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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster

    Massive thanks to all for updates particularly @CSLKennyNI for the great summaries. (I should really say this in every thread, makes the forum great) I know that this project has been dragging on a ridiculous amount of time but it’s so ridiculously cool I still find myself so excited, even if...
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    IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

    Also love that just before they released it they thought, “wait, this needs some theming!”, and all they could come up with was a giant orange Lego helmet to put on the lift tower. edit - is the lift tower actually a giant PEZ dispenser
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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster

    Completely agree, and one of the things that I think makes it even cooler is that these won’t just be static bits of theming, but people will be walking and standing on the walkways at all heights of the hotel buildings so you’ll glimpse up at them as you zoom past and the area will feel that...
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    Top 10(ish): 2020 Edition - page 96

    I love reading these. Just reading CookieCoasters’ ranking above, there’s a beautiful description of The Voyage, EGF above Steel Vengeance which I could just about understand if SV was ridden on a bad day, but then Helix, a coaster I would class as near-perfection, all the way down at 21! I...
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    Top 10(ish): 2020 Edition - page 96

    Some amazing top lists posted in the last couple of days! I need to write up a trip report from my recent first-time US trip, but for now I think I'm reasonably happy with this top ten. Obviously gets more difficult going to 20 but have given that a shot too. Any from the US are new to this...
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    Roughest/Worst coaster you've ridden?

    It's definitely not worse than Corkscrew but the entrance to Rougarou's corkscrew has a terrible jolt on top of some general shakiness throughout. I'd throw Kingda Ka in this list, what an awful coaster. Still haven't worked out how the train didn't shake itself apart on the launch.
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    Kennywood | Steel Curtain | S&S Multi-looper

    Had exactly the same thoughts when I was there 2-3 weeks ago, when even the queue didn't seem to be in place - the whole ground area looked like a building site with huge amounts of landscaping needed. It looks quite amazing though, I feel it straddles this boundary between looking completely...
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    Top 10(ish): 2020 Edition - page 96

    I kind of agree in that I didn't find it as incredible as it is often said to be, but still find it Very Good including enjoying the second half. Overall I considerably prefer Balder though which I didn't expect.
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    Last Cred Review

    Last night ended our first ever day at Cedar Point with 11pm rides on Steel Vengeance (the heroes had reopened it despite it being closed at 9) and am still trying to process what happened. What. A. Ride. I couldn’t even work out what was going on in the day, but in the dark it is something...
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    Coasters that don't look like they should be particularly great (but are?)

    I agree with Revolution @CrashCoaster , I also didn’t expect the airtime particularly on the backwards section into the drop. Whilst we’re on BPB though, The Big One would be my prime contender for ‘Coasters that look like they could be ok (but are actually the worst things in the world and...
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    Walibi Holland | Untamed | RMC Robin Hood Conversion

    Completely agree about the track inside the structure, that’s going to give such a sense of speed and near-misses and out-of-control feeling. I don’t really see why it would struggle with pacing though, the shorter Robin Hood didn’t feel like it lost much speed on its quest to destroy every...
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    Coasters that don't look like they should be particularly great (but are?)

    Whoops sorry my mistake! ‍♂️ Fixed!
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    Coasters that don't look like they should be particularly great (but are?)

    Haha so I've just found @HeartlineCoaster’s thoughts on Superman at SFAmerica in his great trip report: :D Another one I've thought of: The Ultimate, Lightwater Valley Trains look ridiculous, a first half that has a few triangular hills before a series of flat track then the slowest bunny...
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    Tony’s Chocolonely Chocolate Circus | Zaandam Netherlands | Indoor Park

    Interesting. It will be interesting to see how this fits in with The Netherlands’ new strategy to reduce tourist numbers’ growth and instead become more sustainable: From https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/06/we-must-act-now-netherlands-tries-to-control-tourism-boom?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
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    Kennywood | Steel Curtain | S&S Multi-looper

    This is going to be so imposing over so much of the park! I don't know if it's related to Steel Curtain construction, but I've just seen that RCDB are listing Sky Rocket as SBNO for this year. Anyone know why this might be the case?
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