Recent content by Nick13

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    Last Cred Review

    I made the trek to Cavallino Matto last week and rode Freestyle, the relocated Togo standup from Canada’s Wonderland. It was very intense through the loop and helix, and had some crazy airtime hills as well. The ride and trains especially appear to be in great condition considering it’s now 35...
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    Alien Encounter

    I have vivid memories of doing Alien Encounter in 1996 when I was 8 and leaving in tears! It definitely wasn’t your typical Magic Kingdom attraction 😂
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    Your Wacky Worm Count.

    I’ve just got back from Italy today where I shamelessly rode 6 worms these this week. Finished up with this one today where the ride op tapped me on the head and called me il bambino 😂
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    How many time zones have you ridden coasters in?

    UTC-6 (Holiday world!) UTC-5 (East Coast USA) UTC (UK) UTC+1 (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy) UTC+8 (Perth, HK) UTC+10 (Sydney)
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    Wodan vs Troy

    Wodan for me, I have also only been to Europa in very hot July weather so may have benefit from @Trax theory, but it had non-stop crazy speed and airtime right up to the brakes. I’m visiting again in August so fingers crossed for more hot weather! Troy is also very much a great coaster, but i...
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    CoasterForce's favourite UK roller coasters

    1. Stealth 2. Smiler 3. Nemesis 4. The Swarm 5. Icon 6. Wickerman 7. Oblivion 8. Nemesis Inferno 9. Galactica 10. Vampire
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    Fatal Accident at Parc Saint Paul

    There’s some more news following the accident at Parc Saint Paul here, and it doesn’t sound great for the owner of the park. The noose tightens around Parc-Saint-Paul after the accidental death of 32-year-old Elodie Duval. A judicial investigation is underway to determine the possible...
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    Roller Coaster TV Programs and News Articles!

    This latest episode of the BBC Travel Show is filmed in Margate and has a segment on theme parks reopening around the world. They have interviews with the CEO of Dreamland and Taylor from Coaster Studios pops up as well! Starts around 15 mins in.
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    Tripsdrill | Hals-Über-Kopf & Volldampf | Vekoma STC & Family Boomerang Coaster

    Tripsdrill is in a fairly remote location so I’d imagine public transport will be tricky. It’s not too far out from Stuttgart though.
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    Happy Valley Chengdu | Western Regions Heaven | B&M Dive Coaster

    HRRR was built under GE’s ownership of Universal when the parks were nowhere near as successful as today, until WWoHP opened in 2010 and Comcast came in to invest a lot more into the parks. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the ride go in the next few years to be replaced with something of a...
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    Skyline Park remove Sky Dragster after 3 years

    It was new for 2019 but I don’t think was open for much of the season at all. They had removed sections of track from the station when I was there last September.
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    Cancelled theme park projects you wish had come to fruition

    Back in the mid-90’s there were plans for a Warner Bros Movie World Park and film studios to be built in Hillingdon, close to the M25 & M40, and 20 mins drive from Thorpe Park. They struggled to get planning permission approved and the project was dropped in 1997. I grew up nearby and remember...
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    Any cloned coasters that you like more than the original?

    Ok I have never heard of Euro Express before but just looked it up on RCDB, wow... It took me a second glance to realise some of the pictures were of the actual ride and not a model, that’s some very cool themeing!
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    Any cloned coasters that you like more than the original?

    The Monster / Raptor comparison is interesting. I rode Monster last year after doing Raptor in 2018 and was blown away by it. It’s literally dumped in an overgrown field with faded paint, but the ride experience was so good. I was surprised by how smooth it rode and the lack of a MCBR led to a...
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    You can’t really compare this situation to the 2008 financial crisis for the parks, it’s entirely different circumstances. In terms of the UK parks, they would have benefitted back then from the lack of people travelling abroad for expensive holidays and taking trip in the UK instead. Even if...