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    New (temporary, hired) flat rides for Alton Towers

    I would reluctantly ly forgive Merlin if they actually opened Alton Towers late enough to actually see the lighting packages on these rides at night 😂 is there anything more bleak than a fairground flat in the cold light of day?
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    Surprisingly wet water rides

    River Quest is definitely an unexpected soaker if you’re an unaware first time rider. And although I kind of expect a soaking from most Shoot the Chute rides, the one at Parque Warner in Madrid is definitely one of the wettest I’ve been on.
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    Do you have any theme park guilty pleasures?

    Not quite a rapids ride but I think it holds the same sentiment as mentioned above - Tutuki Splash at PortAventura. From the abandoned effects to the notorious chewing gum tunnel; the ride is a wonder. Not to mention it’s setting in Polynesia which is one of my fave theme park areas.
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    New (temporary, hired) flat rides for Alton Towers

    Very impressive. I hope some of the bigger parks across the pond take some much needed inspiration from this. IoA would benefit from an area themed to Stoke, chock full of world class dodgems, chairswings and boosters. IMAscore can be replaced with Ministry of Sound clubland classics 2004.
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    If you could put any roller coaster in your home park, what would it be and where would it go?

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach is my home park. I've heard a lot of suggestions in recent years as to what could be done there, so I thought I'd take a slightly different approach. Let's just save time and agree that Grand National is now way past it's best, however I wouldn't be using GCI to...
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    What is the Best Log Flume?

    Chiapas is good but it's vastly overrated in my opinion. I don't like the boats at all, and the layout doesn't inspire me all that much. It's still somewhere 'up there' due to the fab theming, soundtrack and final drop, but for my money I'd take Silver River Flume at Port Aventura and Menhir...
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    David & Dave Do Stuff (final score).

    Epic report, now just imagine if Brean Leisure Park had an RMC and an Intamin Hyper. That'd certainly change things. Also, spotted a few 'additional' items beside that Lech beer, in typical Howie fashion ;) Glad you had a good time though mate, certainly convinced me I need to get to Poland...
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    David & Dave Do Stuff (final score).

    Excellent report Dave, can't wait to hear your thoughts on Poland! Super jealous of the creds and glorious weather it looks like you guys had.. I need to brave another European cred hunt ASAP.
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    Wodan vs Troy

    Wodan is obviously better themed but I was pretty disappointed by it to be honest. I prefer Troy and Joris.
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    Next European Park to get a B&M

    As a few have already pointed out, Energylandia is probably one of the better estimations just based on the sheer number of large investments they have made over the last 5 years. Josh - There is an argument that a good relationship with Vekoma could place B&M out of the picture but then if...
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    Theme Park Anagrams

    Thought it would take a bit longer than that! Think it’s only fair you share one ;)
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    Theme Park Anagrams

    Been doing something similar with films with a couple of friends and thought a theme park version would be fun! So, here's 3 coaster anagrams; all European coasters. Can you name all 3? ? 1. SAFER IN JAW 2. TOSS EXPOSER 3. DRUDGERY UNSPOKEN Bonus points if you know what links all 3!
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    What other hobbies do you have?

    Long distance running was for a long time my main hobby as I used to do it competitively. Just recently trying to get back into it after years of smoking and eating crap. Filmmaking and photography are also two of my main hobbies; the latter I studied but have since been a bit inactive with...
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    Correct way to pronounce "Candymonium"

    As an Englishman, probably incorrectly haha. The difference being Candymonium is wordplay; even the logo kinda gives away how it's meant to be pronounced as 'CANDY 'and 'MONIUM' are separated.
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    Correct way to pronounce "Candymonium"

    Hahaha, Can-da-monium just does not work. What is Canda?