Recent content by EmmaUK

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    Icon at Blackpool Pleasure Beach; overrated or underappreciated?

    I really like it and I was pleasantly surprised. It certainly gives Blackpool Pleasure Beach the most varied coaster line up in the UK (and arguably Europe? maybe the world? I'm not so knowledgeable a others). They now have a hyper, multi-launch, bobsled, mobius racing, steeplechase, inverted...
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    Your top 10 coasters in your home country/state

    Living in the UK I can't help but feel the top ones will be a little predicable, but here goes: 1. Nemesis 2. Ikon 3. Stealth 4. Swarm 5. Nemesis Inferno 6. Big One 7. Shockwave (True story time - I was once in a TV programme where I had to be filmed on the front seats of Shockwave, meaning...
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    Animal Kingdom vs Islands of Adventure

    I'm going to go the other way from everyone above here and go for Animal Kingdom. Whilst IOA is undoubtedly an amazing park, it feels very transient. Like in 25 years time Animal Kingdom could not have changed and would still remain an amazing day out, whereas it feels like IOA is more of its...
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    Forbidden Journey or Gringotts: Battle of the Harry Potter dark rides

    Gringotts wins for me. And its not even close. I found Forbidden Journey to be no1 of "the queue is better than the ride". The ride made me nauseous. Whilst this is a complaint that could be made about Universal generally as the reliance on screen based technology and simulator type rides can...
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    Do you have any theme park guilty pleasures?

    Totally this for me - the other one is watching the mechanism that lifts up / moves down the seats in flying coasters. I could just watch the mechanism of Galactica all day. Other guilty pleasures - bumping into a character at Disney. I don't mean queueing up for an hour to meet them (although...
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    Epcot | Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind | Vekoma Omnicoaster | 2022

    That looks great fun. Assuming it has a launch with some oomph this could be a better coaster than I think many people feel it will be
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    Longest walkway to a station you have experienced?

    If it still exists - even if not open - I agree it would provide some amazing views - I wonder if AT has ever wondered about using it as part of a "backstage tour"? I know that I would certainly like a look!
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    Longest walkway to a station you have experienced?

    My first thought on this was Nemesis- when I went last time the 15 minute queue was largely just the walk to get there! I dont know if the queue on the right was cut by Air, but presumably they wouldn't be able to use it anymore anyway as it would mean that the queue was too long after the...
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    Ride Related Dreams You've Had

    I had a dream last night that I was at Alton Towers and Fury 325 was there! Imagine the size of the hole they'd have to dig to keep it below the tree line!
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    What is your top 10 to do list?

    I'll play. So, I didn't want a list which just matched the Golden Ticket Top 10. So each of these has a reason: 1. Time Traveller - Silver Dollar City - It just looks so different. Every video of it that I've ever seen, the forces look so unique and something that you can only find there...
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    Rank the Alton Towers coasters

    Hi everyone. I'm a new member and having been to Alton Towers yesterday I thought I'd add my two pennies to this: 1. Nemesis. I remember this opening in 1994. We were lucky enough every summer to go to Alton Towers on school trips and we'd run straight to this ride to avoid the inevitably 3...