Friday, May 23, 2008

Movie World Gold Coast

We went to Movie World on our 3rd day in Gold Coast. Bus TX5 took us from the hotel bus stop all the way to the doorstep of Movie World.The bus ride only cost us AUD4.20 per person!

The journey took about 30 minutes from Caville Avenue; and the theme park was completely deserted - of course, we had arrived at 8.40 AM, when they are only to open at 10 AM!. The ticket counters were still closed, so we had our own-made grilled tuna sandwiches while busy taking photos till they are open.

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The view from the bus. This is the Gold Coast-Brisbane highway.

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Not a single soul in sight!

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Batman getting ready for action! hehe

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More waiting... and the crowd getting bigger!

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Yummylicious sandwich!

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Single park or two? En Arip making last minute decision at the ticketing booth...

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Owh! We got a bit disappointed!

Btw, we still managed to have fun!

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The Superman Escape rollercoaster! One of my favourite rides at Movie World!

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Next, the Batwing Spaceshot ride! En. Arip enjoyed this so much! This is his 3rd round!

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There they go!

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Unexpected fun! I tought the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster would be just child-play, but I was wrong! It was a full-fledged indoor rollercoaster that was much fun!!!!

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Bought these photos of our rides... hehehe... On the left - The Superman Escape, and on the right, The Scooby-Doo indoor Spooky-coaster

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En Arip was looking forward to the Lethal Weapon killakoasta* but it wasn't open! *Killakoasta - that's En Arip's original word!

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Chocolate time! Just to tone down the adrenaline.

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The crowd at the Mainstreet open-air stage.

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The Furry FabFour doing their versions of the Beatles' hits...

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Taz a.k.a. Ringo Starr!

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En Arip was dying to meet Shrek... He waited here for almost 20 minutes!

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En. Arip was the only person who managed to drag Shrek out for a photograph!

All the cartoon/film characters won't hang around very long at the theme park. As soon as they appear, u must line up for your pic with them. BTW, they only stay for 5 minutes everytime! In that very short time, u have to snap your pic real fast! We were so lucky to have our pics taken with almost all of the characters! Only the Looney-toon gang was just too elusive for us!

Here are some pics!

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Cat woman, not my turn yet!

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Yeah, now's my turn! Mmmmmiowwww... LOL!

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Batman, En. Arip and Robin

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Scooby-Doo's friends minus the dog himself! En Arip was speaking to "Daphne"... Oooohhh, kenal rupanya!

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En Arip with Scooby-Doo's friends...

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Trying to save time by posing with four superheroes at the same time... Lady next to me was Wonderwoman...

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... the very SAME lady who posed with En Arip in this 1993 pic! Meaning, she has been playing this character for the past 15 years! How could she deny it when En Arip asked her if she was the same lady!

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Austin Powers, En Arip and Norma Jeane...

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Me with Miss Marilyn Monroe...

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Wow!!!! The Batmobile!!!

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At Boot Hill... Doesn't the hangman's noose look scary?

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This shot was very memorable for En Arip...

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... of course, he had a photo taken there 15 years ago! The shot on the right, taken also 15 years ago, featured the Joker and Catwoman...

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The carousel at the kids' section...

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Psssttt!!! En Arip was DENIED entry on this ride. And you are wondering why??? This is the KIDS' WB FUN ZONE, that's why!

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I find this red clock so interesting...

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Simple tree but very interesting colours...

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Cowboy town...

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The crowd at the Shrek 3D movie was always big...

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Waiting for the All Star Parade...

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The crowd getting into their choice spot for the All Star Parade...

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I have loads of the parade's pictures, but this is my favourite! "I thot I thaw a puddy tat! I did! I did! I did thaw a puddy tat!"

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Like they always say, "That's All Folks!" Can't wait to come back to this place again!


At 9:04 AM, Blogger ezrazlin said...

there's a new party in town called 'Keadilan 2'..come cek it out ekeke..! klau nak tahu..mai blog sy!

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Malim said...

wow! nasib baik sya tak leh naik all those thing... waaa fist time tengok rupa en arip 15 tahun yang lalu..... anyway nice shot...

