Photos highlight coasters and theming Movieword Madrid and Port Aventura

Posted Wednesday, July 24, 2002 4:42 AM | Contributed by Ronnie D

Onridepics.com has added more photos from Spain's theme parks. There are lots of theming pictures from Port Aventura, one of the most beautifull parks in the world. Check it out in the off-ride and theming & other pictures sections.

Link: Onridepics.com

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:03 AM
Look at the theming. Is this really sixflags?!

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I'm proud of ALL my mayor malfunctions!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:04 AM
Sorry, i meant the Movie world pics on the site...

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I'm proud of ALL my mayor malfunctions!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:23 AM
Yep, it's Six Flags.

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http://www.onridepics.com

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:12 AM
Movie World is really nice!, Six Flags should put the same effort into their US parks. I know I have mentioned this before, but you can check out my trip report from early July...
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 10:24 AM
Nice pics.

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Steel: 1)MF, 2)Goliath, 3)Magnum
Wood: 1)Villain, 2)Beast, 3)Roar(SFMW)

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:50 PM
That big oriental building looks like thesame building from MGM STUDIOS in FL. Looks Great!
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Thursday, July 25, 2002 4:31 PM
That's because they're both based on a real building in Los Angeles: Mann's Chinese Theater
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Friday, July 26, 2002 1:18 AM

As I know it, Six Flags had very little to do with the construction of the park, other than financial backing (owning around 10% of the park). Of course they are the managers of the park.

As I see it, someone wanted another Warner Bros. based theme park. They went out scouting for investors, found Six Flags to be interested, not only do they operate dozens of parks, but are also responsible for operating one of the other Movie World parks. Six Flags came in, partially funded the project, and are now responsible for the operating of the park.

Th actual design of the park was more than likely by third party civil design/engineering company. Six Flags, Warner Bros. and the other many part-owners of the park would have had special requirements, but they weren't directly responsible for the quality of the overall design.

The actual design wasn't done in-house like most of Six Flags ride and park projects, it was independant, and the designers had high standards to meet, admittedly, higher than those set by your regular Six Flags management, who are usually trying to bung something together in a mad rush trying to get it all spick and span for the opening.

I must admit, Six Flags are getting a lot more credit in this initiative than they deserve. However, this can only be good for the enthusiasts image of Six Flags.

If only Village Roadshow and Warner Bros. didn't start out so cheap with our Movie World, then we'd be somewhere (you can clearly see that as the new rides come along, the quality of construction and theme is getting considerably better each time - except for their latest modification to an original building, which is incredibly cheap, despite me being assured that it is temporary, but I'm pretty unbelieving). Well, at least they're moving forward... unlike many parks.

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So what if the best coaster in Australia is a second hand Arrow?

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