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    Are Giga coasters worth it?

    This became a small point of discussion in the Orion thread, but I figured it would be better to make a dedicated thread for it instead of mixing it into the construction thread. So yeah, Kings Island's recently announced coaster Orion seems not to have wowed people to the degree the ninth...
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    Is inverted air time possible?

    That drawing you have there shows -4.4 G. If sustained for any time longer than a very short moment, it will probably lead to brain damage. And even if it's momentary, it will feel like a very nasty blow to the head - from the inside. Your head is full of all these little veins and blood vessels...
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    Theme Park Maps

    I can just imagine how that one came to be: Mid off-season, meeting between graphic designer and park officials: Park: So, how's the work with the new map going along? Designer: Fairly good! I think I've settled for a style, and I've drawn up most of the assets. What we have here is a little...
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    Six Flags Great Adventure to receive coaster in 2020?

    Or a Desmo Race clone. Single rail, dueling, presumably much cheaper than RMC. Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
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    What rides do you expect to see at Kennywood in the future after Steel Curtain opens?

    Actually, it's even worse than that. I don't even think Parques Reunidos made much of an investment at all. I can't find it right at the moment, but their total investment budget for their parks in 2019 was stated to be €30 million. Across 15 parks. It very much looks like Steelers Country was a...
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    What makes an enthusiast?

    What makes an enthusiast? Enthusiasm! All the other stuff is optional.
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    What if Star Wars Land fails?

    I think they did something original precisely so there wouldn't be any expectations to meet or designs they were locked into. The set pieces for Hoth and Mos Eisley are already designed, and trying to recreate them would either put restrictions on how Disney could design the area, or they would...
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    Bad Theme Park Translations

    That's just mean. Why would anybody specifically ban the CF podcast team from their coaster?
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    Six Flags Great Adventure to receive coaster in 2020?

    If it indeed happens, I'll consider it confirmation of the old adage that "even a broken clock is right twice a day". If RMCs are rumoured to come to every park out there, some of those rumours are bound to come true eventually.
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    Michigan's Adventure closing Be-Bop Boulevard (Antique Cars) on August 11!

    Michigan's Adventure is also somewhat in the middle of nowhere, with few metro areas to draw customers from. There's a limit to how many customers it could realistically get even with a huge new coaster and tons of marketing. That same new coaster and the same marketing would pull a lot more...
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    Cedar Fair Investing Around 140 Million In 2020

    I just watched a pretty informative video that dug a bit deeper into the Cedar Fair chain and their investment policies. Basically, money is spent where it can give a return. Cedar Point, Canada's Wonderland, Kings Island. Those are the flagship parks. KBF gets a higher attendance than all...
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    New rides @ small parks

    Zyklon was also the name of the nerve gas used by the Nazis in their extermination camps. I can't really tell if Pinfari was being overly inappropriate or completely appropriate in their naming choice.
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    Busch Gardens Williamsburg | Pantheon | Intamin LSM Coaster

    Or as Gavin put it a week ago, replying to the same post as you:
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    Six Flags Great America 2020

    Budget in dollars, seconds of ride time, capacity per hour.
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    Regina at Tobu Zoo Closing!

    Aww, Japan outside the big three parks seems to have a negative growth rate when it comes to coasters, doesn't it? Not to mention, that's another one gone from the list of top ten tallest all-wood coasters. If RCDB is to be trusted, Regina currently sat at #9, although a few terrain coasters...