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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster | 2020

    Well, once your tasked with coming up with a layout of 1200+ meters track on that footprint, you're going to end up at something Taron-esque eventually. I would agree that they both use their special features as sort of an excuse for their more simplistic layout in terms of element choice. With...
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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster | 2020

    My money is on a complete China refurb. A new River Quest entrance has already been prepared, and could be used once the old one would be blocked by a construction site Hotel Ling Bao's experience will likely suffer with a huge construction site out front, hence why Phantasialand wanted a 3rd...
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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster | 2020

    iirc, the TÜV had some issues with the main entrance to the hotel through the loop. For some reason, it doesn't fulfill all the requirements to serve as a proper emergency exit, so in case of a fire, hotel guests would have to be evacuated through a different entrance than the one they came in...
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    SW9 at Alton Towers

    Rita being on its way out makes a lot of sense from a business-perspective imo. It's young enough that you can still get a decent amount of money for it, but also old enough that it has both not aged well in terms of coaster design, as well as not being a major draw for guests to the park at all...
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    SFMM | West Coast Racers | Premier Quad Launch Möbius Sky Rocket

    Shoutout to the theming in the pit-stop, looks like the construction-crew forgot to take their tools with them. Take notes Merlin, maybe we discovered another theme besides dystopian/left to rot that can be pulled off effortlessly :P
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    SFMM | West Coast Racers | Premier Quad Launch Möbius Sky Rocket

    Maybe one more thing regarding the whole "why is this going to MM out of all parks", I never realized this but this is quite a substantial coaster for Six Flags standards and if I'm not mistaken, the first ground-up coaster over 4000 ft of track length in the entire chain since Goliath at La...
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    Which park has the most well-rounded overall ride selection in terms of quality?

    I would have to give this one to Phantasialand as well, even though their way of having "few, but excellent" rides comes back to haunt them in the dark ride department a little bit, because they really only have Maus au Chocolat that can keep up with other top-notch dark rides around the world...
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    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2021

    In general, the spacing of the supports and the length of individual track pieces do not correspond to the length of the heartline rolls at all, every single one of them is supported differently, and it probably gave every engineer at B&M a heavy episode of OCD. My guess would be that the track...
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    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2021

    Does someone know what was up with Intamin at some times and why they were making such heavy use of 2-tube track, despite it requiring an insane amount of supports? I mean, Colossus is still sorta fine, but Ride of Steels' helixes are just eye cancer. What is the advantage there? To me it seems...
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    SFMM | West Coast Racers | Premier Quad Launch Möbius Sky Rocket

    All memes aside, at least the hilarious construction-delay (if we can even call it a delay at this point, Six Flags clearly gives zero hoots about getting their new rides up and running asap) made WCR a little more interesting, especially after all the moaning when it was announced. It's got...
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    Tripsdrill | Hals-Über-Kopf & Volldampf | Vekoma STC & Family Boomerang Coaster

    Jesus, what is up with that spike? It looks like they're trying to play a little psychological trick here where they make it look like a normal hill the train is supposed to traverse from the front-row rider's perspective, but then they suddenly realize that the track ends. So far, it doesn't...
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    Favorite Defunct Roller Coaster

    Bob at Efteling, as it was my very first coaster ever when I was a mere 4 years old. Also shoutout to some random dude in the queue, who caught my dad's hat when he lost it during the ride :D
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    Tripsdrill | Hals-Über-Kopf & Volldampf | Vekoma STC & Family Boomerang Coaster

    Tobi has blessed us with animated POVs for what is supposedly going to be a new Vekoma standard off-the-shelf layout combination: Boomerang/Volldampf: STC/Hals-über-Kopf: And it looks really good! I feel like the Boomerangs are a little Rollercoaster-Tycooney (I just miss a little pause and...
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    Busch Gardens Tampa | Iron Gwazi | RMC Gwazi | 2021

    Finally I understand the way the Thorpe Park Map illustrator sees coasters.
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    Kings Dominion Volcano and Crypt Replacements

    I would say that depends solely on whether Cedar Fair wants to step it up with Kings Dominion, now that BGW is expanding rapidly. Looking at what they might be replacing Volcano with, it doesn't really look like it. I suppose they won't rush removing Anaconda now, because KD already lost enough...
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