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Australian Amusement Fanatics • Ekka 2013
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Ekka 2013

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:11 pm
by Force10
Get Excited!! Tickets already on sale, could be biggest Ekka yet. I've got a strong/good feeling about the ride line up this year... That is all I will say.

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:12 pm
by Ekkafan03
Already got $180 towards this show! Looking forward to going 2 - 5 times! :) Hope the ride line up is better than last year! Personally I hope Zipper is there and I am sure it will be :)

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:15 pm
by Ekkafan03
I hope to see these 3 rides :)

Ali Baba
Bad Ass Zipper (Shorts)
Breakdance

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:35 pm
by benclare
I wonder whether Pavier's new ride will be there? Not sure whether it has arrived yet.

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:56 pm
by Hurricane
Midi Dance Party looks quite small and low capacity really... I'd much rather see Hard Rock at EKKA over that ride...

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:38 pm
by Hurricane

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:03 am
by Force10
Agree with you Hurricane. I'm disappointed with this line-up. Where is hard rock these days anyway?? It hasn't been at a show I've read a review on for a few months now???! It's also normally on the north run but it's a no show.

It's seems to be a stale staple of rides, there isn't much variety like you see at other shows. No a limit needs to comes back. Alien abduction?? Maybe ride list isn't complete? Durkins starship 2000 never did well, maybe that's a reason. Also no durkins at all this year. Very interesting!

I hope sideshow alley has at at atmosphere this year..

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:18 pm
by Hurricane
Hard Rock was sold to Verfuth's who are based in Victoria so it likely won't do QLD shows much anymore. Surprised it's not on at EKKA considering Hangover is attending.

That and it could well be Durkin's wheel attending and might just be a generic picture of a wheel but who knows. IMO Dean Davis has the nicer looking wheel. Will be interesting to see how well Techno Jump goes with Airmaxx360 attending this year.

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:07 am
by Force10
Ok,thanks had no idea it had changed ownership. Techno Jump and air maxx is a total double-up. They really can't afford the space with two very similar rides! Yeah durkins portable wheel is ugly, much prefer the sky master!

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:32 pm
by Hurricane
Yeah, changed last year as far as i'm aware. And if I had to choose a big wheel for the EKKA it would be Skymaster followed by SkyView and then Dean's wheel. Durkin's chance model just looks nasty and dated. Personally i'm not a huge fan of Dean's wheel as it looks a bit bland but it's far from looking "bad" though. I almost feel with Airmaxx being on this year a ride like Techno Jump would be more suited to the children's carnival area than the main one.

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:47 pm
by Hurricane
Just updated the rides list with prices, and it does appear to be Durkin's wheel (my bad) One thing that I noticed is XXXL's price has been jacked up to $15 per person! Making it as expensive as Extreme Speed (and tied for the most expensive ride at the EKKA) I would love to see how well it's going to do at that price. I know for a fact I won't be paying $15 dollars to ride on it!

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:10 am
by Force10
XXXL... $15!!! That is total bulls#!t!!

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:16 am
by Force10
Something really has to give. With prices like that you are better off going to Dreamworld!! (I know it's totally against what we stand for though) Space in the very small shrinking sideshow alley sure must be coming more expensive!

We are going to lose the agricultural show as we know it if this keeps on going. Rant over..

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:41 pm
by Hurricane
I remember when XXXL first debuted at the EKKA it was $15 dollars but was quickly dropped down to the usual $10 dollars because no one was paying for it.

IMO it's pretty good the prices in general being streamlined ($10 for the extreme rides / roller coasters and $8 for the rest of the rides with a few being $7)

I'd say that Goldenway are jacking up the prices due to the low capacity on the ride thinking that they can gouge an extra $5 per person but I don't think it will last that long. Bells even did it with No Limit and dropped the price to $10 when it used to attend. I still do think the ride pricing is about what I expected, but for XXXL that's just a blatant rip off.

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:32 pm
by Top Gunner14
Shame to see the line-up declining up there, is it true that "temporary" showbag hall is there for a few years?

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:31 pm
by old showie
i was working out the back of the RNA ,ST Paul Tce side ,theres no more ground left , cant see where they going to put any kids carnival ,2 high rises going in there
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Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:39 pm
by old showie
going to be a massive hole there, 300 square metres by 10 metres deep

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:12 pm
by Thrillseeker08
Interesting ride line up, might consider attend this year's Ekka as I'm now living in NSW :-D.

Golden way had prices for the XXXL $15 per ride at the royal show last year in Perth which to me is understandable however I can't see why they put the prices up for the Ekka,if its only getting a few riders perhaps give it more publicity?

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:57 pm
by Ekkafan03
Im going on the first day, and have purchased the unlimited rides pass, anyone that is interested coming along with me is more than welcome!

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:49 pm
by Ekkafan03
Ferris Wheel,
Disc 'o'
Crazy Coaster
Rock n Roll
Rock Star
and pirates revenge are on sight!

As I was leaving FJF wheel came past on it's truck

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:02 pm
by Ekkafan03
Sky Flyer and what I think Space Roller are on site!

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:40 am
by Ekkafan03
Well everything is on site!

I am heading off this Thursday, got my camera and gopro packed! :) Expect reviews and photos/videos on the weekend! Looking forward to trying to new Airmaxx ride and getting back on Space Roller :) Anyone in Brisbane that is free on Thursday should come down and we could say Hi :)

I have also purchased the unlimited ride band for the first day only, so I will tell you all how that goes!

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:27 pm
by Top Gunner14
Looking forward to seeing some photos and videos. Ekkafan reckon you could get a few photos from the kids area, Joyland's have 2 of their new kids rides there for their debut. Fantasy Flyer and a Mini Dodgem Track for toddlers

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:23 pm
by Ekkafan03
Sure thing!

Re: Ekka 2013

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:59 pm
by Ekkafan03
Did all the rides 5 times each today, That is all the way from XXXL, to space roller to Wave Swinger! Got stuck on XXXL as the floor wouldn't rise :P And rode Extreme Speed 12 times! Expect full review, photos, videos and POV's in the coming week