At 10:52 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Ezra!, kakakakaka ingatkan real!

At 10:53 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Malim, awat takleh naik? ruginya!
hehe pic zaman remaja gethu :P

At 12:06 PM, Blogger budleee said...

Wahh best nyer..

i can't wait to go here.........

bila dah cukup duit :(

At 12:33 PM, Blogger thepretender said...

yeah! movie world was great! esp the scooby doo ride!! ingatkn mcm rumah antu.. tetibe je naek kt tmpat tinggi tuh!! scary!!! haha

At 1:47 PM, Anonymous fiebie said...

yeah, we can see 5 different emotion in encik arip face. usually he has only one deep in thought, serious look. and he can actually smile rupanya.

he look happy, mesti you all had a great time sana kan,

At 3:55 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Bud! yeah sgt seronok!
takpe slow2 :)

At 3:57 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi there, kan!
part naik tinggi tu sgt tak dijangkakan, ingat mcm naik bermuda triangle kat seaworl tu je. Tu yg scary part tinggi laju tu huhu

At 3:57 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Fiebie~~
En Arip is a kid within. Put him in a theme park, he will be totally happy. He is a sucker for rides and anything fun. Too bad we don't have many of those in Malaysia! hehehe

At 6:12 PM, Blogger Bernard said...

Recordla ari ni. It took me 10 minutes to download abis your current post. No, I'm not on dial-up.


It was all worth the wait. "You must be patient for good things", my friend said. memang betul cakap dia.

At 7:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Wahdi! wah kalau kasih nampak boxer je, i nampak bag Gucci, t-shirt burrbery,kasut prada, boxer Calvien Klien OPSSS, suar je i tak tahu brand apa hehhee

Btw, nice pics, cantekkkk!!!
jelesssss sgt!


At 8:06 PM, Blogger Lily.Lulu. said...

nak menjeles lagi nih wahdi !!
bess gilerr ..

love all the pics

wahdi beshhhhhhhhhh

At 5:20 AM, Blogger anne said...

bestnya....tengok gambar pun nampak fun, lagi la pegi sana kan wahdi?

At 6:56 AM, Blogger mangchikla said...

Oooooooohhh ! En Arip got "hairs" back then.. Laaariiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.... akakakaa

At 3:34 PM, Blogger Shah said...

Terliur lah tgk rides kat situ. Those rollercoaster rides look so much more thrilling than the ones at Genting. Kenapa la kat sini tak de ride yang dahsyat2 camni kan...

At 5:49 PM, Blogger DBI said...

bergembira sakan nampaknyer..

jadi ker disneyland kat johor???

At 9:28 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hello Puteh, wah scan habis nampak! :P

Hahaha thnx, tak yah jeles2 yer! ;)

At 9:32 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hello Benard!!
I'm happy u waited that long, it made my efford even more worth it!!

At 9:33 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Lily, tak perlu jeles2 yer! lily ambik pic pun cantek!!!!

At 9:35 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Anne, itulah! We had tremendous fun there!!!

At 9:36 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Alo Mangchick, He might have lost his hair now, but u lost ur vision
-he was wearing a cap lah! :P

At 9:37 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Shah!, itulah elok pun sini takde, kalau tak takde alasan jenguk negara org hehehe

At 9:38 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi DBI, sgt bergembira yer!!! terpekik2 en Arip kat dalam tu, sampai ilang suara! hehe

Rasanya tak jadilah Disneyland tu kalau Pak Lah yg masih merintah OPSSSSSSS

At 12:09 AM, Blogger mangchikla said...

Yeeekeee? The pics takened 15 years ago? Hmm. For sure my vision gone lar.. isk isk isk

At 9:50 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hahahah Mangcik,
iyeeee itulah namanya CAP,
Zaman Mangchik memuda dulu CAP belum wujud kah? *AMPONNN

At 11:06 PM, Blogger mangchikla said...

Y u young wimper snapper! muakakaakakakka ... yelah, yelah.. incidently, what happong to bro Arip? lamer tak update blog die. Outstation ke?


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