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  1. Matt N

    Strongest lineup of non-coaster attractions in the UK?

    Hi guys. Among enthusiasts living in the UK, a common criticism of many of the country’s major theme parks is that they are too coaster-orientated; many believe that the parks lack variety, and don’t have much to do aside from coasters. So today, I pose a question to you all; in your opinion...
  2. Matt N

    What were the UK Merlin parks actually like during the Tussauds era?

    Hi guys. When talking about the ex-Tussauds UK parks (aka Alton, Thorpe & Chessington), many people like to hark back to the 1990s and 2000s, when Tussauds still owned the parks. As someone who wasn’t around when Tussauds owned these parks (as someone born in 2003, I’ve only experienced these...
  3. Matt N

    Rank the UK’s current and former record holders

    Hi guys. Despite the UK currently holding only one record-breaking coaster at present, we Brits have had 7 coasters in total that have been world record holders for a certain ride statistic at some point in their lives. If you’re confused as to what they are (I was initially; I thought we only...
  4. Matt N

    Why has the UK seemingly been unable to top Nemesis?

    Hi guys. If you look at international roller coaster polls, and talk to enthusiasts about their favourite UK roller coasters, the one that almost predominantly comes on top is Nemesis at Alton Towers. It is still most people’s favourite roller coaster in the UK even 27 years on from its...
  5. Matt N

    Why has the UK not embraced indoor theme parks/indoor attractions more?

    Warning in advance: This post ended up far longer than I’d anticipated when I started writing, so I apologise in advance for the sheer length of it, as I know that it’s a lot to take in. Hi guys. One of the many things that the United Kingdom is arguably infamous for is its weather; here in...
  6. Matt N

    The first UK RMC; where will it happen?

    Hi guys. Ever since they built New Texas Giant in 2011, Rocky Mountain Construction have taken the coaster world by storm with their innovative creations. Whether it's by building the first launched wooden roller coaster in Lightning Rod in 2016 or by inventing the hyper-hybrid coaster in Steel...
  7. MestnyiGeroi

    Britain and Mediocrity

    OK, bit of a cheeky topic, as the Brits might say. When I hear people (especially non-Brits) review coasters in Britain, the most common phrases are “fine” and perhaps “pretty good.” How many coasters in Britain would you say rise above these labels and merit the term “great”? As in, when we...
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