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After seeing Cirque Du Soleil's Ovo in Brisbane, a friend told me about their show "O" in Vegas. After looking into it, it seems they built the theatre to suit the show, and the hotel/casino is all attached. I'm also potentially visiting Universal Studios Singapore shortly - a theme park with a casino and hotels attached. When you put the two ideas together, it seems like it would work. Now, out of the existing theme parks, I would apply this concept to Movieworld/Wet N Wild. I would get rid of Paradise Country (never been, but other than the MyFun website had never heard of it either), and move the Roadshow Studios up the back there, then use the old Studio space to build a casino, hotel and theatre. Plonk a Village cinemas in there too, so you get some local traffic too. Install a monorail from the hotel down to the parks and across to the nearest light rail station once that gets built It wouldn't be outrageously costly to move the studios really - they're just a large tin shed - pull it down carefully and you can put it up again fairly easily. Go one building at a time if you need to continue to use the existing facilities until it's all done. Would also give them the opportunity to upgrade the facilities if it needs it too. Would love to hear your thoughts on this!

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Lol cheap to move the studios?? They're not just Tin Sheds. They are massive buildings complete with huge amounts of Air Con, Power and fire suppression infrastructure. Add to that Paradise Country is a very profitable property for the company.

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Agreed - work around the studios - you're not moving them. You'd sooner close the park than the studio. And also agree re: Paradise Country. Sure it isn't to the tastes of most people on this forum, but it has a target market, and delivers on it very well. Personally, i'd shut it down simply because of the poor people management, and the poor animal management practises they have there, but front-of-house, theres nothing wrong with it, extraordinarily popular with tourists, and they'd be nuts to shut it down.

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Personally, i'd shut it down simply because of the poor people management, and the poor animal management practises they have there, but front-of-house, theres nothing wrong with it, extraordinarily popular with tourists, and they'd be nuts to shut it down.

Care to substantiate or justify these pretty harsh claims?

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Seems wildly familiar to one of my posts in another topic. I should find it And finally Movie World, wet n wild, paradise country and Outback spectacular should be made into a 4 'experience' family resort with a large transportation system (the sydney monorail?, or any other) and a couple of hotels. This would certainly boost attendance and make the tourism industry quite a lot of cash. What I said in another topic

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I believe the park has even done plans for this, as was seen in another thread. I believe they want this, but I'm guessing they're just waiting for the perfect time! But don't expect to see the studios moving anytime soon, just because of the cost. Personally, I wouldn't mind them moving the studios, just to make way for the "resort" to be bigger and move the studios so they can also expand and make way for more movies and shows to be produced on the coast.

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My sources are private, but a former employee, who is both an accomplished horserider, breeder, working dog trainer has communicated to me the conditions for both staff and animals alike. What most might see as very good facilities for some of those animals are in fact detrimental to them. I've made that statement in my personal opinion, and I'm not prepared to go further into the detail and nitty gritty, or argue over it in public as I believe that the attraction is 'adequate' in that regard, just not 'best practise'. Is it harsh - yes it is, but then when you own both race and pleasure horses, and understand that different treatments apply to them depending on the work they're put to, you can take one look at the feeds they have in the shed for their horses and know they're not doing the right thing by the animal. As for the 'people management' that is just hearsay based on one former employee's opinion (but one who left of their own accord after becoming fed up with those practises).

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My sources are private, but a former employee, who is both an accomplished horserider, breeder, working dog trainer has communicated to me the conditions for both staff and animals alike. What most might see as very good facilities for some of those animals are in fact detrimental to them. I've made that statement in my personal opinion, and I'm not prepared to go further into the detail and nitty gritty, or argue over it in public as I believe that the attraction is 'adequate' in that regard, just not 'best practise'. Is it harsh - yes it is, but then when you own both race and pleasure horses, and understand that different treatments apply to them depending on the work they're put to, you can take one look at the feeds they have in the shed for their horses and know they're not doing the right thing by the animal. As for the 'people management' that is just hearsay based on one former employee's opinion (but one who left of their own accord after becoming fed up with those practises).

All that they need to abide by is the EAPA, which sets the minimum in terms of housing requirements. But according to my teachers 7/10 time they are under....

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