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    Thorpe Park to retheme Derren Brown's Ghost Train

    Prediction: Live actors dropped by 2025 and on off peak days. By 2026, Merlin employ a 'retro squad' travelling ghost train.
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    Good elements on bad coasters

    SLC drops are pretty great, I must admit. The rest of the ride = garbage.
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Future Predictions

    BPB could/should really switch it up and focus on some distinctive, high capacity flat rides over the next several years. If they keep on top of maintenance and re-track work on the old woodies and dark rides then I think it'd be alright for them to go a while without another cred. Icon...
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    Rearrange the Above User's Top 10!

    1. Taron (night) 2. Helix 3. Shambhala 4. Ride to Happiness 5. Untamed 6. Wildfire 7. Flying Aces 8. Troy 9. Kondaa 10. Katun You've got many similarities to my Top 10, with Wildfire and Flying Aces the only creds I haven't tried yet. Mine are: 1. Taron (night) 2. Helix 3. Shambhala 4. Ride to...
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    Duel at Alton Towers closing on 6th September - retheme or refurbishment for 2023?

    "Hey, we should go and check out that ride The Curse at Alton Manor at Alton Towers" Proper word salad there. Besides, Alton Manor sounds like the Wish version of Alton Towers. Let's hope they push The Curse, even though that sounds a bit like an evil version of The Cure. neeeeurrrghhhh may...
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    CWOA | Mandrill Mayhem (World of Jumanji) | B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    Is this a... Rocky Mountain Construction?
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    Biggest misnomers in the theme park industry

    The speed of sound: approx 767mph Speed of Sound (Walibi Holland): approx 47mph
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    All filler - no killer. Well rounded parks with poor headline attractions.

    Another for me would be Tivoli Gardens. Gorgeous park, wonderful ambience. Plenty of reasonable flats and a few average creds. Rutschebanen is fab to me, but it's not a killer coaster by a long shot.
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    What makes your #1 better than your #2?

    Helix is my number 2 Taron is my number 1 It's a pretty hotly contested question, the whole Helix vs Taron thing. For me, it probably starts at the entrance. I love the view as you approach Liseberg. Seeing Helix perched atop the big old hill is a wonderful thing. However, how often can...
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    Exodus fits perfectly well, truth be told. Solid, memorable name which lines up well with names like Stealth, The Swarm, Colossus etc. I highly doubt this will have any sort of mountain theme. Unless the mountain is post-apocalyptic, located in a warehouse or made entirely of shipping containers.
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    FLY Into The New Year.

    Well, you finally did it. You've put RTH above Helix! I have definitely considered it myself, but I think I need another marathon on Helix first. Looking forward to your up to date thoughts on Phanny.
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    Portaventura Being Sold Back to Universal? Rumour!

    Señor Jimmy Fallon's Race through Salou
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    Most Overrated Coasters You've Been On?

    This is the problem with de Large woodies I guess
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    Lightwater Valley - Future?

    Could have been one hell of a backyard coaster. Just need the right size garden. Buckingham Palace anyone?
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    Maybe I'm the stickler here, but I don't even consider Valhalla to be a log flume. Not in the traditional sense at least. Sadly, I have to walk past the remnants of an old Arrow log flume on a daily basis as it's just down the road from my house (Frontierland Morecambe). It's quite a haunting...
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    Alton Towers' Next Big Thing?

    Couldn't the rear of the building / roof be covered with artificial foliage? Seems like a reasonably simple solution
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    CF Lives 2023... and beyond

    Like basically everybody else, I agree that it's sad to hear that Lives will be no more. I have only done 2 myself but enjoyed both immensely. Ever since I first joined CF, I've always been sold on the social aspect. I think it's what made CF stand out from the pack, especially back in the day...
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    Coasters that carry their park’s coaster lineup

    Expedition GeForce at Holiday Park Shambhala at Port Aventura Zadra and/or Hyperion at Energylandia Lech Coaster at Legendia
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    Alton Towers | Nemesis | B&M Retrack | 2024

    It would be pretty sad for Nemesis to get a brand-spanking new track and still have those old ass trains in operation. Then again, this is Merlin 😉
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    CWOA | Mandrill Mayhem (World of Jumanji) | B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    It's certainly no Big Bob, that's for sure. Was the intention for this to be a centre piece of the ride? If so, that's not quite worked out.