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Andy's Gold Coast TR Part 2 (WBMW/Conrad Jupiters)

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Day Three It all started with me wondering if we we were going WBMW or not, due to my dad and Steve were maybe going to play golf because of the wet weather we had during the night. After all the confusing talk going on between the parents, they decided they are going to golf, and then dropping Andrew and I @ WBMW. Our sisters were supposed to be performing at Cavill Avenue today, but it got washed out because of the rain that day. While driving to WBMW, we had to make a little detour of all these home villages and stuff so my dad could know where to drive to get to and from the golf course they were going to. After about 20 boring minutes of driving, we finally reached WBMW. We got out of the car, and went to the ticket booth and asked for two child tickets into the park. But then they told us we had to have an adult with us to enter the park. "What is the adult age?" Asked my dad, and they replied with 14. Luckily, Andrew was 14, so he was classified as an adult. "One child and one adult please". The person looked at us weirdly because Andrew is very tiny in size and he didn't look anything like an adult. But anyway, she gave us the tickets and we entered the park. As I remembered from my days in Sydney, Liam telling me.. "What's the first thing you're going to do in WBMW...?? SCOOBY!". I did what he said and Andrew and I headed for the ride. The queue wasn't at all long thank god, so we got in the ride for a 10 minute wait. We boarded the freaky-looking cars and we were off. Holding onto my camera tightly incase anything happened to it, we went passed all the excellent scenery, lighting effects, headchoppers, etc and then we came to the rocky lift. Haha that bit was so funny. Then I looked back, and all I could see was this mist-fulled room with lasers going everywhere, and a very steep backwards drop. I boogied to the music as well. Doo do doo doo doo. After the hip style scooby music boogying, down the backwards drop we went. This was the time I put my hands up due to I knew I wouldn't hit anything, eg axes. Once we hit the turntable, I boogied some more. Doo doo do doo. Then the madass laser sun thing caught our eye. Freaky.. Then it cut the hole where our car zipped through. Here comes the funny bits. Woooo, round the first hairpin turn. WOooo, round the second, wooooo, more hairpin turns. *Boogies some more* Then we went and headed for the a drop. Down we went, and I got some airtime wo0t. Round a few more corners, then another drop, but a weird entrance into it which kind of hurt. A kind of double tight hairpin turns. But it was alright. Then we hit the brakes, and came into the familiar bit of the tribal thingy in the movie. Then into the dark door we went into a tiny little drop, then the exit. What a shame, I wanted more... Overall, an excellent ride. Great thrills, scenery, etc. 10/10. Currently the best coaster I've ever ridden! :) After the excellent ride of Scooby, we headed to Lethal Weapon. No queue, as usual, and a rough ride, as usual. We boarded the red train on the third car, due to no one was queuing for it. Up the lift we went. Over the top we went, and down the drop. I looked over to Andrew, it was his first time on this, and he was very scared, lol. My arms were up on this ride. The 'heartline loop' was pretty smooth, but the supports were very close! It looked like I was going to hit them with my long legs. Well it was after the rollover the weirdest bit of the ride happens. The weirdly banked straight, that seems very disorientating. Well after that is the sidewinder inversion. When you go up this inversion, you seem to shoot ride to the edge of your seat. Very uncalled for.. Well after that painful experience, the little turn around came then the two inline-twists. One twist went, then I held on due to it was very painful. Then the train went into that very tight helix and then up and into the brakes. Then it turned a corner and stopped, waiting for the other train to depart. Once the other train departed, we headed into the station but another painful experience occured.. The turn into the station.. Ouchies. Anyways, after that we departed the station and I tried to take some pics of it but got shooed away from the ride ops because I was standing in the exit, I had to go to the observation spot. I decided to get some pictures later in the day. Other than that, we then went to ride it again for some reason... Just after we left the ride, we bought some nice frozen cokes from the stall in the asian city place. Now we are headed for the Matrix Exhibit, but since we had our frozen cokes, we couldn't enter, bummer... Wild West Falls was next.. WWF was working superbly that day, and the queues were very quick. The bit where the fire struck had new scenery. Grey-coloured corrugated iron walls with loads of signs saying "She's Gunna Blow!" (I think), if I can remember properly.. ^_^ Just after WWF, we decided to take another ride on Scooby. So we did, but had to wait half an hour because it kept breaking down. Everytime it broke down, an annoying message kept coming.. and coming.. and coming.. and coming.. I felt so jealous for the people that got stuck in the ride.. Oh well, but once we boarded the car, Andrew and I kept getting excited about we might be getting stuck, but that unfortunately didn't happen, but it did 5 minutes after we exited... :mad: The Matrix Exhibit came next. Since we didn't have our frozen cokes, we could line up for it. When you enter the queue, the hallway is covered in pictures of Matrix related things. Posters for the original Matrix, Reloaded, Revolutions, Animatrix, characters, and TVs to entertain you on how they made the Enter The Matrix video game. The queue went pretty quick, because not many people were lining up, and they took big bunches of people per group into the exhibit. Once you go in, you see replicas and stuff of the Matrix trilogy everywhere. Costumes, props, behind the scenes footage, the agent smith clones, sentinels, and more. Your tour guide lets you wonder off after they guide you through some exhibits at the beginning, until when you reach a door they lock you all up in and then it's black in the room, and you can see these eyes looking at you, and you finally figure out they are the clones of Agent Smith. Then one light appears on a clone, and saying "I'm Agent Smith", then it goes out, and another light appears above another clone, and goes "No, I am" and it repeats that for ages hehe. Then after the clones, its another walkthrough through the exhibit. Until you come to the end of an excellent exhibit! After the excellent ME, we took another ride on Lethal Weapon. Fair enough.. After that we went and had lunch. It was packed due to the parade that was coming through, and to my notice, Scooby broke down again.. Moving on.. We finally found a table to eat, so then I told Andrew to save the table and I'll get my lunch. I reach into my pocket to get my wallet.. Only to realize I didn't have my wallet. So I was like WHAT THE HELL!?!?! I called my mother up on Andrew's mobile phone, and told my mum it's g0ne. So she told me to go to Guest Services to see if anyone has returned a lost wallet. I did what she said, after I ate lunch that I bought with Andrew's money. The lady didn't get handed a wallet, but she said to check back in the afternoon. After the incident with the wallet, we walked down to Looney Tunes Village, took the ride on the Road Runner Rollercoaster, and then had a few more rides on LW. Then a few more on WWF. Then another on SDSC. Overall, it was a great day. I had a lot of fun at WBMW and Scooby Doo was excellent. A must-visit everytime I come up here!! Even though I do visit everytime I do.. :) Tonight was another rainy night. It started to pour as soon as soon as we left for Conrad Jupiters. Tonight was very exciting because we were seeing one of those magnificent performances that CJ does. This one was called Storm. It looked quite good from just the picture of it. So once we all met up at Jupiters, after all the havoc with ordering Maxi Taxis, we set our way off to our buffet dinner. After the very filling dinner, and dessert (dog poo-shaped ice cream machine), we set out way to the theatre. Storm was fantastic. We got our own little 3D glasses we had to wear on specific scenes, which looked great because we were in the front row which was verrryyyyyy close to the dancers, props, etc, and the giant tornado that they made at the end which was mad as. I kept my 3D glasses, they look funky. Just kidding. After the casino, we went back to our Aegean appartment and we had a little party at a fellow dancing mum's appartment, Bernice. End of Day 3 View My WBMW Pics Here (You have to sign-up though, sorry.. Unless you guys have a better image uploader site? I've already tried uploadit, and Liam's one, ourworld.

