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  1. Peet

    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    RCDB are reporting that Racing (the old Zierer Flitzer from Bakken) has arrived at a park in Vienna called Böhmischer Prater:
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    Megaphobia Retracked.

    Very good news! I was concerned this park might be heading the same way as LWV but this suggests otherwise 🙂
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    Duel at Alton Towers closing on 6th September - retheme or refurbishment for 2023?

    They can always add the guns back in after another 10 years to keep it fresh!
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    WDW Magic Kingdom | Tron Lightcycle Power Run | Vekoma Motorbike Coaster | 2023

    Ha fair enough thanks for the info. I haven't been to the USA ones but don't remember seeing this in Paris or HK. I feel like it must shatter the illusion a little bit after they have gone to so much effort on the immersive theme but I guess I should leave that judgement to people who have...
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    WDW Magic Kingdom | Tron Lightcycle Power Run | Vekoma Motorbike Coaster | 2023

    Oof that's awful, have Disney lowered themselves to sell advertising rights like this before?
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    I doubt they can have their track style patented, the old Intamin standups used it, plus I don't think a patent can last more than 10 years.
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    Biggest misnomers in the theme park industry

    I used to love the many "Exit" signs on the way out of "X:\ No Way Out" .
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    What makes your #1 better than your #2?

    This is topical for me having ridden Velocicoaster and Iron Gwazi on consecutive days last year, they were both clearly better than anything I'd experienced before. I debated long and hard about which is my new #1 but settled on Velocicoaster in the end as it's longer and much moire refined in...
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    Lightwater Valley - Future?

    Yeah but you don't ride roller coasters for the opportunity of a nice comfy sit-down do you 😅. I'd much rather ride a rough old barrel of laughs like the Ultimate or Grand National compared with something smooth and predictable like Nemesis Inferno or Galactica. I said it about the Wild Mouse...
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    What has been your most successful year as an enthusiast?

    Yess I love it when everyone gets their charts out, here's mine: My best year in terms of pure numbers is 2019 with 47 new creds, 2022 was my third best which is pretty good going considering I have the little one these days. However looking at quality as well as quantity, you'd have to say...
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    The UK seems to have well and truly fallen out of love with the humble log flume, by my reckoning the last one to open here was Valhalla in 2000, and we've lost at least 7 of them since then: - Barry Island Pleasure Park - American Adventure - Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Camelot - Alton Towers -...
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    Efteling Expansion + New Coaster

    Well The Greatest Showman was an absolute smash hit with a similar-ish theme so I'm sure if they did this well they could make it popular. By the way, did everyone clock that the see-saw rotates as it rocks? It's a gimmick for sure but a pretty impressive one.
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    Universal's Epic Universe | Orlando USA | Theme Park

    A bit more track has gone up for the duelling Mack: Edit: I'm not sure that embedded properly so here's one of the photos just in case:
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    Alton Towers' Next Big Thing?

    Hi folks, I think we need a bit of context here, here are some of the closer views from the visual assessment: Not exactly a Blot on the Landscape is it! 😅 Personally I think the SMDC conservation officer and Historic England would not be doing their jobs if they didn't highlight the...
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    Alton Towers | Nemesis | B&M Retrack | 2024

    I wouldn't call it "comfirmed" just yet - the original track was delivered grey and painted on-site at Alton Towers so they might do the same again.
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    Last Cred Review

    This is a new one on me but I'm guessing Just Another Sodding (?) Spinning Mouse?
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    Your year in review - 2022 edition

    - Coaster count at start of 2022: 344 - Coaster count at end of 2022: 381 - New coasters ridden in 2022: 37 - New parks visited in 2022: 10 - Park visits (number of days) in 2022: 23 - Best new-to-you coaster: JW Velocicoaster - Best new-to-you non-coaster: Big Shot at the Stratosphere Tower -...
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    What defunct coaster do you miss the most?

    When you start a topic, why not start by answering the question for yourself to get the conversation going? Anyway, for me it's the Wild Mouse by a country mile.
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    Drayton Manor - What Happened to G-Force?

    Major update - there's a "Seasonal Sale" (I'm not even joking) and it's been reduced to €695k.
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    Vekoma testing something new ? (at their testing facility)

    Vekoma posted a mildly entertaining Christmas video: