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Dreamworld General Park Update - 21/01/19

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RHLR broke down again when I first visited the ride in the morning. Wipeout also broke down but opened shortly after. The screens installed at the front of the park now have an overlay. Trr demolition site is fenced off by two barriers. Sorry the captions aren’t underneath the relevant photo but it’s not working for me right now.

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3 minutes ago, Theme Park Enthusiast said:

they should demolish it if it not open. 

Yeah sure... let's spend a buttload of money demolishing everything we're not currently using, just because we're not currently using it.

Coming soon - bare earth, the ride.

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It's time for Dreamworld to remove the Train, easier just walking, and don't think it's a amphitheatre anymore...but they obviously do have plans in the area otherwise they wouldn't still be doing excavation.

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@Theme Park Enthusiast why is it time to remove the train? It’s down for scheduled maintenance. 

Do you have a family member with a disability? Do you have reduced mobility or suffer from respiratory problems? Do you push a pram when at DW? Ever had to chase kids around wherever you go?

If you answer no to those, who are you to judge that “it’s easier to walk than catch a train”? 

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Just now, Brad2912 said:

@Theme Park Enthusiast why is it time to remove the train? It’s down for scheduled maintenance. 

Do you have a family member with a disability? Do you have reduced mobility or suffer from respiratory problems? Do you push a pram when at DW? Ever had to chase kids around wherever you go? Are you too lazy to walk?

If you answer no to those, who are you to judge that “it’s easier to walk than catch a train”? 

Because I sure am

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@Brad2912 the train is way past its used by date and it's time for it to go. No need for the extra maintenance costs. 

I have argued with Dreamworld for a few years about ditching the Tower Of Terror, Wipeout and Hot Wheels Side winder as these are old attractions also that need to go. 

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How about Dreamworld just return the steam train to regular service, because they were 1 million times^ more reliable than the shitty diesel that replaced it. 

There isn’t anything wrong with the train as an attraction, it should be the parks most reliable attraction, it’s just not because ardent management tried to skimp on running costs when in actual fact they had a very good thing running when they were running the steam engines. 

Here are the options

1 - Throw away or sink the tractor in the river, and run the the Baldwin steam loco that is sitting in the shed wasting away. Meanwhile get the Perry back and spend the money to fix it up and go 100% steam again.

2 - Purchase a new diesel locomotive from a company who’s resume doesn’t involve building bumper cars. There’s many options out there for a reliable steam look diesel powered train. Throw away or dump in the river the Tractor. Run the Baldwin steam locomotive in peak times.

3 - Throw the tractor in the bin (or sink it in the river) and run the Simplex diesel on non peak times and the Baldwin steam loco during peak periods.

Note whilst each option is different, they all have 2 common parts to them. The diesel they bought to replace the reliable steam operation was a POS before it even hit the tracks, and now it’s biting them in the backside quite literally. It’s really unacceptable from a guest point of view.

I could go on, but let’s be truthful, closing the train should not be an option on anyone’s radar. If it is, they have fucking rocks in their head! Ardent have caused this problem themselves, and now more than ever they need to swollow that bitter pill and admit it was a mistake.

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6 minutes ago, Theme Park Enthusiast said:

@Brad2912 rusty train rails, train carriages are in bad condition. How about a monorail like the Disneyland one for Dreamworld would be a more valuable option?

Umm you do realise rusty rails aren’t a bad thing right? Otherwise if it was every train trip in the world would be a death trap waiting to happen. 

The train carriage condition is only cosmetic, nothing a lick of paint or some smart thinking to avoid graffiti cant fix. You really have no idea what you are on about. 

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Let’s sink it! Create an artificial reef for the turtles and eels..

Im sure if Dreamworld said “we want it back, here’s $XXX” Woodford would have to consider the $XXX value on offer if they really wanted the loco back. 

But you are right, there’s heaps of reliable diesel options, including steam outline look available that would be cheaper to maintain and run than what is destined to be Dreamworlds newest attraction, tractor reef...

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1 minute ago, T-bone said:

But you are right, there’s heaps of reliable diesel options, including steam outline look available that would be cheaper to maintain and run than what is destined to be Dreamworlds newest attraction, tractor reef...

I personally would love a tractor reef. Sounds like a sweet new attraction.

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