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Was in the park briefly this morning and saw this. 

Mad Max themed land. Vekoma Mad-house where the WB Exhibit is now. Entrance to the east facing current Arkham station Vekoma flyer that makes use of the space from Superman Escape's hel

Hopefully the Batman ends up in the theming for Batwing.

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1 hour ago, Brendo88 said:

The chain has arrived and they have been re-installing it this week. GL also now has a listed opening date on their website of dec 18 

Heck yeah I have been waiting for this to reopen I hope the borders between Sydney and Queensland don't close again because I am planning on going up for an entire week and a half in january

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I thought i might show the evidence of its reopening
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Meanwhile back at Arkham.

It's pretty obvious nothing is happening anytime soon. Super odd. I know others have voiced this but why do VRTP love letting attraction SBNO. I understand you need to conduct cost evaluations and that but it is super odd.

Vikings, Mach 5, Arkham all sitting (not Mach 5 anymore!) for ages while people try to figure out what to do. I am going to say it also. If DW did this pitchforks come out and the town gets ready to burn them to the ground.

Management has known Arkhams age was catching up. It is not a great look at ANY park to leave things SBNO for ages. I really hope they have a future long term idea for this area of the park tho. I am sure they do. But they need to get a hurry on and try to figure out what that plan is.
 

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18 hours ago, Levithian said:

How about green lantern. Its been trouble since day one and has been closed for extended time 😅

 

16 hours ago, themagician said:

They confirmed they are waiting on parts (lift hill related I believe) to arrive from overseas 

Yeah a guy at Guest Services told me they were waiting on a replacement Chain and parts to modify/replace (he said replace but I dunno how that would work) the lift hill evac stairs.

 

I've not seen any work done on the stairs but if the chain is going in and they are re-opening maybe the evac stairs are waiting until next years downtime.

 

 

 

10 hours ago, StingRay said:

Vikings, Mach 5, Arkham all sitting (not Mach 5 anymore!) for ages while people try to figure out what to do. I am going to say it also. If DW did this pitchforks come out and the town gets ready to burn them to the ground.

All our GC parks do this, and this forum is pretty evenly pissed at both companies for doing it.  I would say although individuals will show bias, both companies get roasted evenly for their SBNO efforts.

 

45 minutes ago, StingRay said:

Oof. I've forgotten many more also I realised. 

*cries at desk knowing mistakes have been made by himself*

:) 

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12 hours ago, red dragin said:

I recall someone explaining once it is a tax depreciation thing?

That is, they can claim the depreciation of the asset against their tax if it sits there, whereas if it is pulled down they loose that ability to claim.

I'm no tax agent, so don't know if that is correct or not.

That’s actually a very interesting take on things I hadn’t heard before!

 

 

Also it’s kind of laughable at this point right someone is asking for a source as to where the idea the ride was being removed came from. 
Like sure they aren’t going to come out and confirm it, but that almost accusations email is a big cringe. 

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21 hours ago, red dragin said:

That is, they can claim the depreciation of the asset against their tax if it sits there, whereas if it is pulled down they loose that ability to claim.

A 25yo ride would be fully depreciated by now. Likely the same for the 8yo upgrades. 
 

Regardless, if there was any book value left then the asset impairment would reduce their taxable income. Doesn’t sound like a valid reason to me. 

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5 minutes ago, westical said:

A 25yo ride would be fully depreciated by now. Likely the same for the 8yo upgrades. 
 

Regardless, if there was any book value left then the asset impairment would reduce their taxable income. Doesn’t sound like a valid reason to me. 

As I said, I have no actual idea, it's something I'm sure I saw on here once, thought someone may know tax law better than me ☺ 

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On 15/12/2020 at 2:09 PM, Brendo88 said:

All references to Arkham have now been removed from the website. 
 

rip old girl 

 

On 15/12/2020 at 2:22 PM, themagician said:

@Brendo88 oh but don’t worry, they aren’t removing it, they’re just doing some work on it

Seriously though, it will be a forever missed ride. A MW classic.

Yeah they have gone as far as removing it from the park map too. Curious as to why management said otherwise and why they wouldn't have made an announcement yet though?

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6 minutes ago, Aw hype said:

 

Yeah they have gone as far as removing it from the park map too. Curious as to why management said otherwise and why they wouldn't have made an announcement yet though?

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"it's just down for maintenance. It's so far down for maintenance that even its map entry needs maintenance" 

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