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    Knightmare is now scrap metal, y'all can stop wondering

    Found some pics of the two trains in storage at the park, taken 18 months ago.
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    Knightmare is now scrap metal, y'all can stop wondering

    Those sections of track were removed years ago, and that picture of all the track lying down looks to be from when it was constructed at Camelot. The track looks very clean. I could have sworn the coaster arrived at Camelot with 5 trains, but they only ever used 2/3. There defo is 3 now, 1...
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    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2021

    I really hope this turns out to be true, not necessarily because I love that coaster type (I don't), but mainly because I'm sick of seeing parks buying unimaginative brand new **** from the likes of SBF and Zamperla, when there are so many awesome secondhand rides for sale all over the world.
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    Is Social Media changing enthusiasts?

    I think "changing enthusiasts" was the wrong phrase, I think it's more it has created a new breed of enthusiast.
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    Is Social Media changing enthusiasts?

    TPW is completely different to CF though, it's literally just a Facebook page full of little kids following them etc, with a adults thrown into the mix. Yeah they do meets, but it's nothing an actual enthusiast meet, surely? And half of the people on Facebook aren't even proper enthusiasts...
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    Is Social Media changing enthusiasts?

    Or is it just the way of the world today? Am I the only one that's sick of seeing people constantly trying to promote their dead end Facebook page? And constantly shoving YouTube vidoes in your face? Trying to get famous? It feels like the days of just going to a theme park for a day out on...
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    Alton Towers | Wicker Man | GCI Wood

    I've been on the Wicker Man a few times now, and I have to say that for me, it's probably the best coaster experience we have in the UK (before WM, I really couldn't say what that was). For me, the biggest factor is that I just wasn't expecting anything from it. Through-out the construction I...
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    Blue Fire, seriously?

    The way I bash it is unfair and uncalled for?! Lol, when did CF become such a sensitive place? People repeatedly bash Millennium at FI for being uneventful and dull, and I agree. But that's also how I see Blue Fire, so I don't get how what I'm saying is "uncalled for". I'm talking about a...
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    Blue Fire, seriously?

    Lol wut? Blue Fire is absolute forceless garbage, and most of the Intamin launches I've ridden smash it to pieces... heck even Rita is better than Blue Fire.
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    Blue Fire, seriously?

    Nah I haven't been on Helix, I just assumed most people were hyped for Icon coz it's a new coaster in the UK! The BPB fanboys are obviously already calling it the world's best coaster but I think most people understand that'll just be good fun. I know speed isn't everything, but for a double...
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    Blue Fire, seriously?

    I dunno, there's still a lot of hype for BF on certain sites (not CF admittedly). There's also too much hype for Europa Park in general which I also don't get, but that's for another day ..
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    Tayto Park News/Discussion

    Wasn't it already semi confirmed by the park owners to be a Hybrid coaster with inversions? Obviously plans can change, but that certainly screams more thrill coaster than a family boomerang.
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    Blue Fire, seriously?

    Basically, I really do not get the hype that surrounds Blue Fire. At all. I know people don't exactly rate it as the world's best, but all I had heard was very, very good things about it. Yet I came off completely underwhelmed at what was possibly the worst "big" coaster I've been on. Incredibly...
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    Alton Towers | Wicker Man | GCI Wood

    I like the look of the drop into that pit, just a shame that the turn before hand isn't really banked at all, and that's not like GCI really. Yeah this clearly isn't going to set the world alight, but I'm dead excited for it.
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    6 New rides for Fantasy Island (UK)

    http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/fantasy-island-announces-3-5-million-improvement-plan-for-2017-1-7669335 £3.5m investment to include 6 new family and junior rides, plus a 10 pin Bowling Alley and 18 hole multi level golf course. They've also been busy demolishing some of the market to...
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