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.
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...
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...
2. Blue Fire
3. Silver Star (I’d put a back row ride above Blue fire, but the front is a bit nothingy)
5. Eurosat Can Can coaster
7. Schweizer Bobbahn
8. Matterhorn Blitz
11. Alpen Express
12. Atlantica Supersplash
13. Baa baa Express
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.
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...
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...
When we were planning we hadn’t spoken about doing it as a cred Run, but having seen a couple of vlogs I thought it looked nice and I was not disappointed. Really glad we did t cred run it. Sure the rides are all kiddy coasters, but you can tell the park is well looked after, and between the...
This was actually a really fab trip! I was in the area just last year with the cf live but between hearing the Schwarzkoft at PWH had reopened, a spite at PB, adults being allowed to Pettitts and a cheeky +1 decided there was more than enough to justify a repeat visit!
First stop was Joyland...