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Re: Warner Bros. Movie World (WBMW) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:25 am

I've been on great SLCs and I've been on mediocre SLCs. They're never as bad as people would lead you to believe, but on-board audio won't do anything to make them better. I was hoping that little fad was done with and confined to the past. I'm curious about the new trains- I've heard both good and bad reviews.
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Postby original » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:20 pm

MW this morning have posted photo's on their FB of some of theming going on the Arkham Asylum, in particular the tower:
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The rest of the photos are here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150657363797182.402699.106147617181&type=1

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Postby MacPark » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:59 pm

I am interested to see how this turns out. I am a bit worried about the fact they have just "wallpapered" the scenery on everywhere so i really am interested to see it this works or not.

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Postby BDG » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:44 am

That looks incredibly cheap. Another disappointment after Green Lantern.
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Postby australianalex » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:03 am

Miss the old Movieworld standard of theming as seen on Superman Escape and Scooby Doo and of course Wild West Falls. Green Lanterns theming was very cheap, especially the perspex shelter that the station is. Hopefully they'll spend more for the theming of the new dark ride.

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Postby SharkTums » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:09 am

What's the old saying again? You can't polish a turd.

SLC's...ugh.

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Postby vacoaster09 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:16 am

I wouldnt expect the park to throw in some expensive world class re-theming on an older ride that might not give them a great return on investment. The way I am thinking is that the park needed to replace its trains (afterall trains have a certain service life, yet trains are expensive). So like Six Flags did with Bizarro at SFNE, to help bring in some return on the new trains they needed, they attempted to retheme the ride in hopes of making it more marketable and basically help make some type of return on their investment (atleast to break even - but they didn't). In this case of the SLC... I can see the same. They are investing in track work and new trains so if they retheme it and give it a new look on a dime then they can possibly break even if not make profit on their investment. Superman was a completely new attraction so it made sense for them to go all out with the theme.
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Re: Warner Bros. Movie World (WBMW) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:37 am

SharkTums wrote:What's the old saying again? You can't polish a turd.

SLC's...ugh.


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Postby australianalex » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:28 pm

Some pictures from Akrham Asylum: Shock Therapy's soft opening. The theming looks pretty decent and I think the trains look great. (Source, Outsiders Australia Facebook page).
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Re: Warner Bros. Movie World (WBMW) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:34 pm

Those two guys in the front of the photo of the train in the station have some outrageously tall-looking socks...

The trains make it seem as though the shoulder belts were fitted as an afterthought.
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