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DC Rivals HyperCoaster construction discussion

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Yeah I mean driving up and parking, you get out of the car and with the addition of DC Rivals,  MW has this real big park look to it now, it's great to see a local park getting world class stuff like this, really is pushing it into another level. Place was pumping yesterday as well, great vibe.

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2 hours ago, Locke said:

Saw this in person yesterday and thought it was really looking impressive, pictures don't do it justice. l mean it makes Superman Escape look tiny and extends the visual footprint of the park so much, really a terrific addition. MW just going from strength to strength.

Agreed, I've driven past the park several times in the past week and I have to say every time I see it I am blown away. Dreamworld always used to be the park that made a big statement when you drove past, MW was always tucked away a little bit, but now DC Rivals has brought the skyline of the park right up to the M1 and the park is now so much more impressive.

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New Month, New Update. 1st of July 2017.

Thanks for all the compliments on last week's update!

Comparison Shot 1

Should be able to see the first drop and hill through the NIL over the next two months :) (Not the best photo this week - but for consistency I've posted it anyway)

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Comparison Shot 2

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Station/Brake Run

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@AlexB Turns out they're using the scaffolding for the Maintenance Building. - but that's basically the same as the station, so we'll just say you were correct ;)

Friction Wheels have been installed in the Track Switch/Station area. (As seen in the photos above and below)

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First Drop/First Hill

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They have been erecting most of the supports for the first hill + returning bunny hills. (Viewing the larger version of this photo makes support viewing easier!)

For the first drop the supports are just below/equal to the ground level of the road. Meaning that the train/bottom of the first drop is going to reach ground level (or just below it).

Random

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and just because I love how the loop looks - here's another one of the same.

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Here's my first update after getting back from my trip. Wow, it does look awesome, and standing right under the loop and first drop really shows how height these are, because photos don't really show it.

Something I noticed, which I don't think have been posted about, is the supports for the first drop are now all in place, just the tracks to be installed, and you can really get a sense of how steep it will be now. 

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Plenty of progress for the station too, which seems to have progress quickly.

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Few more parts have arrived in the carpark and still a few supports for the lift hill.

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And here's some of photos of the loop

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And how the first drop supports looks with the surrounding rides

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Edited by themagician

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1 minute ago, bladex said:

oh my god it dwarfs batwing!

Expect it really doesn't.. that's just the angle of the picture. It's impossible to "dwarf" batwing because they're essentially the same size (DCR is slightly taller) 

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15 minutes ago, jack.c said:

Expect it really doesn't.. that's just the angle of the picture. It's impossible to "dwarf" batwing because they're essentially the same size (DCR is slightly taller) 

Agreed - @bladex you see an illusion because the lift hill is closer to the camera by about 30m.

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3 hours ago, Adventures With JWorld said:

Just arrived at the park as I'm doing the Ultimate Experience today 

Can confirm that the shipping containers that have arrived contain new track pieces 

Can you do a review of your ultimate experience when you get some time I wouldn't mind doing this just want to see if it's worth it 👍

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3 minutes ago, LORD_Noodle said:

Can you do a review of your ultimate experience when you get some time I wouldn't mind doing this just want to see if it's worth it 👍

Will do one when I get home tonight depending if I have any energy left

If not I will have one up tomorrow :) 

Edited by Adventures With JWorld

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This afternoons update. Seems this weeks progress has mainly been the delivery of parts and construction of the station. Plenty of really large supports have arrived for the lift hill, as well as a few pieces of track.

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Supports for the final turn back to the station are in place 

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Station is coming along nicely

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And few more parts around

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16 minutes ago, themagician said:

@Glubbo I don't think there will be a path there. I imagine the path will be outside the park, and will provide access to TG, AOS, WnW for the public

Yeah sorry you're right in that the path won't be there. It appears to cut under DC Rivals between the first airtime hill and non-inverting loop.

 

On 01/07/2017 at 6:21 AM, rac2703 said:

We finally have an updated Nearmap image of construction from May 29:

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Edited by Glubbo

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Yeah, I remember my first sight of MW in 2006 was seeing the top hat of Superman as you come through the cutting that is north of the GC Highway exit at Helensvale. Now the loop is what you see first.

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