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  1. Gazza

    Territories with a disproportionate number of a ride type.

    So I was pondering this with the news of the UK getting their 2nd 10 looper. Are there any countries or areas that seem to have a disproportionately high number per capita of a certain ride type compared to elsewhere? Japanese parks seem to beat everyone in terms of giant ferris wheels and sky...
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    Packed in or spread out parks

    Something I was reflecting on from my travels. At one end of the spectrum you have parks like Blackpool, Phantasialand, Tivoli, Universal Singapore etc where the park is very interlocked, with very little green space, a lot of emphasis on buildings and architecture (Often it feels like you are...
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    +100 in DE/NL/DK

    I've only just got in from the airport now and am now Back home in Brisbane. Given the tyranny of distance, I tend to do my coastering in a month long annual binge, and this time around was Germany, the Netherlands, and a tiny little addon to Copenhagen that I had the opportunity to do. The...
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    Are there any bad Schwarzkopfs?

    Something I was pondering in the lead up to my trip to Germany....Are there any bad Schwarzkopf coasters? I don't think I've ridden one I didn't enjoy or found uncomfortable...
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    Melbourne area parks for +3

    I'm in the process of trying to pick up the remaining coasters in Australia, with the added degree of difficulty of including carnival ones in that figure. Some enthusiast friends from overseas meant it was easy to arrange a weekend trip to visit Adventure Park, Gumbaya World and Funfields...
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    Adlabs Imagica - 7th December 2017

    I was in India for 10 days at the start of December for a wedding of a school friend (He was born there, but grew up in Australia, but had the wedding back in India for the convenience of relatives etc) So I took the opportunity to visit Adlabs Imagica, a park around 70km southeast of Mumbai...
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    Why doesn't anyone go to Futroscope?

    https://en.futuroscope.com/ https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Futuroscope/@46.6698745,0.3672973,620m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47fda33c42dc2de3:0x6676320a3d792873!8m2!3d46.6698573!4d0.3697581 So this is something that has puzzled me for a while, but you basically never see trip reports from...
  8. Gazza

    Warner Bros. Movie World AU | DC Rivals HyperCoaster | Mack

    Movie World are apparently getting a new coaster next year. It was known that the park submitted a planning application for a roller coaster: :angel: and at the same time RCDB put this up: https://rcdb.com/13637.htm But stuff is actually happening now, with foundations being dug in a bit of...
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    WBMW -DC Super Villains Unleashed and the Doomsday Destroyer

    This one has sort of slipped under the radar a bit, but Movie World in Australia just had opening night for a new area called DC Super Villains unleashed, featuring an Intamin suspended Twin Hammer called Doomsday Destroyer. The ride is as you'd expect for a typical looping starship ride, but it...
  10. Gazza

    USA East Coast TRs (Part 5: Knoebels/Dorney)

    So, I’ve just returned home from a 3 week stint over in the US, and naturally did a few theme parks. The first week I spent with family in California, but for now I’ll jump ahead to the east coast part of my trip since im a bit sick of CA. I flew into Richmond, VA from LAX. Crossing the US is a...
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    Aussie World 12/04/15

    The weekend before last I was heading up to Noosa for a day, and stopped in for a couple of hours at Aussie World, which is an hour and a bit north of Brisbane. It's a small family oriented park, with immaculate grounds and a growing collection of rides. Most enthusiasts would make the trip to...
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    USA - CA/Midwest/NZ (Complete: AKL/Rainbows End)

    I've been meaning to do trip reports for this for a while, but mid last year in the height of the northern summer I did perhaps my largest theme park trip in a while, taking in Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Great America Six Flags Magic Mountain Knotts Berry Farm Disney California Adventure...
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    A few days in Sydney

    So, Wet n Wild opened in Sydney back in December, and I'd been wanting to check out out. The place had been slammed over the summer holiday period, but February means the kids are back in school, the park is quieter (But the weather is still nice) I saw that I had a few days off in a row...
  14. Gazza

    Adventure World | Abyss | Eurofighter

    Adventure world in Perth have been posting updates on their FB page for a yet to be revealed new coaster due to open towards the end of the year. The council approval has listed it as being a roller coaster, so at least that much is confirmed. "#1 of 48 leaving a secret location in Europe on...
  15. Gazza

    Trip to Cairns + Total Solar Eclipse

    So, Australia last had a total solar eclipse in 2002 in the South Australian outback town of Ceduna. I was in year 8 at the time and thought it was pretty cool. At the time I googled that the next one in Australia would be in far north Queensland, and would probably be in my 2nd last or final...
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    Rides you have fallen asleep on?

    So I'm thinking back to my last visit to EPCOT, where a combination of jetlag and the ride stopping for an extended period with my pod in a dark section towards the end of the ride led to me drifting off for a bit on Spaceship Earth. Has anyone else fallen asleep on a ride before. Literally I...
  17. Gazza

    Sketchup via Blender?

    Bit of a simplistic question, but is there a particular set of hoops you need to jump through to get 3ds from blender into NL? I've started off with a model in sketchup, and was going to use Blender to do the conversion, which it does. However, NL throws up a "could not import scene object"...
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    Did the cars on Knights in White Satin rotate?

    Is it still acceptable to treat this forum like the old "Quick Questions" one. Anyway, at Hard Rock Park, did did the cars on Knights in White Satin dark ride rotate?
  19. Gazza

    SLC New Trains: Arkham Asylum: Shock Therapy @ WBMW

    So, Lethal Weapon at WB Movie World is getting a re-theme based upon Arkham Asylum, due to open in April. But most interestingly, it is getting new trains with Onboard Audio and a harness that is a variant of the soft vest type restraint. Essentially a lap bar holds you in, and the top bit is...
  20. Gazza

    Singapore (+Universal) and Perth

    So, I've been wanting to visit USS ever since it opened, but was waiting for Transformers to open. Well it did in December, and a combination of a gap between the end of my Internship and the commencement of masters at the end of this month, and the opportunity to do all the airfares for $1100...
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