Photo TR: Marcel's AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE!

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Re: Photo TR: Marcel's AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE!

Postby mattnz » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:36 pm

Lovely photos Marcel! I enjoyed my trip to the Aussie parks a few years ago and it looks like they keep getting better.
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Postby FreeFaller » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:46 pm

Nickstroberg wrote:Thanks for taking the time to put this together! :) How were the funky special Arrow trains on Cyclone? I've always wondered how they compared to the standard ones.


They were not too bad, but it's still pretty bumpy!

gerstlaueringvar wrote:Great TR! The park looks very interesting with a great collection of rides. How's Giant Drop compared to Lex Luthor?


I loved them both! :)

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Postby whatabeast » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:39 pm

I'm gonna be in Gold Coast in a couple of weeks, but I'm not going to be there for a very long time. Weather permitting, would I be able to knock out Movie World, its water park, Dreamworld, and Sea World in two days?
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Postby FreeFaller » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:00 pm

^If you're only interested in getting the credits, you will be able to see all of those parks in 2 days! Movie World is right next to Wet'n Wild which is why I recommend doing those two! The next day, you could go to Sea World, get those two credits and drive to Dreamworld!

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Postby whatabeast » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:23 am

As somebody who only wants the credits, awesome.

Also, if you're heading to Melbourne at all, don't miss the chance to ride the Scenic Railway in St. Kilda. Oldest roller coaster in the world, and it's actually not bad!
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Postby disturboed » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:19 am

window wrote:What is the deal with Sea World Australia? Is it owned by SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment?


Sea World in Australia is owned by Village Roadshow who also own WB Movie World, and Wet n Wild (both Gold Coast and Sydney).

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Re: Photo TR: Marcel's AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE!

Postby cfc » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:56 am

whatabeast wrote:
Also, if you're heading to Melbourne at all, don't miss the chance to ride the Scenic Railway in St. Kilda. Oldest roller coaster in the world, and it's actually not bad!


I find this point "debatable." ;) Thought it was rather bumpy back in 2011.
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Re: Photo TR: Marcel's AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE!

Postby whatabeast » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:21 am

cfc wrote:
whatabeast wrote:
Also, if you're heading to Melbourne at all, don't miss the chance to ride the Scenic Railway in St. Kilda. Oldest roller coaster in the world, and it's actually not bad!


I find this point "debatable." ;) Thought it was rather bumpy back in 2011.


Bumpy, yes. Bad? Nahhhh
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Re: Photo TR: Marcel's AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE!

Postby FreeFaller » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:34 am

Hey TPR!

On our way back to Sydney, we passed Coffs Harbour where they have a toboggan. It doesn't count as a credit, but it's super fun since it is in the middle of a banana plantation. You had to sign a paper confirming that you will ride on your own risk! :D They also have a candy shop where they make candy in front of you! It's super interesting and fascinating to see! The smell is incredible and they also give you samples of it!

When we were back in Sydney, it was time to check out downtown Sydney, which means more credits! Sydney has Luna Park where you ride this old Wild Mouse, which is super fun! I got on the ride and thought I didn't not need to hold on, but the airtime was INSANE! Like seriously, it was one of these surprisingly good rides! Thumbs up for that! We also did their free fall tower which was amazing. when we were going up, we realized that the tower was actually higher than it seemed to be! Apart from these two rides, we were not riding anything else just because I knew all the other rides from fun fairs in Germany. We decided to explore downtown Sydney and go up the Sydney Tower Eye from where you have an amazing view of Sydney!
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Welcome to Coffs Harbour!
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The BIG BANANA
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Candy time!
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Look at that candy!
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Toboggan time!
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Even the ticket says BIG BANANA
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Going up that lift hill!
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Culture Credit! Harbour Bridge!
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Opera House!
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Impressive!
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The Botanic Gardens is home of the...
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...Government House!
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Looks like an English castle!
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Fancy!
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Welcome to my crib!
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I love taking the ferry!
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Go Australia!
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Fish and chips!
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More culture credits!
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That's where Modern Family got shot!
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Welcome to Sydney!
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Rollie time!
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This wild mouse was CRAZY!
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Look how old it is!
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Airtime!
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No Photoshop guys!
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Look how beautiful!
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Better hold on!
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It's a Hair Raiser!
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You ready?
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More wild mouse!
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Can I start working here? :D
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Hey!
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Luna Park!
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Towertime!
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Sydney's skyscrapers!
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Skytower's entrance!
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The view was amazing!
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Just beautiful!
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Hey hey hey!
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Sydney is...?
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Sydney by night!

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Re: Photo TR: Marcel's AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE!

Postby FreeFaller » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:02 pm

Hey TPR!

If you're looking for some really nostalgic coaster, this is your update! I went to the Blue Mountains where you can find Orphan Rocker or at least what has been left over. This coaster was constructed in 1988, but it has never opened to the public! To me, it's one of those mysterious coaster failures that are quite fascinating! I mean, a coaster got built, but it was never opened. Isn't that crazy? The coaster is still along the mountains, covered by trees and leaves. I asked an employee about the coaster, because there are actually no signs about its history or anything, and he told me that they're working on fixing it and replacing it by a new one within the next couple of years. I'm not sure if they had been discussing this project for a longer time though! Let's wait and be surprised! The setting would be amazing for a new coaster! However, the coaster was not the main reason to go there! There is Scenic Skyway with which you ride between the cliffs, the Scenic Railway, which is really really steep, and the Scenic Cableway that takes you up the mountains. It's quite a thrilling experience! Not only can you use that kind of transportation as many time as you want, but you can also hike up there! It feels like being in the rainforest with all the birds tweeting and just being in Australia! A very unique not theme park related experience!
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Welcome to the Blue Mountains!
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Scenic World!
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I'm excited!
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Sure this is safe?
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Impressive!
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No supports!
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21st technology!
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Time for a walk!
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Welcome to the jungle!
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Australian rainforest!
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Postcard time!
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Those cliffs were high!
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Hey! Just chilling at Blue Mountains!
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Their trees look twisty!
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Nature!
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Covered with trees!
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There is our transportation!
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Please don't drop!
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Looks like the jungle!
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Hey! I'm your safari guide!
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Orphan Rocker!
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It looks weird seeing this lift hill next to the cable car!
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This coaster looks dangerous!
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Looks like engineering stuff!
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More trees!
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I find cables fascinating!
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Looks like it's gonna open right?
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This railway is steep!
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Ready, set, go!
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Yay! They survived!
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I'm still alive!
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Ready for a walk!
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This is not fake!
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Looks like a ferris wheel?
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Voodoo in Australia?!
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Mh no departure yet?
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Time to take a photo with the Scenic Railway sign!
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That's not steep!

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