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EKKA 2014

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With the EKKA beginning in Brisbane beginning in just over three weeks what rides do you think will be new and which won't make another appearance at this years show? Also, has been everyone's favourite ride there in the past (or any traveling ride in Australia)? Mine would be between Extreme Speed, XXXL and the Top Scan.

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TBH I couldn't care less about going on the rides. I'm considering taking my tripod along and getting some shots of the rides at night though.

Speaking of rides, unless I'm reading this wrong, for them to bring the Taipan (ex-seaworld coaster) the ride owner has to pay around $20,000. No wonder it's around $10/ride. ~2000 rides just to break even on the fee to arrive.

Fee per lineal metre ($)

GST inclusive

(Fees subject to change)

Ride – Main $1, 380

Edited by reanimated35

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TBH I couldn't care less about going on the rides. I'm considering taking my tripod along and getting some shots of the rides at night though.

Speaking of rides, unless I'm reading this wrong, for them to bring the Taipan (ex-seaworld coaster) the ride owner has to pay around $20,000. No wonder it's around $10/ride. ~2000 rides just to break even on the fee to arrive.

Some long exposures with carny rides at night make interesting light patterns. I caught extreme speed one year at LPS, and it's light array made one heck of a photo.

It sounds quite prohibitive... I do know on the few occasions i've seen taipan it is normally either right at the bottom of a section or it is slotted in behind concessions skill games. I would imagine for something that has such a large footprint the RNA might offer something of a discount on floor space.

I'm thinking that because it's done per lineal metre, it's the frontage that counts - so if they angle it right, and give space in front of them for other outlets etc, they may only incur the cost of the frontage for the stationhouse area...

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Kids Rides:

9D Cinema: Price: $10

Big Bubble Bump: Price: $12

Bumper Boats: Price: $6

Cars 4 Kids: Price:$6

Dodgem Cars: Price: $10

Euro Slide: Price: $3

Fantasy Flyer: Price: $6

Fungee Bungee: Price: $12

Grand Carousel: Price: $5

Jungle Fun House: Price: $6

Jungle Twist Family Coaster: Price: $6

Let's Drive Dodgem Cars: Price: $7

Magic Circus: Price: $6

Maze of Mirrors: Price: $5

Motorbike Jump: Price: $6

Outback Monster Trucks: Price: $6

Pony Rides: Price: $7

Red Baron: Price: $6

Samba Balloon Race: Price: $6

Super Fun Slide: Price: $7

Tea Cups: Price: $6

Tea Cups: Price: $5

Toontown Childrens Area: Price: $5

Wave Swinger: Price: $7

Zero Gravity Bungy Trampoline: Price: $12

(I'll post the rest soon)

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Family Rides:

Breakdance: Price: $8

Carnevil: Price: $8

Crazy Cars: Price: $8

Crazy Spinning Coaster: Price: $10

Disk 'O': Price: $8

Drive Time Dodgems: Price: $8 (I think there's going to be 3 different dodgem car setups here for some stupid reason)

Giant Wheel: Price: $8

Haunted Dark: Price: $8

Magic Circus: Price: $6

Pirates Adventure: Price: $6

Pirates Revenge: Price: $9

Rockin' N Roll: Price: $8

Rockstar: Price: $8

Sky Flyer: Price: $8

Super Fun Slide: Price: $7

Techno Jump: Price: $8

(just having dinner then I'll post the extreme rides)

Edited by reanimated35

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Thrill Rides:

Airmaxx360: Price: $8

Extreme: Price: $10

Freak Out: Price: $10 (New for 2014)

Freestyle: Price: $15

Hangover: Price: $8

Hollywood Horror: Price: $10

Power Surge: Price: $8 (New for 2014 - and great job with the creative naming)

Psychodelic: Price: $7

Rock Star: Price: $8

Skywalker: Price: $10

Space Roller: Price: $10

Speed 2: Price: $15

XXXL: Price: $15

Edited by reanimated35

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I meant speed 2 and the original speed.(Both owned by Goldenway) Does anyone know what happened with the original speed. A lot of shows have more than one of the same ride dodgems, ghost trains, simulators(show has 2) & yes some shows have freestyle and speed.

Edited by Tim Dasco

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Dodgem Cars: Price: $10

Seriously? I expected rides to be expensive but that is just crazy! Reminded again why it has been years since I have been to the Royal Queensland Show (Sorry, but the term "EKKA" is a strange and odd one, guess "exhibition" is too big of a word for the locals to pronounce).

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