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    Genting SkyWorlds | Malaysia | Theme Park

    I wouldn't be surprised if the contracts were signed at about the same time, considering how long this theme park has been under development. By the way, what's the situation with the Dual Power Coaster? I was under the impression it was due to open last year, but it never did.
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    What has been your most successful year as an enthusiast?

    I did a lot of coaster focused trips after I finished high school, so 2015 and 2016 are leading the chart. Then my trips became less coaster focused and there was also a couple of years when I didn't do a whole lot due to either some personal setbacks and/or covid, before 2022 came swinging back...
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    CF Lives 2023... and beyond

    It would be a bit of a shame if the international Lives were to become a thing of past. But I get it, there's a ton to organize, plenty of uncertainties to account for and not enough return. As an international member (e.g. not from the UK or the states) from a country with few fellow minded...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    The helicopter that managed to land somewhat safely had the Sea World logo on it. I would assume the other one is theirs as well, but from the looks of it, appears to be too badly mangled to identify it before any official word from the park. What an awful way to start the new year.
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    Your year in review - 2022 edition

    - Coaster count at start of 2022: 312 - Coaster count at end of 2022: 352 - New coasters ridden in 2022: 40 - New parks visited in 2022: 7 - Park visits (number of days) in 2022: 13 days (12 parks, EP was over two days) - Best new-to-you coaster: Ride to Happiness - Best new-to-you...
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    IAAPA 2022

    Alberto Zamperla, CEO and son of Zamperla's founder Antonio has passed away yesterday afternoon after suffering some serious health issues over the past month. He passed away back home in Italy, though the article mentions the news reached his family during IAAPA in Orlando, so perhaps this is...
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    Guess the Coaster!

    Hard to say. I did recognize the mountain in the background almost straight away, though I feel I would struggle more with an American or Asian coaster of comparable obscurity. Years of playing around on r/Guessthecoaster have broken me a bit, though. Some of those posts are just absurdly...
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    Guess the Coaster!

    Eldorado and Hip Hop Coaster in Etnaland.
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    Real Madrid Resort Island

    A bit of a necro-bump this, but it sounds like a toned down version of this is slated to open in late 2023 as a part of Dubai Parks & Resorts. It makes me wonder if this is where the coasters that are...
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    All filler - no killer. Well rounded parks with poor headline attractions.

    I visited a few years ago and I can agree. It's a very nice looking park with a great selection of water rides (a huge must in a place like Sevilla), but that's kinda where it ends. It definitely felt like they didn't invest much in it since it first opened in 1997. A huge shame, since it has a...
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    Alton Towers | Nemesis | B&M Retrack | 2024

    Yeah, I meant Wild Mouse. There was an interview with Amanda Thompson in First Drop (the ECC magazine) that came out a month after they removed it where she still maintained Wild Mouse wasn't going anywhere (obviously the interview was taken before the removal, but it still couldn't have been...
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    Alton Towers | Nemesis | B&M Retrack | 2024

    Feels weird how one of my two favorite British coasters got this insane send-off for a retrack, while the other one got quietly demolished over the Winter break after the park kept reassuring the public that it was there to stay...
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    Your B&M Count

    4 new ones from the post-covid trips in the past 2 years; Katun, Mirabilandia Silver Star, Europa Park Sheikra, BGT Kumba, BGT Raptor, Gardaland Riddler's Revenge, SFMM Batman, SFMM Scream!, SFMM Tatsu, SFMM Air, Alton Towers Nemesis, Alton Towers Oblivion, Alton Towers Swarm, Thorpe Park...
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    Wholesale virtual queueing; what are your thoughts?

    Yeah, I agree with this. EP's approach to the virtual queues is not the best, as the park is huge and the time windows to get to your allocated slot are relatively short, so if you want to use the virtual queue, you have to plan your day around it, which kind of takes the fun away from what EP...
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    Top 10(ish): 2023 Edition - page 118

    Coming back from my trip to Scandi, I feel that I've finally been properly converted into the RMC religion. 1. Ride to Happiness, Plopsaland De Panne 2. Wildfire, Kolmården 3. Taron, Phantasialand 4. Kondaa, Walibi Belgium 5. Flying Aces, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi 6. Helix...
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    The most irritating theme park visit ever

    I can second that! I visited the park for the first time yesterday as well and had a blast. Got tons of rides on all of their main coasters, though I didn't concern myself with the mazes too much. I did one, which was a bit of waste of time and rather went for some more night rides instead.
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    SeaWorld San Antonio | Catapult Falls | Launched Flume Ride | 2023

    Strictly going by what he said constitutes a coaster in the past, the airtime hill after the launch should make this one a coaster as well. And while I do agree with @Hixee, I also don't see a proper reason why this would be considered a coaster and this launched thingy wouldn't.
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    Your top 10, but wacky

    With a title like that, there's really only one sort of top 10 I can think of; 1, Bruco Mela, New Jesolandia (trim was turned off) 2. The Swinging Coaster, Kermis Gouda (had spinning cars) 3. Dragen, Tivoli Friheden (the better Super Dragon layout with a full train) 4. Grisu, Lunapark Muller...
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    Parks & F1 - Belgium/Netherlands 2022

    It used to be listed up until some 10 years ago when Duane changed the definition so that rides that only have uphill sections as part of the main drop aren't considered coasters anymore. I assume that was because people kept asking him to add some of the log flumes (e.g. Dudley Do-Right) and...
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    Late to the party – Belgium – August 2022

    See, this is where not counting Alpine coasters comes in handy. I did one of the sides for the novelty factor, but couldn't be arsed to attempt the other. Felt better reriding Wakala through SRQ during the time I would spend queueing for the other side.