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Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb

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What made Scooby Doo such a great ride was how it felt like you were part of the whole experience. The animatronics (most specifically Scooby Doo) in the ride looked very close to how they appeared in the movie, the sets looked very similar to the film etc. The theming was, when it was new, world class and on pace with what Disney was doing at the time.

I really hope VRTP does not pull off a Universal with this refurbishment and go with the screens only route. Practical effects and physical animatronics look far better even if their upkeep costs are more expensive (ie. original King Kong ride at Universal Florida and the new King Kong ride at Islands of Adventure). Putting screens all throughout the ride makes it look cheap and half-assed irrespective if original footage was shot for the ride or not. Obviously with the renovation they need to and should use some things like projection mapping, but use it sparingly, making the ride 100% screens like Universal does more harm than good.

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15 hours ago, XxMrYoshixX said:

Obviously with the renovation they need to and should use some things like projection mapping, but use it sparingly, making the ride 100% screens like Universal does more harm than good.

You do know that projection mapping is 100% screenless right?

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On 16/06/2018 at 3:27 PM, jjuttp said:

You do know that projection mapping is 100% screenless right?

Actually, no. The screen is just a 3D object for projection mapping. By definition a screen is a specially prepared, light-reflecting surface something may be projected.

 

 

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40 minutes ago, razza1987 said:

I just watched this video. I had no idea the theming had been removed from the coaster. Such a shame. Though if I do say so myself riding a roller coaster in basically pitch black darkness looks pretty damn scary lol

 

https://youtu.be/AB6d_5NBzaU

It's rather dull to be honest, at least when you have ridden it with the theming.

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3 hours ago, razza1987 said:

I just watched this video. I had no idea the theming had been removed from the coaster. Such a shame. Though if I do say so myself riding a roller coaster in basically pitch black darkness looks pretty damn scary lol

 

https://youtu.be/AB6d_5NBzaU

So you obviously haven't been keeping up with this thread if seeing a recent video of Scooby is the first you've heard of the theming being removed. It's been the main point of conversation in this thread for the last year at least?

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7 minutes ago, Jdude95 said:

So you obviously haven't been keeping up with this thread if seeing a recent video of Scooby is the first you've heard of the theming being removed. It's been the main point of conversation in this thread for the last year at least?

What’s your point? Up until the Dreamworld inquest I hadn’t been active on this forum in quite a while

2 hours ago, red dragin said:

It's rather dull to be honest, at least when you have ridden it with the theming.

I admit it certainly does take the atmosphere and creativity away from the ride. Hopefully they add theming back in in this new maintenance downtime

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16 minutes ago, razza1987 said:

I hadn’t been active on this forum in quite a while

We can all wish.

16 minutes ago, razza1987 said:

What’s your point?

Note how your immediate reaction is to be snarky?

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33 minutes ago, razza1987 said:

What’s your point? Up until the Dreamworld inquest I hadn’t been active on this forum in quite a while

I admit it certainly does take the atmosphere and creativity away from the ride. Hopefully they add theming back in in this new maintenance downtime

They will. That has been confirmed. It will by all accounts be much better than the themeing that was there previously.

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8 minutes ago, pushbutton said:

It will by all accounts be much better than the themeing that was there previously.

Really, what inside gossip have you got?

 

I thought you were in the wait and see mode.

On 15/06/2018 at 7:14 PM, pushbutton said:

Given Villages record on maintenance of theming, I have my reservations, but we'll see.

 

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17 minutes ago, razza1987 said:

Seriously grow up and stop stalking my posts 

Don't flatter yourself.

It's called 'unread content' and it appears at the top right of the forums.

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When you click this link, it shows you everything in the forum you haven't read.

I'm going to assume you didn't know this either, and if that's the case, this explains a lot about why you ask so many questions on topics that have already been answered - because you aren't reading all the topics. THis isn't having a go at you, this is me coming to more of an understanding as to why you appear to be so lazy - you're not lazy, you're just ignorant. Not an insult, just a truth - you didn't know.

Anyway - I have far better things to do than 'stalk' someone. I read unread posts when I come here, and i respond if I feel so inclined.

If i was stalking you, you'd know it.

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24 minutes ago, joel said:

I think we have all seen you in Dreamworld @Jdude95

Was it you 2 Sunday’s ago? You waited for front row on tt2 just after it reopened from being broke down.

That would be incorrect as I only go on the ABC kids rides with my nephew. I will no longer go on any other DW ride. 

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14 hours ago, AlexB said:

When you click this link, it shows you everything in the forum you haven't read.

I'm going to assume you didn't know this either, and if that's the case, this explains a lot about why you ask so many questions on topics that have already been answered - because you aren't reading all the topics. THis isn't having a go at you, this is me coming to more of an understanding as to why you appear to be so lazy - you're not lazy, you're just ignorant. Not an insult, just a truth - you didn't know

I wasn't aware this forum had that function either, normally use the mobile version which doesn't have that text. Turns out on mobile it's a newspaper image to the left of the magnifying glass. 

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