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    Parc Astérix | Toutatis | Intamin Launch Coaster | 2023

    It is sped up for the trip from the break run into the station, you can see both the start and end of the sped up section. Can’t see any other definite transitions elsewhere.
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    CWOA | Mandrill Mayhem (World of Jumanji) | B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    A better option might have been two ~20 person standard trains with a Mr Freeze style transfer track.
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    Legoland Deutschland | Maximus: Flight of the Guardian| B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    Legoland parks are as popular as other larger thrill-based parks, but most family rides on offer from manufactures are physically smaller with lower capacities. These B&M Wing coasters will be the largest rides in their respective parks, and will inevitably end up being the most popular, just...
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    Legoland Belgium in Charleroi

    More images here: Though they obviously aren’t very realistic.
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    Legoland Deutschland | Maximus: Flight of the Guardian| B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    B&Ms are reliable and have high capacities, each individual coaster is still fairly small (though will be the largest at each Legoland park). Kiddie/family coasters generally dont have particularly high capacity, as families/kids are not necessarily the main demographic for most parks - but...
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    Universal's Epic Universe | Orlando USA | Theme Park

    The DK coaster model appears to have triangular track on higher stress areas, as seen below:
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach - 'Head Above The Clouds' potential giant wheel

    Head above the clouds suggests it’s going to be very tall, I reckon they’d want it to become a new major landmark of Blackpool - to do that you’d probably need to be larger than The Big One, but nowhere near the height of the Tower (as large wheels cost a lot). My guess is about ~300ft, put...
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach - 'Head Above The Clouds' potential giant wheel

    Would it be possible to put it outside the park on the promenade, and then charge for a ride separately?
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    The Boardwalk | Cedar Point | Wild Mouse and Ride Relocation | 2023

    Looks to be a Zamperla Super Twister -
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    Dollywood | Big Bear Mountain | Vekoma Family Launched Coaster | 2023

    The high cost from GofG was from the development, theming, and building the actual buildings - the coaster itself if it were built on open, flat ground would probably have cost around $20million, even with the new type of controlled spinning seats. A Vekoma flyer, like FLY, would probably cost a...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Don’t know if this has already been mentioned:
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    Surveying occurring at Paultons Park - potential new attraction?

    I doubt they would spend an entire budget on one ride, as their proven strategy is a land with one major(ish) attraction and multiple supporting attractions. A woodie would be a good addition, but if they do it I would imagine it’ll be 1500-2000ft and as the anchor of a new land. A dark ride...
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    SeaWorld Orlando | Pipeline: The Surf Coaster | B&M Surf Coaster | 2023

    I thought is was very likely not to be a regular sit down launch coaster as they already just built one of a similar size at Seaworld Orlando. And it was already likely considering it’s called the Surf coaster (and in surfing you stand up), and there were blueprints for new B&M standup...
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    Could something be happening to Duel at Alton Towers for 2023?

    If Merlin are wanting to increase the lineup of attractions based on Jumanji, there’s a chance they could strip the ride out and replace it with a clone of the ride at Gardaland, and make it an extension to Katanga Canyon.
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    SeaWorld Orlando | Pipeline: The Surf Coaster | B&M Surf Coaster | 2023

    I agree, if this is just a normal launch coaster with maybe the exception of some suspension in the seating then it is far too much like Ice Breaker - so has no USP and is very similar to another coaster in the park. The only way it makes sense is if the Surf coaster is a next-gen stand-up...
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    Gardaland | Jumanji: The Adventure | Unknown | 2022

    This video shows a much better pass through. And for a tenth of the budget of a similar sized Disney/Universal ride, I’d say this is incredibly good.
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    ENSO; “Icon with a twist” opening at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in 2022

    I think this amount of spinning is the right choice for the general public, even if most of the people here would like it spin much more.
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    Six Flags Saudi Arabia(?) | Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    Here in the UK it would be difficult to come across a member of the general public who knows what Six Flags is, I’d imagine this is also the case in Saudi.
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    The new area seems to fit right against the remains of Loggers leap, maybe suggesting it’s demolition is officially part of the the same project? Also, the new boundary has a little jut out at the footer on the top right, which would suggest the footer is in the same place, which would...
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    Darien Lake issues (Possible Ride of Steel removal after 2022 season)

    Replace certain sections of tracks with steel inversions, and maybe also certain high stress sections of track, while keeping the rest of the coaster the same (or for all we know the rest of the wooden sections could be getting retracked also - with wooden track still). This mix of wooden and...