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Tailspin keeps breaking down at DW?

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So the Tailspin was closed for over a week recently due to "technical difficulties", then was reopened again on Wednesday. However I went to DW again today and the ride is closed again for the same reason.

Apparently this ride is causing Dreamworld a few headaches lately? Seems to have more downtime than uptime of late :/ Wonder what the problem with it is....

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So it looks like the ongoing issues with the Tailspin has now led to extended downtime. The official website is now listing the ride as being closed until the 28th February?

Not good, esp when the Wipeout is due for annual maintenance next week until March 15th. That and of course the Buzzsaw being offline until around the same time.

So soon it WILL be three of the "Big 9" all closed simultaneously until the end of the month....

Edited by OceanGirl

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^But that's just it - your average car service is 10-15,000kms, but take a brand new car from a dealership - and you've got to take it back at 1500kms. When you do such major overhaul work to machinery - you don't go "as good as new - she can run twice as long without maintenance!"... you go "All these new, untested parts... better have a look at it after it's done a little work and make sure everything is tight!"

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True, Alex. At this stage there is nothing to say that the Wipeout maintenance is being delayed. See what happens, though?

And now with all this heavy rain expected from the cyclone over the new 2-3 days, it looks like there's a good chance their rescheduled Screamworld event may get postponed/cancelled again.

Dreamworld isn't having a good run atm. Starting to feel a bit bad for them :/

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Yes this is definitely a bit of bad luck for them to have two of their biggest rides in the last five years basically poop themselves at the same time. It's funny this has happened to Tailspin though because I had only ridden it just the other week, it must've been the day before it broke down. At the same I'm personally not too surprised. Most new rides have teething problems not long after they have opened, mainly due to the riggorous testing they put the ride through before opening it to the public. What is surprising is that it has lasted as long as it has until it's had a major breakdown. I trust the engineers can rectify the issues on both of these rides soon though.

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Screamworld Slides and Rides is going ahead as planned tomorrow night.

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