Recent content by Fi

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    Pigs Might Fly - Trip Reports

    Thanks Ian for organising. It was a great day with loads of rides at a nice chilled pace.
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    Fantasmagorical Faff - Trip Reports

    Was great to see everyone today!
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    Most noteworthy park and coaster you haven’t done in your home country/state

    Flamingolsnd is the only major U.K. Park I’ve still to get to, was planning to go in 2019 but held off waiting for the new cred, as it doesn’t sound like a park worthy of repeat visits. Coaster specifically, maybe Hero as it’s been years since I last rode a violate so just to see if they are...
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    "Fantasmagorical Faff" - Alton Towers, 20th March 2022

    Pre-booked my Ticket and looking forward to this!
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    CF Lives 2022 - What's Happening

    Thanks for the the update. As fab as the overseas lives have been, I think it’s a totally understandable position to take for this year with the ongoing uncertainty. The U.K. lives seem good, particularly Alton in March.
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    What is your top 10 to do list?

    1. Velocicoaster 2. Hakugei 3. Lightning Rod 4. DoDodonpa 5. Eejanaika 6. Voyage 8. Flying Turns 9. Phoenix 10. D.C. Rivals
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    Your year in review - 2021 edition

    Coaster count at start of 2021: 722 - Coaster count at end of 2021: 770 - New coasters ridden in 2021: 48 - New parks visited in 2021: 5 proper parks, plus some smaller places - Park visits (number of days) in 2021: I think 17 - Best new-to-you coaster: Kondaa - Best new-to-you...
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    Who is the best big park chain operator?

    Herschend gets my vote as they have donning really well with Dollywood and SDC, both having an excellent line up, operations, shows, theming and staff. The whole package. I think it will be interesting to see what they do with Kentucky Kingdom, hopefully it gets treated like a Dollywood and...
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    Rank the Europa Park coasters

    1. Wodan 2. Blue Fire 3. Silver Star (I’d put a back row ride above Blue fire, but the front is a bit nothingy) 4. Arthur 5. Eurosat Can Can coaster 6. Euromir 7. Schweizer Bobbahn 8. Matterhorn Blitz 9. Posiden 10. Pegasus 11. Alpen Express 12. Atlantica Supersplash 13. Baa baa Express
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    Gröna Lund | Monster | B&M Invert | 2021

    Apparently Sweden’s public health authority are saying the current restrictions will be in effect for another year at least... this might become a 2022 Coaster.
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    The best European Annual Pass

    I’d second the Bobbejaanland/ Slagharen/Belantis as the best passes for Parques Reunidos. I haven’t checked every single park, but most seem to offer the one time entry to the others, however the Madrid parks charge 3 times as much for the equivalent and Mirabilandia is about double. I’m...
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    Your worst spite

    Not sure if it counts as a spite, but I booked a trip to KD to finally get round to riding Volcano which had been on my bucket list since the beginning of time. A couple of weeks after booking my flights and they announced its permanent closure! At least I got to see it in it’s semi dismantled...
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    Your Wacky Worm Count.

    Added another wacky worm which brings my total to 28/ 4.14%. I need to get back to going to decent parks!
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    WTF Merlin?

    Thorpe is managed the way it is because at the end of the day Merlin is a business out to make money. Legoland 30 mins down the road does an excellent job bringing in the family money to Merlin. Chessington is another Merlin family park less than 30 mins away, so if Thorpe also went down the...
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    Strawberry Daiquiris are the best. Near version is boring, much better with crushed ice!