Slow Loading & Disable Loading Image

The Sydney pro theme seems to load slowly. Is there a way to disable the bouncing loader image to make it less obvious, and to speed up page load time?

It’s really obvious on the demo:

The Google PageSpeed insights show 88/100 for our demo. That’s far from slow. And that’s with a full demo and without any caching plugins. Besides, it loads close to instantly for me, I can make a screencast and prove it if you want.

Anyway, if you want to disable the preloader you can add this to a custom CSS plugin/child theme:

.preloader {
    display: none !important;