'Ranger' to be replaced

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Zamperla » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:07 pm

I like the cartoonish moon with the telescope in the eye - it would be impossible to look any worse than that rainbow?!

They could have done a digital print of this image but I'm sure it would've got a few too many 'WTF' comments from riders. lol
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:41 am

really is a shame that whoever created the cartoon moon, made it look ridiculous, many people will look at it and think... ummm wtf is in its eye!
they could have had writing on the backwall.. "RANGER A TRIP TO THE MOON" or something a bit more interesting.... either way, lets hope the ride runs much faster, and stops at the top.... it felt pretty good when I rode it in 2009

and BTW Jobius... all i was saying is that the CONCEPT was cool... i probably could have drawn a better image in 5 minutes.... it just looks a bit tacky, regardless of the fact that the image is nostalgic!
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Jobius » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:07 am


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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:08 pm

sorry, didnt mean to come across that way....
Ranger is such an amazing classic ride... wish it had all the complete decking and scenery
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Jobius » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:18 pm

The Ranger has been added back into the ride lineup list on the LPS website. It appears the backdrop is now much more than just scenery as their has been a name change to "Moon Ranger" . Well, it is an attempt at some semblance of themeing!!
It appears it will be up and running for the upcoming school holidays.
Also the website is running a competition for free tickets to John Farnham at The Big Top for LPS 75th anniversary, and also includes megapass giveaways.Entry is on the site..check it out- it looks very good!!

I would really love to see a whole new ride that hearkens back to LPS's heyday be introduced in time for LPS 75th birthday-maybe the park have a few more surprises up their sleeve. Time will tell!! :D

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Top Gunner14 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:44 am

Moon Ranger.... stupid name. Not doing the ride any better favours. Should just be kept as Ranger

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby princess » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:49 pm

Luna Park is looking much better at night now, great to see the rides spinning around across the harbour all lights blazing, well done Luna Park, have you got someone in there different who understands how lights at night can pull in crowds, how about the clowns hair/hat does something eye catching.

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Zamperla » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:56 pm

how is Ranger looking at night Princess?

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby princess » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:04 pm

Really good, red lights it is going every time I look at Luna park

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Vee » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:09 pm

haha, it's not a telescope

It's a rocket crashing into the man on the moon from one of/the first sci-fi movies

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:34 pm

hopefully MOON is not added to the middle signage on the hub of the ride... highly doubt it will.. people will still see it as RANGER
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby tooheyzz » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:18 pm

my 2 cents worth
I think the image is at the back panel ok not fantastic though maybe when the carriage is out the way may look ok

but it a bit repetitive at on the front barriers
maybe every second panel may look ok

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby princess » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:05 pm

I did not want to seem like a moron, but I did not realize it was a telescope, do you think I could claim being blonde as my excuse???

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Zamperla » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:39 pm

Blonde? you were correct in thinking it was NOT a telescope

here's the original movie of the rocket landing in the moon with an added soundtrack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndQ0FKa9 ... re=related

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Jobius » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:17 am


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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby tooheyzz » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:56 am

Oh well what ever the name and what ever the backdrop long as after the rebuild it gives a fantastic ride

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby princess » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:57 am

phewww I was waiting for the jokes to start, thank you Zamperla, what a lovely knight you are. :D

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Dazzleland » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:19 pm

Does the Ranger occasionally travel to shows?
I'd like to see it racked up.
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:55 pm

i wish! wirttingslow used to travel it.... ran back to back with rainbow at rye in the early 90's.... what i'd give to see that again
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