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  1. Rupert

    Funtown Pier Revival

    This sounds more like a Rollercoaster Tycoon scenario than somewhere actually real!
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    Portaventura Being Sold Back to Universal? Rumour!

    I’ve often wondered what the solution to Baco is - the outer seats are indeed instant headache. It’s not the only rattly Intamin launch (I’d put Kingda Ka close in ride quality) but it’s notable that it’s the only wing coaster and obviously no other orders were forthcoming. Does the existing...
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    TusenFryd | Storm | Gerstlauer Invert | 2023

    This (and indeed the whole post) is fantastically clear and interesting - thank you!
  4. Rupert

    Toverland's Expansion Plan

    This looks so good! Incredible they were able to fit it in - it’ll be such a dynamic viewing experience for non-riders and those in the queue, not to mention great for those on it especially if the timing works out with a coaster train passing. I wonder how long this has been in the planning -...
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    TusenFryd | Storm | Gerstlauer Invert | 2023

    Indeed thanks @Indy for the informative post. I’d thought I’d read in the past that Gerstlauer don’t bolt their supports down at all even below the poured concrete, just relying on the concrete itself to hold them in place. I’d never seen the shear plate though - does its existence mean there...
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    CWOA | Project Amazon (World of Jumanji) | B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    Why not? There are over 6 months to go, and they’re making good progress. Sure it’ll slow down in winter but it will be a quick coaster to assemble given its short length, then a few months for landscaping and remaining theming.
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    TTD Closed, to be "Reimagined"

    Bit gutted to see this, especially as I don’t know if I’ll ever get back to CP, but intrigued what will happen. The best launch I’ve ever been on and a world better than its successor at SFGA. I’ve always thought that this is due to the speed you would hit the spiral. With the current layout...
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    Europa Park | Unknown | Mack Rides BigDipper | 2024

    I guess it will become clearer when we know what level the station is at - or do we already know that it’s on the first floor etc? It looks like there isn’t space between the footers for the track to drop between the supports if you know what I mean. Didn’t Thirteen also have quite a big pit...
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    Fantawild Parks | China | Many Theme Parks

    Looks fantastic. I hope every one of the head-banging original boomerangs in the world gets replaced with one of these. I presume at least Walibi Belgium will get one to keep up their shuttle coaster count.
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    Parque Warner Madrid | Unknown | Intamin Launch Coaster | 2023

    Am very much enjoying how that stall will go upside-down over the midway.
  11. Rupert

    Seven-Country, Eight-Week Euro Jam (July, August '22)

    Ah thanks - that’ll teach me to read too fast! A seven hour return trip from Vienna? That’s commitment - not sure I can get away with that on a weekend trip to Vienna with my wife :p
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    Seven-Country, Eight-Week Euro Jam (July, August '22)

    Yes! Loved Ortobruco Tour! :D Really enjoying these reports, thanks! What a mammoth trip. Only question I have so far - I can’t find Wild Train at Prater on RCDB - is it the old wooden coaster or something else?
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    Worlds of Fun | Zambezi Zinger | GCI (partial) Titan Track | 2023

    Just below the address, it says ‘Wood Coaster’.
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    Six Flags Fiesta Texas | Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger | B&M Dive Coaster | 2022

    Those MCBR trims! Way to kill the ride’s pacing, what a weak second half… I don’t see any benefit to that layout compare to something like Valkyria which is marginally shorter but keeps the pace and excitement up right to the final brake run.
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    Europa Park | Unknown | Mack Rides BigDipper | 2024

    I’m sure it’s been said before but Europa Park really needs this. I love the park but it needs something to elevate its coaster lineup from pretty good to really memorable - an interesting, unique coaster with multiple launches, outdoor-indoor transitions, track switches, a storyline etc will...
  16. Rupert

    Ankara, Turkey | Wonderland Eurasia | Theme Park

    It would absolutely make my day if Lightwater Valley went absolutely mad and bought this to spite Flamingo Land.
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    Grona Lund to Expand for 2024?

    Incredible news! Can’t wait to see how this develops - still hoping for a Vekoma tilt looking over the city and diving towards the water.
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster? (UK's tallest coaster) | 2023/2024

    I work in a completely different industry but have to apply to the government for permissions for things every so often, and there is an aspect of ‘well we’ve got permission for this kind of thing before, let’s apply referencing our previous applications without putting in the full detail for...
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster? (UK's tallest coaster) | 2023/2024

    Interesting. I haven’t ridden Kondaa yet but thought the airtime on EGF’s twisting drop was really powerful and sustained, especially back row of course. These things can surely be profiled to maintain maximum airtime through the turn!
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    Park with the most extreme quality gap?

    Parc Asterix? Obviously Goudurix is like being repeatedly punched in the face, but Oziris is an absolute joy (and I imagine the new Intamin will be even better).