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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1450 on: December 26, 2013, 08:58:26 AM »
A little late to the party but thanks for sharing neobie!!

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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1451 on: December 26, 2013, 02:06:43 PM »
I'll be rather disappointed if the rumours of Switzerland as Legs 8 and 9 turn out to be true. I like Switzerland but it is becoming one of those over-used countries that just feels the same each time it is visited. It sort of feels to me like the route of the season involves going to places rarely visited or cities in Countries that have never been visited and Switzerland seems out of place.

Also with the Italy leg, Would it be possible for a task to be in Vatican City? A Fast Forward or just a Active Route Info? There was an unused Fast Forward in Vatican City in Season 1.
I read somewhere that the unused Fast Forward was finding the "keys to heaven" (referring to the St. Peter statue holding keys) and it sounds similar to the first ever FF so I doubt it will be featured as the same concept, perhaps a route info, but definitely not a FF.

As for Switzerland rumors, I have a feeling Corsica will be revisited or even Sardinia. Civitavecchia owns a ferry terminal near Rome and there was barely any information received between the Rome and Seville Legs.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1452 on: December 26, 2013, 07:16:30 PM »
Considerably, there was a rumor on planned two Australian legs (Melbourne was to be Leg 2 and Ballarat was to be Leg 3) were to be on the route and got cancelled. China 2 and Malaysia 1 (Sabah) were the replacements of the Australian legs by a last minute. Last two seasons have double legs in first destination countries started from the U.S. (French Polynesia and Chile).

KL is not a replacement leg, that was BvM's idea. Feel free that KL was the replacement for the planned Philippine leg because it was cancelled due to devastated earthquake hit in the central part of the country and typhoon in that same region, see Peach's latest post below.

I already read this at Television Without Pity on TAR24 Spoilers thread by SnideAsides.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1453 on: December 26, 2013, 07:34:21 PM »
I had heard the rumour of Melbourne as well but didn't hear about Ballarat. That would of been interesting.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1454 on: December 26, 2013, 10:13:24 PM »
Considerably, there was a rumor on planned two Australian legs (Melbourne was to be Leg 2 and Ballarat was to be Leg 3) were to be on the route and got cancelled. China 2 and Malaysia 1 (Sabah) were the replacement Australian legs by a last minute. Last two seasons have double legs in first destination countries started from the U.S. (French Polynesia and Chile).

KL is not a replacement leg, that was BvM's idea.

I already read this at Television Without Pity on TAR24 Spoilers thread by SnideAsides.

This is an interesting mix of fact and speculation. :lol:

Not sure where Ballarat is coming from? It wasn't here nor TWoP as far as I know.

The TWoP info originated here. Melbourne was posted here briefly as a leg, the info appeared reliable. Info on future legs is protected here as far as possible...but the info was out there for awhile. Despite what seemed reliable info, the leg did not happen. SO...the question is did the pre-spoiling cause the leg to be scrapped? Or were the Malaysian legs last minute substitutes for planned Philippines legs cancelled due to the typhoon? We may never know.

But to the best of our knowledge...BOTH Malaysian legs were  last minute substitutions.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1455 on: December 27, 2013, 01:10:59 AM »
I'm wondering what would of caused both Australia legs to be canned? Nothing really comes to mind in Australia recently.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1456 on: December 27, 2013, 03:29:59 AM »
Could the plan have been Philippines to Australia to Sri Lanka? Cancelling the Philippines because of the typhoon could have caused a problem getting in and out of Australia on time. I thought they were in a bit of a rush getting in and out of Malaysia...
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« Reply #1457 on: December 27, 2013, 06:36:57 AM »
And there I was, really ready to make a trip down to Melbourne... :cmas15
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1458 on: December 27, 2013, 08:25:49 AM »
Could the plan have been Philippines to Australia to Sri Lanka? Cancelling the Philippines because of the typhoon could have caused a problem getting in and out of Australia on time. I thought they were in a bit of a rush getting in and out of Malaysia...
Here's my crazy thought...

Since Guangzhou, China is particularly a weird first destination to reveal in the first Leg (especially because Shanghai was visited three seasons ago in the premiere), I think Manila or Quezon City would have been the router's original plan, but due to the typhoon still sparking political and environmental controversy, TAR didn't want to deal with the same FOX crap that stunned the nation during TAR22's visit to Hanoi.

For the Malaysia connections, it might be due to... you guessed it, BUDGET! :whoop: Taking a high-speed or fuel-powered train to Sabah, Malaysia from Guangzhou is much cheaper than purchasing 20 or 22 economy-class tickets to Melbourne. I wish TAR had a bake sale fundraiser to make a shocking route like TAR10 (Madagascar to Finland to Ukraine) or TAR7 (Turkey to England).
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1459 on: December 27, 2013, 09:30:04 AM »




For the Malaysia connections, it might be due to... you guessed it, BUDGET! :whoop: Taking a high-speed or fuel-powered train to Sabah, Malaysia from Guangzhou ).

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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1460 on: December 27, 2013, 12:41:09 PM »
I'm pretty sure they flew to KL.. :cmaslol
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1461 on: December 27, 2013, 07:41:29 PM »

For the Malaysia connections, it might be due to... you guessed it, BUDGET! :whoop: Taking a high-speed or fuel-powered train to Sabah, Malaysia from Guangzhou ).


