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    Do-Dodonpa closed

    It's giving...
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    Six Flags Over Georgia | Georgia Surfer | Intamin Ultra Surf | 2024

    Looking forward to seeing this 2024 attraction open in 2025 if Six Flags recent record on new projects keeps going like it has.
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    Your UK motorway service station count

    Thanks to years and years of driving to lots of UK gigs and UK theme parks, there's not many I haven't done. And whilst I cannot be bothered to go through the full list, there's a few things which are easy to remember. Tebay & Gloucester are the best in the UK, hands down. The newer Extra...
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    Mindbender at Galaxyland to be retired

    Really sad to hear, this is one of the top 5 most intense coasters I’ve ever done. Can’t imagine it was cheap to maintain, and parts aren’t gonna be in abundance. But if you were lucky enough to ride it then you’ll know what a bonkers ride it was.
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    CWOA | Mandrill Mayhem (World of Jumanji) | B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    Word on the street is that the whole area is being renamed World Of Jabroni.
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    Megafobia Retracked.

    Well this means that 40% of it will be actually rideable for the first time in a decade.
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    Ice Breaker or Tigris; which Premier Rides swing launch coaster in Florida do you prefer?

    I really like the Skyrockets as well, and I'd pick them over Ice Breaker any day. Both of them are ruined by the awful trains which need burning and dumping far out at sea. But Ice Breaker felt really clumsy and uncomfortable the whole way around. If it had better trains, I might be swayed.
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    What makes your #1 better than your #2?

    It gets really hard to pick a top 10, let alone a number 1 when you get into silly numbers. But for the sake of argument I'm gonna use Iron Gwazi (1) at BGT and Wildfire at Kolmarden (2). It also completely depends on so many things - when you rode them, who you rode them with, how warm was it...
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    What has been your most successful year as an enthusiast?

    Easily my most successful years were 2007 and 2015, both had about 270 new coasters in each. Last year was my best for a year long time, getting 90 in a single year. Had a very lean period from 2016-2020.
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    Most Overrated Coasters You've Been On?

    Lightning Rod was such a let down this year. It felt nowhere near as fast or crazy as it used to before the reworking. And it's still just as unreliable! I like it, but I get the FLY thing because there's not a single flying coaster that is comfortable to ride, as you're completely prone. At...
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    20th Anniversary CF Live - THORPE PARK - 16th April 2023

    Would be rude if I didn't make this one. I'll be there in my Ready Mix Concrete t-shirt.
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    CF Lives 2023... and beyond

    It's amazing that the Lives have kept going for 20 years and though they may not be that often after this year, hopefully I'll be able to make it one or two in 2023.
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    CF Lives 2022 - What's Happening

    Just occurred to me that it’s 20 years since the very first CF Live this year. I’ve had some terrible ideas, but I’m proud of this one, and everyone who’s carried the torch.
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    Milestones in Your Counts

    1500. One five zero zero. And as I’m sure you know a lot of them are wacky worms, so it’s only appropriate that this milestone was another one. But I’m seriously not going out of my way for any more. So consider myself retired from chasing them. Also nice to see Lizzie’s resting place from a...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Yeah not so great to open an aquarium without any water in it. But it's great if you want cheap sushi.
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Not sure if this deserved its own topic, but being here when this happens is one of my worst nightmares.
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    Your year in review - 2022 edition

    - Coaster count at start of 2022: 1405 - Coaster count at end of 2022: 1495 (so far) - New coasters ridden in 2022: 90 - New parks visited in 2022: 10 - Park visits (number of days) in 2022: 25 - Best new-to-you coaster: Iron Gwazi - Best new-to-you non-coaster: Rise of the Resistance -...
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    Your B&M Count

    Up to 86 after riding Monster at Grona Lund a couple of months back. Should pick up a couple more in Florida later this month.
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    Milestones in Your Counts

    Might be able to crack 1500 thanks to a few add-ons to my Florida trip next month. Depends on everything being open, but fingers crossed!
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    Fun Spot Atlanta | ArieForce One | RMC IBox Steel Coaster | 2023

    RCDB now has this down as opening in 2023. Can't say I'm surprised but it’s a shame it looks like it won’t be opening this year.