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...
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...
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...
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...
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
- Alton Towers
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.
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:
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...
- 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