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by Jaffa23
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Royal Melbourne Show, 2014 Zipper!
Replies: 17
Views: 7509

Re: Royal Melbourne Show, 2014 Zipper!

Hey - I dont know if this was related, but I was at the Show on Thursday 25th,,, We were on our way back through the Thrillseekers carnival, when we walked past the Zipper, must have been around 5pm. There was a group of girls in conversation with the Zipper Operator - one of the girls was in tears,...
by Jaffa23
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Royal Melbourne Show, 2014 Zipper!
Replies: 17
Views: 7509

Re: Royal Melbourne Show, 2014 Zipper!

Now removed from Rides list on Royal Melbourne Show web-site,,, sad
by Jaffa23
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Royal Melbourne Show - Taipan STUCK
Replies: 5
Views: 2923

Re: Royal Melbourne Show - Taipan STUCK

Good response - as I said, the operators were very professional and SAFE in how they fixed the fault,,, Credit to them,,,, I was more interested in the process of how they would get the car going again, as the back car still hadn't reached the summit. It was really interesting watching the whole att...
by Jaffa23
Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Royal Melbourne Show - Taipan STUCK
Replies: 5
Views: 2923

Re: Royal Melbourne Show - Taipan STUCK

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah196/Steve_Windsor/20140925_125158_zps908baab1.jpg http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah196/Steve_Windsor/20140925_125222_zpsfe74d6eb.jpg http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah196/Steve_Windsor/20140925_125817_zpse67056fe.jpg http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums...
by Jaffa23
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Royal Melbourne Show - Taipan STUCK
Replies: 5
Views: 2923

Royal Melbourne Show - Taipan STUCK

Hey all, At the show today when I saw the TAIPAN coaster stuck after the 1st drop,,, Was kind of relieved I wasn't on it, coz I had just taken my 7 and 9 year old on the TAIPAN for their very 1st time - and they LOVED IT!!! Anyway, it was interesting to see the progress on how the staff reacted - ve...
by Jaffa23
Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Royal Melbourne Show, 2014 Zipper!
Replies: 17
Views: 7509

Re: Royal Melbourne Show, 2014 Zipper!

TAIPAN COASTER STUCK AFTER 1ST HILL - RESCUE OPERATION IN PROGRESS., more to follow...
by Jaffa23
Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Hughesdale Primary School Carnival
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

Hughesdale Primary School Carnival

http://www.weekendnotes.com/hughesdale-primary-school-totally-wild-carnival/ TOTALLY WILD!! Been a long time between posts - anyway, my girls school carnival 2morrow. We have organized rides thru Smarts Amusements. This year, we have invested in 2 major rides for the carnival: The Cha Cha and the Cy...
by Jaffa23
Mon May 28, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Mad Mouse (Ex Adelaide)
Replies: 15
Views: 4722

Re: Mad Mouse (Ex Adelaide)

yep - the ex Adelaide Showgrounds mouse is at Wisata Bahari Lamongan (Tuban, East Java, Indonesia). http://www.rcdb.com/9953.htm?p=0 Cheers, Jaffa23
by Jaffa23
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Girl flung from Melbourne Fair Ride
Replies: 6
Views: 2311

Girl flung from Melbourne Fair Ride

"A 13-year-old Melbourne girl was hospitalised with deep cuts to her head after being flung from a carnival ride into a metal safety fence on Sunday. The Age reports the young girl was on the spinning "Cha Cha" ride at the Lilydale Spring Show in Melbourne's outer east at midday when ...
by Jaffa23
Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: zipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 2772

Re: zipper?

THAT LOOKS AWESOME!!!!!
by Jaffa23
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: South Australia Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Royal Show Pics from the 1990s!
Replies: 12
Views: 4583

Re: Royal Show Pics from the 1990s!

GREAT PICS!!! Ah - Force 10 - one of the fastest rides I have ever been on in Oz,, So of all the rides in the pics - are any now "officially" scrapped??? Where is the ex-Witts Enterprise now? And also that double Ranger? Who's Hurri was that? Who owns them now, if anyone??? I think the oth...
by Jaffa23
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Asia
Topic: Universal Studios Singapore.
Replies: 3
Views: 5289

Re: Universal Studios Singapore.

