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    Paultons Park | Farmyard Flyer | Custom Zierer Force | 2022

    Construction for this really was blink and you miss it:
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    Glenwood Caverns | Defiance | Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter | 2022

    Echoing other's comments in that this will be a cool ride for the views (not that you have long to take them in with a vertical lift hill and no holding brake), and the element layout looks quirky, but purely on a 'judging a coaster as a coaster' level, damn it is short. Will be very...
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    GhosterForce 2021: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    I'm interested (and this would end up being my first Live!). Will depend on how busy I am with uni and work, and my rent contract expires 31st October so it'll be a hectic time, but I'm sure I can squeeze in at least one of those days!
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    Strongest lineup of non-coaster attractions in the UK?

    Thorpe back in 2015, like Benenen says, would have walked this. Sure, no indoor rides, but Loggers and Slammer plus the rest is a strong line up. Even today, they have a good selection of flat rides (even if some aren't what they used to be), and I don't think that should be understated. For...
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    Does GPS/Satnav sometimes think you’re a park employee?

    I don't do anything to this degree, but I always check that the final destination is roughly where I expect it to be. Though I only do that because I had a bad experience with an old sat nav that started taking me to the previous destination I had inputted, and realised a little later than I...
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    Doha Oasis Quest | EpiQ Coaster | Premier Rides LSM Coaster | 2021

    I'm sure the likes of Mission Ferrari will be gunning for that record. ;) (Probably too controversial to suggest Iron Gwazi right now, right?)
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    Glenwood Caverns | Defiance | Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter | 2022

    If Poke's logic here is anything to go by... Then the largest ever project could be for the smallest ever coaster by adding loads of big trees and bushes in and around the ride area. 😉
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    Glenwood Caverns | Defiance | Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter | 2022

    tbf, the Kiddy Racer model has been in production since 2014, and 11 of them exist, so it's not a new thing: https://rcdb.com/r.htm?order=-8&ot=2&mo=12025 The "world's smallest coaster" claim for the TusenFryd cred is something which was probably always a bit of a joke, albeit one which they...
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    CoasterForce’s Favourite Dutch Rollercoasters

    Here we go, some good coasters here... 1. Untamed, Walibi Holland 2. Lost Gravity, Walibi Holland 3. Joris en de Draak, Efteling (idk what your thought process is in dealing with duelling rides, but if matters, Fire over Water). 4. Troy, Toverland 5. Goliath, Walibi Holland 6. Baron 1898...
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    Belgian and Dutch parks floodings

    ^Whilst of course some perspective should be had, I don't think it's wholly unreasonable for someone to be disappointed / frustrated that they've spent 300€ (a fair amount of money) on something and then not be able to use it as they hoped. I know some parks have been good at offering partial...
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    Paultons Park | Farmyard Flyer | Custom Zierer Force | 2022

    Given it's marketed as a 2022 opening, I'd say next-to-zero. It's not just ride completion which determines a ride's opening, but budgeting, staffing/training and marketing. All of those would be important here, but the latter would be the most important I expect...They'll be able to market an...
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    Best pirate ship?

    I was never a big fan of Pirate Ships but would always give them a go. The one that I truly hated though was Le Bag Pearl at Bagatelle. Big ship, VERY long cycle (almost 5 minutes), and when it started to stop, it seemed to slow down every other swing (rather than every swing, which seems more...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Yep, taking place 2pm-8pm today in the Marque by Swarm. Not sure how popular it will be amongst guests, but might be a good way for staff who are eligible to get it sorted. I believe Chessington also had a pop up vaccine site over the weekend. I actually have my 2nd dose booked for today...
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    Six Flags Fiesta Texas | Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger | B&M Dive Coaster | 2022

    It's crazy that we can see parks invest in rides like this which, whilst not the most innovative or the most exciting, still look good on the whole, and this can be the first reaction for some people. Looks decent. Layout is good for a Dive and it feels like it will compliment the park's line...
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