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Coaster/park industry news articles

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by ECG, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Ian

    Ian From CoasterForce Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Whilst researching Clacton-on-Sea's rides, I found a section on the University of Sheffield's website called "National Fairground Archive".

    There's loads of info on traditional fairground attractions on there, from waltzers to paratroopers to big wheels. There's also a section on fairground art. Mildly interesting imo.

    http://www.nfa.dept.shef.ac.uk/history/index1.html
     
  2. furie

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    I've lost months of my life to that - I adore it lol

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    Figures for Japan’s theme and amusement park sales, activity and employment have been released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-1 ... able-.html

    I got carried away and made graphs, because everyone loves a good graph!

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    Man who was banned from all Six Flags set to fight his ban:

    Source: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/texas/art ... php#src=fb

    :lol:
     
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    furie SBOPD Staff Member Administrator Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    I think there's a warning in there for people "borrowing kids" for the plus 1's :lol:
     
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    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Is there some sort of requirement for "hasidic jews" to display seriously creepy behaviour at theme parks then??

    I love it when people play the discrimination card!
     
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    furie SBOPD Staff Member Administrator Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Eugh. Nasty tin like the stuff near the pier at Southport then :(
     
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    I was only there a few months back at my ex's house (literally around the corner). This is now two reasons not to go back to that hell hole.


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    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Here's a little something on wooden coasters and Gravity Group's take on inversions.
    Source: http://machinedesign.com/recreation/what-ride-wooden-roller-coasters
     
  20. ECG

    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Here's an interesting article on the abandoned Spreepark in Berlin. I also posted this in the topic about the park being for sale on EBay. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37478
    Source: http://www.spiegel.de/international...d-defunct-berlin-amusement-park-a-922117.html
     

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