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by benclare
Wed May 07, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: New Zealand
Topic: Coca-Cola Easter Show 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2743

Re: Coca-Cola Easter Show 2014

Do Mahons own the Superfly waterslide? I wonder how popular this attraction was, given the poor weather? I'm guessing it was somewhat of a novelty.
by benclare
Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2014 RES
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: 2014 RES

I'll be at the Show as usual this year and am really looking forward to it, especially trying the new rides.

I would be surprised if Rockstar doesn't show up, despite it not being mentioned on the ride list here.
by benclare
Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ekka 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 7018

Re: Ekka 2013

I wonder whether Pavier's new ride will be there? Not sure whether it has arrived yet.
by benclare
Mon May 20, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)
Replies: 12
Views: 1975

Re: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)

Absolutely awesome review Hurricane!

Alien Abduction was at the Easter Show but I avoided it because I heard about how fast it operated, no good for me as it was for you.
by benclare
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Travelling Coasters of Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: Travelling Coasters of Australia

Is Splash Canyon still around anywhere? Haven't seen it for quite a while, not since Tomte Land closed down I think.

Would love to hear more about the new coaster built here in Australia.
by benclare
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Hawkesbury Show
Replies: 8
Views: 2098

Re: 2013 Hawkesbury Show

Called in for a while today. The carnival area was quite a bit larger than last year and it was nice to see the return of the Zipper, Breakdance and Sky Flier. Disappointing not to see Hurricane but all in all, a great line-up for this year. It's a pity that agricultural shows are now so expensive t...
by benclare
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Hawkesbury Show
Replies: 8
Views: 2098

Re: 2013 Hawkesbury Show

Good to hear Sky Flier is back. Am disappointed there's no Hurricane again; it's really disappearing from the Show circuit isn't it? Will be at Hawkesbury early tomorrow.
by benclare
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Hawkesbury Show
Replies: 8
Views: 2098

Re: 2013 Hawkesbury Show

Pirates revenge won't be at Hawkesbury this year as it's doing Luna Park for the school holidays. This is not surprising, owing to the short duration of the Show verses the entire 2-week period in Luna Park where the ride is always popular. I hope Power Surge does Hawkesbury instead along with the H...
by benclare
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: HUSS Rainbow fan page
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: HUSS Rainbow fan page

Thanks for sharing! I'll add it to my Likes for sure.

I'm loving the new rides of today but do miss the old classics as well.
by benclare
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Gympie Show 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 6336

Re: Gympie Show 2013

Did the showground suffer any damage during the recent floods? I know part of it was heavily used for an evacuation centre.
by benclare
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Hawkesbury Show
Replies: 8
Views: 2098

2013 Hawkesbury Show

This year's Show will be on from 19 to 21 April. As it will not be competing with bathurst which is on a week earlier and will be held during the school holidays, I'm really hoping for a big ride line-up . Any suggestions on what will turn up? I'm guessing the usual gear from Bell's, Chant's, Joylan...
by benclare
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 35
Views: 5768

Re: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show

You can't please everyone I suppose. I personally enjoyed the Show as much as I always do. Perhaps this is because I don't get to as many shows and carnivals as others on this forum so it's always exciting for me when I do go. By the way, I posted the suggestion about seating and shade in the carniv...
by benclare
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 35
Views: 5768

Re: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Glad you had a good time Princess. Totally agree with you about the lack of music but as you said, much better as the sun went down which is the best time for riding IMO. As for No Limit being tamer, I sure didn't notice that but I've always thought it's an intense ride that never fails to terrify a...
by benclare
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 35
Views: 5768

Re: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show

I'm sure Pavier's new dance Party 360 will be at next year's Show.

I also think the Rainbow is gone for good unless Young's one gets on which is a possibility. O'Neill's Ranger is probably gone for good too which is a shame.
by benclare
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 35
Views: 5768

Re: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show

I was back at the Show today, the absolute hottest day I've ever experienced there I must say! Despite this, I still had a good time and spent a bit of time in the Coca-cola Carnival which was doing brisk business in contrast to last Monday. Disk 'o I was keen to check this one out again as I had ri...
by benclare
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Chipmunk Roller Coaster Aust' (Tree Top Racers USA)
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: Chipmunk Roller Coaster Aust' (Tree Top Racers USA)

Yep I remember it! That coaster used to operate at Pavier's Carnival at the Entrance every Christmas, a great ride!
by benclare
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 35
Views: 5768

Re: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Dropped into the Show for a while this afternoon/evening and had a great time as usual. The total lack of people there was probably disappointing to the RAS but was fantastic for me as I was able to move around really easily, see heaps more than I usually do and I even found myself browsing through ...
by benclare
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Sydney Family Show
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

2013 Sydney Family Show

On until 1 April, this is the OFA alternative to the Royal Easter Show and is in its third year at the Entertainment Quarter. Due to the Easter period not falling within school holidays this year, the duration of the Show has been cut down to just ten days. Apart from the usual OFA gear turning up, ...
by benclare
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 35
Views: 5768

Re: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show

I'm going on Monday afternoon I think and am pretty excited about it too.

It's perfect weather for Pirates Revenge at the moment!
by benclare
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Moomba 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

Re: Moomba 2013

A great lineup and good weather too.

how was your ride on No Limit?

Are you working on Sky Walker Huss?

Can't wait for these beaut attractions to arrive in Sydney.
by benclare
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 35
Views: 5768

2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Less than two weeks to go and I must say I am getting excited as usual! No mention of any new rides on the website or Facebook page which I've been monitoring except something called Alien Obduction, is this a rethemed Gravitron? Not sure yet what days I'm attending but am aiming for the discounted ...
by benclare
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Newcastle Show 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1618

Re: Newcastle Show 2013

Weather pretty shocking at the moment but is set to improve somewhat over the weekend. I also understand Goldenway and Pavier's gear is there too?
by benclare
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: New Book on Australian Roller Coasters
Replies: 1
Views: 1127

Re: New Book on Australian Roller Coasters

Definitely very interesting for me and I'll be reading those books for sure.
by benclare
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Rides You Haven't Grown Out Of
Replies: 7
Views: 1679

Re: Rides You Haven't Grown Out Of

Waveswinger and Pirate Ship for me! Have been riding these since the early 80's and can always be relied upon for great fun! Come to think of it, the Hurricane falls into that category for me too.
by benclare
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Watkins HUSS Break dance
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: Watkins HUSS Break dance

I'm really surprised about this but am looking forward to seeing a Huss return to the Easter Show. Hopefully it's much faster than Luna Park's model which has potential but never operates at full speed.

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