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Peet

Hyper Poster
Could it just be a retheme?

But if it was removed; correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t this be the first SLC ever to be removed and not relocated?
Well there's this one which is being turned into an aviary:
So not exactly being removed but it will almost certainly never run again. I can't wait to see how that project turns out - such a weird idea!

Edit: found the topic about the SLC aviary: https://coasterforce.com/forums/threads/suzhou-amusement-park-to-close-and-relocate.41072/
 
If it is any help towards replacements, I did try and merge images together for possibilities in terms of size and also which bandwagon some fans are hopping onto ahaha ?

Warner Bros Movie World 4.jpgWarner Bros Movie World 3.jpgWarner Bros Movie World 2.jpg
So overall, a lot of people are onto the Bolliger and Mabillard Bandwagon cause they would like a B&M. Maybe a Dive Coaster, but not a complete clone of Griffon, could be good. A Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster is an idea maybe being tossed around some fans and also I'd personally wanna see Australia's First Ever Single Rail Coaster as well.
 
Believe it or not, a B&M would actually be the first B&M in Australia if one were to be built!

I’m not sure if Village Roadshow have ever worked with B&M before, though; maybe a Mack XTREME Spinning Coaster or something, as they seem to like Mack?
That would be good. I worry about an Extreme Spinning Coaster just because I don't think it fits the site of the coaster. It is too long unless they do the compact prototype which I dunno if that's the best investment compared to the custom layout
 

spicy

Giga Poster
This was actually one of the better SLC’s around, I thought the Kumbak trains and restraints were an improvement.

Hope it’s replaced by something major like a B&M or with this and Tower of Terror being removed Australia has lost 2 pretty substantial coasters recently.
 

Matt N

Strata Poster
I know it’s a few weeks since this thread was last posted in, but I have an idea.

Could we possibly be seeing the ride getting a retrack in a similar manner to what Great Nor’Easter did at Morey’s Piers a few years back? They retracked that and smoothed out the transitions, and it apparently did wonders for that ride, so could we see that happen here?
 

Alessio

Roller Poster
Given the fact that they really like to change up the manufacturer, RMC wouldn't be unlikely. Some of the only other big manufactures they haven't tried out yet are Premier Rides, Gerstlauer and GCI.

Vekoma -> Road Runner Roller Coaster
Mack Rides -> Scooby-Doo
Intamin -> Superman Escape
S&S -> Green Lantern
Mack Rides -> DC Rivals

Counting the other Village Roadshow Theme Parks we also have:

Arrow -> Sea Viper
Zamperla -> Spongebob
GravityGroup -> Leviathan
 
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CrashCoaster

Strata Poster
Given the fact that they really like to change up the manufacture, RMC wouldn't be unlikely. Some of the only other big manufactures they haven't tried out yet are Premier Rides, Gerstlauer and GCI.

Vekoma -> Road Runner Roller Coaster
Mack Rides -> Scooby-Doo
Intamin -> Superman Escape
S&S -> Green Lantern
Mack Rides -> DC Rivals

Counting the other Village Roadshow Theme Parks we also have:

Arrow -> Sea Viper
Zamperla -> Spongebob
GravityGroup -> Leviathan
B&M is also a major one. Although is this the type of place that is likely to get a B&M?
 

oriolat2

Giga Poster
So it seems like the park has confirmed the coaster's removal, and the replacement will be announced later this year:-

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Source.

Let the speculation begin! My guess is it will be a new coaster given the popularity and success of DC Rivals, and Village Roadshow's recent investments in their parks.

Let's take a moment to realise the park said their SLC was "one of the country's best rollercoasters". Sure, Jan. Good riddance!

If the footprint is anything to take into consideration, I guess they will have to go for something really compact. My bets are on an RMC Raptor. Australian parks seem to copy trends (random backwards seats on coasters, motorbike coasters), and since the Hot Racer at Luna Park, I am sure Movie World must have at least considered one as a replacement for their SLC.
 
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