Recent content by vaugc002

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    Parque de Atracciones de Madrid - 22/0-7/2022

    A quick trip report from a recent visit to Madrid's oldest theme park. My genius idea was to walk to the park in time for opening at 12, however it took more than 1 hr 30 from the city centre, and is quite remote too being situated in a national park type surrounding - not the best of walks on...
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    WTF Merlin?

    A little militant but fair. Can't imagine many people are doing three no-shows in a 90 day period anyway
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    That may seem promising initially, however bear in mind that's sales not profit. So theoretically the actual figure they take away is far lower. And how much to get the Ultimate fit again? Certainly millions. I dunno... still not optimistic we'll see it return. Especially if kid-focus...
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    Fuji-Q | Unknown | Intamin Multi-Launch Motorbike? | 2023

    Looks fun but not really a 'Major' new coaster :(
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    Dreamworld Australia | Steel Taipan | Modified Blue Fire Clone | 2021

    Yeah but the staff surely won' be getting the extra money (thus removing any incentive to dispatch super fast ;)
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    Busch Gardens Williamsburg | Pantheon | Intamin LSM Coaster | 2022

    I think Velocicoaster pips this one just, but it looks very decent. The outer-banked airtime hill definitely appears to be like the highlight. I think personally the reverse spike seems a bit unnecessary though...
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    Last Cred Review

    I recently visited NYC, and made a few trips to American Dream Mall. May do a little report, but for this thread: ShellRaiser Not a great ride personally. I had the car to myself. Rode front row. As soon as it went down the first drop, it had an obvious shake/ rattle.. Launch was very...
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    Dreamworld Australia | Steel Taipan | Modified Blue Fire Clone | 2021

    They've just over-engineered this one tbh. This variant doesn't really add any thrill aspect except for travelling backwards briefly (at a sacrifice of riders per hour I imagine). They should have just modified the existing circuit layout IMO.
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    Hyperion vs Shambhala

    Hyperion is far inferior - the first three elements are amazing, but the rest is just speed corners and not much else. Plus on the outer seats it really judders. Shambhala is a little less unique but is about as solid as a hyper can get. Plus the trains are much better with the inner/ outer layout.
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    Weird, Wacky & Strange Coaster Bits

    That's kinda awesome. Looks to be side friction right?
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach 26th / 27th May 2021 Quick report

    Here's a quick one to provide some updates and personal thoughts about BPB. I first visited 15 months back, so this is a bit of a revisit report with @Climb - two full days on park and new creds ridden. New tickets The ticketing system now relies on your mobile phone rather than old-school...
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    Bollywood Parks Dubai | Bombay Express | GCI Wooden Hybrid Coaster | 2022

    Yeah definitely getting a Balder vibe from the layout, although I think Balder is actually more compact than this one tbh.
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    The World of David Walliams is coming to Alton Towers

    It's fine I guess. 5 mins isn't too bad a ride time and has some nice effects, just nothing exactly awe-inspiring . I'm happy Alton Towers has another decent dark ride (until the IP runs out and it gets removed) 😏
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    Bollywood Parks Dubai | Bombay Express | GCI Wooden Hybrid Coaster | 2022

    Wow that is one massive drop for a spinner! Damn
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    Wicker Man vs Megafobia

    From watching a POV of Megafobia filmed in 1996 vs a POV filmed in 2019, there's no slow down in the ride duration once it left the lift hill. In fact it was one second faster now based on the video I chose at least.