there are any tornado's 45 in Australia. We will have to wait and see with what size Adventure Park gets.

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This is a 60

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and this is a 45

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and this is Wet N Wild GC's Tornado

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Nah, all the Australian ones are definitely  60s, you can tell because the 45s have a half width segment on the wide end of the funnel.

Curiously, the screenshot of the Adventure Park artwork is of a 45...

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Posted (edited)

Free BBQ this weekend in the Movieworld carpark. Sounds like it will be a hoot..

 

*Edit* for clarity, the below is quoted text, not my own opinion (of which I have none on this matter as it doesn't effect me)

The AWU will be holding a mass rally and BBQ out the front of Movie World on Saturday 18 March to protest Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP) gross underpayment of its workers.

The Gold Coast's 2nd largest employer VRTP made profits in excess of 88 million during the 2015/2016 FY whilst knowingly offering their employees a dreadful workplace agreement that the AWU told them would not get approved. Adult wages as low as $18.55 with NO weekend penalty rates, disgraceful !

We say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  Will you join us and support underpaid, undervalued and disrespected theme park workers.

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I don't think we need that kind of crap propaganda being posted on here thanks. Parkz is not a political bandwagon. 

Also as enthusiasts people here obviously are aware that the claims of all this massive profit are inaccurate given our recent discussions of half yearly financial results. 

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@djrappa, I don't see why it can't be discussed on here. It is certainly something that is going on at the parks and will affect park goers.

Just like the animal protests this can be discussed without supporting it or turning into a political debate.

Personally, I think this is poor timing on behalf of the union and is akin to kicking someone while they are down.

I am curious though as to whether this has the support of the majority of the staff as it does seem unlikely that the union would be going to this trouble without rumblings of dissent from VRTP workers.

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The AWU already showed its poor form during the DW incident.  I’m more interested to find out what time the bbq will fire up and when the sausages will start to flow.  I can’t really comment on MW wages because I don’t know anything about them. 

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Not posted as propaganda or political in nature @djrappa

was posted to a GC community FB page this morning, and as relative to our parks, I posted it. Was not a rally cry for protestors, and surely my firmly tongue in cheek statements about free bbqs and it being a hoot were clear evidence of that. 

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Posted (edited)

Surprised it's only being addressed as an issue now. VRTP have never paid penalty rates for weekends (at least they didn't 15 years ago when I first worked for them, and they still didn't last year when I was there, either) and it's always been minimum wage. I've never worked at Dreamworld, but I've heard it's the same there as well. 

Tbh it never really personally phased me, as I've worked for worse companies for the same rate. Peeps do have the right to turn around and say no if they don't agree to the wage rate being offered. 

But yeah, just surprised that the union is only just kicking up a stink about it now, when it's been basically the same situation for so long. 

Kind of reminds me of the whole prayer room debacle lol. 

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31 minutes ago, Brad2912 said:

Not posted as propaganda or political in nature @djrappa

was posted to a GC community FB page this morning, and as relative to our parks, I posted it. Was not a rally cry for protestors, and surely my firmly tongue in cheek statements about free bbqs and it being a hoot were clear evidence of that. 

I totally misread your post. Didn't realise the 2nd half was a quote. Your first sentence about it being a hoot totally makes sense now. I am also now hungry.

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1 hour ago, Brad2912 said:

Not posted as propaganda or political in nature @djrappa

was posted to a GC community FB page this morning, and as relative to our parks, I posted it. Was not a rally cry for protestors, and surely my firmly tongue in cheek statements about free bbqs and it being a hoot were clear evidence of that. 

Your post didn't come off as simply quoting a post and being tongue in cheek but rather as your opinion and pushing the issue, at least to me. Apologies if that wasn't the case.

And yes I feel any of these types of union messages are indeed propaganda, they rarely show balanced factual information and really only serve the primary purpose of my unions, and that is to make money for the union. I'm sure about 5 people will show up for a free snag and it will all get rained out anyway. A shame really.

Best thing for the theme park workers would be to "Support Our Parks" , not make them look bad and people feel shamed for visiting.

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