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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:09 am
by Gav
Wild West Falls (Hopkins) at MW opened in 1998, and Rio Bravo (Intamin) at Parque Warner opened in 2002, so the Parque Warner one is the clone.
You can compare the two, but the original has the better theming.
The airtime hill on WWF is smaller than the one on Rio Bravo, which means more air)

Rio Bravo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrawNVdVqx4

Wild West Falls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp9F832MB3Y
(You cant see, but at the top of the first lift, but there is an encounter with a couple of bandits that are projected onto a glass screen)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:44 am
by RCFreak
For those in the US that miss Tim Tams, you can actualy find them (overpriced) at any Cost Plus World Market!

The two rides are similar, and I do actually prefer the one at WBMW, however the airtime on Rio Bravo is insane!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:08 am
by Hurricane
The airtime on the WBMW one is also intense... Possibly the most intense in Australia! Its scarier when you ride with someone alot taller as the bar isn't sitting right on you!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:18 pm
by PKI Jizzman
Hey everyone, I went to Wet 'n Wild yesterday and got on all the rides except the Black Hole. Didn't look worth the wait. The park was great! Alot of rides to choose from..and any water park with an Intamin HalfPipe in it is awesome! It was also a beautiful park. It had tons of palm trees and other exotic plants throughout the entire place. It was vastly spreadout.
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Surfrider - I didn't really know what to expect from this ride. It looked pretty fun...almost like Intamin looked at a Huss Frisbee and turned it into a coaster. It was pretty fun, a few good moments of floater air was good. Can't this be considered a floorless coaster? Is it?
One bad thing - They spray you with these fire hoses...ouch. But refreshing.
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Looking at Surfrider from across the park. Looks steeper than 90* to me.

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Yay for another new Intamin coaster! I love those restraints.

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Hanging ten on the most awesome wave out there!

Super 8 Aqua Racer (One person Mats) - It was a fun ride. Eight lanes to choose and hop on a mat and slide down. It looks more fun than it really is IMO.
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KERSPLOOSH. I think it's a tie.


White Water Mountain Rapids (one person body slides) -
Enlosed slides: One was really good. It was pretty long and zig zaged its way down the mountain. The other kinda turned around and went straight. BUT both had an AWESOME helix of death.
Open slides: Both were pretty good with some dip and twisty paths down the mountain.
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Mmm...four options of awesomeness.

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One of the Rapids with Speedcoaster in the background.

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Mmm...two awesome helixes with nice forces for a waterslide.

Twister (enlcosed body slides) - It's the typical twister you would see at a park. I think this one was better than KI's...smoother or something.
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Speedcoaster (Two-two person enclosed/open slides) - This really puts the word 'coast' in 'coaster'. It was pretty lame...not really much speed, just a gradual decent...then you get about 3m up the hill and fall back ddown.
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Mmm...time for some lunch! I got the Mountain Burger at Bombora's.
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Next up I went over to the Mammoth Falls. It's one of those big raft rides. We got six people in a raft and man the ride was great! Countless times your raft went really high up on the sides of the slide! Oh, that's wave pool in there. Some nice waves!
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The Mach 5. Three jetspeed slides...OUCH. I went on 2/3, because the outside ones are the same. They basically ripped the skin off your back traveling about 85 km/h or something. The Sidewinders were pretty good. It was like the Mammoth Falls except only 3 people and there are more bumps and drops.
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The Tornado was really good. It was a smaller version of KI's big bowl, but it was still just as good! We got pretty far up the side of the bowl.
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Back to the otherside of the park to explore some of these "Canyons" I've been hearing about...
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Terror Canyon 1 and 2(Enclosed double person tube ride) - Wow, now this ride was really cool. There were light effects, airtime, and high speed helixes. The ending was insane! You got sooo airborne on both of the drops!
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Can you say...airtime?!

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You really need to hold on....tight!




Thanks for reading guys....still more updates to come!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:01 am
by Hurricane
Well... Me and PKI Man are off to WhiteWater World tomorrow thanks to a heap of half price vouchers I got in the mail! So expect a report from either him or me in the next few days.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:11 am
by thunder001
That reminds me that I needed to post the pictures from last weekend's trip. Make sure you have a look over towards the old Thunderbolt car park area, as you will see they have started some construction there for the expansion of WhiteWaterWorld.

Have fun and enjoy.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:46 am
by Hurricane
We are only there for 2 hours, but skipping the body slides that should be enough time. But we will check out the construction while we are there. But it should be good seeing these expansions completed. Cheers for the heads up on the construction Thunder001!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:03 am
by PKI Jizzman
We decided to go to Dreamworld instead, hit up some rides I missed and some more rides on my favorites. DW Pt. 2 is coming soon!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:20 am
by downunder
I went to WNW for the first time on Christmas eve, Surfrider wasn't bad at all. I really like Tornadoes.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:36 pm
by PKI Jizzman
Well, I'm heading home in a few hours. It's been the time of my life here in Australia and I WILL come back. Thanks to all those who gave tips and advice, it helped! I'll be posting more updates later. For now, here's a picture of the COOLEST entertainer at a theme park....PERIOD.

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THE WIZZ!!!! He rides around on a magical dragon, leaving a trail of toxic exhaust....dodging people as he speeds through narrow pathways while he blares AC/DC!