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Some classic footage I dug out.

I know this is not a video but I really enjoyed the Bermuda Triangle so thought i would post the on ride photo you could buy.  At a guess i would say this is around 1995-96. Yes i am the one going cra

Walla! Finally! Enjoy guys    

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This whole topic gives me nostalgia goosebumps even though I never went to Australia. It's great to show coasters and amusement parks aren't just about the present and the future, however bright they are. There's a throwback appeal with the old footages that is really unique :)

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Still digging around in mum and dads video collection and came across an old family holiday. Corkscrew home video january 1994. The train looks like it is really new. Should i have uploaded this to you tube first? Or are people able to view this without.

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10 minutes ago, Ryno said:

Still digging around in mum and dads video collection and came across an old family holiday. Corkscrew home video january 1994. The train looks like it is really new. Should i have uploaded this to you tube first? Or are people able to view this without.

20170919_082838.mp4

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29 minutes ago, joz said:

The monorail was well and truely open by 1994.

Yep the monorail was operating that day. Got video of us being on it. That trip was inbetween transitioning from Lassiters lost mine to Bermuda triangle. Stay tuned.

Another video from the same family holiday we went on in early 1994. Sorry its a bit of a long video but it captures a short glimpse of the framework for the Bermuda Triangle as it was in the transition period when Lassiter's Lost mine was closed down. You also get a shot of the Waterslides and then after the end of Vikings Revenge the start of the Wild Wave roller coaster.

https:youtu.be/4AvTKj6zUwo

I also found video of nearly the entire water ski show but a bit tedious to upload so I decided against it but some of the stunts they did were pretty cool.

 

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On 05/02/2017 at 10:07 PM, Jamberoo Fan said:

Some news footage from ITN, the Seven Network & the Nine Network:

Thursday the 23rd of January 1997: Dreamworld's Tower Of Terror opening: http://www.itnsource.com/en/shotlist/RTV/1997/01/23/701230023/

Wednesday the 7th of April 1999: Wonderland Sydney's Bush Beast & Triple M's Whirl Till You Hurlhttp://www.itnsource.com/en/shotlist/RTV/1999/04/07/904040036/

Early last year, I posted links to videos of Dreamworld & Wonderland Sydney. However, those links don't work anymore. Don't worry - here are new links (with some new videos!). The previous videos were from ITN Source. These new videos and links are from AP Archive:

Monday the 24th of July 1995: Sea World (near the former Adventure Island) & an Australian-Austrian Choir (Channel 9 footage): http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/Australia-Austrian-Choir-Perform-With-Dolphins/3839915ec459dea2da9bb207b632d3b8

Thursday the 23rd of January 1997: Dreamworld's Tower Of Terror opening (Channel 9 footage): http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/Australia-Fun-park-Dreamworld-/fa806bcbb651f4438688232e7e547f5c

Thursday the 23rd of January 1997: Dreamworld's Tower Of Terror opening (Channel 7 footage): http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/AUSTRALIA-WORLD-S-FASTEST-AND-TALLEST-ROLLER-COASTER-OPENS/c065ed6e142c0dea8faad5e0d81967e4

Wednesday the 29th of January 1997: Sea World's Rescue & Rehabilitation Foundation Rescuing & Rehabilitating A Dolphin (Channel 9 footage): http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/Australia-Dolphin-rescued/b4a1bbf366d11414d3ee84377caa400e

Wednesday the 11th of November 1998: Dreamworld's Tiger Island (Channel 7 footage): http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/AUSTRALIA-RARE-WHITE-BENGAL-TIGER-CUB-SHOWN-TO-PUBLIC-V-/af952d2cbf4eaeb1b66bf8b75620d497

Friday the 26th of February 1999: Wonderland Sydney's Bush Beast & Triple M's Whirl Till You Hurl (APTN footage): http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/AUSTRALIA-ROLLERCOASTER-ENDURANCE-RECORD-ATTEMPT/c9905e995dbda8174eae2b19a699af34

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Here are some more videos (even though they are mostly not from the 1980's or 1990's):

Tuesday the 14th of January 1997: Sea World's Research & Rescue Foundation Rescuing & Rehabilitating A Dugong (Channel 9 footage): http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/Australia-Endangered-dugong-rescued-off-beach/218b8dfcc7d41f6a1fccb23f3e446a03

Wednesday the 17th of March 1999: Wonderland Sydney's Bush Beast & Triple M's Whirl Till You Hurl (Channel 9 footage) - http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/AUSTRALIA-ROLLERCOASTER-RIDE-RECORD-ATTEMPT/b36e90b2c8f00d9d5c0a0eb645e18596

Tuesday the 26th of December 2000: Sea World's Polar Bear Shores opens (ABC footage) - http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/AUSTRALIA-GOLD-COAST-POLAR-BEARS/1ec48ef3f6b7105254dcae23a8859e0c

Thursday the 23rd of November 2001: More polar bears arrive at Sea World's Polar Bear Shores (ABC footage) - http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/Australia-Bears/0dd8493335af574ee78247f9f655a113

Thursday the 26th of September 2002: Incident during Sea World's Ski Challenge (Channel 9 footage) - http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/Australia-Ski-Accident/171afe9b07b18637f665c50fec77045a

And lastly, see Luna Park Melbourne during it's golden era (I don't know if it's still there but the mountain theming surrounding the rollercoaster is pretty good for it's time):

Monday the 6th of March 1933: Luna Park Melbourne's Scenic Railway (British Movietone footage) - http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/Luna-Park-Provides-Fun-At-Melbourne/654d38c6fc3d48f7b34412c2535f91d0

Can someone verify that the footage above is of Luna Park Melbourne or it's Scenic Railway? The Scenic Railway has a rather simple layout and this footage shows a more complex layout.

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@Jamberoo Fan the footage is a mixture of Scenic Railway scenes ( at the station) and then definitely interspersed with footage from Melbourne’s Big Dipper , which ran the length of the park and sat adjacent to the Scenic Railway on the far end. The River Caves we’re situated at one end of the Dipper, under the far turn. The Melbourne Big Dipper and the Sydney Big Dipper we’re identical in layout. 

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Was going through some old video tapes i found in at my parents place. came across some footage from a family trip to Dreamworld in 1993. Includes some footage of the village green, enchanted forest railway, Dreamworld Railway, Captain Stuart river boat and the sky way.

I put timestamps in to description to jump to each section. The capture wasn't great so jumps around a little but its fascinating to see how different the park was back then. 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/WAe53mIl3Wc

I have some footage from Wet n wild, movie world and sea world as well but not alot. Let us know if anyone is interested. 

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