2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

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2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby benclare » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:13 pm

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 too surprising although it's sort of strange Rock Star being advertised as a new ride as it is only a replacement Ali Baba isn't it? I also couldn't find Fear written up there, could it not be appearing this year? Sadly, I am pretty sure Rainbow isn't on and still no Hurricane or Turbo either. Still, I am starting to get excited about the upcoming RES which runs from 5 to 18 April. Although I am yet to plan anything, I will probably go on the first day to take advantage of the wrist band deal. I see it is $35.00; wasn't it $25.00 last year? Inflation sucks! I am seriously thinking of purchasing coupons online.

I am a bit of a RES tragic and have organised to come home from Samoa just in time to go to it. Perhaps I could become Show legend one day for making that effort! :lol: I can't wait to read your reviews, thoughts and other RES related info as the time draws closer and of course during the Show itself.

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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby tziolasamusements » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:33 pm

rainbow still not ready to running spoke to my mate who owns and say waiting for parts to collect...
will be ready next year or so then sydney shows need nominated the rainbow after done the overhaul

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Postby Top Gunner14 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:08 am

I can't believe it either Ben, come around very quick. Yeh definately no surprise with those 2 new rides on the main area. Doesn't surprise me Gill's got the boots for Chant's Ali. Just more modern looking of course... Actually heard they may have the position Power Surge usually has opposite that street which isn't what I wanted to happen :lol:
Joyland's have got the Jurrasic Coaster on which is great, Coleman's Goldmine Coaster got the boot for that. And interesting to see someone's got a Zamperla Kite Flyer on in the carnival area. Also I think I read Skyview isn't on? Anyone know what's the go with that?

Ofcourse Rainbow isn't, Garry just needs to sell the frigen thing, can't see it ever coming back. Will just rust away at Edmondson Park for years. And good to know Fear isn't on either, no way it deserved a spot back at the show

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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby princess » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:42 am

Wheres the dam like button..... I don't think fear could of run the risk again, must have cost a fortune in rent.

Yes it has come very quickly, my daughter is getting married, at this time too, so not sure how I will be placed going this year, I am sure I will squeeze it in somewhere.

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Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:53 pm

hopefully with fear not appearing, it will push OCS to get rainbow back up... it's a far better money earner than fear ever was! it's their biggest drawcard, and fun for everyone, not just teens
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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby Steve07 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:46 pm

Has Rainbow ever traveled into Queensland??

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Postby Top Gunner14 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:21 am

You know the show's only 5 weeks away when you see this...

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Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:28 pm

should just stay like that...
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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby RexDragon » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:17 am

I see they're already setting up the Ferris Wheel.

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Postby Top Gunner14 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:29 pm

Went in yesterday to the showground to set-up the Power Surge. Pirates Revenge and Crazy Coaster were complete while Taipan has had station and the start of the lift hill set-up. Haunted Hotel, Carnevil and Rock N Roll were parked on position. Crazy Cars was dropped onto the ground. Mega Drop was parked at the yard and left a short time after us and was parked. Space Roller and the rest of the Skymaster also arrived yesterday.

Got a pic of the Surge parked on position, not the best pic but better than nothing. Didn't get any other photos...

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Postby Aussie Ride Broker » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:22 pm

Must be getting full on now not long before it's on again.


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Postby Top Gunner14 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:01 pm

Forgot to also mention Magic Circus is in the main carnival area which is good news for Verfuth's with 3 rides in that area. Seen a few photo's of O'Neill's new Super Slide on the RES facebook page, even has a moving travelator apparently. Very suprised this is on, would've thought of all people Jamie Pickett would've got the EuroSlide on. Which he has been trying to get on for ages...

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Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:59 am

surprised o'neills have anything on these days... Ranger isnt even on... how long before we can cross them off the traveling circuit all together!
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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby benclare » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:14 pm

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 thought it was a faster version of the Remix which doesn't invert. Anyway, I'll find out for myself in a short while!

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Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:19 pm

It definetly doesn't go upside down, but you get pretty inverted on the outer seat!
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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:25 am

oh nice, another ride theyve ruined!
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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby princess » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:08 pm

How old is ranger??? Nothing lasts forever.

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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:24 pm

been here since the early 80's with wittingslow, they kept it in pretty perfect condition, OCS has had countless problems with it.... do we remember the incident of the car falling on a worker at Moomba?
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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby benclare » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:02 pm

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 else is giving a real value for money ride this year? I look forward to your responses!

I am sorry the Ranger is broken. It is always a favourite of mine but I'm aware it has been having problems over the past few years. As Princess said, nothing lasts for ever! Hangover is a good substitute though.

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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:15 pm

wouldnt surprise me if it has something to do with the speed sensor that was removed...
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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby benclare » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:08 pm

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 ride cycle each time too!

Extreme

Awesomely popular and awesomely amazing! a fantastic investment for TPA and I think we'll see this ride on the circuit for many years to come.

Hangover

As I said previously, a worthy replacement for the Ranger and it was doing brisk business. At one point it stayed upside down for so long I thought it had broken down but all was fine.

That was all I had time to do as this visit was more focussed on other areas of the Show which I did enjoy. I'm heading back on Thursday and will check out some more rides, not too many more though as the new prices are unbelievable and are starting to become unaffordable for me. A great day though and as always, I recommend it!

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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby princess » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:25 am

Thanks for the review Ben.

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Re: 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Postby princess » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:27 pm

Channel 10 just said that sling shot was the scariest ride at the show, I don't ride anymore, but I would have thought No Limit would be the scariest ride???? Whats anyone else think??


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