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  1. Rupert

    SeaWorld San Antonio | Catapult Falls | Launched Flume Ride | 2023

    …especially when the Power Splashes already fit that exact description…
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    Portaventura Being Sold Back to Universal? Rumour!

    I guess this implies that either the Universal purchase was just a rumour, it did exist but has collapsed completely, or it still exists but has stalled and this is a tactic to push them along.
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    Universal's Epic Universe | Orlando USA | Theme Park

    Looks amazing - you can almost feel the airtime. I just can’t fathom why they chose the support colour though - it’s so drab.
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    Liseberg Approved For €100m Grand Curiosa Hotel In 2023 Slides going in for the attached water park. Aesthetically it’s not great so far, with very chunky supports and it’s a minor thing but I’m surprised to see how misaligned all the slide ‘seams’ are… Looking at the renders above there will...
  5. Rupert

    Alton Towers' Next Big Thing?

    I’ve completely missed this - what’s the significance of RMC capitalising Os in words, if any?
  6. Rupert

    Shindigging across the Channel [FINAL DAY]

    A really enjoyable set of reports to read! Looking forward to the Phantasia part - hopefully going in a few weeks after a 5-year absence so will be good to hear how it’s changed. And I completely agree on Walibi Belgium expectation vs reality! I assumed it wouldn’t be that nice, a bit concretey...
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    Parque Warner Madrid | Gotham City Escape | Intamin Launch Coaster | 2023

    Great to know also - thanks! Do you know if public transport matches the opening hours? Be a shame to cut out night rides if the bus doesn’t go til ~midnight or so.
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    Alton Towers | Nemesis | B&M Retrack | 2024

    Is the assumption that all track profiling is staying exactly the same as the original? Maybe it’s just the angle but I don’t recall the zero-g looking like that before…
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    SeaWorld Orlando | Penguin Trek | B&M Family Launch Coaster | 2024

    Have B&M dropped their prices or something over the last year or two? Just seems wild for parks to be choosing them for family coasters over Vekoma, Gerst or Zamperla when all do pretty similar things but surely at a different cost level - yet the Lego parks, Merlin and now potentially Seaworld...
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    Colossus Partial Retrack (Thorpe Park)

    This would make such a difference to the ride experience, surely more than track replacement would.
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    Toverland's Expansion Plan

    It looks fantastic. With the Skyfly within the helix, they’ve pulled off something I could have only dreamed about doing in rollercoaster tycoon, it’s perfectly done. Also great to see the amount of greenery throughout the area, and the immersive touches that all make a difference, eg the...
  12. Rupert

    Europa Park | Voltron | Mack Rides Stryker Coaster | 2024

    What a pleasingly ridiculous way to start a coaster.
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    Alton Towers | Nemesis | B&M Retrack | 2024

    I know we’re all on this forum because we care more about coasters and parks far more than the average person, but I just can’t imagine the general public care even the slightest bit about the 90s original story. To be honest I haven’t heard of any of the back story other than snippets I’ve read...
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    Track Appears at Fun Spot Kissimmee for RMC Retrack of Mine Blower

    Would Gravity Group not have some liability here? Or because Fun Spot organised the contractors (is this normal?) then GG have no consequence (and are probably upset at the impact to their reputation)?
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    Cedar Point | Top Thrill 2 | Triple Launch Renovation | 2024

    Could it be that the pile-drivers etc for the required coffer dam are simply too big to fit around Iron Dragon, as opposed to the smaller equipment that would have been required for Mantis that could have been lifted or even driven in without affecting ID. I’m presuming the height of the...
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    Cedar Point | Top Thrill 2 | Triple Launch Renovation | 2024

    The photos are really intriguing and of course I’m going to look at them, but part of me laments the fact people have drones and can capture every aspect of construction that might otherwise be secret - I feel slightly sorry for parks who want to build mystery and reveal things when ready. I...
  17. Rupert

    Toverland's Expansion Plan

    It’s going to be such a gloriously dynamic area, and surely one of the coolest helices ever.
  18. Rupert

    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Hope he recovers… Maybe it’s recency bias but it does feel like there have been increasing numbers of incidents in the UK over the last few years 😕
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    Walibi Holland | Eat My Dust | Zamperla Junior Coaster | 2023

    There are obvious parallels with Merlin’s theming style but at least it’s colourful, upbeat, quirky and slightly whimsical. We’ve spoken for ages about how Merlin’s is always dark and drab so I can appreciate Walibi’s use of colour and humour, even if not particularly to my taste and obviously...