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    What do you consider a “good” ride count at a theme park?

    I’d be going home very disappointed if I was only able to get on 5 rides in a visit to a park and I’d probably say that’s not really good value for money. I would say getting on 10 rides / attractions is starting to getting towards being good value from the cost of getting in a park. I don’t...
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    SeaWorld Parks 2021 Coasters Delayed Indefinitely?

    Does it even matter? The park commissioned the coaster and they can do what they see fit with it. Corporate doesn’t care about you or your attention seeking behaviours….
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    Zip World Tower | Tower Coaster | Wiegand CoasterKart | 2021

    Yes it’s got some length, but dear god it’s dull!
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    WTF Merlin?

    I completely agree, and it’s the main reason I’m not prepared to organise a visit - when you add it all in, the risk of only getting 6 hours in the park and I don’t feel getting just 6 rides in as good value for money. I’ll just save my money and wait to it’s suitable to head over to Europe.
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    CoasterForce COVID-19 Vaccination Poll

    I’m booked in for Saturday, I’ve just turned 30 and I should be booked in for the Pfizer.
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    Coaster/park industry news articles

    Most be a slow news day when the 4th most read article on the BBC News website is of the Grand National at Blackpool Pleasure Beach being evacuated on the lift Hill. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-57322562 One of the affected rider has criticised the park for offering only a...
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    Plopsaland de Panne | The Ride to Happiness | Mack Xtreme Spinning Coaster | 2021

    Yep! I’ve got a lot of love for this - hopefully I won’t be disappointed when the time comes.
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    Chessington World of Adventures | Project Amazon | Roller coaster and children’s rides | 2023/2024

    @Hixee - very true and I have no points to come back at that one! Well - it probably boils down to the fact the UK is seemingly just over complicating it again with a coaster installation which doesn’t need to be anything special or specific - just a crowd pleaser with a semi decent length...
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    Chessington World of Adventures | Project Amazon | Roller coaster and children’s rides | 2023/2024

    While it’s great to speculate on which manufacture will ultimately win the contract. I can’t help but think B&M might have the upper hand here - yes it’s an odd ball choice for them. But their long term reliability speaks massively- especially for a company like Merlin whom wouldn’t want to be...
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    Energylandia | Choco Chip Creek | Vekoma Minetrain | 2021

    While it is fantastic this is already testing; but yet I can’t seem to get excited for a mine train without any kind of rock-work theming - it just comes across as bland and boring, and quite frankly these should just be fun and a pleasure to experience.
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    Gröna Lund | Monster | B&M Invert | 2021

    Thank you for the POV @FABH - this truly does look extremely graceful and just pure bliss! The world needs more coasters like this... nothing overly serious or trying to exist just to be a record breaker - and there must be something to say for that.
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    More bites of Big Apples: 2021 - Gulliver's Aquadrome Funfair

    The photos were working early this morning when I had a quick browse on my phone; however the photos are now not showing on my work PC.
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Future Predictions

    But maintaining attendance is equally as important as trying to get more people through the gates? I really don’t think you can class it as a flop just because there wasn’t a sharp rise in attendance figures - there is far too many other factors involved. A flop in my eyes would be when the GP...
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    Plopsaland de Panne | The Ride to Happiness | Mack Xtreme Spinning Coaster | 2021

    That’s a really lovely angle! I’m really excited for this - even if it does end up being 2022 or even 2023 before we can safely get over there without mush hassle.
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    New (temporary, hired) flat rides for Alton Towers

    Fits in there rather nicely, fingers crossed there is a more permanent additions added soon. I’m also hoping the opening hours are sorted soon - as its the main reason stopping me from thinking about going mid week.
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    Accident on Splash Canyon

    BBC also have an article on the ruling. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-56426318 "During a sentencing hearing at Stafford Crown Court on Thursday, Mr Justice Spencer said: "This was an utterly tragic waste of a young life." He added there was "no prospect of the fine...
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    Universal IoA | Jurassic World VelociCoaster | Intamin Blitz | 2021

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CMZx_KSBkqZ/?igshid=1pcwspy72fsso This pathway is going to be something else!
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    Fantasy Island (UK) | Spinning Racer | Maurer Spinning Coaster | 2021

    I’ve not actually managed the trip up to Skegness yet; so this is a welcome addition - plus I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for these little spinners. Fingers crossed the new coaster at flamingos opens this year and I can do a combine trip to tick both parks off the list.
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    Why do smaller theme parks in the UK seem to struggle more than similarly sized equivalents abroad?

    Adventure Island, Southend was given a few million in funding in 2017 from the government - so it’s likely other parks might of had some at some point. https://democracy.southend.gov.uk/documents/s10623/Appendix%202%20DRAFT%20-%20Industrial%20Strategy%20Consultation%20Response.pdf
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