Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…read more
Village Roadshow Theme Parks highlights safety and maintenance systems
Village Roadshow Theme Parks has released the first two videos in a short series that aims to inform the public about ride safety.
In the wake of the four fatalities at Dreamworld last October and massive public and media scrutiny of ride safety at Australia's theme parks, the first YouTube video in the series focuses on the safety and maintenance systems followed for the Green Lantern ride at Warner Bros. Movie World.
Taking viewers behind the scenes, the video covers the hours of safety checks undertaken each morning, before opening, by Movie World’s maintenance and operations teams.
The second video, released on 12th March, takes a more direct approach, addressing ‘Why do rides stop?’
Given that the near-constant media scrutiny of the Gold Coast’s theme parks means that occasional ride malfunctions and stoppages receive extensive coverage, the video explains what a ride stoppage is, and how they’re actually a sign of safety systems working correctly.
Commencing with examples of recent media reports (see image above), Warner Bros. Movie World Operations Manager Michelle Erasmus explains “stoppages are proof that ride safety systems are working.
"All our rides are engineered to stop in safe locations. Every ride has hundreds of sensors, constantly measuring and watching the ride.
"They're like the sensors in your car (and) while you might be able to drive off with that alert flashing, our rides will not."
The video explains that if just one sensor is "not happy", the ride system will shut down.
It continues “most faults are easily reset after a short inspection. However if we can't reset quickly, we'll decide to unload the ride. You as an individual have a very low chance of ever being unloaded. But because we run so many rides every day sometimes this will happen."
The video continues to go into detail on perhaps the most prominent incident of the summer – the Arkham Asylum evacuation with Erasmus noting that they train for a wide variety of situations in conjunction with emergency services such as the fire brigade.
She concludes “so when we had our recent Arkham Asylum stoppage we were fully prepared.
“It makes for a great news story, but for us it's reassurance that our safety systems are working and that we're keeping people safe.
"So safe in fact that people pay to take the Arkham Asylum lift hill climb as part of our Star Tour."
13th March 2017 - PARKZ WEBSITE LAUNCHES SUPPORT OUR THEME PARKS CAMPAIGN
22nd February 2017 - VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEME PARKS EXPERIENCE SUMMER TRADING DECLINE
17th December 2016 - SAFETY INSPECTIONS COMPLETE AT VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEME PARKS
20th November 2016 - GOLD COAST THEME PARKS HIT BY SAFETY FEARS
29th October 2016 - QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT TO UNDERTAKE ‘SAFETY BLITZ’ ON THEME PARKS
25th October 2016 - FOUR KILLED IN TRAGIC INCIDENT ON DREAMWORLD’S THUNDER RIVER RAPIDS RIDE
5th August 2016 - NEW STAR TOUR TAKES GUESTS BEHIND THE SCENES AT WARNER BROS. MOVIE WORLD
21st July 2016 - WARNER BROS. MOVIE WORLD ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL REALITY COASTER
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…read more
ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…read more
Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…read more
PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…read more
revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…read more
Humanforce is a global provider of workforce management solutions for companies who need flexibility to manage complex workforces. Companies use Humanforce to manage everything from time and…read more
The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!