I think plane tickets to Melbourne are cheaper than train/ferry tickets to Malaysia from China but that's just me.  :cmaslol

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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1462 on: December 27, 2013, 09:16:03 PM »
Could the plan have been Philippines to Australia to Sri Lanka? Cancelling the Philippines because of the typhoon could have caused a problem getting in and out of Australia on time. I thought they were in a bit of a rush getting in and out of Malaysia...
Here's my crazy thought...

Since Guangzhou, China is particularly a weird first destination to reveal in the first Leg (especially because Shanghai was visited three seasons ago in the premiere), I think Manila or Quezon City would have been the router's original plan, but due to the typhoon still sparking political and environmental controversy, TAR didn't want to deal with the same FOX crap that stunned the nation during TAR22's visit to Hanoi.

For the Malaysia connections, it might be due to... you guessed it, BUDGET! :whoop: Taking a high-speed or fuel-powered train to Sabah, Malaysia from Guangzhou is much cheaper than purchasing 20 or 22 economy-class tickets to Melbourne. I wish TAR had a bake sale fundraiser to make a shocking route like TAR10 (Madagascar to Finland to Ukraine) or TAR7 (Turkey to England).

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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1463 on: December 27, 2013, 09:28:05 PM »
Although I think Rachel meant the controversy that would arise from the American public for visiting the Philippines while parts of it are still reeling from the disaster (like how people read too much into the "propaganda dance" in Hanoi etc), not that the race route would be logistically affected itself.

And hovercraft trains aside, they did save a ton of money by taking AirAsia to Sabah and AirAsia again to Kuala Lumpur instead of flying almost everyone to Australia on a full-fledged carrier...
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1464 on: December 28, 2013, 10:10:00 AM »
Discussion on Hanoi moved to "Previous Seasons" in the Discussion thread.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1465 on: December 29, 2013, 01:10:59 AM »

For the Malaysia connections, it might be due to... you guessed it, BUDGET! :whoop: Taking a high-speed or fuel-powered train to Sabah, Malaysia from Guangzhou ).


I think plane tickets to Melbourne are cheaper than train/ferry tickets to Malaysia from China but that's just me.  :cmaslol

You know, I wonder what happened to the US$1 million they saved when Abbie & Ryan were eliminated in Season 21, surely they didn't spend it all up on TAR 22 and 23?

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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1466 on: December 29, 2013, 01:57:38 AM »

For the Malaysia connections, it might be due to... you guessed it, BUDGET! :whoop: Taking a high-speed or fuel-powered train to Sabah, Malaysia from Guangzhou ).


I think plane tickets to Melbourne are cheaper than train/ferry tickets to Malaysia from China but that's just me.  :cmaslol

You know, I wonder what happened to the US$1 million they saved when Abbie & Ryan were eliminated in Season 21, surely they didn't spend it all up on TAR 22 and 23?

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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1467 on: December 30, 2013, 09:29:43 PM »
If finale is in Vegas, why there no sighting? maybe because hot air? Or Spoiler hunter is not there? Usually finish mat is located in no one can see without permission area. Or go to another area???  :cmas5  :cmas11  :cmas19
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1468 on: December 30, 2013, 10:41:40 PM »
Roif, if you read this thread and the live sightings thread, then you would know that this finale was at night and the weather was winter cold (winter weather warnings were ongoing that night in the region around Las Vegas). That means it is much more difficult for bystanders to see things going on and this, post anything on Twitter or Facebook; and harder to have a read where the final mat was.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1469 on: December 30, 2013, 11:27:28 PM »
I'd assume that we will have our second ever in doors finish seeing as it's a night leg finale.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1470 on: December 31, 2013, 08:58:41 AM »
I'd assume that we will have our second ever in doors finish seeing as it's a night leg finale.
:whoop: Unless it is rainy, dangerously windy, or blizzarding, I really don't see the point of setting up a Finish Line indoors.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1471 on: December 31, 2013, 10:51:18 AM »
I'd assume that we will have our second ever in doors finish seeing as it's a night leg finale.
:whoop: Unless it is rainy, dangerously windy, or blizzarding, I really don't see the point of setting up a Finish Line indoors.
Knowing it's Vegas, the only places for a Finish Line would be inside or outside the city because of the amount of people.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1472 on: December 31, 2013, 10:58:13 AM »
I'd assume that we will have our second ever in doors finish seeing as it's a night leg finale.
:whoop: Unless it is rainy, dangerously windy, or blizzarding, I really don't see the point of setting up a Finish Line indoors.


So people won't see them racing and spoil the results. That's likely why they did it in New York City a couple of seasons back.

It still surprises me that we had no sightings at all, unless the information that's floating around about the finish order is from a sighting report.

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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1473 on: January 07, 2014, 06:26:19 PM »
I'm thinking the finish line will be at one of the major Hotels on the Strip. I'm thinking either The Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo or Caesars Palace.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1474 on: January 07, 2014, 06:47:06 PM »
I'm thinking the finish line will be at one of the major Hotels on the Strip. I'm thinking either The Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo or Caesars Palace.
Finish Line in a conference room? Yeah, that sounds amazingly beautiful. :funny:

Or... since Las Vegas is known for their lush golf courses, maybe we'll have another TAR14 and finish at a golf course. Hosting the "big mat" at a MAJOR hotel could spill the beans easily. That's why in TAR15, the Finish Line was at a private property.
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