'Ranger' to be replaced

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Hurricane » Thu May 27, 2010 1:26 am

"From the 4th June the classic Wave Swinger will be returning to Luna Park. The last time Wave Swinger was at Luna Park Sydney was back in the 1980s so make sure you don't miss out."

http://www.lunaparksydney.com/visitor_i ... index.html
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby princess » Thu May 27, 2010 3:06 pm

Got to luv a sense of humour. While I was at Sydney this year I actually made a comment in my review that Ranger was not working or had no riders when I was there.

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Zamperla » Thu May 27, 2010 6:04 pm

Double ranger was out of action on the day you were there I found out - what a pity or you may have been able to ride it?! :lol:

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby princess » Thu May 27, 2010 6:33 pm

Oh you are soooo funny Zamperla, :wink: :D

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Hurricane » Thu May 27, 2010 7:37 pm

Hey princess, if I come to RES or you come to Ekka. Did you wanna ride Hard Rock with me again :)
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby princess » Thu May 27, 2010 8:30 pm

Sure will Hurri, have you ridden XXXL yet?

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Hurricane » Fri May 28, 2010 12:24 am

Yeah, I think you could do it honestly Princess. It's not as bad as it looks. But just depends on the Cycle I guess.
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby benclare » Fri May 28, 2010 10:12 am

Try XXXL if you can princess, it's a great ride for sure!

Personally I am thrilled to bits the Wave Swinger is returning to Luna Park. I have often said an attraction like that would go well there and not just during the holidays! Also, it operates fairly quietly which should please the local residents. I'll be sure to head down there for a ride before I head off overseas later in June.

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby PNC » Fri May 28, 2010 7:12 pm

i was told today that it is only there until next easter, probably due to the position on sydney show, it is a great ride and i am sure it will be a great addition to the park

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Top Gunner14 » Sat May 29, 2010 9:34 am

Yes the ride is in there long term until next year and is getting it's refurb. New decks, more paintwork and I'm sure will be popular while there. Think the last show Wave Swinger did was Hawkesbury, didn't make Grafton the weekend after due to the truck which carries the lighting, decorated panels etc broken down.

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby robbo » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:26 pm

So, any pics or news of how it's going?

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Hardrock » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:44 pm

Is this Marchs wave swinger?
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Hurricane » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:11 pm

The Wave Swinger in Question IS March's Hurricane.
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Top Gunner14 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:03 pm

What's March's Hurricane got to do with their Waveswinger or LPS?

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Hurricane » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:55 pm

Whoops... I meant wave swinger... my bad... :oops:
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Hardrock » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:21 pm

Yeah Lukes got pics of his wave swinger at luna park on face book.
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Top Gunner14 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:58 pm

Waveswinger has been going well in the park apparently which is good news for March's and LPS. And the Ranger is getting a major refurb which apparently is costing LPS alot of $$$, but great to hear they aren't getting rid of it and giving the classic a new lease of life. Let's hope they're not trying to silent the ride's drive motors anymore than what they are. Anyway here's those few photos of the Waveswinger in action:

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Photos courtesy of Luke Hennessy

PS: look closely in the first photo, you can see the boat for the Ranger on it's trailer

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Hurricane » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:39 pm

Wow, those LED's look good! It wouldn't surprise me to see March's do that considering they recently decked out their Hurricane with new LED's
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Top Gunner14 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:37 am

I was told over the weekend that the Ranger was being put through test runs last Friday and will be re-opening this friday. Good to hear the re-furb got done quicker than expected as they were aiming to have it open by the christmas holidays.

The back-drop has been re-painted which looks like the only cosmetic work done. Most of the re-furb was going through all the mechanical aspects of the ride.

Found a few photos on the Parkz forums of the ride put back together, mostly of the boat being put back on and a few others:

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And the ride just about complete:
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Photos courtesy of "Ranger dude" on www.parkz.com.au/forums

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:11 pm

amazing photos!
lame backdrop though..... could of had a space theme, not some silly moon with a telescope in its eye...
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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Top Gunner14 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:48 pm

There's a bit more to it than that, was reading on parkz that the backdrop hasbeen inspired from a famous French silent movie from 1902 called, "A Trip To the Moon"

Must admit I'm not a fan either...

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby Zamperla » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:15 pm

Great photos. She's looking good. I was at the park on Saturday night during a very quick visit to Sydney - a week too soon, to see Ranger operating. First time I'd ever been at the park with the Wild Mouse operating. Gave a great ride too, barely any braking. My highlight of the night was riding the HUSS UFO (Flying Saucer). I'd never seen the park so busy and the ride was 90% full. Boy that thing picks up pace quickly. I lured my friend to get on with me, she had her eyes closed the whole time and there is no way she would've rode it if she had've seen what it did first. The park was looking good, I don't think I could notice a single light out on the Ferris Wheel. March's Waveswinger is also looking nice, and seemed pretty popular.

I've been told Ranger is getting some minor electrical issues sorted out before it re-opens.

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Re: 'Ranger' to be replaced

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:18 pm

yeah, i actually had a look at my luna park dvd and book, and there is a mention about that film... showing that image..... very cool, but still doesn't look amazing on the backdrop

kinda wish it would get sold to a showman :-(
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