Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

thunder001

Members
  • Posts

    364
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by thunder001

  1. It really is coming along now, with more track added to show a new ejector air time "twist" hill.

    This is under the large turn in the photos and is seeming to lead back to another track cross for more of that head chopping feeling.

     

    There are two pieces of track in the car park that have lead to a lot of speculation of either a Zero-G Roll, or even a Heart-Line loop being installed. Given the location of the track numbers to those already installed we hope this should happen in the next week or two.

     

    For those who have yet to visit the park, here is a arial view to show the total area and location of the ride.

     

    Will have a full update on the weekend if not before...

     

    Cheers

    1098074471_Movieworldnewcoasterlocation.thumb.jpg.f9294c946955cc6021237993039cb716.jpg

  2. Well due to my old girl playing up this weekend (my car, not my wife ) I was unable to get to the park to complete the update I promised.

    However a big thanks to @themeparkgirl on the Parkz.com.au forums for allowing me to use her photo to bring an update of the new Mack Hyper Coaster under construction at Movie World.

    So far the speculation about length/height/name etc is still ongoing until the park makes the official announcement, but the consensuses is that it will be just over the 200ft mark, approx 4500ft long and may have up to 3 inversions similar to Flash in China.

    The photos below show the area closest to the half way point of the ride, with the large Stengel Dive turn still around the 30m tall mark (to give you an idea of the height in the photos), into an inclined dive loop for the half way turn around. The track then comes back under itself, into a s-bend back over the track and to go under again. In photos late yesterday afternoon, it would also seem as this now leads into what could be a zero-g roll, although this should be completed by next weekend at the current speed of construction.

     

    The only thing that the park as said is it is due to open in September 2017, so if your planning a trip down under around that time defiantly put Movie World on the list...

    and now onto the update...

    20170506_104836.jpg.20384f48e2977427b68fa78c9e76eba6.thumb.jpg.00b2a5d144b5ed69cabf359b9fb92b73.jpg

    Looking towards the mid way point turnaround...

    20170506_105014.jpg.964be672f77081d3dee7adc537584897.thumb.jpg.716a9c34c25e62369b14cbef616708fa.jpg

    The half way point, this should be nice and fast still.

    20170506_105454.jpg.d9300b1be181f9ffd9e99407fac2e27e.thumb.jpg.7abbda21532fe9c5db7f076751aeb662.jpg

    S-Bend supplying what should be a great head chopper feel going under...

    20170506_105512.jpg.73ddd8df1b90e7a821ea1119c550c0ca.thumb.jpg.967b8de8aa8a99bfd11fb968513c8478.jpg

    Guess the support crew where on a day off when this track went in?

    20170506_105603.jpg.edf1f382d7e5d7a6b84f94bb0b023539.thumb.jpg.644c41fb199a18a0e3eb44fcea917e27.jpg

    Here's hoping by next weekend this section will be completed..

    20170506_104403.jpg.55f093ac2b67b2a240ba9b624a433496.thumb.jpg.1227b71dd97d67137e124c1c4cd9bb5d.jpg

    Top of the lift hill ready and access stairs ready and waiting to be installed...maybe after the hill is started...

    20170506_105215.thumb.jpg.121d04a0477339bf2626a5abb7572d7a.jpg.ccb8d3e87724faa1d515e3418b419305.jpg

    And finally, an overview of the area completed so far, for those who have been to the park, this is beside the main road entry to the park, quite a walk from the entry to Movie world which should give an idea of how long this ride will be when completed.

  3. So the construction of the new coaster for Movie world is starting to show some form of shape and while it does not look like much from the ground, I was able to get some overhead pictures from about a week ago of the site.

     

    I did get some photos from site however they did not turn out well enough to post.

    We can confirm creates onsite with Mack coaster labels all over them. The park has already stated that this will be one of the most extreme coasters Australia has ever seen.

     

    I will post some more photos up next weekend (if that's ok) from the site to see how the works are progressing, or you can head over to the parkz.com.au site and see ones from this weekend.

     

    The one thing I ask, is does the layout of this ride remind anyone of a Mack ride already completed, or are we looking at a first of a kind?

     

    Cheers.

    image.thumb.jpeg.1300444a6ed3ebc9e5509d8289eca78a.jpeg

    Section closest to the main park. Possibly station area.

    image.thumb.jpeg.ab5bbde0b965d844364b790bb58446ad.jpeg

    Main footer section

    image.thumb.jpeg.dcb5929cbdacad6fba3ace12179427df.jpeg

    End of construction area at this stage.

  4. I was at the park today and if the signs up around the place are anything to go by, it will indeed have 4 across riders, 2 rows per car. I have taken a couple of pics here for you to see, although I am sorry about the quality as I forgot my camera and had to use my phone.

    Will post some new pics next weekend after our next park visit.456576421_Picture033.thumb.jpg.a80242207563a01fa646680725490728.jpg

    The add seems to give away it is a 4 across, 2 row seating car.

    1090239770_Picture021.thumb.jpg.f3b4a8ef99526e2c78d0fbda61d3bff7.jpg

    A lot of these supports have gone up since monday when we drove past...it is going vertical very fast.

    1777948988_Picture015.thumb.jpg.dceee6ed8ee47f897d758bc55b0dd792.jpg

    A nice wide lift hill for a 4 across seating car....I think i have said 4 across enough now.

    1161832246_Picture024.thumb.jpg.019f4a71c108b4a25f419f84e6357f47.jpg

    Lots more curvy track pieces to come....

    If gossip from the park staff is anything to go by, the Looney Toons River Ride and the Batman2 rides will both be replaced with new rides by the end of next year, so fingers crossed for something good to happen there.

    Till next week.

  5. Glad to see you guys are having fun on the trip...I am currently placing the blame for not being able to come along on work. But it may have an upside with a future USA trip next year fingers crossed.

     

    I am waiting for the review of the death machine that lives at Dreamworld to see what you thought of it, (Cyclone) and how it compairs to some of the others you have riden around the world.

     

    Are you guys going to Aussie World as part of the tour, as they were trying to open two new rides in time for Easter and I have yet to hear if they are finished, so maybe a bonus ride there for you.

     

    Enjoy the rest of your trip and I will keep the fingers crossed for joining you guys on a tour next year.

     

    Cheers

  6. Ok, will help some of you change your mind. There are no Burger King's in Australia...technically anyway. We have them here but they are called Hungry Jacks, so the earlier picture with the fast food logos including Burger King would not have been taken within Oz. And if they did plan a trip to Oz, the pictures would show a lot more rain than what they do as we are getting some major rain and flooding at the moment.

  7. Looking at the youtube video's and from what i can gather from the pictures posted, it seems like the main tower section has been the first item to fail in the area of where it changes colour. However it is best that we do not speculate on this until more information is available.

     

    My thought go out to the people involved and their families, as you don't expect this sort of thing to happen in a place built to put a smile on your face.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/