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    Walibi Belgium | Kondaa | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    Given my dad is 1.98m, or 6’6”, I guess that means he wouldn’t be able to ride Kondaa... I’d be fine, though, as I’m only 1.77m or 5’9.5”. I benefit from not being particularly tall in this regard! The ride itself looks absolutely outstanding, though; I counted at least 6 areas where it gets...
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    Wicker Man vs Megafobia

    Hi guys. Here in the UK, we have somewhat of a shortage of modern thrill wooden coasters. In fact, we only really have 2 (unless you count Antelope, but I’d argue that that’s more of a family/kids woodie, personally); Wicker Man at Alton Towers and Megafobia at Oakwood. Even though they are two...
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    I get the impression it’s only because of this SSSI designation they’ve been given.
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    Universal IoA | Jurassic World VelociCoaster | Intamin Blitz | 2021

    What makes you say that, out of interest? Actually, I think I may only ever have watched the first Jurassic World film from the JP franchise...
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    Silverwood | Stunt Pilot | RMC Raptor | 2021

    The initial two Raptors are even referred to as “Prototype”, so maybe this modified layout will be referred to as “Standard” or something like that?
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    Universal IoA | Jurassic World VelociCoaster | Intamin Blitz | 2021

    What makes you say that with such certainty, out of interest? I know that VelociCoaster is twice the height and goes 20mph faster, but statistics aren’t necessarily everything, I guess. One thing’s for sure, though; I’m certainly pumped for VelociCoaster, and I really hope I get to ride it in 2022!
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    Closest coasters to a “Jack of all trades”?

    Hi guys. I was just watching a POV of VelociCoaster at Islands of Adventure, and I was thinking to myself; it might genuinely be one of the world’s most varied roller coasters in terms of the sensations on offer. And that got me thinking; what are some of the closest coasters out there to a...
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    Universal IoA | Jurassic World VelociCoaster | Intamin Blitz | 2021

    I’ve got to say, I’m extremely impressed with what I’ve seen so far! Even the first half looks blisteringly fast from on-ride, much more so than I was expecting; I was honestly expecting the first half to be a bit slow, but it looks brilliant, and then the second half looks just obscene...
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    Silver Dollar City 2022??

    In fairness, I guess it is exciting if you like the Harlem Globetrotters!
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    According to The Times, the 1m+ rule is being scrapped in the UK from 21st June, but masks may be kept in some situations, as well as things like one-way systems: https://apple.news/A0LZDNV8BTRutzapQ_sviXg Excellent news, from an operational standpoint! This should hopefully mean a far more...
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    Toverland's Expansion Plan

    I’m certainly excited to see what this plan has to offer! This plan is allegedly spanning 20 years. To put things into perspective; 20 years ago, the park was a small indoor kiddie park with a Vekoma Rollerskater. It probably wasn’t even a dot on your average enthusiast’s radar. By comparison...
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    Silver Dollar City 2022??

    I dunno; the area they’re allegedly clearing looks pretty big, and 2022 would represent 4 years since Time Traveler, so I wouldn’t necessarily rule out at least the start of a teaser campaign for a bigger ride, possibly even a full announcement!
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    Universal IoA | Jurassic World VelociCoaster | Intamin Blitz | 2021

    In The Loop now has a review for us, and it would appear that The Legend was just as enamoured with it as everyone else who rode it today: Praise indeed; a top 10 ride for someone who’s ridden 694 roller coasters is no small statement!
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    CoasterForce’s favourite German rollercoasters

    Not at all! In fact, I’d actually be very interested to see how the pair wise algorithm’s verdict compares with that of the algorithm I used, so go ahead, if you wish!
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    New roller coaster and children’s rides for Chessington

    To be fair, if we’re talking about like-for-like replacements, that would still in theory mean that we get a new cred out of it, so it’s win-win either way! But given that Vampire’s been going strong for 31 years (19 years in its post-refurb form), I’d personally be surprised if another 1 or 2...
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