Interesting. It looks like it could be relocated (compact, on flat ground etc.), so could be a Six Flags style ride rotation.
By the way, the other removed Mack Bobsled is still up for sale, 15 years after it last operated!
Yes they are notorious, I've seen many a walk of shame on Colossus, some of them from people who you wouldn't have expected to have an issue, looking at them.
Even as a pretty skinny bloke I find it difficult to get in and out due to the horrible bulky restraints
"A new roller coaster and other children's rides" - sounds like a kiddie coaster to me. As much as I'd love it to be a mini GG woodie, I think something like Octonauts is far more likely.
Still, any investment is good news in this day and age, especially as it's been so long since Chessington...
While this whole topic is a clear and obvious example of somebody having made a joke online, and somebody else taking it much too seriously, I love the direction it has taken with thermal expansion calculations; I even did a quick check myself to see if I agreed with your estimates (I do)!
Helix - what a steaming pile of wasted potential. Two rolling launches should be great fun but with the Mack LSM launch you barely notice them. If Intamin had built this thing it would be amazing. Then there's that final barrel roll - it somehow manages to be even more slow and awkward that the...
My money's on the steepness record too. They'll just keep making drops which are a degree or 2 steeper each time until they get to the "180 degree drop" then realise that S&S already did that back in 2005 and Gardaland had the record all along.
Looks like this is confirmed now:
I'd been counting on getting this cred at Dreamland this summer, looks like I'll have to make a detour to Hastings now. Here's an aerial photo (Bing maps) to illustrate Will's point about the park:
For Dreamland, this was the 3rd...