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  1. gavin

    Daxing East | Anshun China | Theme Park

    Apart from the complete stop before the second drop, I don't think it looks too bad. Loving how the only videos are coming from Golden Horse. The park clearly isn't open yet, but GH want videos to market their rides, so have gone in and shoved people on, probably the park staff since they're...
  2. gavin

    Turkey PTR - Days 8+9: Antalya (Land of Legends)

    ^ That indoor coaster was really good, especially for the size. I was expecting all kinds of dreadfulness, especially since the lift hill felt a little shaky, but it was actually really smooth. I don't think there will ever be a time when everything will be open on the same day. If they ever do...
  3. gavin

    Turkey PTR - Days 8+9: Antalya (Land of Legends)

    ^ Don't worry; there are more to come. Turkey Day 6: More Ankara It’s not exactly a tourist hotspot, but there were a few areas to check out and all very close to each other, so I went for a wander in the morning. Ankara Castle is a bit of an uphill walk, but is the main tourist...
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    Turkey PTR - Days 8+9: Antalya (Land of Legends)

    Day 5: Creds Got a clearer view of Luna Park in the morning: That was going to have to wait though. First up was a taxi to the main reason for even bothering with Ankara. Wonderland Eurasia Originally called “Ankapark”, there were doubts whether this place would ever open. Anyway, it...
  5. gavin

    What is the wettest water ride you've ever been on?

    Pretty much any of the Happy Valley or Fantawild splashboat things. They have a massive splashdown which just dumps right onto/into the boat, and if that's not enough there are usually water canons during the very slow meander back to the station. Sent from my Redmi Note 7 using Tapatalk
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    Turkey PTR - Days 8+9: Antalya (Land of Legends)

    Boring cultural bit alert… Turkey Day 4 Parks were done. I had a train out in the early evening, so I did some more mincing around Istanbul. I had planned to go to some archeological museum which was included in the pass from earlier, but the pass had expired. Meh. Same place as before...
  7. gavin

    Will we ever see another huge 4D Coaster?

    I doubt we'll see one again. The fact that China Dinosaur Park got one has to be one of the most bizarre theme park decisions. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it's there, but it's such a weird fit for the park, not only for the size and complexity of it compared to everything else there, but also...
  8. gavin

    Turkey PTR - Days 8+9: Antalya (Land of Legends)

    I get it, and actually support it, if you're talking about some sort of cultural relics. For example, I fully agree that Cambodians should be able to access Ankor Wat for free, or Egyptians should be able to access the pyramids, or Turks should be able to see the Hagia Sofia (or countless other...
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    Turkey PTR - Days 8+9: Antalya (Land of Legends)

    Yeah, not sure now, but they were certainly the same company when they opened at least. ViaLand and ViaSea, each with a slightly different Intamin Blitz and Intamin Family Coaster in them. ViaLand (now Isfanbul) is the MUCH more substantial park though; the park bit is probably 4 times the size...
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    Turkey PTR - Days 8+9: Antalya (Land of Legends)

    Day 3: More Parks The next day was put aside as another cred day. It turned into a massive faff, but everything got done in the end. ViaSea ViaSea was quite far out of the city, but not difficult to access. I could/should have taken the train, but there were taxis right outside the hotel, so I...
  11. gavin

    Milestone Coasters in Your Count

    Slightly different from the usual, but I just realised: 100th Intamin: Red Fire Sent from my Redmi Note 7 using Tapatalk
  12. gavin

    "Now Showing"

    Last week, through no fault of my own, I watched "Angel Has Fallen". F**king dreadful. I didn't mind the others in the series too much, but this one was dire. Just so utterly, utterly predictable. Sent from my Redmi Note 7 using Tapatalk
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    Turkey PTR - Days 8+9: Antalya (Land of Legends)

    Until this trip, I don't think I even had that many. They're nowhere near as much of a thing in this part of the world. We get Jungle Mouse coasters and powered dragons instead.
  14. gavin

    Your Defunct Roller Coaster List

    287 apparently. I've just used Coaster-Count directly, so there are probably a couple of things on there that I don't actually count. There are also quite a lot of relocations, but I can't be bothered to go through everything. Feel free to do so, though. 1001 Fairyland Crazy Flying Mouse Allou...
  15. gavin

    Turkey PTR - Days 8+9: Antalya (Land of Legends)

    Day 2 – Isfanbul and +1s No culture in this bit – well, maybe a bit at the end – since this was the first of two days I’d set aside just for creds. The first major park of the trip wasn’t far out of the city centre, so I just got a 20-minute taxi and arrived for opening, though it could have...
  16. gavin

    Turkey PTR - Days 8+9: Antalya (Land of Legends)

    I’ve been putting off reporting on my summer trip since there’s just so f**king much to get through, but here goes. This year, I went to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. I think I’ll write a separate report for each country just to keep track of it all, so here’s Turkey. This was the...
  17. gavin

    Vertical Theme Park Concepts

    Or read into what it says on the website: "Exclusive GLOBAL RIGHTS from world's No.1 ride manufacturer Intamin of Switzerland. "
  18. gavin

    LoG 2019: September Submissions

    Date = 3rd September 2019 Park = Hong Kong Disneyland Rollercoasters Space Mountain x3 (1 front) Water rides Small World x1 Jungle River Cruise x1 Dark / flat rides Mystic Manor x2 Iron Man x1 Antman and the Wasp x1 (new for 2019) Shows/Parades Flights of Fantasy Parade Mickey and the...
  19. gavin

    Happy Valley Shenzhen | Unknown | Mack Power Splash

    Doesn't mean much. Chinese parks usually buy the full package available (multiple trains etc.), but then never run them properly. HV Shenzhen probably has the worst operations in the chain as well. Sent from my Redmi Note 7 using Tapatalk
  20. gavin

    Universal Studios Beijing | 2020

    If it's not, I certainly won't be visiting. Sent from my Redmi Note 7 using Tapatalk
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