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How successful has your 2017 been?

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by HeartlineCoaster, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    I know, right?! I'm usually pretty happy jumping on the band-wagon, but given my experiences this year I stand by it.

    Silver Star was running really, really well and was an extremely enjoyable coaster. Shambhala was running really badly, and simply didn't have it.

    I have little doubt that if Shambhala was running as well as Silver Star was, it would be the better of the two rides, but it simply wasn't.

    Shambhala isn't actually bad, of course, but it was the most notable (and possibly biggest) let down of the year.
     
  2. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

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    I'm just having trouble imagining a world where Shambhala is running badly. Nope. I can't.
    Have they trimmed it?
     
  3. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    No, it was just very cold and only running one train with a fairly docile crew (meaning the coaster wasn't really warming up at any point).
     
  4. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Ok, mine might be a bit off in terms of numbers and stuff, but here it is:

    New Creds This Year
    114 - Yay! This was massively boosted due to the USA trip with Ben & Taylor.

    New Parks Visited
    18

    Total (different) Parks Visited
    26

    Milestones
    400th cred was Wilderness Run - Cedar Point LOL.

    Best New Cred
    Storm Chaser at Kentucky Kingdom. What a :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing BEAST of a ride. At one point, I was actually convinced that's where my life was going to end.

    Worst New Cred
    I have a few; Time Warp at Canada's Wonderland, Flight Deck at Canada's Wonderland, Wolverine Wildcat at Michigan's Adventure and Avalanche/Hellcat at Timber Falls Adventure Park. Pieces of :emoji_poop:, the lot of them.

    Biggest Surprise Cred
    Two stick out for me: Silver Star, it had LOADS of airtime, was running so well and even some ejector at some points, great ride. Storm Chaser needs mentioning because that :emoji_poop: is :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing lethal.

    Best New Ride (non-coaster)
    Voletarium. It actually made me emotional.

    Worst Spite
    Didn't really have a terrible year for spites, I'm guessing the 'worst' would be Star Trek, it was just done and they couldn't be arsed opening it. Tossers.

    Favourite Park of the Season
    Phantasialand with an honourable mention to Europa Park. I didn't think I'd actually enjoy it whatsoever and I just loved it.

    Least Favourite Park of the Season
    Kings Island, Six Flags Great America & Tripsdrill are all up there.

    Other
    It's been great going on many trips this year and getting to know a few people a lot more. Some CFers have gone from 'coaster friends' or 'CF friends', to really close friends that mean a lot to me and I'd like to go on more trips with. Massive mention to @LiveForTheLaunch, @Ben, @nadroJ & @Hixee primarily for making this year's trips so fab.

    I'm sure I'm gonna end up thinking of other :emoji_poop: to add here, so when I do I'll come back and add them.
     
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  5. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Yeah, it was :emoji_poop:, Sue. I was really upset. It used to be so high up in my count and it's just not anywhere near now. It was so cold and hadn't run in five days. Was a shame for those just getting the cred.
     
  6. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

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    Ah ok, so that explains things I guess. Still crap for new riders but at least nothing fundamental about the ride has been changed. Hopefully it'll be back to its usual standard come summer. Come to think of it, most of my best rides on Shambhala have been at night when it's decently warmed up.
     
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  7. ThomVD

    ThomVD Well-Known Member

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    Good to see some long overdue Silver Star lovin'. If it isn't overtrimmed it's such a brilliant coaster. Shame about Shambhala. My morning rides in the middle seats were very dull as well, but thankfully it warmed up and I got front/back rides which redeemed it.
     
  8. MestnyiGeroi

    MestnyiGeroi Well-Known Member

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    Reading this season report, I feel like a peasant gnawing on a crust of bread suddenly hearing about the nectar and ambrosia feasts of the gods. And here I was thinking this past summer’s crusts were pretty good. :confused:
     
  9. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

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    My advice is to get a job with lots of travel that doesn't mind you tagging on holiday when you visit new places :)
    Anyway, 15 parks is by no means a crust!
     
  10. HeartlineCoaster

    HeartlineCoaster Well-Known Member

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    The imposter returns.
     
  11. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure? The group consensus suggests otherwise ;p
     
  12. MestnyiGeroi

    MestnyiGeroi Well-Known Member

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    Good advice given too late. I teach, so I'm very place-bound. :( And I tend to have breaks when students have breaks, so I never really miss the crowds at parks.
     
  13. gavin

    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Creds:
    A nice, even 140 new creds apparently. I honestly didn't think it was that much, but I think that's because I haven't had a major haul since the summer really.

