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    Coasters that carry their park’s coaster lineup

    Shivering Timbers at Michigan's Adventure was my first thought. Monster at Adventureland was another. I've got to disagree with Fury 325 "carrying" Carowinds. Every park has a most popular coaster. There is some fluff in their collection of coasters, but there is also an excellent B&M Inverted...
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    Six Flags Saudi Arabia(?) | Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    What is this? A park for ants?
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    What's your thoughts on Valravn?

    Upon riding it, I was surprised at how much better Sheikra is, and I don't think Sheikra is that great. It feels a little redundant at Cedar Point, with Gatekeeper already there to fill the giant, graceful and fluffy steel coaster role. The fourth best B&M at the park. It draws the crowds...
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    Busch Gardens Tampa closing Phoenix

    Visited Busch this past weekend with my wife and 11 month old son. Have very fond memories of riding Phoenix with my dad as a kid the year Kumba opened. I was terrified. The moment is seared into my memory. He brings it up to this day. This past Saturday, we were heading for the pretzel stand...
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    Best indoor roller coaster in Orlando?

    Rock 'n' Rollercoaster is a full sized roller coaster in a box, and themed to Aerosmith, so it's my winner in this race. Space Mountain, though, was a huge surprise for me, and not far behind. I passed it up entirely in '96, which was the only time I had visited Disney until recent times. My...
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    How would you improve each coaster in your top 10?

    I recall this. Wasn't it originally going to be a Mack?
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    Fantawild Parks | China | Many Theme Parks

    My only experience with new Vekoma is Energylandia's Formula. It looks pretty, rides smooth, but the ride itself was utterly forgettable. I don't know that I would attribute that solely to the restraint type. I'll take Ninja at SFOG, or for a more apples to apples comparison, Rock 'N...
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    SeaWorld Orlando | Pipeline: The Surf Coaster | B&M Surf Coaster | 2023

    This. It's really not that difficult. On the OG Stand-Ups, bend your knees a little and sit on the bike seat before it locks so that it's a little lower. After it locks, stand up straight, and you have the clearance you need to prevent nut bashing. I thought that was common sense. I feel like...
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    Great rides that just lack… something

    I'll throw in another vote for Velocicoaster. Got the chance to ride it on two separate occasions- it's a fantastic ride that had me all smiles every time, but nowhere near the awe that I got from Zadra or Steel Vengeance. Maybe too much time spent dicking around in the right-hand turns after...
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    What is your "home park" abroad?

    This would probably be Energylandia for me. I have family not too far away, so I'll be out there again before long. Very much looking forward to some more quality time on Zadra and Hyperion.
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    What is your favourite drop tower?

    Don't really have a list, but I prefer the Second-Gen Intamin towers. Also thought Acrophobia at SFOG and Falcon's Fury at BGT were excellent. First-Gens are a lot of fun, too. Not as excited about the regular Gyro Drops. I've been on KI's and KD's, and while they look impressive, to me, they...
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    RMC American Eagle?

    SFGAm is my home park. Easy no. Drive five hours to Kings Island to see what they're doing with their wooden coasters. They're a lot of fun. Invest in that instead of Rocky Mountaining everything that can be Rocky Mountained. They built a ground-up RMC at GAm, and it's alright, but it's pretty...
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    Fun Spot Atlanta | ArieForce One | RMC IBox Steel Coaster | 2023

    Probably because the 12th was on a Tuesday in October and someone forgot to change the calendar.
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    Auschwitz and Energylandia?

    I did them on the same trip, but I don't think it was on consecutive days. Honestly, didn't think much of it. We also had a funeral followed by a wedding the very next day on the same trip. That was bizarre.
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    Exclusion notice from theme parks

    Here's a short little article about reasons that people have been banned from Six Flags Great America. Here's another one about a guy who tried to avoid the parking fee and found himself banned for life after attempting to re-enter.
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    Silverwood | Stunt Pilot | RMC Raptor | 2021

    I loved Wonder Woman at SFFT when I got to try it out a few weeks ago, but the other three in my party hated it- one and done. Two of those three have accompanied me on many of my coaster travels, with no complaints. These revisions aren't going to turn it into a fluffy pillow ride, but maybe...
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