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  1. Sandman

    Best Theme Park in Germany

    Say what now? The poll has EP in the lead, so I'm not sure how Phantasialand is vastly preferred ;) Even if everyone here preferred Phantasialand (or EP for that matter), we're comparing 2 of the best theme parks in the world. You literally can't pick a wrong park!
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    Alton Towers proposing "maintenance" on Nemesis (retrack?)

    If Nemesis gets the deserving re-track at some point, I'd love for Forbidden Valley to get a general overhaul alongside it. What was once the best themed area in the UK is a bit tired nowadays. Additional points if they finally replace replace Ripsaw (properly). And on that note, surely there's...
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    Arrrgh, My Ears!! (Aka "Music you hate")

    Anything by Black Lace fits into this terrible category. Could this be the most disgusting album in existence?
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    Best Theme Park in Germany

    Phantasialand is my favourite park. Europa Park is the best theme park. Even with Phantasialand being my favourite, there are plenty of days where I'd take a weekend at Europa over Phantasialand. Why is it a better park? Firstly, size and overall magnitude. Once you hit Rust, you are in the...
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    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    As nice as it is that Flamingo Land are getting this, there's still a significant gap between them and the big 3 (Towers, Thorpe, BPB). I don't see them really getting any surge in attendance because of the new looper - marketing will probably reach Scotland (at best) and won't even break south...
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    Worst Ride Sponsorships

    There have been some pretty jarring ride sponsorships over the years... which in your opinion is the worst and why?
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    How much does your top 10 conform with "the norm"?

    Love this. I do tend to dip in and out of ranking etc. Mainly when I'm procrastinating at work or generally bored. My issue is that once I start doing the whole spreadsheet thing, I get a bit OCD with it. Shall I start a film spreadsheet? Music? Ranking pubs? My mind gets too ambitious.
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    Best and Worst Coaster Names?

    Nemesis - It's been around a long time and is often talked about, so naturally us enthusiasts can become desensitised to it. But, it's such a brilliant name for a coaster. Fits in well with the theme and connotations. Great logo too. Dragon Khan - Going for perhaps an unusual choice here but I...
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    Arrrgh, My Ears!! (Aka "Music you hate")

    Here's three songs I absolutely can't stand: Also, any song in which the singing style is cursive. Instantly annoying.
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    Valhalla at Blackpool Pleasure Beach to be refurbished for 2022

    No official date but it will most likely be summer. Don't get your hopes up ;)
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    Roller Coaster TV Programs and News Articles!

    Just been watching some old Lost clips and came across this old C4 ident from back in the day! Good times
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    Most inconsistent coasters

    100%. Wodan being a prime example for me. I was really disappointed with it on my first 3-4 goes. Hours later, at the end of the day on front row - incredibly fun! I would also say Taron to be honest. Still consider it my number one coaster - but there's a stipulation. Riding Taron in the...
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    Coasters you like more than most

    Mine Train Ulven! Totally forgot about this! One of the best mine trains around. Such a fun ride! I just wish it was in a properly themed mine train environment for added effect.
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    Coasters you like more than most

    Quick few off the top of my head: Vogel Rok - Indoor rollercoaster in almost complete darkness. And epic soundtrack. A true underdog coaster in my opinion. Balder - I feel like it's an often overlooked woodie these days compared to like 20 years ago. It's the airtime machine. Furius Baco -...
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    Walibi Belgium | 50th birthday surprise | 2025

    Re-theme of Wild West Zone? Intriguing. Does that mean a re-theme of Calamity Mine? I'd love to see it upgraded rather than completely re-themed. Wild West is such a killer theme and Calamity Mine is actually really nice looking, one of the better looking mine trains out there.
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    What Started As A Matterhorn Question And Is Now A Merged General Discussion On What Counts as Coaster Credit

    I'm at that point now where I don't even bother with Wacky Worms or Big Apples. I like to think of it as 'preserving the cred count'. Sort of in the same vein as the Royal bloodline.
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    Most Overrated Coasters You've Been On?

    I'd be happy to concede that Goliath is overrated on the basis that it was once Alvey's top coaster.
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    Big One Re-Tracking @Pleasure Beach

    More fool anyone buying this overpriced scrap metal. Probably funded the re-track through hardened fanboys alone.
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    Rank the Powered Coasters

    I don't even know if I can remember all of the powered coasters I've done, they're so uneventful 😂 Off the top of my head... (this is incredibly marginal) 1. Runaway Mine Train 2. Alpenexpress 3. Draak 4. Odinexpressen 5. Scorpion Express 6. Flying Fish 7. Rhombus Rocket 8. Buffalo Coaster
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    Most Overrated Coasters You've Been On?

    El Toro - Still think it's a great ride but little old Balder wipes the floor with it. Helix - Yes, it's fab. Yes, it's Top 10. But I was expecting some sort of loony, out of body coastergasm thanks to the hype. Wodan - Big ride, short on thrills. The stipulation is that it is a better...
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