Recent content by airtime_uk_ash

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    If you could put any roller coaster in your home park, what would it be and where would it go?

    My home park is Blackpool pleasure Beach, I would love to see a gerst bob on the old wild mouse/trauma towers site, failing that a GCI/gravity group woody on the bowlodrome site using the dead space behind too.
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    Coasters past their Primes

    I disagree, it means the experience lacks the cohesion and immersion factor it once did, i remember going in 95/6 ish when i was a small kid, there were storm clouds brewing ahead rain lashing down. seeing the blood red water was genuinely terrifying and really made the coaster that much more...
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    Chessington World Of Adventures | Croc Drop | Zamperla Sky (Drop) Tower

    every time i start to look forward to this I remember how naff the ride hardware is.
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    New Merlin "Annual pass"

    i mean yeah, why should poor people be allowed some escapism? shouldn't they be busy doing some form of manual labor. tut tut
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    What is your favourite use of special effects on an attraction?

    The "ring of fire" effect on Valhalla is incredible when fully functional.
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    WTF Merlin?

    The idea of pre-booking has only been around since attendance was capped due to covid. who knows whether it will disappear again once things are back to "normal" for the times this pass is valid for "off peak" i've not had any issues booking tickets as close as the day of the visit with . And...
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    What is going on with Thorpe park?

    In my opinion its just a case of merlin operating the "south parks" on a shoestring in order to maximize profits. if you take duplo dino out of the equation: Thorpe park : 8 seasons no new coaster Chessington: 16 seasons no new coaster Legoland: 16 seasons without a "major" new coaster. The...
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    Could Alton Towers Overhaul Nemesis?

    Given that nemesis often has one of the smallest queues in the park this surprises me, yes it has cult status amongst enthusiasts and for good reason, But it doesn't have the pull for the G.P that it once did. This is in part due to it having a good capacity, but I just cant imagine a standard...
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    Bollywood Parks Dubai | Unknown | GCI Wooden Hybrid Coaster | 2021

    No, I agree it looks really out of place compared to the rest of the park aesthetics.
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    B&M needs some competition on Wing Coaster market

    It doesn't really solve the affordability issue but i would love for someone to bring a truly winged train design to a hypercoaster, yes the space required would be Huge but i think the height would really lend itself well to the large swooping transition of a wing model.
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    Alabama Splash Adventure 2021

    Yep, Hopefully one of the independent uk parks is paying attention as it could quite easily put them back on the map!
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    Rank the Alton Towers coasters

    1) Nemesis, a coaster actually worthy of the hype. Arguably one of the best of its kind which cant really be said for any other ride in the UK. 2) Wickerman, great theatrics and theming and being a modern wooden coaster completely unique on the UK scene. I wish it was bigger and bolder but that...
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    Your year in review - 2020 edition

    Coaster Count at start of 2020: don't count creds ( come at me!) - Coaster Count at end of 2020: " " - New coasters ridden in 2020: 5 - New parks visited in 2020: Joyland, pleasurewood hills - Park visits (number of days) in 2020: 9 - Favourite new coaster of 2020: Duplo dino...
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    Indiana Beach I Dreier Looper | Quimera relocation

    Did it still have the bizarre strap restraints at la Feria?