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Dreamworld previously modified Thunder River Rapids' conveyor belt

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Thanks Skeet. Been a while since I looked up close. Clearly the turntable is still there. It could be enabled - they'd just need a concrete saw and a jackhammer. Wonderland did similar things with their turntable post-disablement - fixed handrails that spanned from the queue ramp onto the deck and so forth. Nothing irreversible however.

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The turntable is shown in use at 6:45 in this video from the late 80s (unfortunately only a few seconds of footage)

And this video from May 1996 shows the whole ride from 14:46 and at 17:50 onwards you can see the lift hill and conveyor with all its original full slat coverage.

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On 27/10/2016 at 4:01 PM, YLFATEEKS said:

I have never noticed the rails under the water in the loading section before.   I know this rail system in the photo went in this year.

 

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IIRC that was because they had issues with the boats bottoming out there when the pumps were switched off during evacs/other reasons for the pumps to be off. That was done just before the extra stuff was added to that gate to prevent the rafts from floating to the reservoir. 

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