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  1. Matt N

    Lightning Rod Status

    What new addition is going into Wildwood Grove, out of interest?
  2. Matt N

    Bollywood Parks Dubai | Unknown | GCI Wooden Hybrid Coaster | 2021

    Oh my; the theming looks like it will be incredible for these two rides! I’m also very intrigued to see the layout of the Maurer spinner. I wonder whether they’ve put any trick tracks on it or anything, or whether it’s a more standard layout?
  3. Matt N

    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    The trial is still paused in America, as far as I’m aware. As far as I’m aware, this is only from a UK perspective, sorry.
  4. Matt N

    Longest walkway to a station you have experienced?

    I seem to remember Dragon Challenge’s queue at IOA being incredibly long (and Hagrid’s is now presumably the same); it was very well themed, but seemed very, very long and very, very dark, especially considering the coaster was practically walk on when I rode it! Looking at the sheer number of...
  5. Matt N

    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Promising vaccine news, guys! Extremely promising, in fact! According to a political source who has met with Jonathan Van-Tam, the deputy chief medical officer, he apparently said that the phase 3 results for AstraZeneca’s vaccine are on track to be positive. These are expected to come between...
  6. Matt N

    WTF Merlin?

    I wasn’t really sure where else to put this, but on the subject of Wicker Man being discussed a page or two back, they definitely seem to have done something to it recently that has affected the ride experience. There are a lot of people now saying it’s pretty rough, and some also saying that...
  7. Matt N

    Rank the Alton Towers coasters

    After a visit in September and a general bit of thought, I have a few updates to make to my list, including one that may be particularly eyebrow-raising based on the general opinion of this ride, including my own past opinions... Wicker Man - no change. (10/10, #3 overall) Rita - I can hear the...
  8. Matt N

    Rank the GCIs

    I was merely intrigued as to how it rode, as I always thought that it looked like a very strong GCI in the early POVs!
  9. Matt N

    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Possible good news for some US parks; UK and US officials are reportedly in talks to have routes between Britain and the USA resume by the end of the year with the addition of testing both before boarding the plane and after arrival so as to massively reduce the quarantine period...
  10. Matt N

    Rank the GCIs

    Sorry to bump this thread, but have any CFers been able to ride Texas Stingray this year? Only asking as I’d be very intrigued to know how it compares to some of the other GCIs.
  11. Matt N

    Lagoon | Primordial | unknown | 2021

    I can see why you’d think that, but based off Lagoon’s recent record, I’d be surprised if it wasn’t some crafty in-house contraption!
  12. Matt N

    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    I’m confused; is the Nigerian lottery connected to this project in some way?
  13. Matt N

    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    I think there’s still a definite chance; it’s really picked up momentum over the last few months! That new image looks very promising, as well!
  14. Matt N

    Why do wooden coasters get rougher over time?

    Ah right; thanks very much for the in-depth explanation @Hixee!
  15. Matt N

    Why do wooden coasters get rougher over time?

    Ah right. Thanks @Pokemaniac; so it’s essentially down to the fact that wood has a lower Young’s modulus than steel and thus it takes less stress to make it change shape? And that’s what causes the wood to bend and deform over time?
  16. Matt N

    Why do wooden coasters get rougher over time?

    Hi guys. As of late (and it seems to have happened very suddenly), a lot of people have said that Wicker Man at Alton Towers has begun to get very rough, despite only being 2 years old. So that did kind of make me wonder; what exactly is it that makes wooden coasters get rougher over time? I...
  17. Matt N

    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    According to theparklifekid on TowersTimes, the Maurer spinner is apparently themed to Now You See Me and the S&S Free Spin is themed to John Wick: https://forum.towerstimes.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=40986&start=180#p894408 Phase 1 of these developments is also allegedly due to open in...
  18. Matt N

    Are B&M stagnating?

    Could Walter and/or Claude possibly have children who the company will be passed on to once they retire, thus making B&M (the company) a family business that passes through multiple generations, a bit like Mack Rides (they’ve existed since the 1700s, so Roland and co certainly weren’t the first...
  19. Matt N

    Orlando, Atlantic City, etc. Skyscrapers | ThrillCorp

    Looks exciting! When is it due to open?
  20. Matt N

    Metropolis 1899 - retro sci-fi/steampunk park

    Wow, I’m in love with that ghost train! Absolutely phenomenal work; far superior to anything I’ve ever created in Planet Coaster!
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