    Milestone:
    Cred 1300 - that people powered thing at Greenwood Forest Park.

    Parks:
    50(!) parks in total, with 41 of those being new. Obviously, that includes some crappy little +1 places which are difficult to label as parks. Two of those had no creds open, but I still went.

    Best new cred:
    I guess Taron? There are a few which are also way up there though: Karnan, Jungle Dragon, Flying Dinosaur, Soaring with Dragon

    Worst new cred:
    Ignoring crappy, kiddy +1s and the usual copy and paste s**t across various Chinese parks, it's Jupiter at Kijima Kogen. Apparently, it has new trains now, but it was the worst woodie I've ever been on. Dishonorable mentions to MP Express and Battle of Jungle King.

    Biggest surprises:
    Some coasters I was expecting to be either bland or awful, but I ended up quite liking: Star Trek, Milky Way, Mega Coaster, Pulsar, Krake, Flying Wing Coaster.
    Parks: Liking Movie Park Germany a lot more than I was expecting to. Belantis being surprisingly lovely. Mitsui Greenland being fab when it shouldn't be.

    Worst letdowns:
    El Toro at Plohn being s**t. Space Fantasy having some s**ty VR on it, so I've got the cred, but not the full experience of how f**ked up it's supposed to be.

    Best New Non-Coaster Ride:
    Hmmmm, technically Forbidden Journey in Osaka I guess, though I'd already done it in Orlando. The same can be said for some excellent, yet cut/paste rides at Fantawild. Maybe the drop towers at Movie Park or Heide?

    Worst Spite:
    Nothing major this year. I guess Victory Kingdom which had all four coasters SBNO, but that was 90% expected.

    Favourite new park:
    Not sure on this one. Probably Happy Valley Chongqing. Some other contenders would be Oriental Heritage Xiamen even though it's all just a copy/paste job, Wanda Hefei, or Mitsui Greenland.

    Least Favourite Park of the Season:
    Himeji Central Park - f**king dump
    Happy Valley Tianjin - falling to pieces with so much stuff closed

    Best individual day at a park:
    Universal Studios Osaka - I caught it at the perfect time of year (around Easter) when the weather was lovely but it wasn't busy. I never waited more than half an hour for anything, with most stuff being close to walk-on all day. Couple that with the fact that it's an amazing park anyway, and it was easily the best day. Revisits to Phantasialand and Hansa were also fab and better than I'd remembered.

    Best trip of the season:
    Either Japan at Easter or Germany in the summer. Both trips were a combination of revisits to parks I'd done before with new stuff thrown in as well.
    Although it was just filled with +1 crap, the weekend in North Wales with Ben, Jake and Jordan was good for s**ts and giggles.

    Worst trip of the season:
    Tianjin. Major parks that have gone to s**t and other various SBNO +1s scattered around. The city itself was bland as well.

    Best non-park experience:
    Myanmar, specifically Bagan. More specifically watching the sunrise from the roof of some temple.

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  14. mouse

    mouse Well-Known Member

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    New parks:
    Same as above.

    Best trip:
    Spain

    Worst trip:
    Spain. It was the only trip.

    Best new cred:
    Taron... wait that was last year.

    Best new park:
    Phantasialand... wait that was last year.

    Best new flat ride:
    Talocan... wait that was last year.

    Best day at a park:
    Phantas... ah for :emoji_zipper_mouth:s sake

    Best travel moment:
    I was given a free cup of tea on a flight.

    Worst travel moment:
    Wasn't offered tea on the return flight.

    Best non-park experience:
    Well my whole year was a non-park experience, so that. I've just been busy ok?!

    I :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing hate these topics
     
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  15. Zek_Teh_Kek

    Zek_Teh_Kek Well-Known Member

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    It could be a milestone for being the First Intamin Coaster ever!
     
  16. DelPiero

    DelPiero Well-Known Member

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    Mark Wilderness.jpg
    What a spiteful :emoji_zipper_mouth:.
     
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  17. Zek_Teh_Kek

    Zek_Teh_Kek Well-Known Member

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    I'm Pretty sure Wilderness Run was my first roller coaster.
    Glad I've got that cred now.
     
  18. DelPiero

    DelPiero Well-Known Member

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    It may well have been the kids behind @Lofty first cred and all they saw in front of them was a sweaty British man. Look at the joy on their faces, imagine if they'd been on the front... Denied.
     
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  19. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    OMG. As if you did that hahahahahaha.

    I didn't have a choice, the bitch of an operator put me there.
     
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  20. DelPiero

    DelPiero Well-Known Member

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    That's quite frankly bollocks :D:D Ben told me the truth.
     
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