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by benclare
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2012 Hawkesbury Show
Replies: 14
Views: 5643

2012 Hawkesbury Show

This is on from 27 to 29 April. I don't know whether this year's event clashes with Bathurst but I'm sure it'll be a good ride line-up as it usually is. Regular operators include TPA, Bells, Joylands, FJF, Chants, Youngs and Marchs to name a few. On Friday there is a Happy Hour Buy One Get One Free ...
by benclare
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 49
Views: 16327

Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Great review Princess! I ended up heading back to the RES on Sunday and it was well worth the wait! I hit the carnival early which was an excellent time as there was next to no one there so no lines at all for the rides. The trade off was a lack of atmosphere but I didn't mind so much. Sky Flier A g...
by benclare
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Information on rides
Replies: 21
Views: 6190

Re: Information on rides

Capital city shows definitely have a carnival layout which features certain types of rides. For example, most will feature an inverted ride like Hangover or Ranger, a Rainbow like attraction, Wave Swinger, Dogem Cars, Ferris Wheel and of course kiddy attractions. A roller coaster is also a given for...
by benclare
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Information on rides
Replies: 21
Views: 6190

Re: Information on rides

In the case of capital city shows, operators fill out a lot of paperwork and pay a fee to submit an expression of interest to have their attraction at the Show. It is usually up to the Exhibit Manager at the Royal Agricultural Societies to decide what is accepted and what will ultimately appear at a...
by benclare
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Joylands coming my way
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

Re: Joylands coming my way

Hawkesbury is on the last weekend in April. I'm assuming Pirates Revenge will be there again? Speaking of Joylands, I was walking through the Kids Carnival the other day and I noticed that new coaster. I didn't ride it but it sounds like fun and goes at some speed. Is this right?
by benclare
Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 49
Views: 16327

Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

I agree with you Princess about No Limit. It is starting to feel like an old friend to me but I never get over the wow factor this ride provides and IMHO, it is unbelievably thrilling and scary to ride. I don't usually ride Slingshot due to the price but I don't mind watching others do it. I must do...
by benclare
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Information on rides
Replies: 21
Views: 6190

Re: Information on rides

Yes and depending on the show or event, it can be quite a process, especially when bidding for space at a capital city show.
by benclare
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 49
Views: 16327

Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Was at the RES for a short time this arvo and despite the crowds I did pop into the carnival which was pumping I must say. Sky Walker Luke had the most amazing sound system which really created a fun atmosphere. I think it was playing that song Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5; very nice and a long rid...
by benclare
Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Fear Tower Coaster
Replies: 12
Views: 2534

Re: Fear Tower Coaster

I think I am one of the only people who sort of liked this ride although it was extremely rough and disorientating I'll admit. It should've been a good investment and would've been if it hadn't broken down so often. A looping coaster is really the only thing missing from the RES. I so wish the Big D...
by benclare
Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 49
Views: 16327

Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Am heading down there on Monday or Tuesday and am pretty excited too. I'm on a small budget this year so will limit my ride experiences but will spend a lot of time in the carnival and will do a couple I'm sure. What rides are not to be missed do you reckon? I think Extreme will be on my list, what ...
by benclare
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 49
Views: 16327

Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Only three days to go and I'm sure getting excited! I don't know yet when I'm heading down there but probably after the Easter weekend. I can't wait to try Extreme which from all accounts is an awesome ride. I read in an E-mail sent by the RES that this unit goes upside down which surprised me as I ...
by benclare
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Wheres Crazy Coaster now!
Replies: 13
Views: 10093

Re: Wheres Crazy Coaster now!

Yep it's a great ride which I often do when at Hawkesbury or RES. I think it debuted in 2003 along with the Super Sizzler.
by benclare
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN

Thanks a tonne for that Princess, you rock!
by benclare
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Replies: 49
Views: 16327

2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

I almost can't believe we're sort of heading around to that time of year again. The NSW show season is in full swing and all that leads to one thing, the Sydney Easter Show! I took a quick look at the website and apparently the new rides this year include rock Star and Extreme, both of which aren't ...
by benclare
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Maitland show
Replies: 12
Views: 3863

Re: Maitland show

Unfortunately I won't be going but will look forward to review and photos.

hopefully you'll get to ride Extreme Force (AKA Force Ten) which I understand is based at the showground.
by benclare
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2011/2012 Phillip Island Carnival
Replies: 7
Views: 4121

Re: 2011/2012 Phillip Island Carnival

I haven't ridden Watkins Kamikaze for years but I always remember it being a great ride and nowhere near as noisy as the ranger!
by benclare
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2011/2012 Phillip Island Carnival
Replies: 7
Views: 4121

Re: 2011/2012 Phillip Island Carnival

Awesome vid and thanks for posting! Did you get any Kamikaze onride as well?
by benclare
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Christmas Carnivals
Replies: 20
Views: 5936

Re: Christmas Carnivals

What's Disco Show 2000?

I would've liked to have seen Disk O back at Luna Park Sydney along with Mega Drop.

Does anyone know whether Narrabeen is on again this year? Am also thinking of heading up to Goldenway/Paviers Carnival in Gosford if that's on too.
by benclare
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Christmas Carnivals
Replies: 20
Views: 5936

Re: Christmas Carnivals

Coffs Harbour kicked off last Friday night and as I understand it, it's the usual affair with March's gear showing up with Sky Walker and the big Ferris Wheel as the majors. I'm not sure whether it's Davis's wheel or Skyview that usually does Darling Harbour this time of year. Hopefully the weather ...
by benclare
Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Downunderland Amusement Park
Topic: A fair to remember - 30yrs since opening
Replies: 3
Views: 7331

Re: A fair to remember - 30yrs since opening

Excellent article and map; thanks for posting! I always enjoyed visiting the smaller parks that opened in the 80's. The few rides they featured and the character was always something that appealed to me. Unfortunately these ventures are mostly forgotten with only a few remaining in business. Magic M...
by benclare
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: South Australia Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Small fair on Ridley Reserve
Replies: 5
Views: 2691

Re: Small fair on Ridley Reserve

It's not the Tilt that came from Grundys in Surfers Paradise is it?
by benclare
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2011 Fishers Ghost Carnival
Replies: 22
Views: 6820

Re: 2011 Fishers Ghost Carnival

Oh yes I noticed that too! I was sure I had posted some things two days ago, only to not find them yesterday. I thought I was losing it...
by benclare
Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2011 Fishers Ghost Carnival
Replies: 22
Views: 6820

Re: 2011 Fishers Ghost Carnival

Ben be careful, if are still planning on going by yourself. Cheers and thanks for the warning. I was planning on taking a trip down there this afternoon but it looks really difficult to get to by public transport so I may give myself another week to map it out and also hopefully get someone to come...
by benclare
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2011 Fishers Ghost Carnival
Replies: 22
Views: 6820

Re: 2011 Fishers Ghost Carnival

I wonder whether Fear will make its second appearance at the carnival? Sounds like a good lineup and I agree about Extreme most probably staying in Victoria, I just hoped against hope. I'll have to wait until next year to try it I think.
by benclare
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2011 Fishers Ghost Carnival
Replies: 22
Views: 6820

2011 Fishers Ghost Carnival

The Fishers ghost Carnival kicks off this Friday evening at Bradbury Oval. I'm guessing the ride lineup is similar to last year with hopefully a few surprises! Am I being too optimistic in hoping Extreme will be there?... Fingers crossed I'm heading down there this Sunday arvo although it's a long w...

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