Dreamworld‘s new coaster timeline

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1 hour ago, AlexB said:

missed opportunity there to say 'in the coming weeks'.

So instead....

which year?

Probably because people stop flogging a dead horse when the joke wasn't even that good to begin with.

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3 hours ago, themagician said:

With the global situation happening, how much do people think this will effect the coaster and its opening timeframe?

I believe it will open before a certain wooden coaster.

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Probably not a lot since it was planned for a different park originally, and has been paid for. Maybe a little longer if it hasnt been produced, but china are relaxing border controls and starting manufacturing again. 

Container ships are still traveling and arent part of restrictions.  I dont think you have to worry about it being canceled or put on hiatus though. Even if it takes a little longer to arrive. 

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Trying to up load the screen shot but I can’t. This site always have issues with up loading ohotos.

Have a look on the Gold Coast Bulletin website it’s there. I just can’t upload the screen shot for some reason. That’s it Skeeta.

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Ardent Leisure: Dreamworld owner asks staff to take leave or move to part time work in response to COVID-19 crisis

Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure has announced it is halting all work on new attractions as part of a radical list of emergency measures to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

WORK is being halted on new attractions at Dreamworld as the Gold Coast’s theme parks struggle to deal with the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Dreamworld in August announced a major $50 million investment program to include a massive new 1.2km roller coaster and a multimillion-dollar revamp of ABC Kids World.

However in a statement to staff this morning it was revealed those investments have now been put on ice.

“In order to minimise the impact of COVID-19, Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and SkyPoint are taking measures to ensure it is doing all that is reasonably practicable to maintain job security,” the statement said. “To this end, we have frozen non-essential capital expenditure including the construction of the new rollercoaster, ABC KIDS World expansion and the Future Lab.”

Dreamworld is also asking employees to take leave and shutting event spaces as it deals with tumbling visitor numbers.

It is asking all Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and SkyPoint staff to consider using their leave entitlements and all full-time salaried employees to consider moving to part time work.

“For those Team Members whose jobs permit working from home, this arrangement can be

discussed with management,” the statement said.

“We want to reassure you that we are taking steps and doing everything in our power, including speaking with government, in an effort to ensure that the business is able to survive

this period.”

The company has also decided to cancel any events and/or functions where 100 people would have been in attendance at its Dreamworld Exhibition Centre and SkyPoint event spaces.

This follows government advice on holding gatherings indoors of more than 100 people.

Dreamworld and WhiteWater World are considered open outdoor areas and not included.

Ardent earlier cancelled the upcoming performances by magician Consentino at Dreamworld.

Yesterday Village Roadshow announced it was “temporarily” shutting Australian Outback Spectacular yesterday until March 31 in response to the health crisis.

It is also asking all employees to take leave, slashing executive salaries and axing bonuses.

CEO Clark Kirby said it was possible city’s theme parks may also close and closing Outback until March 31 was in response to limits on 100-person crowds indoors.

He said the company was working on contingency plans for that eventuality if the rest of its parks closed.

Both stock in Village and Ardent have been hammered in recent days.

However, they have recovered somewhat in early trade today with Village shares up 7.6 per cent to 92c and Ardent up 13 per cent to 20.5c



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