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Movie World Maintenance 2019

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Maybe gL is getting a much needed re-painting?

Arkham is quite a lengthy downtime. The usual train re-build will have to be undertaken no doubt, but surely there are only so many times they can keep doing that before new train(s) maybe required all together?

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I assumed a repainting, maybe for both, and a train rebuild shouldn't take 3 months. Maybe they are getting new trains and have extended the time for possible delays and testing?

Other ideas is smoothing the track a touch. It felt a bit rough last time I was on it.

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Perhaps I am too cynical, but extended maintenance windows are another way to keep operating costs down.

Interesting to note there is a window where Arkham, GL, Dodgems and Speedy Gonzales are all down simultaneously. Village must have an army of technicians ready to roll!

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1 hour ago, aaronm said:

Perhaps I am too cynical, but extended maintenance windows are another way to keep operating costs down.

Interesting to note there is a window where Arkham, GL, Dodgems and Speedy Gonzales are all down simultaneously. Village must have an army of technicians ready to roll!

Unlikely. The winter school holidays fall right in the middle. Although not peak holiday season, holidays are holidays and Arkham is a drawcard, even after all these years.

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12 hours ago, aaronm said:

Perhaps I am too cynical, but extended maintenance windows are another way to keep operating costs down.

Interesting to note there is a window where Arkham, GL, Dodgems and Speedy Gonzales are all down simultaneously. Village must have an army of technicians ready to roll!

Ding ding ding, we have a winner! It’s the perfect plan really, I mean who’s going to complain that a ride is down for maintenance when the response can be “well, look at Thunder river rapids”. It’s the perfect opportunity to hide operating cost cutting really.

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Outside of school holidays, I don't know why the parks don't close one day a week for maintenance and budget reasons. Village could stagger the closures to funnel crowds to their other parks (i.e. Sea World on Tuesday, Movie World on Wednesday, Wet n Wild on Thursday). There will always be a need for extended maintenance from time to time, but I'd rather a park that was open six days a week to one with potentially two major rides out of action during a visit.

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Expanding hours per day doesn’t always equate to a shorter time frame for overall maintenance.

maintenance length may be due to the need to send a part away for repair, or requires components to be stripped down to identify before you can order replacements etc. 

You can just say “well instead of closing Ride X for for 2 weeks while the park operates, let’s close the park for 2 days and get it all done”. 

You’ve also got a contacted workforce as well who you are now going to pay to stay at home, or deal with lengthy drawn out Union grievances which turn to negative press. 

Not to mention international tour groups that come through parks daily. 

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