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  1. 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...
  2. Matt N

    Favourite ride types to build in Planet Coaster?

    Hi guys. Planet Coaster is a game with many different ride types available to build, and if you’ve had lots of experience in the game, there are bound to be some ride types you have a preference for building over others. So I’d be intrigued to know; what are some of your favourite ride types to...
  3. Matt N

    Alton Towers 3rd September 2020

    Hi guys. We returned to Alton Towers today, 2 months after our last visit in July. I was hoping to get back on the rides that we didn’t get on last time, so I was looking forward to it. Prior to visiting, I had a feeling that Wicker Man might be shut, and this sadly turned out to be the case...
  4. Matt N

    Rank the Merlin theme parks

    Hi guys. I know I’ve created a lot of ranking threads over the years I’ve been here, but I thought it might be interesting to rank the theme parks operated by a theme park operator very close to this site; Merlin Entertainments! Merlin operate numerous different parks across the world (even if a...
  5. Matt N

    Your most ridden rollercoaster models

    Hi guys. My spinning mouse count thread I just made meant that it just dawned upon me that the Reverchon spinning mouse coaster might just be my most ridden rollercoaster model, so I thought it might be fun to see what some of the coaster models that take up the largest proportion of our coaster...
  6. Matt N

    Your Reverchon/Zamperla spinning mouse count

    Hi guys. Seeing the topics that @Howie has made for Boomerangs/SLCs and Wacky Worms, I thought it might be fun to do our counts of another common ride type; the good old spinning mouse! For some reason or another, most British showmen seem to own at least one of these (some even own multiple)...
  7. Matt N

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s wooden coasters: what would you do with them?

    Hi guys. Apologies if this seems like a bit of a strange thread, but as of late, I’ve noticed that Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s wooden rollercoasters have become a very contentious topic, especially since the invention and rise in popularity of certain... technologies being used to enhance older...
  8. Matt N

    Most unique roller coaster lineup?

    Hi guys. Out of all the parks in the world, each one has a different coaster lineup, made up of different ride types. There are many parks filled with ride types that you can find at many parks across the world. But equally, there are also parks that have quite a few more unique rides that...
  9. Matt N

    Candymonium vs Mako

    Hi guys. Sorry in advance, but I’ve been in a bit of a poll-happy mood lately, so I fancied doing another poll today! And for today’s one-on-one comparison, I decided to ask for your opinion on two B&M hyper coasters that seemed to get compared quite a lot during the later one’s construction...
  10. Matt N

    GCI vs Gravity Group: which wooden coaster company do you like more?

    Hi guys. I’m in a poll kind of mood today, so today I ask; of the two main traditional wooden coaster manufacturers (GCI and Gravity Group), which one do you personally like more? The reason I’m not including other companies like RMC and Intamin in this is because they build very different types...
  11. Matt N

    Rank the Goliaths

    Hi guys. Of all the Six Flags staples, having large coasters named Goliath seems like one of the most well known, and ranking is always fun, in my opinion, so I thought it might be fun to rank the coasters named Goliath! Even though I spoke about Six Flags above, this does include Goliath at...
  12. Matt N

    Thorpe Park 30th July 2020

    Hi guys. After a successful visit to Alton Towers earlier this month, we headed to Thorpe Park today. We left our home in Gloucestershire at just after 7am, so we got there incredibly early; we were in the car park a solid 30-40 minutes before the park opened, and due to this, I was pleasantly...
  13. Matt N

    Newman's Pleasure Gardens

    Hi guys. I finally have something new to show you in Planet Coaster, and while I haven't built an awful lot yet, it's something I'm quite excited about; may I welcome you all to my new exploit in Planet Coaster, Newman's Pleasure Gardens! (and yes, I did just reveal what the N stands for in my...
  14. Matt N

    Wodan vs Troy

    Hi guys. Here in Europe, we have quite a few GCI roller coasters now, but the two that seem to be thrown into competition with one another most often are Wodan at Europa Park and Troy at Toverland. On average, they seem to be the two highest rated GCIs in Europe, and for some reason, everyone...
  15. Matt N

    $1.2bn “Hollywood studio theme park” to be built in Yokohama, Japan?

    According to Blooloop, as well as various Japanese media sources, a $1.2bn theme park is being built in Yokohama in Japan, a region not too far from Tokyo. The park is apparently being built on 242 hectares of land that were agreed for theme park use in April 2020, and it is said to be similar...
  16. Matt N

    Incident at Thorpe Park

    Unfortunately, it would seem as though an incident has occurred at Thorpe Park. If the reports I’m hearing are true, it could be quite a major one. It’s not related to any of the rides, but quite major nonetheless. I’m hearing reports that people have been stabbed at Thorpe Park, and they’re...
  17. Matt N

    Hollywood Dream or Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit; which of the Universal music coasters do you prefer?

    Hi guys. As many of you know, two of Universal’s studio theme parks have roller coasters centred around giving the rider a choice of onboard soundtracks to listen to (I think they are the only rides in the world that let the rider choose their song, correct me if I’m wrong?). Universal Studios...
  18. Matt N

    Walt Disney World announces permanent closures of 2 attractions and Rivers of Light

    Hi guys. Disney has apparently announced in a memo to its cast members that Rivers of Light, the nighttime show at Animal Kingdom, has permanently closed, as well as Primeval Whirl in the same park and Stitch’s Great Escape at Magic Kingdom (which I thought had already closed)...
  19. Matt N

    CoasterForce's favourite UK roller coasters

    Hi guys. Most of you probably know that @Pokemaniac, @Hyde and a few other of CF's team members (apologies for forgetting which; the first two were the main ones that came to mind, but I think @Hixee may have been involved too, as well as potentially @Ian? Do correct me if I'm wrong.) run a...
  20. Matt N

    Do you find The Smiler at Alton Towers rough?

    Hi guys. Yesterday, I visited Alton Towers and took a ride on The Smiler. I was batched in the front row and sat in an inner seat, which is always widely considered the smoothest seat you can get on the ride, however I must admit that I personally found it very rough. Most of the elements seemed...
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