This Movie World hypercoaster rendering is cool... but it's not real
A fan video put together that uses satellite photos of the construction site to extrapolate the layout of Warner Bros. Movie World's forthcoming hypercoaster is good fun, but it's nothing more than a guess.
Click here to continue reading
With the complete placement of the roller coaster's footings now visible on satellite imagery (thanks @themagician) we have a basic idea of the coaster's approximate layout.
The competition here is to use this satellite image to design what you think the coaster layout will be.
Use this image to design your layout.
The winner will receive their choice of any t-shirts from our range in stock, subject to size and design availability. Includes free postage within Australia.
Entries are open from now until when vertical construction commences. Once we have confirmation that supports and track are going up no more entries will be accepted.
Your layout must be drawn onto the satellite image provided in this topic. No other images will be accepted.
Do not crop, rotate or otherwise alter the original image. You can resize it if needed but please submit your entry at a resolution no less than 1000x578px.
You can make multiple revisions and submissions but only your most recent will be judged.
In the event that two different members submit identical or substantively close entries we will only judge the first.
Winners will be judged once the track layout is completed and satellite footage of the finished track is available.
Entry is open to all Parkz members.
If you have inside knowledge obviously be aware of your contractual obligations and remember what the prize is. Do you really want to be the person that cheated for a $30 t-shirt?
We recommend you get in early as vertical construction is likely to commence in the near future!
Sketch in MS Paint, Photoshop or whatever other tool you are comfortable with.
Above all keep it simple and clear.
The layout should be a top-down 2D representation of the track. Don't show any vertical elevation or 3D projections.
Portray your track layout with a single, clear, bold line in a colour that stands out from the satellite photo's colours.
You do not need to mark support columns, station design or other elements.
If you are circling and/or labeling elements, do so in a different contrasting colour to the main track layout.
Use small arrows in a different colour to aide in showing the track direction, particularly where track overlaps. Use sparingly though.
Everything you wish to say about your design should be included in the image; don't design it so it requires an accompanying post to describe or explain it.
The entries will be judged by the team of Parkz Community Leaders based on a number of criteria:
Accuracy. How closely the layout matches the line of the track. At the same time we're not necessarily looking for pinpoint accuracy but rather a design that reasonably portrays the finished layout.
Elements. Correct placement and labeling of key and unique ride elements such as station, lift hill, first drop, inversions, overbanked turns, brakes or any other elements. You don't need to label each and every drop, hill or turn but rather key features.
We will be judging based on the images on their own without any outside explanation or description.
Theme, colour and other elements of the experience wont be judged.
We're not judging graphic design skills. Simply ensure your image is clear, concise and well labelled without being overly complicated or cluttered.
Entries must be uploaded/attached to a post in this topic to be considered. Judging is final and entirely at the discretion of the Parkz Community Leaders.
Here's an example of what we're looking for. You don't have to follow this template in terms of colours or anything, but just make it similarly clear. And of course it goes without saying that this is a comically wrong layout that you'd be wise to not use for inspiration given it ignores most of the footings. And obviously it's got the station and lift hill all wrong.
Hi there! I haven't visited the gold coast since 2010, and I'm thinking about returning for a trip later this year in December. Could somebody please offer a quick summary of the current state of the parks there? I'm specifically interested in Dreamworld/White Water World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet n Wild. Those are the parks I'm most familiar with, but I'm sure there's way more worth visiting on/around the coast. So if you could offer what your experiences have been like recently, it would be very much appreciated. What's the best? What's the worst?
Looking into other forum posts, and the recent news articles - I've got the feeling Village Roadshow Parks isn't doing so hot lately. But maybe I'm mistaken on that, what do you think?
Thank you for your time.
I just found a website where you can view high-quality historical satellite imagery of the Gold Coast. It is amazing seeing the theme parks in such detail in the past.
Just an idea to 'past the time' until MW's hypercoaster track/support pieces appear, if anyone wants to see something specific of a Gold Coast theme park, just post below and I'll upload one (or the most popular request) each day until then. I'll provide the link to the full website (and thus, the source of the imagery) when the pieces arrive if there was something you wanted to see that had not yet been posted.
To start off, here is Sea World on Tuesday the 10th of July 1973:
How can the theme parks in Australia stop people having no confidence in them?
This is what what was said after the GD safety stop.
“We spent the day at dream world today and obviously started off with the iconic 'giant drop.' After spending 5-10minutes stuck up the top and my missus getting quiet nervous saying 'this isn't right we shouldn't be up here for this long,' we finally came down. We were offered no explanation at the bottom, even though we were greeted servicemen/engineers and security, and were ushered along and out the gate quickly. Throughout the day we also noticed that no other visitors were riding the giant drop and it remained empty. I am disappointed in the lack of communication from the staff in this anxious time and suggest that visitors are better informed and looked after in the event of another ride failure, especially the giant drop! “
Other people’s replies
“I'm glad you are both okay. “
“I didn’t see anything on the news glad your ok “
“OMG, I hope you guys are okay! I heard about this and saw you were at Dreamworld, luckily no one got injured this time! “
“Absolutely disgusting it's not good enough,this time all were ok thankfully😱Same as SeaWorld some of their rides weren't operating but still full price “
“There seems to be a spate of equipment hiccups, and failures, with some of these rides, lately. Glad you guys came out on the good side of the ledger. “
“Going to buy a lotto ticket I think! “
“Its disgusting after everything thats happened there you would have tjought they would have spoke etc to you “
“Not good think things are getting to old need replacing “
“Katie Stevens this man is not concerned the sensors worked- good thing they did or who knows what could of happened. What he is saying is that there was a severe lack of communication from Dreamworld around the incident. This was a big enough incident to alert engineers and security and it even made the news. There should have been communication for all patrons who were on the ride at the time “
“now I'm freakish out about our visit “
“They haven't learned “
“OMG!!! Not good. Are you guys ok? Huge spit needs to happen- not good enough!!! So long as you 2 are ok that's the main thing it Dreamworld Gold Coast need to get their act together!!!! “
“The fact we were able to ride the attraction while it obviously wasn't in 100% working condition is in itself concerning, just expected better from dreamworld “
I totally understand people feeling like this.
The media have beaten DW up and now are beating every other park up.
What I would like to know from the parks is why does it come across they are not fighting back.
All the parks know that every stoppage is going to be pasted everywhere.
I think all the parks need to come together on this and create some type of positive campaign about why rides stop.
At the very least when something does happen they need to talk to the customers.
Customers are anxious and it’s up to the parks to solve this.