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Did you watch the Matrix Stunt show at 1:20 on main st. Also did you see me at all, I would have been with Chacters taking photos for guest?

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The drop you mention on Scooby-Doo with the tight s-bend is the price you have to pay for a relatively untrimmed ride. That whole drop is pretty iffy, but I find it's a little more comfortable in the back seat - you don't get those jarring motions as badly in the back. I find the other killer is the little dip into the final brake run, where the Scooby animatronic is. I'm just curious, where'd you go for lunch and what'd you have? It's all pretty great food at Movie World, but as some of us have learnt, some things are much much better than others. Good to hear you had a good day. Did you happen to check out some of the shows, like Police Academy, or Matrix like rabid mentioned?

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Good to see you finally rode Scooby Andy! :) That's a shame you lost your wallet, your Wonderpass was in there! I'd say you lost it during one of LW's inversions. Other than that, it sounded like you had a pretty flawless day. Scooby Scooby Kew, where are you? Liam

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Scooby Scooby Kew, where are you?
Rofl. - Yeah, Andrew and I saw a bit of the Matrix Stunt Show, but we didn't see the Police one, since I have seen it many times. - The last tiny drop on Scooby almost made my smash my head into the car, lol. - I didn't see you Ian, unfortunately. - I missed heaps of stuff since it was almost 10 days ago, and I have a really bad memory.. - I ate at the Gotham City Cafe, and had a Penguin meal. Mmmm - Yeah, the wallet had my Wonderpass in it.. - I have some photos, so I'll upload them now and edit this post later with them.

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You should have gone with the Cat Burger! It's the best burger in the world, and that's no exaggeration. You're guaranteed a quality meal at any of the Warner Village parks, but nothing in the chain comes close to this thing. :D To be honest, I've never had any beef burger at Movie World. I'm just too scared to move away from the precious Cat in case I'm let down. -Richard, who's eaten at every major theme park chain in the world

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