Adelaide Show 2008

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Adelaide Show 2008

Postby princess » Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:40 pm

Thought it needed its own topic, will look forward to all the reviews, Zamperla, have a great trip.

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Postby Top Gunner14 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:34 pm

I didn't know he was going. Yes, have a good trip Zamperla, Ben and Scorpion even though he lives there. Hope to see some photos and some reviews

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Postby princess » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:15 pm

I am flabbagasted Topgunner, I thought you knew everything lol. :lol:
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Postby benclare » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:25 pm

I'll be there for a little while next Monday evening. Hope to see some AAF members there! I'm keen to try the Big Dipper and Insanity.

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Postby ozshowkid » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:27 pm

come one, come all, come in its time for a showtime spin

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Postby Top Gunner14 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:10 am

Pretty good video. Big Dipper looks good and looks like a good ride. Hope it is very successful for Bob at the show.

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Postby scorpionSA » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:57 pm

Well I went past the showground at about 7 pm last night and the ground looked bumper - there was still quite a queue to get in at the main goodwoord entrance even though it was only 2 hours away from the majority of things closing (showbags till 10 and sideshow alley till 11). Mind you the new entrance was empty..

I think I should have taken more notice - but I think there must have been a full moon in Adelaide last night --- lots of weird things were happening in the city itself as well! I didnt hear about the blackout till Saturday morning - but I thought it was unusual as the train I caught home was packed with people from the show and this was before the fireworks. I actually noticed 2 ppl on the train who had hats saying "Wittingslow Games" - was wondering if they had anything to do with Wittingslow Amusements. They had jumpers with E&A fun and games or something similair - I didn't want to stare to closely.

Have to agree with the comments in the other thread re the blackout that it has been blown out of proportion. I'd like to know why Space Roller has been signalled out -- they have even been showing footage with the space roller in the ten news update all arvo - although at least it had drooped to the last story by about 2 (it was leading b4 that - i'm not sure how when someone through a molatov cocktail at a bus). Thankfully t didnt actually make the front page of the Tiser, (although it was in the banner headline). I think everyone has become increasingly aware though that these issues seem to be News Limited's Hobby Horse -- You only have to look at how they are reporting even if a Qantas plane runs out of toilet paper! I do worry though News Limited might try and get a few more stories out of it -- they seem out of ideas here - if the paper here isn't pushing for a new sports stadium in the city its that public transport is full -- so hopefully they don't take up the show as their new hobby horse...

I'll be heading to the show this friday arvo. If Dave or Ben wanted to meet at some stage earlier in the week - send me a PM on here. Sorry if this message seems as it is ranting.

By the way if you believe the football comentators on ten, the crowd at AAMI is crap because everyone is at the show -- so that should mean that the crowd there is bumper lol! Persoanlly I just think the Crows fans are tight!

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Postby princess » Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:07 pm

From the pictures that were on flicker, the crowd looked great.

Have a great time Ben.

As for football crowds, the crowd in Sydney was on 19,000, so not just Adelaide, but Sydney weather was horrible, cold and wet.

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Postby princess » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:33 pm

We have had to turn to general chit chat, while we are waiting for a review on Adelaide, sorry for the purest amoungst us.

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Postby scorpionSA » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:31 pm

lol

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Postby princess » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:56 am

Ok Ben where is your review, its been three days now.

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Postby benclare » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:33 am

Hi everyone!

I'm utterly exhausted so will go into details shortly but I will say the blackout thing was definitely a nonissue by Saturday when I arrived in Adelaide and everything was operating normally and still is I think. the amount of people attending was unbelievable and the weather up until last night was great with Tuesday reaching 19 degrees!

Will write more real soon, sorry for the delay! :oops:

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Postby Zamperla » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:36 am

A very quick post to let you all know the Adelaide Show was back with a vengeance, with huge crowds on the saturday I was there. (wait time for a carpark was upwards of 45 minutes from the queue out on the main road). Most rides were doing pretty full cycles including the Mega Drop. Bob Lawrence's publicity worked a treat with one of the biggest queue lines I've ever seen on the new Big Dipper. So long that I gave it a miss. (I will save that sort of queue for Disneyland)

I was very impressed with the general atmosphere and facilities on offer at the grounds, which certainly pushes Royal Melbourne a notch lower down the rankings.

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Postby scorpionSA » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:46 pm

now see any photos i take, will just be completely outdone by them.
fantastic photos Zamperla

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Postby Top Gunner14 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:22 pm

Great photos as always Zamperla, thanks. Did you try Insanity?

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Postby Zamperla » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:03 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys (you didn't see all the ones that I had to sort through)

Scorpion there were many rides I didn't include - you can fill in the gaps - am interested to hear other people's thoughts, especially locals as I did not have last year's one to compare it with (with the buildings, mad mouse etc)

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Postby princess » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:23 pm

Love the photos Zamperla, the first one with skymaster is just fantastic, also the girls on the big dipper, hilarous, there is something to remember, note to self, no mini skirts, lol :lol:

Ok Ben we will wait, hope you feel refreshed soon.

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Postby kiwi » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:17 pm

Nice photo's, who's is that Gravitron, and how many trains does the Big Dipper run?

Many thanks
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Postby Matt Diabolism » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:35 pm

Amazing pics Zamperla.So you are off to California eh?,I thought you may have been flying over to Europe for Oktoberfest...have fun :) .


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