Sega World in Australia closed

Posted Sunday, March 18, 2001 11:08 AM | Contributed by Pud Polar

The headline pretty much sums it up. Just check the official site.

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Sunday, March 18, 2001 11:54 AM
What roller coasters did they have?

"Maybe I ain't so shy!"
Sunday, March 18, 2001 12:54 PM
a mine coaster.

"Does anyone know what type of dog spot is?
A Cedar Pointer!"
Sunday, March 18, 2001 2:28 PM
I thought this was about coasters. I'm sure there's some other site about PS2, go there.

clash of the TITAN, 2001!
Sunday, March 18, 2001 3:51 PM
NO you guys sega DID NOT GET BOUGHT OUT by nintendo... They're simply experiencing a change-over into a Third Party developer, meaning they're not mking any more systems, but they're making games for multiple systems, including Dreamcast, Playstation 2, Nintendo Gamecube, Microsoft XBox, and the hand-held systems, namely the upcoming Nintendo Gameboy Advance. This is probably why they can't afford to continue to run Sega World.
Sunday, March 18, 2001 8:13 PM
Ok guys, Segaworld used to be in Darling Harbour next to the CBD where they had the Martial Arts, Fencing, Weightlifting etc for the Olympics. It's a 25min drive from where I live and am one of only two CB members to have ridden Rail Chase. Who is the other?

SW closed several months ago as the Olympics did not bring in the expected profits. Otherwise, the park only had about 200,000 visitors out of the planned 430,000 p/a. Most of the revenue only came during the school holidays for obvious reasons. Admission is one-price, ride-all you can - $25 or US$12.50. Which was a bit steep for kids on $2-5 a week pocket money.

There was also a big fight over the construction of the park as there used to be several basketball courts where it is now that were very popular. SW has a medium-sized modern pond next to it and I've thought they could've built a multi-looper over it.

Rail Chase is based on the video game by the owners. Is well-themed, the whole park is indoors. With the coaster, it had the usual four-seater mine cars. Actually it is a Steel Wild Mouse with mine-themed cars. Not sure of the manufacturer, could be MACK or Arrow. The ride had turntables where the car is turned around and sent over a section backwards and features several hairpin turns. Anyone know who the manufacturer is from this description?

Other rides/attractions;
Tank skirmish/warfare game
Two 3D Motion Simulators
Huge coin-op video arcade

Yeah, SW wasn't that great. It still sucks because Luna Park which is 5 mins away is closed as well. It's Big Dipper - Arrow twin looper is to be removed. Rumor is Dreamworld has bought it. There was a rumor that Wonderland tried to buy the Dipper as well and had a survey which included an indoor mine coaster, perhaps they will buy RC. There is an over the top rumor that WL may get an Intamin Gigacoaster, possibly a clone of MF. :) I'll happily eat my hat if this happens. Who knows?

Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia, featuring;
1) The Demon - 1988 Vekoma Boomerang
2) The Bush Beast - 1985 KEC Woodie (Clone of PKD's Grizzly)
3) Beastie - 1985 KEC Junior Woodie
4) More steel coasters please!!! Preferably a B&M Masterpiece!

*** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 3/19/2001. ***
Sunday, March 18, 2001 8:44 PM
Ever since Sony introduced Playstation 1, Sega has been on a decline. I am surprised they survived this long. But I am glad they are restructuring their operations to just provide games to other systems.

Monday, March 19, 2001 2:55 AM
True, they just haven't produced a machine that has really taken off like the PSX has done.

1987? Master System 4Bit
1989 Mega Drive (Genesis as in US) 16Bit
1991 Game Gear 4Bit
1992? Mega CD Add-On 24Bit?
1993? Mars Add-On 32Bit
1995? Saturn 64Bit?
2000 Dreamcast 128Bit
Tuesday, March 20, 2001 2:26 PM
Thank you for removing my post, seriously, I overeacted. Honestly, Sega certainlu deserved to survive, but Sony is loaded with moolah so they could grab Square. Long live Dreamcast. Sounded like a cool park, too bad I never got to go.

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