Adelaide Show '11

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by HUSSRAINBOW » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:40 am

Were doing well with Skywalker, today was running full loads... The layout of the carnival is a bit confusing at times, No Limit looks like its on its own street behind Ali Baba but is actually cornered in.... bit odd... hopefully the weather holds up this week
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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by sam » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:26 am

HUSSRAINBOW wrote:Were doing well with Skywalker, today was running full loads... The layout of the carnival is a bit confusing at times, No Limit looks like its on its own street behind Ali Baba but is actually cornered in.... bit odd... hopefully the weather holds up this week
Oh good! Must have just been a quiet moment when I was checking things out - It is very spectacular when the arm is at full height, I am really looking forward to seeing it at night. I got to say I love the big hands the guys were wearing to point people in the direction of the pay box, very innovative! What do you look like I'll keep an eye out for you? :lol:

Fingers crossed about the weather as well, we are hoping for a good turn out this year especially with such a good start to the Show.

Yeah the No Limit is tucked in quite well, doesn't really give such a visually impressive ride justice, it really should be out in a location like the Speed - which (arguably) is not of the calibre of No Limit in terms of its ability to scare people shitless.

As per your user name I'd assume you would agree with me, the show will never be complete without a Rainbow rushing overhead :cry: I still think it would draw crowds....not to mention the original Pirate Ship and the Mad Mouse.

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by princess » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:29 am

You won't get arguments from Huss regarding Rainbow, sounds like a good show, thank you Sam for the review, also agree about No Limit, scares me just watching it.

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by Dazzleland » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:46 pm

I will be going on the 8th of September, as long as the weather is fine.
And I will be taking pics if my parents allow me!
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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by benclare » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:55 pm

Great updates guys! I always get excited reading about Extreme and totally can't wait to ride it. I missed my chance in Brisbane last month but will get on it soon. Nice to hear most rides are doing well too. Keep on praying for good weather!

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by princess » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:29 pm

What did they replace crazy coaster with???

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by dell2006 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:30 pm

Wow, i cant get over speed. its such a good ride and so popular. 12pm, . . 2pm. . . 4pm still full loading with a line i have never seen before, going right down past the exit, to the photo booth, then out onto the street and charging $20 per person, no re-ride special, And Still couldnt make it smaller, and very short cycles. Amazing machine!
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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by princess » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:44 pm

So good to see good crowds and people spending, weather looks good too

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by sam » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:48 pm

TheSpeed would be rolling it it....My grandpa was just talking to Broderick (Golden Way) who said that yesterday they made more money then they did the entire EKKA :shock:

@$20pp with 4 riders that's $80 per gondola, with say a ride cycle of 2 minutes and change over every 1 minute (two gondolas) that's $80 a minute, $4800 an hour at full loads.

Not quite as good as the Big Dipper! Though it would have much higher overheads being a coaster....

@$10pp with 12 riders per train that's $120 per train, a train runs every 50 seconds at full loads - that's $8,640 an hour.

I think good on them, they take a big risk spending millions of dollars on these rides, which could have just as easily been flops. It is very hard to tell what the public wants, sometimes it is blatantly obvious that a ride would do crap and other times people are just plain weird....

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by PNC » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:45 pm

sorry to say that for me speed is not worth $20, i would simply walk past especially with the short cycle i had a ekka, was barely worth the 2 for $20

i can say that anyone that is down there should try extreme, i cant speak highly enough on this ride, smooth, fast, fun, simply a great ride, its a shame i have to wait a year to ride it again, hopefully next time OZ will be at the controls, this year i rode space roller with a different operator and it was a completly diferent and almost lame experience, my vote is for OZ as one of the best operators around

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by HUSSRAINBOW » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:51 am

cant believe that line on speed... amazing... didn't even realise it was $20 for a ride... will try get on during the week at a quiet time!
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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by benclare » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:07 pm

Has the price rise for Speed just come in for Adelaide or was it $20.00 per ride at Ekka too?

I have heard Adelaide is the second most attended show behind Sydney as the locals really embrace it. I was down there a few weeks ago (bad timing) and people were saying how much they were looking forward to the show. Judging by the popularity of the carnival, I'd say Adelaide is in need of a good permanent amusement park, something beyond the Beachouse and the former Magic Mountain.

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by HUSSRAINBOW » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:36 pm

For a Monday were doing well, everyone is doing quite good, especially that school holidays isnt even on!
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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by sam » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:21 pm

I still love the atmosphere of the Adelaide show - the RAHS has done a fantastic job keeping the "carnival feel", I especially love how they have planed the main entrance. You walk through the beautifully recreated gates and are faced with Lawrence's Grand Carousel which is directly in front of the Skymaster Wheel - it creates quite a spectacular entrance.

Here are the gates:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35318832@N00/4478368953

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by princess » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:53 pm

Some bad weather looks like coming in, also what took crazy coaster spot???

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by sam » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:16 pm

Crazy Coaster's spot is now filled with the Extreme and some sideshows - why isn't the Crazy Coaster at Adelaide? Adelaide has one of the highest attendances for a Capital show in the country, either they were turned down, they have technical problems, or have been paid a very good hire fee.

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by Hardrock » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:50 pm

Or if you read in public forem under newell highway truckcrash, you will find that crazy coaster was in an accident on its way from ekka to adelaide.
One of the b doubles that cart it was involved in a rollover.
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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by sam » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:02 pm

Thanks Hard Rock - sorry I missed that, I hope all is okay with the driver :(

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by princess » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:58 pm

Thanks Sam

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by Hurricane » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:07 pm

Extreme Speed was charging 15 dollars a rider at EKKA or 2 for 25 dollars I think it was with Re-rides either 5 or 10 dollars.
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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by benclare » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:37 pm

Here's a nice No Limit video from Adelaide which I found on You Tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fom9eYkkJ20

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by princess » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:45 pm

benclare wrote:Here's a nice No Limit video from Adelaide which I found on You Tube.
Love it, love it, love it. :D

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by Dazzleland » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:23 pm

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Re: Adelaide Show '11

Post by princess » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:49 am

Thanks dazzle, what time was this, there was hardly anyone there, I hope it was just after opening
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