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Anyone else notice that the Sidewinder has mysteriously "disappeared" from the Ride list on the DW website (Not even mentioned on the Maintenance page)?  

Also on the current (Covid-reduced) DW park map, the Sidewinder still has a number (#47) but isn't actually listed in the Ocean Parade section.  

Maybe it's in for *long* long-term maintenance, or DW has deleted the ride page for rebranding. Or is DW sneakily retiring another ride?

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3 minutes ago, shokupanjamin said:

Anyone else notice that the Sidewinder has mysteriously "disappeared" from the Ride list on the DW website (Not even mentioned on the Maintenance page)?  

Also on the current (Covid-reduced) DW park map, the Sidewinder still has a number (#47) but isn't actually listed in the Ocean Parade section.  

Maybe it's in for *long* long-term maintenance, or is DW sneakily retiring another ride?

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It will appear again with it new name and new photos soon, it almost finish being repainted and new name is already been installed on queue entry. They will likely make announcement soon on reopening before adding new name and details to the website 

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On 10/10/2020 at 6:56 AM, themagician said:

All references for Sidewinder (except for a couple images and the track shown on the map) have been removed from the parks website 

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I would assume they’ve done this so they can update day the ride information, etc in preparation for an announcement of its new name, etc 

@shokupanjamin yeah I noticed it a few days ago. It isn’t mysterious as they are preparing the website to feature the new name and information, etc. The coaster hasn’t been listed on the map since the park reopened, but they did update the tracks colour 

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1 minute ago, themagician said:

@shokupanjamin yeah I noticed it a few days ago. It isn’t mysterious as they are preparing the website to feature the new name and information, etc. The coaster hasn’t been listed on the map since the park reopened, but they did update the tracks colour 

@themagician Would be silly to spend all that money painting it and then close it... but stranger things have happened at Dreamworld. :P

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19 minutes ago, shokupanjamin said:

@themagician Would be silly to spend all that money painting it and then close it... but stranger things have happened at Dreamworld. :P

Isn't that what happened with SeaCorkViper? They did a heap of work to it only a few years after the retheme, only to find it beyond economical repair? 

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1 hour ago, red dragin said:

Isn't that what happened with SeaCorkViper? They did a heap of work to it only a few years after the retheme, only to find it beyond economical repair? 

They also brought POS trains that destroyed the track... Yes it required a bit more maintenance due to the sea air and the age of the ride, but I think if they hadn't replaced the trains with the Kumbak ones it would have lasted a while longer. I know the Python at Efteling got the same Kumbak trains in 2005 and then in 2011 were replaced with the Venom trains again like we currently see on Sidewinder.

Interestingly most of the track was replaced and rebuilt by a different builder in 2018 as well. Wonder how much damage the Kumbak trains caused lol

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