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    Efteling to Replace Spookslot with a new €25m attraction

    The product page on their website: https://www.intamin.com/product/ultra-tower/ refers to "High positive g-forces during the ascent" . Is that marketing for "not quite a space shot, but not to be sniffed at either"? I wonder if it would be possible to have a section of the screen actually be...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    "Well there's your problem; you've filled your water ride with the wrong kind of water"
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    Vekoma testing something new ? (at their testing facility)

    Imagine one of these with forward and backwards track attached to the same tilt section. Could have the direction voted for on the train like that Gerst, or just run one forwards then one backwards. "Nothing's impossible if you can imagine it" - Professor H. J. Farnsworth
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    ENSO; “Icon with a twist” opening at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in 2022

    Someone on the RCCGB trip last weekend rode enso 20 times over the event. I have to wonder if the tickets were discounted and, if not, why they didn't save the £300 and go to plopsaland to ride a real one?
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    Thorpe Park- How crap is it?

    Me and the husb-oaf were there the day after mother's Day, for the first time since the swarm opened and had a pretty crap day too. It wasn't overly busy, but operations meant stuff had bigger queues than they should. For example, why does it take nearly 5 minutes to check restraints and...
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    Can we have a whip round and buy the land before they get chance to? I've got 9 quid and some coppers to get us started
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    "Terribly sorry old sport, we couldn't complete the planning application due to running a fair, open, competitive, and lucrative application process for new executives. We promise we'll get it done by next deadline" A manager a work originally comes from near this peninsula and thinks it's a...
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    Drayton Manor 2022 - New Vikings Area

    Reminds me of flat pack furniture, I wonder how much a new Dysk-ö costs with delivery from IKEA these days? Always good to see a ride replace a ride, I just wish I could a) fit in one, and b) not immediately spew after getting off!
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    Europa Park | Mack Rides BigDipper | 2023

    Do we have any idea when they're planning on opening this up? The in-laws want to do a trip to "that theme park we stayed near last time that tortured you for 3 days while we went to black forest instead" next year. Going for a week, so it'd be shame to miss this thing!
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    They're really keen to hammer home the sustainability of the project, even going so far as to sustain the site exactly as it was when they didn't buy it to prove how committed they are
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    Best Theme Park in Germany

    Phantasialand and Europa are so close to each other on my list that deciding where to go often just comes down to how many days I'm there. 1-2 days and I'm off to phanny, 3+ and I'll go to EP. Phantasialand's closeness to cologne is a plus, along with regular, cheap trains to and from the city...
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    Alton Towers | Nemesis | B&M Retrack | TBC

    They're levelling the valley and just putting it on stilts, calling it now
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    Where does the 85mph speed claim for The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach come from?

    They're not enormous, but could easily account for an extra 4 feet when the lake is empty (Screenshot from ukrides log flume pov)
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    Where does the 85mph speed claim for The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach come from?

    I wonder if the 201' is measured from the top of the footers to the centre of the rails?
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    Montezooma's Revenge under refurb for most of 2022

    They're gonna make it a swing launch aren't they?
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