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  1. Will

    An Ode to Thorpe Park - 17.04.2021

    ^ It's already in the making (apologies if you're already seen this!)
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    Odyssey wind speed

    It was closed when I went last month and I didn't consider it to be windy in the slightest. If you're in the area, Millennium's still great and Spinning Racer actually a real surprise package, but I wouldn't go too far out of your way :)
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    Walibi Belgium | Kondaa | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    ^ That's disappointing to hear. I'm not exactly big in that area, but still found Untamed rather spoiled by the thigh bruising, so hoping this isn't a similar matter. Airtime ceases to be fun when all it does is force you to be intimate with a harness!
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    New rides @ small parks

    Following Tom's post and my (admittedly rather alcohol addled) response, RCDB reports not 1 but 2 very small new arrivals at the delightful New Brighton Funfair. A Guven oval coaster and a Wacky Worm with a rather odd shark theme, which I can't decide if I like or I'm mildly disturbed by...
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    What's The Song You're Listening To Right Now?

    Update... Joy. Tie a 🤬ing yellow ribbon round the 🤬ing old oak tree will now be in my head for the rest of the day.
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    What's The Song You're Listening To Right Now?

    My Dad left the TV on Now 70s... this is my current background music...
  7. Will

    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    ^ To be honest, I wonder how much some of it is just paying lip service in order to get 'Covid secure' status. On a more intense ride as well, particularly if I've 'vocalized' during the ride, I'll get to the brake run and find it's anywhere but where it should be. Ironically, they're probably...
  8. Will

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Future Predictions

    I know there was a rumour about a launched coaster that went 'out to sea' around in 2004 - if I remember rightly, the idea was canned for reasons of finance and practicality, but in retrospect, that may have been total crap as well?
  9. Will

    Nitefly has a bad battered sausage at Chessington (and more!)

    ^ No - they weren't allowing cars to run with only one passenger in despite the restrictions. I swear that's not a Maurer thing (in fact, it certainly wasn't a problem at Fantasy Island) so I'll admit I went to guest services and had a bit of a tantrum last year. I don't think the obnoxious...
  10. Will

    Wicker Man vs Megafobia

    Like a lot of people, I don't think I've been to Oakwood in the last 5+ years, so I'm not sure I could make a fair comparison, though if I could ride one tomorrow, I'd pick Megafobia out of curiosity. Perhaps to state the obvious though, age can be unkind to wooden coasters - Big Dipper was...
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    Theme park soundtracks that get stuck in your head

    Thought of another Have fun getting this one out of your head :D
  12. Will

    Hall Of Shame - Types Of Rides That Deserve To Be Inducted

    Never ridden one (which is probably no bad thing) but I feel the infamous Intamin Space Diver is worthy of a mention. I feel like most coaster types S&S were involved with in the old days deserve a shout as well, but most notably the dreaded Screaming Squirrel.
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    Walibi Belgium | Kondaa | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    It still amazes me every time I open this thread that that quality of theming is at a Walibi park. Holland is nobody's favourite and I remember Belgium's being a bit of a non-event 7 years ago. Unfortunately, every time I open this thread or Monster's, I get annoyed about international travel...
  14. Will

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Future Predictions

    Well, that page was 5 minutes of my life I'm not getting back...
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    Theme park soundtracks that get stuck in your head

    ...and another post, to be annoying, because I remembered the classic horror nights music from Europa Park, since Europa, 'dramatic metal' and Halloween events are a fairly ideal combination for me! Sadly, they're quite hard to track down online these days and the music played at horror nights...
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    Theme park soundtracks that get stuck in your head

    I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned DVH, which popped straight into my head when I read the topic title! Honourable mentions to the one and only Colossus as well as this masterpiece... [youtube] My old boss at work was a former Towers employee from way back when and we used to...
  17. Will

    New rides @ small parks

    ^FFS, better be a relocation
  18. Will

    Music Recommendations

    ^ Yes, probably still my favourite of their tracks. I like to think of it as Goodnight Kiss Pt II
  19. Will

    The World of David Walliams is coming to Alton Towers

    No, of course I knew he'd done children's books/tv series! I just had no idea how popular they were :) ...and yes, I do still make the odd Little Britain joke as the enemy of political correctness!
  20. Will

    Your Least Common Opinion?

    Perhaps not uncommon, as I don't know how many have been... I spent a fair chunk of my Chester Zoo visit today in the 'new' Islands area and came to the conclusion that it's more nicely themed than anything a UK theme park has come up with in at least 15 years. With the boat ride, it's always...
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