Recent content by Nitefly

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    Disney retheming Splash Mountain at WDW & Disneyland to The Princess & The Frog

    Interesting situation and an interesting thread. It’s all quite nuanced. To my mind, Splash Mountain is thoroughly derivative of Song of the South. It is quite intentionally and absolutely not, “Song of the South: the Ride”. In isolation, it’s a rather wholesome experience. But you cannot...
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    That “getting up early and going to a park” feeling \o/

    That “getting up early and going to a park” feeling \o/
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    Legoland Windsor | LEGO Mythica | Flying Theatre

    ^ Good to hear. I’ve never been to Legoland and was flirting with going tomorrow. Buuuut dat ride line up :|
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    WTF Merlin?

    Goodness, my brain and heart both ache from reading that Twitter thread. Well, that, or I should probably call 999. Of note, one reply (seemingly from a disabled person) remarked they had never once complained about having a special allocated row from joining via the disabled queue.
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    Black Mirror- A spoiler and frustrated filled review

    Cheers for your thoughts. I wouldn’t argue against you and say that it’s a great attraction, but the snippets I’ve quoted above (particularly: “… seems to have something to do with technology?”) suggest that some aspects of the attraction may have passed you by. The show Black Mirror has an...
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    Parks with the most and least (intentionally) dark themes?

    Darkest to be the rapey dark ride at Holiday Park, Germany. No contest! My POV and reaction:
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    Rank the Europa Park coasters

    I think there’s a prudishness in the UK with regards to swearing anyway and that in particular isn’t mirrored when it comes to ‘not first language music’. ^listening to that clip it does actually contain a obvious non-racial swear too, that I had forgotten about. How funny. Obiter: I probably...
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    Rank the Europa Park coasters

    There is a section of the ride that plays the very first section of the track Still Dre (by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg), which contains a racial slur. In this context it’s arguably being used as a term of endearment but it’s certainly a phrase that, even if meant in an endearing way on occasion, is...
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    CoasterForce COVID-19 Vaccination Poll

    As a helpful note for those waiting for their second vaccination in the UK, I was just able to re-book my second jab for a date 4 weeks earlier than it was originally scheduled, so it’s worth going to the ‘manage my appointments’ part of the NHS vaccination website to check whether you can do...
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    Coasters that vary massively depending on where you sit

    It’s not clear, but I think he’s trying to say that airtime moments in the front.
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    Somehow Even Worse Than Expected - Oakwood - 05/08/2021

    Yikes. After reading that, Oakwoodn’t.
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Yup, from my childhood experiences, they just need to flip the coaster upside down and use an arm to pedal the chain backwards. Easy-peasy.
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    Is The Walking Dead at Thorpe Park on borrowed time?

    I found it quite embarrassing when I went on it. Strobe lighting and some motionless mannequins is what you get for £2 a go on your mid-1990s fair ghost train. Supremely underwhelming and half-arsed. Put it this way, I had no intention of making time for it during my recent visit (despite having...