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    Parc du Bocasse | Unknown | Vekoma SFC | 2021

    Perfect addition for the park! Hopefully they manage to theme it for opening too, as their recent theming jobs have been great!
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    Energylandia | Abyssus | Vekoma Shockwave+ | 2021

    I know Covid slowed them down and everything, but I can't be the only one thinking that Energylandia still would have struggled to complete and open Aqaulantis for this year, right? I mean, it's still not finished now! And it doesn't lend itself to be one of those 'open year 1, open with theming...
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Looks like Port Aventura is closed between today and 30th October following new restrictions:
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    Walibi Belgium | Unknown | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    I've heard the first train is being delivered this month, so presumably pull throughs will start during closed season and first tests could be November/December time.
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    Futuroscope announces €304m expansion plan

    It feels similar to when Walibi Belgium (which of course are also under Compagnie des Alpes) announced their 5 year investment strategy back in 2017(?) for 2018-2023. This has more detail (or at least, it seems that way), but Walibi's plans showed when every area would be getting a refresh, a...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Efteling are removing Polka Marina, one of the smaller flat rides near Python, and replacing it with a children's play area: Sounds like there's a big focus on accessibility and making it suitable for anyone with disabilities. Intrigued by what the 'roller coaster inspired elements' could...
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    I think this project is so unlike that even @Matt N has lost hope in it now ;)
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    Longest walkway to a station you have experienced?

    One of the few good things to come from Covid is that Thorpe have now created a shortcut to avoid that cattlepen area! It feels rather temporary at the moment (a fence removed and replaced by a plastic chain), but hopefully they can replace it with a gate so they can use it appropriately in the...
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    Your worst spite

    I've been really lucky and not had many proper spites in the traditional sense (visit a park, and a ride that's meant to be open isn't). Biggest one is probably Nick Streak from trip to Blackpool. A bigger spite (but not really a spite) was Dynamite at Plohn. Booked a trip before the opening...
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    LoG 2020: October Submissions

    Date = 8th October 2020 Park = Thorpe Park Roller Coasters Stealth x1 (x1 from row) Nemesis Inferno x1 (x1 back row) Water/Dark/Flat Rides N/A Other Attractions Roots of Evil x1 (New for 2020) Platform 15 x1 Shows/Parades Terror at Amity High x1 Fearstival Arena show x1 (New for 2020)...
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    Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2020

    I wasn't quite sure whether to put this in the trip reports thread, but it seems that last year people ended up using this section for discussion and reports of events, so maybe as well chuck it here (mods feel free to move!) Was really fortunate to attend the VIP preview night for Fright...
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    Orlando, Atlantic City, etc. Skyscrapers | ThrillCorp

    I love/hate how this table writes 'feet' after every height...except the last two. The lack of consistency and the thought to not include it in the column heading is somewhat annoying. And yeah, that's my biggest takeaway from the project for now.
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    Are B&M stagnating?

    Also, forgot to add another musing to my post: there will no doubt come a time when Energylandia look at the B&M catalogue and go 'Yes'. That'll keep em going for a couple of years.
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    Are B&M stagnating?

    This comment reminded me of a decent article on Looopings about some younger people who are playing bigger roles in the industry: https://www.looopings.nl/weblog/12884/Gouden-trio-uit-Nederland-ontwerpt-achtbanen-voor-over-de-hele-wereld.html I certainly think we're at the beginning of seeing...
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    Oktoberfests and Losing Blackpool Virginity

    Oh wow, what a noob. This is what happens when my laptop is broken and I try and link all my photos through Google accounts..! Hopefully fixed - thanks (and thank Matt for pointing it out too!). I should add, there was a typo - I meant I only got 15,000 on Duel, not 150,000! I usually get...
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