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  1. Howie

    Calirado: Summary & Final Score.

    We're currently about 12 days into this trip, with 6 more left to go. Well, I say 6, it might be a few more, what with Thomas Cook going tits-up and all that, our current status is officially 'stranded in the USA', but we're not gonna worry about that for the time being. There's worse places to...
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    Neurogen, Walibi Holland.

    So here's a section of the forums I don't delve into very often; the Halloween and Scare Attractions topic. And there's a very good reason for that; I don't do Halloween and scare attractions. Or do I? See, a couple of years ago I stumbled across some of @Lofty's ramblings about something called...
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    Your Top 10 Movies.

    After the humiliating debacle that was the 'Rank The Star Wars Movies' thread, I could be opening myself up to a whole load of fresh abuse here, but what the hell. I'm a big boy, I can take it. Now there are 2 ways of going about this; you can be all high-brow about it if you want to, and start...
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    Fatal Pendulum Accident, Karachi.

    This news is a couple of days old now, surprised nobody has posted anything. Seems as though another pendulum ride has broken apart in Karachi's Askari Amusement Park. 1 girl killed, 25 injured. Pretty horrific. Polite warning: The article below contains the aftermath of a tragic accident at a...
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    IMAX; yay or nay?

    Right then, what are your thoughts on IMAX cinemas? Expensive gimmick, or the ultimate presentation format? Have you seen an IMAX film? If loads, what was your first one? Did you enjoy it? Does viewing a film in IMAX enhance the experience in any way? Does your town even have an IMAX theatre? A...
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    Describe your last poo with a coaster/ride/park name.

    I'm bored. Indulge me. Behemoth, anyone? Intimidator? How about Wicked Twister? Speed of Sound? Splash Landings :D I'm sure there's plenty more...
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    Helix vs Taron.

    Two coasters, both of which are widely regarded as among the best in Europe, some say the world. One is made by Mack, the other is made by Intamin but both of them have two launches, both are approximately 4400ft long, both have twisty, terrain style layouts, they both have cool, IMAscore...
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    Eftoverling - Pre GF Warm Up.

    Ghosterforce 2017 happened last week, you may have noticed. Thing is, I went to Heide Park and Hansa Park only last year and as good as they are, I couldn't really justify going again so soon. Phantasialand and Movie Park however, hadn't been to either of those so it was definitely worth going...
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    Great Coaster Names That Haven't Been Used Yet.

    With all the fuss currently surrounding the questionable naming decisions of recent roller coasters - InvadR, Red Force and now Icon, it occurred to me; what cool names for coasters haven't been used yet? Everybody's quick to jump on the 'OMG what a **** name' bandwagon, well, let's see if you...
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    Telford Gets a Cred!

    Oh yes, check out this bad boy: This state-of-the-art thrill machine is just part of a new, cutting-edge entertainment resort in a world-renowned, tourism hotspot (the bottom end of Madeley High Street, opposite The Miner's Arms, next to the police station (If you get to Aldi's, you've gone...
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    Your Boomerang/SLC Count.

    Oh stop whinging, everyone loves a good list topic, and you know it. :-) Feels like more of a shaming topic than a bragging topic this one, but hey, so be it. There are 27 standard Vekoma SLC's on the database (42 if you count the customs and the prototypes). There are also 52 Vekoma Boomerangs...
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    Your Schwarzkopf Count

    One for the Old Skool goons, this. There are 147 Schwarzkopf coasters listed on the RCDB, but with 96 relocations it's difficult to work out how many there have actually been altogether. However, 52 of them are still operating so, simple question. How many have you ridden? I've just massively...
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    The Pants Game

    You'll like this, it's fun. Honest. It's easy, all you do is take a famous quote from a famous movie, then replace one word in that quote with the word 'pants'. Just, y'know, try and make it funny. Like so: "I ate his pants with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. Tse tse tse tse tse". Silence...
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    Rank the Star Wars Movies (so far).

    With a new Star Wars film coming out in just a few days, this seemed kinda timely. Currently my list looks like this, but expect an update once I've seen Rogue One.. 1. Return of the Jedi. Always been my favourite, this one. Most fans diss it due to Ewok hatred, but I quite like them. And the...
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    The Maccy D's Thread.

    First of all, I don't wanna hear any of that self righteous "I'll not eat that rubbish, my body is a temple" crap. Cos like the advert says, we all have McDonald's in common. If you're reading this, you're a goon. If you're a goon, then you travel. If you travel, then at some point you've...
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    Launches: Rolling or Standing Start?

    You know the kind I mean. You've got the standing start launch, often found on the Intamin accelerator coasters like Rita, Stealth, TTD and KK. "0 - whatever in so many seconds" etc... And then you've got the rolling, mid course launch that you find on things like Verbolten, Helix and Cheetah...
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    What is 2+3×4?

    Seems like such a simple question, doesn't it? What is 2+3×4? But is it simple? Is it 14, or is it 20? Well.... you tell me. Explain your answer.
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    Heide & Hansa. Das ist Gut!

    I turned 42 last week. Can't say I was overly happy about that, so as some sort of compensation to myself, I dragged Mrs Howie, kicking and screaming, off to Germany for a cheeky dose of birthday goonage. Spent many months in the trip-planning section trying to figure out the best way to tackle...
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    Your On-Site Hotel Count?

    Ooh goody, another gloaty list topic! Everyone loves staying in an on-site, themed hotel. Even those that aren't exactly the height of luxury, just staying on the theme park property always makes you feel a bit more special than the riff-raff queueing up at the gates. It's the little perks...
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    Your Intamin Count.

    Well, there's a B&M count thread, seems only fair to have an Intamin thread too. Somehow, this seems a little less 'prestigious' than the B&M thread, these lists will undoubtedly contain a lot more tat... but still, Intamin do have a fair few world-record coasters in their arsenal, could be...
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