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    Busch Gardens Tampa | Iron Gwazi | RMC Gwazi

    Gwazi: Ride of Steel. Works surprisingly well.
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    Rank the Thorpe Park coasters

    I went to Thorpe yesterday, so writing this list while my memory is still fresh: Nemesis Inferno. I had a real hard time deciding whether to place it or Swarm first, but Inferno wins due to its theming, lovely foliage and path interaction, plus the fact that it isn't miles away from everything...
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    Djurs Sommerland | Tigeren | Intamin Gyro Swing

    So this thing has been open for months, we've had a first-hand account posted in the thread, and still it's stickied. Jeez, I need to become better at maintaining these...
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    Finnishing up Finland - Part 2: Linnanmaki

    Nice read! I'm kind of envious of Finland for how many nice amusement parks they have, even though the country is much smaller than Norway. I suspect it has something to do with Denmark practically being a part of the Norwegian market, while Finland doesn't have a sunny neighbour full of great...
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    SFFT | The Joker Carnival of Chaos | World's Tallest Frisbee

    The ride opened a month ago. We kinda suck at maintaining this subforum, don't we? Anyway, stick removed from thread.
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    Kongeparken | Stupet | Funtime Observation/Drop Tower

    This thing opened three months ago tomorrow. Apparently nobody noticed, which is actually par for the course for this park. Thread destickified.
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    Cedar Valley's Wild Frontier Fun Park | Unnamed | Fabbri Water Jumping Flume

    I've been itching to see this thread unstickied for months now. I'll go have one of those periodic looks through the subforum to see if any of the long-stickied attractions have opened while we weren't paying attention.
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    SeaWorld Orlando | Ice Breaker | Premier Rides Custom Sky Rocket

    Maybe they have seen the possible, er, "conflict of interest" in giving CF good pictures and stats for this particular announcement. It seems like the guy who announced Ice Breaker at the live event is none other than a particular CF member who went on to become a mod and then ascended to the...
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    The Boss at Six Flags St. Louis Closing?

    I guess attaching it to the existing wooden structure would be a lot trickier, though. The entire thing is built for one specific track width (station and all), so I presume it would be easier to just stick to that for any refurbishments.
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    IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

    I choose to believe that the Fabbri video is just a mismash demonstrator of technologies they're working on. The launch, high-speed brakes, and vertical lift are obvious candidates for stuff they've designed with the purpose of using in other coaster layouts. Maybe the demonstrator also includes...
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    Will we ever see another huge 4D Coaster?

    It's still on their website, although I don't see an "Add to cart" button.
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    Will we ever see another huge 4D Coaster?

    I think it's mostly a matter of costs vs. benefits. 4D coasters are immensely huge, have trains the size of buses with terribly many moving parts to maintain, require a complex support system, and hence carry a pretty hefty price tag both upon purchase and for upkeep. And they take up a lot of...
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    Sweden (and a little bit of Norway) – August 2019 {Day 4: Liseberg}

    Great report overall! Nice to see that Liseberg delivered so well. At least I hope this contrast between it and TusenFryd makes my burning hatred for Parques Reunidos more understandable. The two parks were neck-and-neck back in the mid-2000s, but now Liseberg has a better version of every...
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    Sweden (and a little bit of Norway) – August 2019 {Day 4: Liseberg}

    Sounds like you had the best of times TusenFryd is able to offer! Or willing, I guess. Perhaps "Arsed" might be the proper term for it, but I'm not British so I wouldn't know for sure. Operations isn't really TusenFryd's strongest suit, but it actually isn't the weakest either. That would be...
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    Mirabilandia | Desmo Race | Maurer Spike Dragster

    Probably because the ride type is cheap as balls, and the park management is also cheap as balls.