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    Manufacturers With the Most/Least Reliable Rides

    This. A ride can run for months on end flawlessly but when it comes to your visit it decides to throw a hissy fit over something silly, almost as if the ride suddenly doesn't like the way you have the train lined up.....
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    How is a roller coaster moved?

    Well to put it into perspective, the track for the new coaster at Flamingoland looks like it has literally been dragged half way round the world....
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    Major accident on Quimera at La Feria Chapultepec

    Hey..... don't raise my hopes like that 😁
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    How is a roller coaster moved?

    Saying nothing....... 😏 I've moved enough rides to know that a single method rarely works for everything. It all depends on the type of ride, how far it needs to go, what equipment you have available etc. Companies like RCS specialise in ride construction and relocation, they do literally...
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    Manufacturers With the Most/Least Reliable Rides

    In my experience a rides reliability is 95% down to how well it is maintained. The other 5% of issues can be considered design flaws that even the best maintenance can't solve for more than a few hours. All ride manufacturers have this trend, there is no best/worse company as far as reliability...
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    Alien Encounter

    Did I go on it? Yes. Was it scary?......... well I had nightmares for the next few days :oops: What? I was 11 at the time.... stop judging me....
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    Is Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood classed as an Arrow or a Morgan?

    A lot of machinery in pretty much every industry gets tweaked and modified within the first few months and years of operation in an effort to improve efficiency where possible and solve niggly little problems. Modifying rides (at least in Britain) is a different ballache however, even...
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    Major accident on Quimera at La Feria Chapultepec

    I may have missed it but I don't think anyone has posted the article from Here Translation of the main points: The first few pages of the discussion on TPR made me raise an eyebrow or two at the hypocrisy coming from a particular member. I remember this person saying the same thing to me a...
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    Incident at Thorpe Park

    To be honest, I can't say I am suprised at all. When I worked there, the entrance had no security checks at all and even though I had nothing to do with the security department, I still had to do an SIA self defence course. Bag searches and metal detectors were only brought in after a ride...
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    What's the roughest coaster in the UK and why?

    Someone I work with went on the 'ole bone shaker last year wearing an Apple watch. The watch said "I think you have just had an accident, would you like me to call an ambulance?"
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    What's the roughest coaster in the UK and why?

    It would depend on what caused the misalignment. If the foundation was a few mm out resulting in having to pull the track together, then correction would be prohibitively expensive as the foundation would need to be dug out and they go all the way down to the bed rock. If it was a fabrication...
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    What's the roughest coaster in the UK and why?

    Saw gave me a headache the last time I rode it. The majority of the ride is ok but there is a misalignment between 2 track joints at the bottom of the drop that makes the front of the car bounce violently. It kicks you in the arse first then slams you back down by the shoulders. That said, I...
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    Is Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood classed as an Arrow or a Morgan?

    If they replaced the entire sensor suite as well then I will retract my statement 😁 I suppose the only way to know for sure is to compare the original designs to what has had to be designed from scratch for the updates.
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    This is what I mean about wether the figures are genuine or not?
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    I agree, post mortems are usually only done for unnatural, unexplained or otherwise unexpected deaths. But using the virus as an excuse to not do one on someone who was otherwise fit and healthy distorts the figures, causing more problems than it solves.
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