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  1. gavin

    Which Coasters Have You Had a Zen Ride On?

    The wing coaster (picture below) and Blue Fire clone at Colourful Yunnan, Dragon (relocated Led Zeppelin B&M) in Vietnam are the ones that stand out. A couple of Jungle Trailblazers.
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    Highest Math Class you have taken

    I stupidly took A level Maths because I found it easy at school and got an A at GCSE without even trying. Big mistake that I literally still have nightmares about to this day. The jump from GCSE to A level was huge. I just failed to grasp it and should have changed to something else, but...
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    League of Goons 2023: Registration

    This year won't be as crap as the last 3, so I'll jump back into this. Location: Hong Kong
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    Alton Towers' Next Big Thing?

    Hmmmm....
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    Are they keeping the Diana memorial? It's what she would've wanted, gawd luv 'er.
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    What defunct coaster do you miss the most?

    "Miss" is a bit strong since it's no longer a local coaster, but the fact that Eagle Fortress doesn't exist anymore makes me sad.
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    Is a Master’s degree worth it?

    Whether it's "worth it" depends entirely on what you're looking to do later. Will you need one, or if not, will it make you more employable in your intended line of work? I could have done one practically for free had I done it straight after my PGCE at the same university, but I was burnt out...
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    Gumbuya World | Unknown | Maurer Skyloop (Relocated Dreamworld BuzzSaw) | 2022

    I'll be in Melbourne at the end of January. Debating whether I do this park or not since I don't have much time and I've got the skyloop already. Who am I kidding, I'll be there for the cred.
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    Regina at Tobu Zoo to be revived

    So, new trains on the same piece of **** coaster? Wonderful.
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    "Now Showing"

    I was thinking of going just for whole spectacle and borderline cultural relevance, but realised that I didn't like the first one and I'd just be helping to increase whatever box office record is no doubt being broken because everyone has FOMO. Nah. Not going.
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    ^ Ya think?
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    Universal's Epic Universe | Orlando USA | Theme Park

    They might open Tron.
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    Thorpe Park | Derren Brown's Ghost Train | VR Attraction

    I'll never understand why they built something which relies on tech that was destined to be outdated by the end of the first season. Decent hardware is never going to go out of style.You can leave it in a park for decades and it will still be popular. If you order a B&M invert, hyper or...
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    Thorpe Park | Derren Brown's Ghost Train | VR Attraction

    It needs to stick around at least a couple more years because I NEED to see if it's as s**t as everyone says it is, and I won't be going back to Thorpe until that new coaster's open.
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    The World of David Walliams is coming to Alton Towers

    I was bored enough to Google what's going on. He called someone a c**t. Not directly, just a comment to someone else that was picked up on the microphone (and not broadcast). That's it. That's the controversy. I for one will never be going to Alton Towers again!
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    Hot Hot Heat - UAE Fall 2022

    That was my experience, only Kung Fu Panda was open as well, but only later in the day. I was fully expecting closed stuff since it was dead, but everything was open. It's a shame to hear it's not like that anymore.
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    UK Mini-Budget 2022; what are your thoughts?

    Reconstruct a scaffold at Marble Arch.
  18. gavin

    Blackgang Chine To Close Cliffhanger Coaster

    "it’ll have your heads spinning just at the sight of it" Crappy SBF spinner. Calling it.
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    Hurricane Ian

    Well, you clearly are.
  20. gavin

    Cleverest uses of illusions within theme parks?

    It's not LED lights on wires; it's all lasers. During a very brief blackout, mesh screens fall down and the lasers are projected onto them, giving the illusion of floating lights. It's definitely up there the best ride illusions, yeah.
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