Clacton Pier's Looping Star now testing:
I'm taking an interest as it might be a handy +1 on my way to Harwich for the ferry to the Netherlands in a couple of weeks.
Good topic actually.
Disneyland Paris is open all year.
I've been looking at doing Jardin D'acclimatation in Feb, their website sort of suggests they're open all year but nothing clear so I emailed them a few days ago to try to confirm.
Parc Asterix are doing a Christmas thing but looks like...
Looks like Spinning Racer has moved on from Fantasy Island:
It's gone from their website too. Presumably it's travelling again, it would be great if it popped up at Hyde Park this winter but I guess it's probably gone abroad.
I think I prefer the SoRo (toboggan) types, there's a good sense of speed being so close to the ground and a decent sense of peril.
Fforest coaster looks like a pretty cool experience to be fair, so I feel unqualified to answer your question until I've ridden that. I did the one at Stoke Ski...
I desperately want to believe it, I really do, but this is not enough to get my hopes up.
Incidentally I noticed recently that the Bing aerial views of Thorpe Park had been updated since I made this post, here's the view of the clearing:
I recomment having a play, just go to...
I am confused - is this thing a boomerang or a full circuit coaster?
At first I thought the track round the top was just to eliminate the risk of derailment (and to give us a laugh when viewed from above 😛), but the pics show the train going around that top corner.
Edit: question already...
Am I the only one here who thinks reverse spikes are fun? You get a good little airtime pop on Capitol Bullet and Star Trek. I reckon this will definitely be more fun to ride that the original, plus it looks cool (for the GP).
It looks odd though where they have straight track at the end of the...