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M&D's announce £3 Million Expansion.

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by roomraider, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    Not sure quite how they can afford this but a new expansion and new coaster seems to be coming to M&D's in Scotland.

    https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/3204071/mds-theme-park-expansion-jobs/

     
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    I hope the new coaster will be something substantial.
     
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    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    With an announced budget of £3 million for the entire expansion, including an all-weather dome and more event space, I'd be surprised if the new coaster was as big as a Vekoma Junior coaster, even a second-hand one. At least the park has got the Big Apple and Spinner clones already covered, so I doubt it will be another one of those, but I don't think this new addition will revitalize the UK coaster scene either.
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    A Vekoma junior coaster would satisfy me. As long as it isn't a Pinfari or another Wacky Worm, then I'm ok.
     
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    Will Well-Known Member

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    The way the track goes in the artwork screams 'Gerst' at me, but obviously, that's not much to go on.
    I know I'm weird, but I'd be quite happy to have a reason to head back up there :)
     
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    I like the way the video on that article is says that CWs new coaster will be the tallest and fastest in the world, when it isn't even the tallest and fastest in the park!
     
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    You know you typed that out loud, right?
     
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    Anything would be an improvement for the coaster scene in Scotland! But I don't see how £3 million will cover a hotel expansion, all weather some, play area and have money to spare for a new roller coaster.

    Is it possible M&D's will bring in one of their travelling coasters again?
     
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    Have you even seen the other coasters on that diagram? They look absolutely balls all like the others there ;)

    I don't. I don't want to revisit this :emoji_poop: hole
     
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    Urgh, I hope it's something :emoji_poop: so I don't have to go back up there. Odds are it will be, obviously :)
     
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    Ladies and gentlemen, the British theme park industry.
     
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    ^ the Scottish theme park industry.
     
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    I'm super excited for this, I can't wait to visit where the sun always shines and there's too much fun for one day.
    Waaaay too critical you lot :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm sure you all know already, but there is a credit at Landmark near Aviemore. Beautiful part of the country and well worth a visit!

    There's more to Scotland than theme parks:)
     
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    Have you been to the park? I'd genuinely say there are two actively bad parks in the UK that no matter what their investments will be, will not improve the atmosphere created by the local clientele, general bad management or the fact they've gone too far to come back from. This and Oakwood.
     
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    THEN add the fact (surprised no one has mentioned this) A :emoji_zipper_mouth:ING VEHICLE FLEW OFF THE TRACKS OF ONE OF THEIR RIDES. litterally came off the tracks at full speed, all of it. IMO it was the most shocking accident in terms of ride maintenance I've ever seen. a ride car is practically clamped to the track, so even if a wheel failed, it would remain on. But it fully fell off, it's also shocking that no1 died.

    Why is there no reassurance of safety within that article. Is this just going to be brushed aside while The Smiler gets mentioned till the end of time.

    I'm all for new coasters, but not here.
     
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    Why Oakwood, out of interest? I know that the park’s operations and Fastrack policy aren’t brilliant at all, but I personally found the place to have real charm, and Megafobia and Speed are both fantastic coasters, in my opinion!
     
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    Scotland is in Great Britain last time I checked?
     
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    My point is the Scottish theme park industry is in an absolutely dire state, the British theme park industry is doing okay (although not great).
     
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    Literally makes no sense. :)
     
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