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This morning I was invited out to Dreamworld to get a sneak peek of Steel Taipan and a walk through of the entire area. I’ll start out by saying, overall they’ve done a good job with the area. It’s ve

Occasionally I'll search through tender websites for theme park projects and yesterday's search at work had delivered some treasure. Here is what is worth noting: This is what the queu

And we have supports. 

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I feel this is just an extension of the back and forth pissing contest between a couple of park executives. 
“Oh you built a blue wipeout looking ride? Well now I’ll do textured pathways too”

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12 minutes ago, rappa said:

I feel this is just an extension of the back and forth pissing contest between a couple of park executives. 
“Oh you built a blue wipeout looking ride? Well now I’ll do textured pathways too”

'You built a ride with a spike.... i'll build one with twelve...."

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15 hours ago, themagician said:

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The queue is coming along quite nicely.

Does anyone know if they have or haven't installed any coloured/uncoloured floodlights along the track? It would be sweet to see it light up at night...

And on the topic of lights:

With the current lights installed along the ride entry and exit, I'd imagine when it comes to Dreamworld's night events that it'll be quite dark in those areas. Each light pole seems to be quite far from the next.

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3 hours ago, ejpdtd said:

Went for couple hours today, saw a few cycles so theyre getting them through. Im still so impressed with the area and how its turning out. Park was surprisingly quiet for school holidays, only 10 min waits for everything, think everyone must've been at WWW since the carpark was full and it was stinkin hot today.

Wait until NSW is allowed back in 😁

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21 hours ago, Im Hungry said:

Does anyone know if they have or haven't installed any coloured/uncoloured floodlights along the track? It would be sweet to see it light up at night.

Just plain white flood lights

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They were testing the MCBR today. Train came to a full stop on the MCBR and around 2 mins later the train slithered out.

Must I say that when the train left the MCBR, (although not surprising) it travelled concerningly slow - so slow it had the potential to valley anytime and anywhere throughout the second half of the course.

Also, a few staff members came forth and stated Taipan will undergo more frequent test runs next week.

I believe the reason for that is to start training the operations team whilst also familiarising them with its operations. Another point to keep in mind is the wheels begin to wear along the track, thus allowing the train to navigate along the track more quickly (I think). The opening crew have also been internally announced, so a congrats to those who got a position.

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Looking closely at the photos I took earlier today and a few things to point out 

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There’s still a couple more snake spine pieces to be installed. The seating is in the place. Looks like there will be grass laid to the back right to that seating. Hopefully they install some sheltering because it’s going to be very hot in the summer.

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Water fountain to the left? Lighting and speakers around the queue in place. Interested to hear what sounds they play in this area

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Theyve opted for rock through this path, so unfortunately no plants/trees. That’s disappointing.

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Themed bin at the back?

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22 hours ago, Im Hungry said:

They were testing the MCBR today. Train came to a full stop on the MCBR and around 2 mins later the train slithered out.

Must I say that when the train left the MCBR, (although not surprising) it travelled concerningly slow - so slow it had the potential to valley anytime and anywhere throughout the second half of the course.

Also, a few staff members came forth and stated Taipan will undergo more frequent test runs next week.

I believe the reason for that is to start training the operations team whilst also familiarising them with its operations. Another point to keep in mind is the wheels begin to wear along the track, thus allowing the train to navigate along the track more quickly (I think). The opening crew have also been internally announced, so a congrats to those who got a position.

Didn't @DaptoFunlandGuy figure out there was no MCBR? 

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On 25/09/2021 at 6:17 PM, Im Hungry said:

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I believe the reason for that is to start training the operations team whilst also familiarising them with its operations. Another point to keep in mind is the wheels begin to wear along the track, thus allowing the train to navigate along the track more quickly (I think). The opening crew have also been internally announced, so a congrats to those who got a position.

The train without the spinning rear carriage will be 'worn in' long before the other. It's not been sighted yet, has it?

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1 hour ago, Whombex said:

The train without the spinning rear carriage will be 'worn in' long before the other. It's not been sighted yet, has it?

The train without the spinning carriage remains present on the track.

The train with the spinning carriage is still nowhere to be seen.

I assume once Dreamworld start testing the ride themselves, we'll see the train with the spinning carriage.

And given that from sometime this week or next week testing will rapidly increase and be more frequent, perhaps we may even see the spinner slither on track for some high-capacity two-train operations soon after.

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