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    CWOA | Project Amazon | B&M Wing Coaster (Jumanji Land?)| 2023

    I believe the issue with height restrictions is quite limited due to UK laws. Technically Saw and Smiler can (and do) operate with a 1.2m height restriction. Likewise, albeit likely due to different reasons, most Wild Mouses run as a 1.1m but Rattlesnake is a 1.4m. I think there is potential...
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    CWOA | Project Amazon | B&M Wing Coaster (Jumanji Land?)| 2023

    The track gauge is listing in the planning application as being 1.3m wide. I don't know if we have any data that gives us an indication of whether or not this is different to others. I feel it's the same size, but I could be wrong. I think if anything is likely to be different to the likes of...
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    CWOA | Project Amazon | B&M Wing Coaster (Jumanji Land?)| 2023

    I've personally had it confirmed to me by the park that the cost of the entire Croc Drop project was £2.5m. The costs released by Merlin are most of the time for the entire project. Rides aren't cheap and neither is the theming, but other things are factored into the budgets. Planning costs...
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    CWOA | Project Amazon | B&M Wing Coaster (Jumanji Land?)| 2023

    I'd argue that the cost in that article isn't accurate. Croc Drop cost £2.5m and was a significantly smaller investment... I'd say we're looking around the £8/10m marks.
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    CWOA | Project Amazon | B&M Wing Coaster (Jumanji Land?)| 2023

    What to believe, a noise impact assessment which has to be legally binding and accurate, or a station building layout that doesn't? The plans show an indicative layout. As long as the scale and size of the building are accurate in the plans, the internal layout doesn't have to be.
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    CWOA | Project Amazon | B&M Wing Coaster (Jumanji Land?)| 2023

    Taken directly from the planning application's noise impact assessment:
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    CWOA | Project Amazon | B&M Wing Coaster (Jumanji Land?)| 2023

    ^ Wrong. The plans show 6 rows.
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    CoasterForce COVID-19 Vaccination Poll

    As of a week ago, I’m fully Pfizered.
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    Skyline Park remove Sky Dragster after 3 years

    For me it’s not just the lack of quality, but the park as a whole felt quite rundown. When I visited in 2019 the park had brought in two travelling showmens rides to bolster numbers for the year, which is fine, but the way they we’re just plopped down with no real thought about location didn’t...
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    Skyline Park remove Sky Dragster after 3 years

    Wait, that makes this another cred. Damn, I really don’t fancy a trip back to that hell hole [emoji31]
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    The Return of Nemesis Sub Terra?

    Sub-Terra was closed following the Smiler accident to help cut costs at the Towers. Aka, damage limitations to the parks profit levels. With less people visiting following the incident, less staff were needed and less rides were operated.
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    YAY Merlin!

    Wodan was slow during its opening season and the change happened ahead of it reopening the next year. Sounds like you may have just had it on an off day.
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    YAY Merlin!

    Wodan’s speed increase was as a result of a change of wheel type I believe. From what I hear they went from a steel wheel to a resin/rubber combination that reduces the noise from the ride, whilst increasing speed. Perhaps that’s what’s happened here?
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    What is going on with Thorpe park?

    It can’t run like it used to anymore sadly. Back when it was at Chessington it was frequently operated in Manual control, which would’ve shortened the rides operating life I’d imagine. The ride needs to be sent back to Mondial for a full refurbishment. Chessington effectively killed it before it...
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