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  1. DelPiero

    WTF Merlin?

    I agree that maps need to be cut down on. Every park has an app nowadays and should be working in real time to show what is closed/queue times, so pushing to use the app (and the revenue derived from that) should happen. But those who want a map should get one £1-£2 is reasonable, £3.50, even...
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    Slowest and fastest coaster braking systems?

    Yes! First one that sprang to mind, and the reason I won't reride it, horrendous brakes.
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    Future developments at Dollywood

    I was worried about this, but then I remembered how awful that part was to ride, it was really uncomfortable. It's probably still my fave Gerst, as it's different to anything else, and is now arguably better.
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    Most effective gimmick on an attraction?

    The best Intamin Accellerator (IMO) is Storm Runner. If done correctly, these padded out rides can take the gimmick and improve on it. But on the other hand you can get a Kanonen situation 🤮 But I get your point, Oblivion, TTD, Drop towers, they all do their gimmick to perfection.
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    Your top 10 coasters in your home country/state

    UK lists are so depressing 😖 1 - Nemesis 2 - Stealth 3 - Oblivion 4 - Icon 5 - Swarm 6 - Wild Mouse - RIP 7 - Roller Coaster (Great Yarmouth) 8 - Cobra 9 - Nemesis Inferno 10 - Megafobia Only the top 3 are anywhere near my top 40 list.
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    Your Top 10 coasters that you've ridden the least

    Steel Vengeance - We whored this one, couple of rides the first night, but had the FP on the 2nd day and proper whored it into the evening - 15+ Zadra - No FP meant ambling around the queue on each ride plus a 30 min queue so I've only done 5 laps Lightning Rod - Whored this in the rain on day...
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    Surprisingly wet water rides

    Most of the big players have already been mentioned, not in order; Valhalla River Quest Chiapas Popeye Bilge Rat Barges "Tidal Wave" Style Chutes Smokey Mountain River Rampage (Dollywood) I knew this seemed familiar by the way -...
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    Fantasy Island (UK) | Spinning Racer | Maurer Spinning Coaster | 2021

    I'm in. Worth the drive, any drive, anywhere, even skeggy.
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    Future developments at Dollywood

    As much as I'm for lapbars only for 99% of creds, Gerst Eurofighters and the ilk are not ones I would feel comfortable with. I'd give it a go of course, but imagine the smiler without smelly headrests, not the same.
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    Fair. I've now given my viewpoint in non gif form. Imagine getting riled by a couple of gifs on a forum ;)
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    This has been going on for years with nothing happening. When I see actual proof that this "project" is happening, i.e. foundations and mud or an actual website along the lines of when the newest Gullivers was being built then I'll believe this will actually happen. Until that happens this is...
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Oh I totally agree with you, it's the right course of action, we don't need another Christmas spike. Although I think the vaccine being in circulation would translate to a lot less hospitalisations and deaths, even if the volume of new infections did spike. Best to err on the side of caution...
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    One day, this thread will finally die, and it will be a glorious day.
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    I wish, sounds like our birthdays are all coming a bit early for being able to meet up. All done on purpose by the government to avoid everyone getting hammered over the Easter weekend of course.
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    4th here. That's weird. Really weird. Still not planning anything major but will look at a trip to Paultons with the kids once things open up.
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    Herschend Buying Kentucky Kingdom

    Not sure if I'm happy or sad about this as KK was/is a really good park, it's been given a lot of love and investment over the last 5+ years and it would be a shame if that changed due to an ownership shift. However, parks have suffered crippling losses because of the pandemic so if a takeover...
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    Best Coaster One-Two Punch?

    Ouch, you've actually nailed it. As much as I harp on about the Hyper-Shuffle, it's an utterly good coaster. These parks have 2 rides in my top 25 each; CP - Steel Vengeance and Maverick Hersheypark - Skyrush and Storm Runner (I haven't been on Candymonium) SFGadv - El Toro and Nitro Dollywood...
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    The best park in the world for each major manufacturer?

    Vortex is absolutely horrible, it's still one of my bottom 10 creds ever ridden. I just can't see any other park with a better lineup. True Seaworld doesn't have a terrible B&M, but Mako isn't a patch on Fury (from what I've heard) and Afterburn is much better than either Manta or...