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Peet

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Damn I was booked to visit both of those parks in 2020. I feel like if I had the creds I wouldn't care!

I wonder what would happen to Kiska the Marineland Orca if it does close.
 

Hixee

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Damn I was booked to visit both of those parks in 2020. I feel like if I had the creds I wouldn't care!
I did them both in 2019, so yes, definitely don't care. :D
 

Will

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Not surprised to hear about Marineland - it was dead as Southport when I visited in 2015 and there is a RIDICULOUS amount of dead space on that site.
Still sad, as it's an interesting little park - amazing views of the falls from the top of their shot tower and obviously Dragon Mountain is very much one of a kind.
 

roomraider

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Some shots of the newly opened Journey To The West theme park in Huai'an China.

This fairly heavily themed park features two major coasters, a standard mine train and the interesting and slightly terrifying looking Dhrama Boundary. A Hebei Zhongye custom built looper that looks like China's very own Goudurix.

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Niles

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Jinma rides (Golden Horse) has shown off some new models of which some have been built.

The most interesting being the swing launch coaster with spinning cars:
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Some family coasters including the one in Universal Beijing :
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Flat rides:
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Source: https://twitter.com/RCDclub
 

roomraider

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That Golden Horse swing launch is interesting. Its currently due to open soon at Sega Joypolis in Guangzhou.

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However its unusual because the way the train returns to the station it will be facing the opposite way to when it left. This won't matter to the ride experience because the cars spin so it doesn't matter which way round it faces.

However I imagine this could have some benefits for ride wear and tear. On any other coaster a car will navigate the track the same way everytime and if more stress is placed on one side of the train than the other then that side will wear down faster. In this case both sides should wear down evenly as they will alternate sides of the track. A small but interesting tidbit I thought.

Can't think of another ride where this is the case to be honest.
 
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Hixee

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Can't think of another ride where this is the case to be honest.
Wasn't there some indoor family coaster thing that does something like this? I can't remember the specifics, but I think it was in one of @gavin's trip reports. Some kinda of indoor shuttle coaster that had an unusual connection to make it a full circuit or something. Or am I going insane?

(ps. maybe it was @HeartlineCoaster)
 

gavin

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Wasn't there some indoor family coaster thing that does something like this? I can't remember the specifics, but I think it was in one of @gavin's trip reports. Some kinda of indoor shuttle coaster that had an unusual connection to make it a full circuit or something. Or am I going insane?

(ps. maybe it was @HeartlineCoaster)
Panic Coaster Back Daaan at Tokyo Dome?

It leaves forwards, arrives back at the station, takes the same track backwards and ends up in the station in the forward-facing position again. Some kind of switch track thing.
 
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