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    It is a shame how some people are reacting. I saw a horrible meme on one page yesterday. People just have no respect.

    We still have a few weeks, but im sure we will still go.

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    There's speculation that it may never reopen

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    I think it's a bit much (and a bit soon) that people are saying they'll never go there again.

    I'm sure Dreamworld will do everything imaginable to make sure all of their rides are even safer than before. They will have to. Fatalities of this magnitude are taken incredibly seriously.

    The ramifications for them will be enormous on many levels.

    I also imagine this particular ride will not operate again.

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    I won't say that I'll never go back but to be honest I'm a very anxiety prone person, I overthink and worry about getting injured at the best of times so this will definitely play on my mind.

    On the news they were comparing the situation to the fire at Luna Park that caused it to close down. I can't see Dreamworld closing down to be honest but I doubt Thunder Rapids will ever operate again.

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    Man this has just blown me away. It has just triggered so much sorrow and I just can't cope with this. It's just so so sad. I honestly can't see the park opening again. I'm a workplace safety officer and have been involved in fatality investigations before. People are saying it's just an accident. A lightening strike is an accident. These things are a sequence of events, either foreseeable or unforeseeable that are prevented through design, procedures and training. Somewhere something has failed. If it's human error then there are normally systems in place to stop this. My brain is in overload. Did the emergency stop not work, was the operator distracted, gah. So so sad.

    I probably wouldn't go on a conveyor operated ride again. The industry can't be self regulated and should be licensed as a high risk facility in which a whole new level of safety is required.

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    a very very sad accident, my heart goes out to the families and also to the first emergency response people. I would expect that ride to be closed for a few months, maybe it wont operate again. I have no immediate plans to go to dreamworld, but I certainly would not say I would never go there again. It has been a place of happy memories for my family, and I expect it will always remain popular. My sympathies to all who have been affected by this. hugs, marie.

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    It's going to be interesting to see what happens from here. We go to dreamworld or sea world every year around xmas time when visiting our relatives. To be honest I don't know how I'd feel going to dreamworld knowing people died there. I'm not anxious about having an accident. More that it seems disrespectful somehow.

    I don't know. This isn't something I've experienced before but can understand how a theme park never reopens. How do they gain the publics trust?

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    Default Trigger warning. Dreamworld tragedy

    If it doesn't reopen it's going to have a massive effect on the Gold Coasts tourism. I think if Dreamworld were to close its gates forever, the other theme parks would feel it too. I don't think it's just Dreamworld that will be affected from now on, Movie World especially will also feel it too. It is of a similar age as are some of its rides.

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    I agree with pp. If it closed it would have a massive effect on the other theme parks.
    I wonder how in the coming weeks the other parks will be affected.

    It will take Dreamworld a very long time to gain the publics trust I think.

    Disneyland have had many deaths since they opened. I wonder how they have continued to run and recover from these tragic events.

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    It was a terribly, terribly freaky sad incident. I would go on it again if it were to reopen. Maybe with a more modern coveyor belt (all rubber, not part wood).

    I hope Karma, guilt and the police catch up with the despicable thief.

    However, since it has happened and I have seen the how the ride operates, it made me think of Sydney's Wonderland which had a very similar/same kind of ride called the Snowy River Rampage. The doughnut things were designed the same, with Velcro lap belts that never did up, and the circle handle in the middle.

    The difference was the conveyor belt at the end of the ride and had planks for every piece of the belt (Dreamworld is long plank, 2 squares/gap, then plank). Towards the end of the ride, they would have someone there to correct the donuts to up correctly and to fix and traffic jams. They would also have an attendant at the other side to help feed the boats off the belt and get the participants off/out.

    Towards the end of Wonderland, many attendants were replaced with Camera's.

    In the time the ride and park operated (1985-2004) there was no deaths recorded.
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