Oh - and the thing I forgot to mention (which is a kind of weird and also nice thing that occurs at most Asian theme parks,,,) They clap when you return to the loading station,,,, :| I always wondered, is that: - politeness? - glad you didn't die mid-ride? - or just we appreciate you taking time out...
by Jaffa23
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Asia
Topic: Universal Studios Singapore.
Replies: 3
Views: 5289

Universal Studios Singapore.

*Disclaimer – I didn’t have my camera with me, so I’ve pulled down a few photos from the Internet to give everyone an idea – hope this is ok… Hi all – I was lucky enough to be in Singapore last week, and after a busy week of work found myself with half a day to kill on Thursday arvo. Universal Studi...
by Jaffa23
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Let's do something to bring back Rainbow
Replies: 39
Views: 8552

Re: Let's do something to bring back Rainbow

I know this is a Rainbow thread, but it seems that Bell's ARE making progress with the Turbo: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=78890541931#!/photo.php?fbid=1844746715689&set=o.78890541931 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1844746715689&set=o.78890541931#!/photo.php?fbid=18447463956...
by Jaffa23
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: America
Topic: Knott's Berry Farm ride creator Bud Hurlbut dies
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

Re: Knott's Berry Farm ride creator Bud Hurlbut dies

Knott's was the very 1st international theme park that I visited, about in early 2000 - I was blown away by the rides, the atmosphere - everything about it (I guess I was only basing this on what we had in Oz)... Memories of the some of the theming (Mine Road, Kingdom of the Dinosaurs, Ghost Rider,)...
by Jaffa23
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Queensland Floods
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Re: Queensland Floods

totally agreed - AAF thoughts with all Qld members and families affected...

Jaffa23
by Jaffa23
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Australia's Last Boxing Tent - SBS Doco Tuesday 11th 8:30pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2384

Re: Australia's Last Boxing Tent - SBS Doco Tuesday 11th 8:3

Thanks Zamperla - saw the promo 2night on SBS,,,looks really interesting.

Will be tuning in,,,

Jaffa23
by Jaffa23
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Christmas Carnivals 2010/11
Replies: 52
Views: 13796

Re: Christmas Carnivals 2010/11

Really Zamperla???

A Skydiver?

As in a Chance skydiver???

As in a half a wheel burrow???

"Get your motor running, Head out on the highway, Lookin' for adventure, In whatever comes our way”

Jaffa23
by Jaffa23
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2010 Traralgon Show
Replies: 8
Views: 3125

Re: 2010 Traralgon Show

Thanks for the pics!

Agreed - very nice paint job on Cha Cha!

Jaffa23
by Jaffa23
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Luna Park Melbourne
Topic: New Ride for Luna Park Melbourne
Replies: 15
Views: 7055

Re: New Ride for Luna Park Melbourne

"a brand new thrill ride for Luna Park which is bound to set pulses racing and produce even bigger screams and laughs"

:|
by Jaffa23
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Christmas Carnivals 2010/11
Replies: 52
Views: 13796

Re: Christmas Carnivals 2010/11

Dashing through the snow,
On my way to Bateman's Bay,
The Turbo may be there,
I'll be smoking all the way

C'mon Elwyn Bell,
Load the beast on truck:'
Oh what fun the riders scream
As they scream Holy F,,,,

Oh,

Turbo Extreme, Turbo Extreme, Turbo all the way,,,,,,

Jaffa23
by Jaffa23
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Fisher's Ghost Festival 2010 (Carnival photos added)
Replies: 22
Views: 6188

Re: Fisher's Ghost Festival 2010 (Carnival photos added)

Thanks for the pics and review Top Gunner!

I'm really happy to see Fear operating problem free (touch wood) after it's early issues.

Cheers

Jaffa23
by Jaffa23
Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Luna Park Melbourne
Topic: New Ride for Luna Park Melbourne
Replies: 15
Views: 7055

Re: New Ride for Luna Park Melbourne

Thanks Zamperla - I reckon a used Mangels Whip with two 10 foot scary clowns on the rotation wheels would be a cheaper and more nostalgic addition to the park! (i'm still living in the 70s,,,,)
by Jaffa23
Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Luna Park Melbourne
Topic: New Ride for Luna Park Melbourne
Replies: 15
Views: 7055

Re: New Ride for Luna Park Melbourne

Quote from 2005: "Mr Fox had vowed to "restore the magic", when he bought the site for $7 million in June 2005. He said the rejuvenation process would be a "labour of love", having fond memories of sneaking into the Giggle Palace as a boy." "Abracadabra - watch me ...

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