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    Station fly-through: health & safety regulations

    Noticed a staff sign in the nemesis station this year for the first time. "Ear protection is compulsory."
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    Unknown | Flamingo Land | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster (possible Hopi Hari relocation)

    Will be going in the next few weeks with tyke mates taking the three legged mutt pictured left. Note the large amount of filler in the door behind him. B'stard Bailey as he is known. Never taken him to a park or fair before. Can't wait! He will spend all day eating junk food scraps and putting...
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    Dubious Claims

    My recent (ish) Bitch was with Blackpool. Nice poster advertising Wallace And Gromit bouncing a little hump bridge...looks like a fun bit of the ride. Shame it doesn't exist.
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    What is worst coaster ever?

    Seats above the wheels on Blackpools Woodies are rough. Non wheel seats flex a little on the train bed, and are less rough. The National has always been a beast, but the new restrictive trains and restraints have made smooth riding harder. Try for a loose lapbar and rise out of your seat a...
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    Your most embarrassing theme park moments

    Jogged my memory of a recent favourite, but the embarrassment wasn't mine. Thorpe, about three years ago, did a cheap overnighter with my nephew and our partners on freebie Sun tickets. In the pen queueline for "I'm a Celebrity"...the sudden stench of a very sour fart. In my best northern loud...
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    Alton Towers and Thorpe Park Rumoured To Get Lego Themed Areas For 2020

    Unquoted, no source closed Facebook group rumour about a retheme following Merlin takeover. Nope. Sorry. Preferred the Space Jam Log Flume rumour on another site.
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    What was your first coaster with an inversion?

    Had to look this up! Revolution at Blackpool apparently. Corkscrew at Alton the year after. Both in their opening seasons, a few days after opening. Old enough to forget the order!
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    What’s your favorite part about being at the park

    Beer, and joking with the park staff.
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach 18/6/19

    Infusion, Dipper and National were on single trains, but I would say the longest queue was for the dodgems at about fifteen minutes. Schools days are often terrible, I just hit it lucky.
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach 18/6/19

    Sorry WillsThrills, yesterday was the first "schools" day...two train service on Icon and Big One. Big One had no queue all afternoon, Icon was less than five minutes. I managed a dozen coasters,a couple of beers, and a paddle in the sea in about three hours! My local park, ninety quid a year...
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Future Predictions

    Many moons ago, "The Family" traded land for the promenade and tramlines, that they owned outright, for open planning for the future on the park. They have to put lights up for aircraft, and respect the rights of local residents, but that is about it.
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    The Future of Knightmare Discussion

    Old photo, been around a while, but it is good manners to quote your sources. Knightmare is beyond economic repair due to years of neglect. That is why it it still where it is, and all the stuff of real value was removed.
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    Unknown | Flamingo Land | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster (possible Hopi Hari relocation)

    It is already too late. It was a second hand ride to begin with, and has rotted for years since closing, with zero maintenance. It also just wasn't that good, not even in my UK top twenty.
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    Unknown | Flamingo Land | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster (possible Hopi Hari relocation)

    Knightmare is dead. The bit of the station approach track has been removed for at least a year. And as we all know, it is destined for Southport. Absolutely.