Some lush green grass and shade also does the trick.
Standing motionless in a swimming pool is not to be underestimated at this time of year.
Looking back, it appears that the Vekoma plaque was removed way back during the ride's 2014 maintenance and never reinstated. Does it still count as Vekoma?
Despite the questions surrounding the boats, the Log Ride sits looking ready to go.
Perspex is hard to escape on the Log Ride now.
The awnings slide to either side, loosely fixed to the arched frame with four u-shaped brackets. The steel mechanism along the top of the of the awning locks into the eyes welded at the top of each arch. When down in this side position, the entire weight of the frame is rested on the tip of just one of the rather flimsy-looking u-shaped brackets in the back corner.
The awnings also appear to provide numerous pinch points for operators and guests alike. We'd also draw your attention to the gaffer taped upholstery.
The bizarre sliding awnings are the defining feature of the forthcoming Log Ride reopening and they raise a lot of interesting questions. Such as how staff will deal with the repetitive manual operation of these heavy steel devices. There don't appear to be any guide wheels, bearings or mechanisms to lessen the physical exertion needed to slide this into and out of position.
Nothing particularly dramatic has happened with the Log Ride in a number of weeks. Its reopening date has been completely removed from the Dreamworld website.
The theming consists of characters printed on the sides of the gondolas.
Most theme parks comission Zamperla to build custom themed gondolas (Pandamonium is a great example), but for this ride Dreamworld have gone with a stock standard and particularly dated design of caged gondolas.
The ride is a stock standard Zamperla Mini Ferris Wheel featuring some fairly uninspiring Play School artwork.
The Play School Wheel has appeared in recent days in ABC Kids Land.
A token look at the Dreamworld Cinema ahead of its transformation later this year.
A policy exists that doesn't allow riders under a certain height to sit in the end seats. It's not brought to the attention of guests in advance and operators don't sort riders prior to boarding, meaning these awkward seat changes take place very frequently.
The ride also appears to be having some teething issues with restraints. Two or three tries to get the restraints successfully locked is not uncommon. It makes for particularly slow dispatch times.
The surfboards are missing, and new ladders and platforms have been installed, making it near impossible for this iconic feature of the ride to return.
Already known for its loud, mechanical sounds, the newly returned Wipeout is making some new grunts and groans. They are hopefully just a case of components wearing in, because it's quite jarring.
Wipeout is the last remaining example of the Arrow/Vekoma style horsecollar restraint in Australia.
The water feature that was added during its previous overhaul has been removed, a real shame given the added excitement this added to the ride.