Recent content by StevenX

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    What makes your #1 better than your #2?

    Steel Vengeance has more airtime and is easier to ride than Eejanaika.
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    Parque Warner Madrid | Gotham City Escape | Intamin Launch Coaster | 2023

    Planning to visit Madrid a little later in the year and thinking I need to check this out. Has anyone got any experience with taking public transport to the city? Seems like it might be a bit of a pain...
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    Most immersive rollercoaster experience outside of Disney and Universal?

    Agreed. FLY is definitely the front runner here.
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    THORPE PARK, UK, Query re prices, accomodation, fast pass

    That seems an extreme reaction, and I don't really understand why you feel you need unlimited Fastpasses in the first place. Why not just visit for the day without Fastpass for £30-40pp and see how it goes, if you're already visiting London for other things and this is just an add-on? It's...
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    Poseidon’s Fury @ Islands of Adventure closing May 10th, making room for ”new experiences”

    I'm disappointed I missed it on my last visit - it re-opened the week after I left after that long refurbishment, which now seems quite an unusual decision. I'm on board for a Zelda attraction as I enjoy the games, but it strikes me as not a particularly popular IP at all, and I really can't...
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    Valhalla at Blackpool Pleasure Beach to be refurbished for 2023

    I've also never been a fan, and I'm quite surprised it has any fans at all if I'm honest. I've been on it probably a dozen times over a number of years and have never seen a bunch of the effects, including the electricity stuff. Some rides are better than others, but many of them end up feeling...
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    Duel at Alton Towers closing on 6th September - retheme or refurbishment for 2023?

    I feel like it'll just be known as The Curse. The initially odd phrasing of the name actually makes sense to me - the Manor itself isn't cursed, but the curse resides at/in the Manor. Kind of like how Hex is at/in the Towers, although it's not in the name. I think they're just trying to make the...
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    Your most unpopular Christmas opinions

    I dislike almost everything about Christmas and try to spend it on vacation if I can, so I don't have a shortage of unpopular Christmas-related views. Having said that, my most unpopular opinion, judging by the reactions I get to it, is probably that Christmas dinner is the single worst meal of...
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    The project was never going to be viable in the first place, so does it really matter in this case? Bills weren't being paid to consultants working on the very small bits of work they were being asked to do years ago, and as far as I'm concerned the whole thing has always been a farce (I work...
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    PortAventura | Uncharted | Intamin Multi-Dimension Coaster | 2023

    Or Studio Tour at Movie Park Germany?
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    Legoland Deutschland | Maximus: Flight of the Guardian| B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    I'm not sure that this is as misjudged as a lot of people seem to. I think the relatively low height and speed will make it quite appealing to slightly older children and their families. Yes, it inverts - but it'll look graceful going through them and nobody's going to be thinking of hang time...
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    All filler - no killer. Well rounded parks with poor headline attractions.

    I was on the verge of saying Dollywood too. I last visited pre-Lightning Rod, but I was very disappointed with the park. Mystery Mine was fine, Wild Eagle is extremely dull. Firechaser Express was my favourite thing there.
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    All filler - no killer. Well rounded parks with poor headline attractions.

    To clarify, I did go before Yukon Striker and I'm not a huge hyper/giga fan. Behemoth was decent, but I really didn't care much for Leviathan. I'd hardly call Time Warp, Flight Deck and Backlot a killer line-up... Energylandia is definitely some killer (Hyperion and Zadra, as you say) with a...
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    All filler - no killer. Well rounded parks with poor headline attractions.

    Is it not? I've only been the one time and might be misremembering but I remember feeling like there wasn't THAT much to be doing and that it was easy enough to conquer relatively quickly. Maybe I just went on a quiet day or something, or it's bigger than I have in mind...
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    All filler - no killer. Well rounded parks with poor headline attractions.

    I wouldn't agree with Europa Park here as I think everything is so strong - although I do take the point there's nothing that's an absolute knockout. It's a park of 8/10s - but I wouldn't say It's filler. I do agree with Efteling though, and I was quite disappointed with it given how much...