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by Jobius
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: This site is dead!!!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 11

This site is dead!!!!!

Dead, deac dead!!! Shame!
by Jobius
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Wittingslow's new roller coaster coming soon ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Wittingslow's new roller coaster coming soon ?

So is there one coming or not?? It sounds like its just a desire to get one at this stage!!!
by Jobius
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Aussie World
Topic: New rides for Aussie World
Replies: 0
Views: 2389

New rides for Aussie World

It has been confirmed that next year Aussie World will get 2 new rides in the form of a Waveswinger and a new Pinfari rollercoaster. What's not clear is what model of Pinfari coaster will be installed. Does anyone have anymore information at hand??
by Jobius
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Luna Park Sydney
Topic: Luna Park Holiday Rides 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 921

Luna Park Holiday Rides 2013

It has been confirmed that the new KMG Feeak Out has been confirmed for LPS but they are also promising , in their words, a bunch of rides. Along with the new Larson Hair Raiser Drop tower, can anyone confirm any other holiday rides to grace LPS this summer??
by Jobius
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Wittingslow's new roller coaster coming soon ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Wittingslow's new roller coaster coming soon ?

What type of coaster is it?? Its great to see another travelling coaster hit the shores!!
by Jobius
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Travelling Coasters of Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Travelling Coasters of Australia

Hi all!! ,
Just a quick question but I was wondering how many travelling coasters are currently touring Australia? I can think of at least 3- Taipan, Crazy Coaster and Python Loop, but are there any more?? Whatever happened to the Fear tower coaster?? Cheers for any replies!!
by Jobius
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: New Book on Australian Roller Coasters
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

New Book on Australian Roller Coasters

Hi all, Not sure if this is widely known but there is currently available a new book which focuses on Australian and New Zealand roller coasters. It is available from Sydney's Abbey book shop and you can purchase online. I have included a link for those who are interested.[urlhttp://www.abbeys.com.a...
by Jobius
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Luna Park Sydney
Topic: Luna Park Holiday Rides 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: Luna Park Holiday Rides 2012

Surely someone has an idea???
by Jobius
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Luna Park Sydney
Topic: Luna Park Holiday Rides 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Luna Park Holiday Rides 2012

Hi all,
It must be getting close to the announcement for LPS holiday rides- the only clue that I have is that it is going to be very tall!! Anyone have any ideas or know what is going to appear this holiday??
Cheers!
by Jobius
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Luna Park Melbourne
Topic: Metropolis has gone bye-bye!
Replies: 13
Views: 2545

Re: Metropolis has gone bye-bye!

I agree that the possibility is strong that a new coaster in LPM COULD be from Zamperla. The Tickler theme is pure speculation based on nothing more than your opinion and is also dependent on the coaster being a Zamperla spinning coaster. There is currently no evidence for this. Personally , if we a...
by Jobius
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Luna Park Sydney
Topic: Ferris wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: Ferris wheel

by Jobius
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Luna Park Sydney
Topic: Rare Luna Park Sydney 1978 Footage
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Re: Rare Luna Park Sydney 1978 Footage

Thanks for the info OzShowkid but i think you will find that it isnt March's Waveswinger. That ride didnt make it to the park until the early 1980's, well after the Ghost train fire. This chair swing looks like a model similar to the one now operating at Dreamworld. But the footage is awesome, its i...
by Jobius
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Luna Park Sydney
Topic: Rare Luna Park Sydney 1978 Footage
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Re: Rare Luna Park Sydney 1978 Footage

Yeah this footage is very important Ben...I have never seen its like...and in colour!! There are great shots of The Big Dipper and onride footage as well plus, good shots of the Wild Cat....how I wish this incarnation of the park was still around..if the historical Luna Park ( Both Sydney and Melbou...
by Jobius
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Luna Park Sydney
Topic: Rare Luna Park Sydney 1978 Footage
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Re: Rare Luna Park Sydney 1978 Footage

One more blast from the past!! Here is a 1987 TV ad for Luna Park!! I remember these ads quite vividly- and the catchcry "One more time for the Dummies!!!" This gives a quick look at the 1980's LPS incarnation- no shots of the Geronimo roller coaster unfortunately!! Enjoy another trip down...
by Jobius
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Luna Park Sydney
Topic: Rare Luna Park Sydney 1978 Footage
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Re: Rare Luna Park Sydney 1978 Footage

