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    Mack Rides Launch Coaster or Intamin Blitz Coaster?

    Intamin Blitz for me.
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    Europa Park | Mack Rides BigDipper | 2023

    It definitely looks interesting. I know EP will blow it out of the water when it comes to the theming and overall aesthetic, although I must admit that I'm still not expecting this to really push the envelope and become the signature coaster at the park.
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    Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss; who do you want to be Britain’s next prime minister?

    I think you could pick a random member of the British public to be PM and they'd be more competent than Rishi and Truss combined.
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    Valhalla at Blackpool Pleasure Beach to be refurbished for 2022

    Feel like BPB are all over the place at the min. They'd be wise to push this back now until 2023. It's clearly not going to be ready for next month either, and people may be holding off on a visit now until it opens. Need to give people something to work with. Mandy seems a bit clueless as...
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    Your hottest and coldest theme park days

    Hottest: Parque Warner Madrid was pushing 40 degrees when I went back in 2016. Absolutely stifling. Coldest: Toverland / Phantasialand in Jan 08 or 09? I remember Toverland was even more dead than usual; I'm fairly sure we had the place entirely to ourselves for a few hours (only stayed about...
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    Rank your Ridden B&M Inverts

    1. Black Mamba 2. Nemesis 3. Katun 4. Batman (PWM) 5. OzIris 6. Batman (Great Adventure) 7. Nemesis Inferno
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    Parque Warner Madrid | Unknown | Intamin Launch Coaster | 2023

    I agree that Batman, Superman and Stuntfall are better to ride than the support
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    Parque Warner Madrid | Unknown | Intamin Launch Coaster | 2023

    Already the best piece of steel in the park.
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    Which Coasters Have You Had a Zen Ride On?

    Revolution at BPB Helix at Liseberg (this was the Monday following a busy opening weekend and the park was DEAD) Cyclone at Pleasureland Southport Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure (did the anti-clockwise trick and managed x3 zen rides in a row thanks to everybody else heading clockwise) Plus...
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    WTF Merlin?

    I'll await your report!
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    WTF Merlin?

    Next time someone visits AT they should, out of curiosity, measure how much of their time is spent on an actual ride, compared to queueing and walking. I'd be pretty interested to see the breakdown. Perhaps @Matt N could give us the lengthy analysis 😉
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    Has anyone actually heard of this "on trend" SikSilk by the way? It's such a jarring, horrible concept / sponsorship. And not in the hilariously tacky Blackpool Pleasure Beach / Mandy T sense.
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    How are you spending the Platinum Jubilee weekend?

    Not much really - just going to have a laid back 4 day weekend. Make nice food, watch films, rest etc. Couldn't care less about street parties and all that jazz.
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    Could the name be any more 'middle-aged dad trying to get down with the kids'? 😂