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    Kings Island | Orion | B&M Giga Coaster

    What is wrong with you lot? seriously? People are both allowed to be excited or disappointed about this coaster. Other peoples opinions aren't wrong. They are opinions. Healthy and constructive discussions about rides like this are great and what keep this/any community going. This for the...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Oh you poor misguided soul. :p The evil has just spread east and now lives in the house of SBL.
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    Indiana Beach Closes alongside other Apex parks

    Can't see the 3 woodies being relocated from Indiana. Hurricane and Cornwall would have to move together really as they share quite a bit of structure. And with Lost Coaster the mountains a big part of that ride. Sad times.
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    Skyline Park remove Sky Dragster after 3 years

    Who would have thought that Wanda ditching Maurer and getting a knock off Spike coaster from Golden Horse turned out to be a good idea?
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    Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks

    DisneySea Phantasialand Europa Park Island Of Adventure Port Aventura Busch Gardens Willamsburg Motiongate Universal Studios Singapore Six Fiesta Texas Thats a rough 5 mins list but all these parks were excellent. For me Disney Sea stands a country mile above the rest. I also agree Motiongate...
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    What is the most 'average' Six Flags park?

    I certainly havent been to that that many SF parks, SFMM, SFFT, SFoG, SFA and SFGAdv but SFFT is by far and away IMO the best of those. Location alone puts FT above the others not to mention the best Floorless in the world. SFA was the worst and for me SFoG was dead center. Sounds like I agree...
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    Fantastic old coaster footage/pics

    This isnt a coaster but its one hell of a picture It is from Bertram Mills Circus in Olympia, London during the early part of the 20th Century. When it seems they let an actual real life bear on the dodgems (or similar ride). How times (And Health And Safety, And Animal Rights) have changed...
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    Wonderland Eurasia/Ankapark closes - After a year of operation.

    I remember talking to an executive from a large European ride company about this park. And even then he said when (not if) Ankapark went under they were expecting to see a dip in European ride sales as there are so many rides here there would be enough 2nd hand rides to flood a good proportion...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Another interesting concept from Mack found in some patents. It seems the idea is a very large swinging ship with some stepped structures on either side. The ride starts like a normal swinging ship but towards the end a large flood of water runs down the steps creating a splash down ending...
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    New track at the B&M plant

    I would assume at least one of those sets of tracks is for the Fantasy Valley Wing Coaster in China you mention here since the project is underway. For those who havent seen the concept art in the Park Construction thread here they are. Nice little custom layout.
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    What? Granite buildings and the oil industry doesnt appeal as a theme? Madness :p
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    Toshimaen (Tokyo) to close

    Ah yes. Because I was wrong about it being the oldest it should be scrapped then :p
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    Toshimaen (Tokyo) to close

    While the coasters aren't spectacular. If the park does close the biggest loss will really be one of the flat rides. The park is home to what I think is the oldest carousel in the world. The El Dorado Carousel which was built in 1907 in Germany before being sent to Coney Island New York in...
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    Fantastic old coaster footage/pics

    Heres an interesting video of an old side friction style ride running at Hidro Park in Kiev, Ukraine. This 3 track ride ran right up until 1990 before being dismantled. Whether or not its a coaster is perhaps up for debate but it just about ticks the boxes for me. And it does actually appear on...
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    Xuzhou Paradise | Xuzhou China | Theme Park

    An update showing some more of the construction of their new Mack Blue Fire clone.