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    Is there a difference in cost between manufacturers?

    I've merged some posts to avoid derailing the other discussion. Unfortnuatley, they've now been sorted by post date, so Chris' original post has gone missing. I can't work out how to rearrange them at the moment, so for the time being here's the content of Chris' message: And now on to...
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    Skyline Park | Sky Dragster | Maurer Söhne Motorbike

    Skyline Park have announced a new coaster for 2016! It will be built by Maurer Söhne and it will be the "strongest" motorbike coaster in the world. Here's a few features: - Extreme acceleration like in Formula 1 - Maximum freedom for genuine motorcycle riding - 100% traction all the way -...
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    Nigloland | Le Donjon de l’Extrême | Funtime drop tower

    Nigloland have had some nice seasons now and for 2016 they are adding two drop towers. One from Zierer for the kids named La Tour des Petits Fantômes and one from Funtime for the adults named Le Donjon de l’Extrême. It will be a rather impressive installation for this park! It will be Funtime's...
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    Ride operator hit by coaster at Fårup Sommerland.

    Although serious it appears to not be that serious. Source
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    Tusenfryd | Ragnarok | Water Rapids

    I strongly suspect it's a ride from Hafema, but Intamin did built one raft ride in Germany with a whirlpool. Source
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    Insane reopens at Gröna Lund.

    Insane reopened today half an hour ago. The ride have been throughly inspected and serviced, and is deemed safe both by local authorities and Intamin. The Swedish and Finish media is reporting of unauthorized modifications of the safety system on the ride in Spain. Looks like Kirnu will reopen...
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    Liseberg photo report 24/5

    I still don't have a new camera yet, so I have to apologize for the quality of the photos. My day was awesome, evern though it could have been better. I haven’t been sleeping well the last few days, with only 3 hours of sleep the night before Liseberg (I was excited!) so I had a huge headache...
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    Ankara, Turkey | Wonderland Eurasia | Theme Park

    New park coming to Turkey! Here's a video: The rumor says there will be a Intamin 10-inversion coaster, Jetski coaster and something similar to Divertical. So far there have only been two Zamperla coasters on site, but track for the 10-inversion...
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    Phantasialand | Taron | Intamin launched

    Since nobody have posted it, I'll start a new thread on this. Phantasialand has announced that they will close their Silver mine dark ride, along with the rest of the western themed area. There is now word on what might replace it, or when it will be ready, but the new area will be an...
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    who made this Himalaya ride?

    Tusenfryd got this new ladybug himalaya ride for 2012, and I'm just curious to who manufactured it. Anyone got any ideas?
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    Question about the I305/Megalite after drop turn

    I was wondering the other day about the 270 degree helix that follows the first drop on I305 and the Megalite's. How big can a coaster get before it starts to cause problems with the wheels? We all know the Megalite's are fine, and we all know I305 was not fine. Would a 210 feet ride be fine...
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    Faarup Sommerland | Orkanen | Vekoma SFC

    Inverted family ride with under water portions. Not confirmed, but everything screams Vekoma.
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    Djurs Sommerland | Juvelen | Intamin Launch Coaster

    Djur's sommerland just announced on their Facebook page that they are closing two of the current children's climbing attraction for the season, to clear the way for the 2013 construction zone. A blue wall has also been set up to block of the view from the area. They also claimed that the 2013...