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  1. JoshC.

    Paultons Park | Farmyard Flyer | Custom Zierer Force | 2022

    I guess this should have it's own thread..? We know the name, we know the ride type, and the station build is well under construction (including the airgates already!). We now have some on park advertising: Presumably the cred itself will be rather basic, but I think we're all more looking...
  2. JoshC.

    A Storm Blows away a Pig - Paultons Park Trip Report

    Is this the first UK trip report of 2021 on here? I think it might be! I figured I post a little rambling about my trip to Paultons yesterday. I was just going to post in the Tornado Springs thread and echo everyone else's praises, but meh, here will do.. My first, and before yesterday, only...
  3. JoshC.

    Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2020

    I wasn't quite sure whether to put this in the trip reports thread, but it seems that last year people ended up using this section for discussion and reports of events, so maybe as well chuck it here (mods feel free to move!) Was really fortunate to attend the VIP preview night for Fright...
  4. JoshC.

    Oktoberfests and Losing Blackpool Virginity

    2020 was going to be the year I ticked off 'bigger' European parks I hadn't got round to visiting - Europa Park, Port Aventura, Heide Park and Blackpool for example. Obviously plans have been hit hard, but fortunately, Blackpool remained a constant (didn't think I'd ever say that!). So a couple...
  5. JoshC.

    Rank the Soquets

    Everyone loves ranking once in a while, so why not delve into obscurity and rank the coasters you've ridden from everyone's favourite French manufacturer? 1. Gaz Express, Parc Bagatelle - Pretty close between this and Odin, but the fire and water effects clinch it. 2. Fort d'Odin, Parc du...
  6. JoshC.

    Premiere Soquet Grilling

    With the 'new normal' in full swing and parks open again, I'd been itching for a European trip again. With my Heide/Hansa trip back in April cancelled, and my June Europa trip delayed before I booked, the Covid situation had dented some big plans for new parks for me. However, wanting to remain...
  7. JoshC.

    Djurs Sommerland | Unknown | Mack Powered Coaster | 2022

    Debated about whether this should have it's own thread or not, but I guess it may as well... Djurs Sommerland appear to be opening a new attraction for next year. Interestingly, this attraction was planned for 2022, but they've bought it forward. Nice to hear in a time where most things are...
  8. JoshC.

    Tonnerre de Zeus to be Renovated for 2021?

    Looopings are reporting that Tonnerre de Zeus is going to be renovated for the 2021, after having it confirmed directly to them from the park: https://www.looopings.nl/weblog/13231/Renovatie-voor-houten-achtbaan-Parc-Asterix-ombouw-naar-hybrid-coaster.html Probably best to take with a pinch of...
  9. JoshC.

    Legoland Sichuan to Open in 2023

    Haven't seen this mentioned anywhere, which surprised me since it was announced on Friday.. A new Legoland park will open in Sichuan, China in 2023: It's hardly a surprise that Merlin are doing this, what with the rapidly growing (perhaps unsustainably so?) theme park market in China, with...
  10. JoshC.

    Linnanmäki feat. iik!Week 2019

    Finland had never exactly been on my radar; it was more somewhere that I thought "it'd be nice to go there one day", as opposed to a "I'll go there in a few years". Then, Taiga happened, and all of a sudden, my interest popped up dramatically. And so Linnanmäki happened this weekend. I looked at...
  11. JoshC.

    Hansa Park Announce 2 New Attractions for 2020

    Hansa Park are introducing two new rides next year: a (edit..) log flume and a family drop tower. The rides will replace Die Glocke; their pendulum ride themed to a bell. Source:
  12. JoshC.

    Plopsaland de Panne | The Ride to Happiness | Mack Xtreme Spinning Coaster | 2021

    Looopings are reporting that Plopsaland are considering introducing a Mack Xtreme Spinning Coaster, perhaps for 2022: https://www.looopings.nl/weblog/11992/Plopsaland-heeft-plannen-voor-extreme-nieuwe-achtbaan.html The park are planning on opening the finished version of Dino Splash (rethemed...
  13. JoshC.

    Gardaland to open Legoland Water Park in 2020

    Following from the successes of Legoland Water Parks at Legoland Resorts in America, Merlin are expanding the idea and incorporating the idea of a Legoland Water Park into Gardaland's resort offering...
  14. JoshC.

    Ich bin ein Doughnut

    Last weekend, I visited Berlin and Leipzig for a quick cred run and culture trip. I had originally planned to go to Finland and hit up Linnanmaki this month, but since Taiga opens next month and I was in need of a cred hit, and I'd wanted to visit Berlin for a while, this seemed like a...
  15. JoshC.

    Something Different - Bear Grylls Adventure

    Opening autumn last year, The Bear Grylls Adventure already feels like a forgotten Merlin attraction in some sense. No real fanfare when the attraction opened, and still no advertising, it's a weird scenario. Apparently a big advertising push is coming this spring though, so maybe that will help...
  16. JoshC.

    Efteling to Invest €3m in Carnival Festival

    Looopings are reporting that Efteling will be investing €3m in improvements to Carnival Festival - https://www.looopings.nl/weblog/11481/Efteling-investeert-3-miljoen-euro-in-Carnaval-Festival-vernieuwde-scenes-en-techniek.html The improvements include: -New adaptations of the Japan, China and...
  17. JoshC.

    Lost Souls Alley - Krakow

    Forgive me for starting a new thread about an obscure foreign scare attraction, but certainly something that I think requires mentioning... (It's also more of a review than a general discussion thread, so mods feel free to move to Trip Reports if you want!) In the heart of Krakow, Lost Souls is...
  18. JoshC.

    Do you distinguish between 'favourite' and 'best'?

    I feel like there's been a thread like this before but I couldn't find it, so here goes.. When you talk about your 'top 10s', or your top ride or whatever, how exactly do you rank things? Is your top 10 your 'favourite' rides, or what you think are the 'best' rides you've done? Do you even have...
  19. JoshC.

    Plopsaland 2020

    With 2020 being Plopsaland's 20th anniversary, it has long been said that'll be the park's next big investment. Looopings (sorry) are now reporting it'll be a new indoor themed area featuring a dark ride and roller coaster, as well as other attractions. The budget is rumoured to be €10m. The...
  20. JoshC.

    Bobbejaanland | Fury | Gerstlauer Triple Launch Coaster

    Bobbejaanland have, out of pretty much nowhere, announced they will open a triple launched coaster in a new themed world in 2019. Not clear what type of triple launch coaster it is (Pulsar/Star Trek/Cheetah Hunt/Goldrush all possible I assume), but one to keep an eye on... Looopings however...
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