Is Dreamworld planning something big in the future

Thursday, November 15, 2001 12:11 AM
I was at the park on Tuesday and overheard 3 gents in suits talking about the entrance to the Tower of Terror ( TOT ) being moved to the other side of the ride.  After talking with the staff in the park I have found out that a lot of the shops around the Country Fair area are either getting moved or refurbished.  And when I asked my contact at Dreamworld about the TOT entrance, her reply was that she could not coment on the subject at this time.

If you look at the map of the park, and if the park was to remove the games arcade and the Gravitron, you could fit a V2 clone in the space left.  Does anyone have any other thoughts about this.

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 10:37 PM
Gidday Wayne, looks like we're the only Aussies around at the moment. :)

Why are they moving T.o.T's entrance to the other side?

I've scanned in a photo taken of Thunderbolt from the heli(tour.) With the Intamin Spiral Impulse, are you referring to the spiral spike being in place of the big red/yellow arcade entrance & the rear spike behind Thunderbolt's lift hill?

Sounds like a great idea, however it's a low capacity ride & wouldn't a full-circuit ride make more sense? I was gonna say LIM Launched Inverted like Volcano, but this might be ripping off Lethal Weapon. Just a thought. I'm pretty sure there will be something in the future, Cyclone is relatively cheap compared to T.o.T.

Hey if you look at the bottom of the photo where Cyclone is now, you can see the original cap for the Dreamworld Tower (pre-Giant Drop.) Please excuse the quality, I blew the photo up & saw many more details than ever.

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 10:39 PM
Oh, I forgot, is the Circus tent still there? This photo was taken in January 1998 just after GD opened.

Coincidentally I changed my personal photo to that of me enjoying T.o.T from my fave seat, front row centre! P.S. the hair colour is fake - technically, bleached. :)

I'll be going to Byron Bay in Jan next year on holiday with my family. On one of these days I'll drive up to DW to take a spin on the Big D...whoops, I mean Cyclone. Would it be possible to get together then?

Later.

*** This post was edited by Taipan on 11/16/2001. ***

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Friday, November 16, 2001 1:20 PM
Taipan,

First thing is that circus tent is now the Gravitron ride.  Beside that is the games arcade and then the bumber cars and a couple of shops.  This is an area of the park that may be undergoing some changes in the future.  If the park does that then it will allow them access to the area behind the Tiger Island enclosure also.  Whatever they are planning it is going to be big.

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The Croc Man Rules!!!

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Friday, November 16, 2001 1:50 PM
Dreamworld are waiting for this Wonderland Sydey attraction, which I have a feeling will be big! It's been six or seven years since that park has done anything, and their attendance records are reflecting that. When Wonderland releases their new ride, Dreamworld will go about combatting it, with something better, they have the money, and the crowds to justify something big, mean, fast and high capacity! I mean, they have great rides now, just exrememly low capacity. TOT is extremely low capacity, 12 people a minute or so isnt it? Giant Drop, 16 people every 5 minutes. Thunder River, quite a queue builder. Log Flume, reasonable, but could be better. Thunderbolt, does it ever run both trains? Last time I was there and it was was in I think 1992! Cyclone, with  one train, it won't be good!

Just think how something with 3 or so trains, each with 28ppl would make the whole  park so much more efficient!

I don't think they will be building any coasters behind Tiger Island for some reason. At the moment, they have their most popular ride, TOT, Thunderbolt and Cyclone, Wipeout plus most of their other flat rides in that area. Those paths will be overflowing with people if a new coaster, is built in that half. I think they should develop a new land out back, with a woodie surrounded by bush, or heck, even a B&M multilooper or Intamin Hyper!

Richard

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Friday, November 16, 2001 6:42 PM
Hmm, I don't want DW to usurp WLS' new ride. Give WL a break, like you said, it's been years since their last major ride. Space Probe was the tallest freefall ride in the world when it opened at the end of 1995, (210ft) & didn't hold that title for long.

True, DW has low capacity rides. You do know that they want to buy a new train for Cyclone & want it to have lapbars instead of OTSR's? At least Cyclone will draw the lines from T.o.T & GD, my fave rides.

Yeah, a bush coaster would be great, no, not Bush Beast!

Wayne, actually the small white square building with the blue stripe in front of the circus tent is Gravitron. Peace.

*** This post was edited by Taipan on 11/16/2001. ***

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Saturday, November 17, 2001 12:44 AM
Taipan,

After asking the park, it seems that it is what it looks like.  A circus tent for a circus promo that the park was running around that time.  The park uses that land cause it is easy access for the park and the public.  You got me on the Gravitron though...will have to look closer next time.  Later.

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The Croc Man Rules!!!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 3:16 AM
Wonderland major renovation
Heres another aussie guys!!
While it sounds Dreamworld is preparing to shuffle stuff around to allow future development so to is Wonderland Syney. Next year it will undergo the largest renovation since the Australian Wildlife Park and Transilvania. (Taipan i sent the full details to your bigpond email address, maybe i have the wrong address?)
After H2O overload (aka War on water stunt show) concludes in late January, work will begin to fill in the main lake. This will create a new area. The plan is to move most rides from Hanna Baberra Land (HB) down onto this new area with the caroufsel taking the traditional posistion just inside the gates.
This transistion will be slow, with rides being relocated one at a time, HB will gradually shrink and eventually close.
Fred Flinstones Splash Down (flume) is suppose to go. Sillystix is already gone. It is likely that beastie will go (very dissapointing). I have not heard if a concrete decision regarding Skyrider (the gondala ride accross  the park) has been made. There was talk of shorting it with the new terminal beside dodgems, but it is remoured this would be too expensive.
In Goldrush Skyhawk is for sale.
This is part of the parks consolidation plans. The park has one of the largest capacitys in the Southernm Hemisphere, originally built with a something like 20,000 +. Just have a look at the carparks, a gaint overkill!
The closure of HB land will consolidate the park, which will help in keeping Park costs down. It will also improve park atmosphere as even with resonable numbers in the park it can often seem deserted.
The closure of HB will also make way for future developments, such major expansion of the Australian Wildlife Park. and the Wonderland Business Park.
In regards to the new attraction because of embarrassing delays, management has decided that NO details will be released regarding this until construction begins.
At this time i think it's not in Wonderlands competitive interest if I say what genre of ride it will be! However I will say it is unlikely to be a rollercoaster.
The recent HIH collapse, delays with the Business Park and international developments have effected Wonderland finacially. Devlopment plans have been delayed, but continue but will be reflected in the cost of the new attraction.

Whilst International attendance has fallen, Wonderland has had strong attendance lately.


The commencement of the Western Orbitol  Motorway with Wonderland right on the junction of the orbitol and the M4 places Wonderland Sydney in a very good posistion for the future and will shorten trip times to the 4 million plus people who live whithin day trip range particually those from the Newcaste/Central Coasts, and Southern Highlands/Canberra areas.
The planned development of surplus land to create the Wonderland Bussines Park will provide some capital for future park projects.
Already an indoor ski facilty, and accomadation is planned within the Bussiness Park, while this is not being built by Wonderland it is sure to benfit the park.  
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*** This post was edited by aussie op on 11/20/2001. ***

*** This post was edited by aussie op on 11/20/2001. ***

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Sunday, November 25, 2001 9:18 AM
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