Recent content by Bentleya

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    More bites of more Big Apples: 2021 - Paultons Park

    The photos were working early this morning when I had a quick browse on my phone; however the photos are now not showing on my work PC.
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Future Predictions

    But maintaining attendance is equally as important as trying to get more people through the gates? I really don’t think you can class it as a flop just because there wasn’t a sharp rise in attendance figures - there is far too many other factors involved. A flop in my eyes would be when the GP...
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    Plopsaland de Panne | The Ride to Happiness | Mack Xtreme Spinning Coaster | 2021

    That’s a really lovely angle! I’m really excited for this - even if it does end up being 2022 or even 2023 before we can safely get over there without mush hassle.
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    New (temporary, hired) flat rides for Alton Towers

    Fits in there rather nicely, fingers crossed there is a more permanent additions added soon. I’m also hoping the opening hours are sorted soon - as its the main reason stopping me from thinking about going mid week.
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    Accident on Splash Canyon

    BBC also have an article on the ruling. "During a sentencing hearing at Stafford Crown Court on Thursday, Mr Justice Spencer said: "This was an utterly tragic waste of a young life." He added there was "no prospect of the fine...
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    Universal IoA | Jurassic World VelociCoaster | Intamin Blitz | 2021 This pathway is going to be something else!
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    Fantasy Island (UK) | Spinning Racer | Maurer Spinning Coaster | 2021

    I’ve not actually managed the trip up to Skegness yet; so this is a welcome addition - plus I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for these little spinners. Fingers crossed the new coaster at flamingos opens this year and I can do a combine trip to tick both parks off the list.
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    Why do smaller theme parks in the UK seem to struggle more than similarly sized equivalents abroad?

    Adventure Island, Southend was given a few million in funding in 2017 from the government - so it’s likely other parks might of had some at some point.
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    Why do smaller theme parks in the UK seem to struggle more than similarly sized equivalents abroad?

    I personally just put it down to the overall cost of running a business in the UK. Labour is expensive, insurance is expensive, energy is expensive and land rent is expensive. And probably the most important thing, the cost of building is ridiculous expensive in the UK. Combined with the fact...
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    Parc du Bocasse | Unknown | Vekoma SFC | 2021

    Love the station fly through! More parks needs these, nothing overly serious , just great fun. Dare I say it? This would make a great replacement for Spinball at Alton Towers.
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    Hixee’s guide to a Roller Coaster Construction Thread

    Is the Aquatrax thing still a thing?
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    Walibi Belgium | Kondaa | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    It's the trains which let Hyperion down, it it the 2 across seating, it would greatly improve the experience.
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    CoasterForce's Favourite Roller Coasters - 2020 Edition

    Great work team! It will be interesting to see what happens next year with the 2 new Belgium coasters and F.L.Y. being officially open.
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    Quality Street; what are your top 3 flavours?

    Yep! Same order as these two.
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    World Fairytale Land | Hainan China | Theme Park

    Wow! That’s something else - the drop out of the mountain is going to be insane.