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  1. TPoseOnTantrum

    Mindbender at Galaxyland to be retired

    Terrible news out of Edmonton today, as they've declared that the iconic Mindbender - which has been left collecting dust since at least July 2021 - will not reopen and indeed be removed; https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/mindbender-roller-coaster-closed-after-37-years-at-west-edmonton-mall-1.6252033...
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    Could Merlin buy a Chinese roller coaster?

    I'm going to go off on a tangent for this one and generalize how Jinma could be on track to gain a foothold in the Western Market. Some context is necessary. The thing is that Jinma has set themselves up perfectly to do just this. In the past two years alone they established their spinoff Noble...
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    New Universal Park in Texas

    They're hiring for positions!
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    Worlds of Fun | Zambezi Zinger | GCI (partial) Titan Track | 2023

    Ngl this looks pretty dope; In terms of other updates, the blog says that they’ve put piles into the ground for the spiral lift hill, but no photos of that yet.
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    Parque Warner Madrid | Gotham City Escape | Intamin Launch Coaster | 2023

    Yea but the caveat to this is that the layout ends with the train on a spike and turntable, which means that they theoretically can't dispatch the next train until the previous is completely off of the circuit.
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    On the earlier topic of Japanese coasters, Nasu Highland is finally axing their Thunder Coaster Meisho Corkscrew, which last operated in 2017 and has been left to rot since then;
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    Adventureland Iowa | Flying Viking | Zamperla Junior Coaster | 2023

    Apparently work related. Two days ago a local friend saw firetrucks and ambulances pull up to the lot where they're storing parts, allegedly something happened while they were unloading log fume pieces from a shipping container. See the photo below;
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    Adventureland Iowa | Flying Viking | Zamperla Junior Coaster | 2023

    Horrible incident this week on the construction site of Flying Viking, as a contractor from Sky High Coasters has passed away. The individual is said to have been the son of Sky High's owner, details are unclear; https://www.kcci.com/article/worker-dies-accident-adventureland/42659730 Edit; If...
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    New Universal Park in Texas

    Planning and zoning are still ongoing, but they’re expected to receive final approval from City Council on February 2; https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/politics/inside-politics/texas-politics/proposed-universal-studios-theme-park-frisco-not-done-deal-yet/287-2e0cfbfc-e100-4e4c-8118-360640a96783
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    Warner Bros Movie World to Remove Arkham Asylum

    Aerial view of the completely cleared Arkham Asylum site from TPWW's vlog the other day; Source
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    COTALAND | Texas | Gerstlauer Infinity Shuttle (Palindrome) & Vekoma Tilt (Circuit Breaker) & Others

    Timeline update from ACE WinterFest at COTAland the other day;
  12. TPoseOnTantrum

    Does anyone know what is going on with Xcelerator?

    Launch cable isn't in yet, but they've been rolling a train around the station-area track for some time now... with no panels on the cars! 🤪
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    And yet this is apparently coming to Missouri's new Oasis at Lakeport park in 2024.
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    New Universal Park in Texas

    Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney complied a giant FAQ list with loads of information on the park, I'll quote it below but put the key stuff in bold, feel free to discuss; https://www.facebook.com/MayorCheney/posts/pfbid08s3G64tFP8Z88Am8yC5Tnt8h1UcxTtjKZSRH1bXMsdJ1RmxVqErbfpES8B3xnHMwl
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    PNE Playland Canada to add a Zamperla (Intamin?) Launched coaster.

    According to the park they’ve begun preparing the site, which will see the removal of their Drop Zone Skycoaster and Revelation booster in addition to the vacant Corkscrew lot. Curiously enough the original plans did show that the latter would be relocated to the former’s site, but plans could...
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