As an addition here is another video of early images of Luna Park and some great images of the Manly Fun Pier. These are also fairly rare - I myslef have never seen some of these images , especially of the ones of The Fun Pier!! Another snapshot into the lost amusement history of Sydney and Australi...
by Jobius
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Luna Park Sydney
Topic: Rare Luna Park Sydney 1978 Footage
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Rare Luna Park Sydney 1978 Footage

Hi all, I have just viewed this footage on Youtube for the first time- its fantastic!!! Whilst being silent, its in full colour and gives a fascinating insight into Luna Park a full year before the tragic 1979 Ghost Train fire. Of particular interest here is the excellent footage of original Big Dip...
by Jobius
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Fear Tower Coaster
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Fear Tower Coaster

Hi, Not sure if it has been widely reported but it appears that the Tower Coaster FEAR is up for sale. See http://amusementtrader.com/189/Rollercosters/listings/31645/tower-loop-coaster.html This look like it was an extremely bad investment for O'Neills, and selling it does seem like the right thing...
by Jobius
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Luna Park Melbourne
Topic: Luna Park Melbourne Youtube film
Replies: 8
Views: 2728

Re: Luna Park Melbourne Youtube film

Excellent points Huss and I think something that can be implemented and enacted by both parks immediately. LPS, in particular , does indeed suffer from poor ride layouts. As you say, not a lot of thought has gone into their placement. Actually, if the park rides positioning were re-evaluated and a n...
by Jobius
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Luna Park Melbourne
Topic: Luna Park Melbourne Youtube film
Replies: 8
Views: 2728

Re: Luna Park Melbourne Youtube film

LPS need to sell RANGER and get it back on the road, it would do very well at the capitals I suppose this I should not be surprised with this very predictable response from you Huss. :shock: This doesnt actually answer any of the questions that I raised. I was looking more for some feedback and int...
by Jobius
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Luna Park Melbourne
Topic: Luna Park Melbourne Youtube film
Replies: 8
Views: 2728

Re: Luna Park Melbourne Youtube film

Zamperla if there was one person on this board who would have appreciated that LPM video, I knew it was you!! :D You are probably correct in your assessment of Zamperla or another ride manufacturer taking over the park from a management persepective. It probably would not work in Australia. I think ...
by Jobius
Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Luna Park Melbourne
Topic: Luna Park Melbourne Youtube film
Replies: 8
Views: 2728

Re: Luna Park Melbourne Youtube film

Having visited Luna Park Melbourne with my kids in the last week, I actually found it to be inferior to Luna Park Sydney, IMHO. LPM at the moment, is looking tired and rundown. Both Parks have their pros and cons, it is true,and they both have significant historical items,which should be preserved. ...
by Jobius
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Luna Park Melbourne
Topic: Luna Park Melbourne Youtube film
Replies: 8
Views: 2728

Luna Park Melbourne Youtube film

Hi all, Not sure if anyone has seen this film on Youtube about Luna Park. It is a 7 minute film that shows footage of the park from years past that I have never seen before, including the River Caves and The Big Dipper. If you are a fan like me of Australia's Luna Parks and their history you will fi...
by Jobius
Sat May 21, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Dreamworld
Topic: Dreamworld's Newest ride is on a mission to shock!
Replies: 13
Views: 3431

Re: Dreamworld's Newest ride is on a mission to shock!

This is great news!! Australia has been slow behind the rest of the world to catch up in getting Disk O's into our parks and this will make three!! I am excited that this model is to be a Disko Coaster, this should be excellent!! I rode the travelling unit at LPS and found it to be a very decent att...
by Jobius
Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Luna Park Sydney
Topic: Luna Park holiday rides 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3033

Re: Luna Park holiday rides 2010

Disk-O should do well. It's a surprisingly fun and reasonably intense to ride. I agree wholeheartedly Zamperla...the Disk'O' is a ride that has long been overdue on Australian shores!!I wish it had been a Disk'O' Coaster but I will gladly take it!! Thanks for the info guys, I was beginning to think...
by Jobius
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Luna Park Sydney
Topic: Luna Park holiday rides 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3033

Luna Park holiday rides 2010

Hi all!! It's getting close to that time of year when LPS announces their ride lineup for the Xmas holidays!! As of yet nothing has been posted on the website so I am asking does anyone have any idea of what will be appearing?? I am hoping for an extended ride lineup this year , as it is the 75th an...

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