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  1. Rupert

    BGW Indoor Roller Coaster 2023?

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    Suzhou Paradise Forest World | Suzhou China | Theme Park

    Looks immense, would love one of those in Europe (though not sure where would get one other than Energylandia…).
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    Thorpe Park 2024 - new coaster?

    Is this confirmed? I had thought all ‘surf coaster’ rumours were just that - entirely rumours.
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    Thorpe Park 2024 - new coaster?

    Completely!!! I’d definitely say the same about RMCs (eg I think whilst Steel Vengeance is astonishingly good, Wicked Cyclone is a completely average coaster) or Intamin hypers (EGF amazing, but I don’t rate Goliath) or Mack launches (Helix is unbelievable, Blue Fire is fine). But I don’t think...
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    Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park I Roaring Timbers | GCI Terrain Woodie | 2022

    I know the focus is on the amazing-looking coaster, but can we have a minute to discuss the ridiculous cable car in the distance? Absolutely enormous concrete support towers with crazy distances and cable sag between them!
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    Thorpe Park 2024 - new coaster?

    Is there really a bad hyper though? Raging Bull comes up sometimes but otherwise the conventional airtime hypers are all highly ranked. I can’t see any scenario where Thorpe build one and it isn’t well-received. As I and many others have said I really hope this will be a hyper over any other...
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    Vekoma New-Gen Coasters Discussion Thread

    It’s like New Vekoma are redeeming themselves for everything Old Vekoma built. Old sit-down design rubbish, check out Lech Coaster! Old SLC design rubbish, check out Hals-über-Kopf! Old Flying Dutchman design rubbish, check out F.L.Y.! Old boomerang design rubbish, check out this outrageous...
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    IAAPA 2021

    If the map has any basis in reality, the red X is almost directly over the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium. It’s not inconceivable that they’d get a dark ride, and ‘monsterous adventure’ could relate to sea monsters? But they’re quite short on space from what I remember, and the map could be...
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    Knotts Berry Farm 2023

    I completely agree with this and it’s always depressing to see park expansions etc shut down as a result. I just think there’s a pretty big difference between building something like Hangtime and a giga that would be literally double the height and with a much larger footprint - the impact on...
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    Knotts Berry Farm 2023

    It just seems crazy to me (as a Brit) that they would ever get permission to build a 300 ft coaster in what is effectively a residential suburb of a big city. Sure there is a car park to build over but then across the road are plenty of homes, and a giga coaster is about as intrusive on the...
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    Ride to Happiness VS Kondaa - some thoughts

    Awesome - thanks for this, great to hear your thoughts. I’m hoping to book a trip for next March with some non-enthusiast friends and will likely only do one of these parks (I’ve not been to either) but I think you’ve persuaded me to go to Plopsa as RtH just sounds so ridiculous!
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    Site Layout | Random

    It’s never been a big enough issue for me to post about it, but now this thread exists :D - every few weeks my background choice resets itself and I end up PMBO. I wouldn’t mind so much but it’s potentially the worst coaster in Europe😛 Any idea what’s causing the reset? I’m not changing cookies...
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    Vekoma testing something new ? (at their testing facility)

    Thanks for the continued updates! Is this definitely a new coaster concept/test build? Or could it just be storage for coaster parts for a new normal coaster before it is shipped somewhere?
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    Six Flags to close 15 rides in the chain after 2020

    Not sure it could be any rougher even with the piece if rail removed 😛 Seriously though hope it stays, it’s a hell of an experience even with the rough trains. Also there’s no way they’d be that precise if it was being scrapped, or even relocated to be honest.
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    Liseberg new coaster 2023?

    Thanks for sharing the info! I’d be a bit gutted if the great old-school flume went (great interaction with Helix and Lisebergbanan), but the idea of a Liseberg version of Chiapas could be incredible…
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    SFMM | Wonder Woman Flight of Courage | RMC Raptor | 2022

    Noooooo! I know it’s subjective but I always prefer it when coasters have trees around them. Especially at Six Flags parks when there is always big expanses of concrete around! This will obviously be a great coaster but also well played to SF for a really decent animation/video. Nice to see all...
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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster | 2020

    Nice one thanks! Ridiculously I’ve not made it into Bruhl despite the castle being a World Heritage site - will definitely combine the two next trip!
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    Suzhou Paradise Forest World | Suzhou China | Theme Park

    Will this also be the longest zero-G roll ever built?
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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster | 2020

    Mind if I ask where you go? Often it’s nice to have a break from the hotels especially if there for more than one night, nice as they are.
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    Thorpe Park 2024 - new coaster?

    Oh come on. Merlin don’t give a **** about ‘angering’ Blackpool or about what Blackpool claim, not least because the Big One’s height claim is false/uses height above sea level, but also because they are competing businesses and don’t care about hurt feelings at a rival company. If Merlin accept...