Recent content by Dressinggown

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    Could we ever see real coaster enthusiast shorts?

    The easiest solution would be to buy some waterproof, breathable kecks on the large Internet sites and get the scissors to them. Gorilla Glue could be used as a binding agent
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    Ride Related Dreams You've Had

    I was being pursued by an old industrial boiler (not a reference to my wife) down the promenade at Blackpool from the Tower towards the Pleasure Beach. It sort of made a screeching noise as it relentlessly gave chase with rust peeling in all directions. I thought that an escape was possible...
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    Your worst spite

    I don't think that mine class as Spites but I went to Poland a week or so ago. Missed Lech Coaster at Legendia due to reduced operations at Energylandia. New Abyssus coaster at Energylandia not up and running due to delays caused by COVID. That means a return trip next year. Bonus.
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    Poland - Last weekend.

    Poland trip 19th to 22nd September 2020. Prior Warning: this trip report could go on for a quite a while. Background Last year, my wife and I booked a deal at the Big Blue Hotel at Blackpool Pleasure Beach which included a room with a balcony view of the rollercoasters, meals and park tickets...
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    What are your favourite non-coaster attractions?

    Ghost Train - Blackpool Pleasure Beach ? A ride with everything ! History: Opened in 1930 and was recognised as being the first real Ghost Train in the world and the first to use the name of Ghost Train. It is one of only a few of such rides left in the UK that cannot be moved between...
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s wooden coasters: what would you do with them?

    There are huge cost implications to most of the suggestions and, therefore, they are unlikely to come to fruition in the near future. BPB has only introduced 3 new coasters in the past 30 odd years - Avalanche in 1988, Big One in 1994 and ICON in 2018 (Infusion not counted as it was relocated...
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    Coaster Count / Credits

    I'm in my 50's and my coaster count is very low and, therefore, I have no real interest in gaining 'Creds'. My question is whether it is worth riding the same kiddie coasters in every park just to get another +1 ? If there is no queue for a ride of this type (Wacky Worm etc.) and the ride...
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    What is your top 10 to do list?

    Having only a limited number of coasters to my credit I am looking forward to a Corid-19 deferred trip to Poland next month. The bucket list rides will be: Lech Coaster at Legendia. Zadra and Hyperion at Energylandia. I was hoping that Abyssus might be open but it will be an excuse to...
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    How is your tolerance of roughness?

    Spent a day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach yesterday. We tend to go on a regular basis as it's our local park but there are one or two issues with the rides and attractions: The 'Woodies' Big Dipper Grand National Roller Coaster (Nickelodeon Streak) Blue Flyer The history of these coasters...
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    What's the roughest coaster in the UK and why?

    The Wild Mouse at BPB was a particularly 'intense' ride even after some alterations during the 80's / 90's ? My earliest rides would have been in the late 70's. At the time it gave football hooligans something to brag about during the Summer. ''I've been on the Wild Mouse at Blackpool". Huge...
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    What's the roughest coaster in the UK and why?

    The second half of The Ultimate at Lightwater Valley is bone shakingly violent. As British Rail had a hand in putting the ride together it is no great surprise. However, the Grand National at BPB is rough from start to finish. So much so that I lost a filling from my teeth and think that it...
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    Energylandia | Abyssus | Vekoma Shockwave+ | 2021

    After cancelling a trip in May I've booked a few days in Katovice in September in the hope of getting on Lech Coaster at Legendia, Zadra and Hyperion at Energylandia. Abyssus would have been a bonus but we can always go back given how cheap the trip has been. For my wife and I it has worked...
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    First park you’ll be going to

    I've been to Krakow and Gdansk in the last year or two. Yes, we spent a fair time in the Vodka & Herring bars where Beers and Vodkas were about £1.00. Food £2.00. 5 shots or Cocktails £2.00. Open 23 hours a day these bars tend to be be tiled on the inside and hosed down at dawn. We spent...
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    First park you’ll be going to

    It's likely to be Towers or the Pleasure Beach. I had a trip to Poland with my wife booked in May to visit Energylandia and Legendia which was cancelled. I am about to re-book for September. Still cheap as chips: Return Ryanair flights from Manchester to Katowice = £100 (for 2). 3 nights...
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    what do you want your first cred back to be

    I have had a trip to Poland cancelled so will look to re-book ASAP. So I'm hoping that it will be: Zadra Abyssus (if open) Hyperion Lech Coaster