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    Top 10(ish): 2019 Edition - page 80

    1. Helix (Liseberg) 2. Untamed (Walibi Holland) 3. Taron (Phantasialand) 4. Wildfire (Kolmården) 5. Piraten (Djurs Sommerland) 6. Nemesis (Alton Towers) 7. Expedition GeForce (Holiday Park) 8. Shambhala (PortAventura) 9. Silver Star (Europa Park) 10. Black Mamba (Phantasialand) I had the...
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    2018 US trip down “south” (Part Four: Busch Gardens Williamsburg + Go-Karts Plus)

    Great reports! I've already heard most of your thoughts directly from you, but it's still nice to read them all here. It's one hell of a trip!
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    Best non-Nemesis UK Coaster

    Other than Nemesis, there's really nothing great. I voted Galactica because I loved the novelty of a good flying coaster, but I guess once I ride better ones it will be less special. Dragon's Fury closely follows. I wasn't that impressed with Stealth's launch.
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    "Now Showing"

    I'll never understand the popularity of Marvel. A few exceptions aside (Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men), it's so mindnumbingly boring and cliché. The humour is forced, they're way too long and the action has nothing at stake, making it very pointless and dull. I'm not going to watch this...
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    Notable Deaths 2018

    Isao Takahata, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli has died at age 82 :( He has made wonderful films such as Grave of the Fireflies, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and Only Yesterday. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/apr/06/studio-ghibli-co-founder-isao-takahata-dies-aged-82
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    Your Time Will [not] Come - 18 March 2018

    Hah, I always think of the Maiden song when I see the Wicker Man. I also discovered my fave band (Nightwish) thanks to CF. Shame about the Wicker Man spite though.
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    Best and worst queue line

    My faves are Vliegende Hollander, Wodan, Black Mamba and Helix (I just love the atmosphere and music, it always pumps me up for the ride). Worst (ugliest) queue used to be Race to Atlantis at Phantasialand, but that's gone now.
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    Efteling 2021 Expansion + Family Launch Coaster

    According to the Looopings article, the CEO said it won't be a small coaster, but it also won't be huge and super intense. If this is true, I'm expecting something Juvelen-ish in terms of intensity. A family thrill coaster maybe?
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    "Now Showing"

    Phantom Thread - What was that? Two hours of my life I won't get back. Great music, acting and filming but other than that it was completely pointless and boring.
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    "Now Showing"

    The best picture nominees I've seen ranked from fave to least fave (I'm watching the Post and Phantom Thread this week somewhere). Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Just a great, high quality film. It didn't blow me away completely, but it has great writing and acting. Not much to fault...
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    Best park for flat rides?

    Liseberg for a combination of quality and quantity. Mechanica, Loke, Uppswinget, Atmosfear and even Jukebox are all great flats. Not a fan of sky fly/rollers but Aerospin is my fave of them, if only for the view. Phantasialand only has two major ones but they are of high quality. Talocan is...
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    Bobbejaanland | Fury | Gerstlauer Triple Launch Coaster

    I hope it's different enough from Gold Rush, otherwise I'm not particularly excited for it. Because it would just be a harder to reach version of Gold Rush to me. But it's a great investment for Bobbejaanland. If it's anything like Gold Rush, it will be the best coaster in the park by far...
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    Walibi Holland | Untamed | RMC Robin Hood Conversion

    Benelux + Phantasialand/Movie Park is turning into quite a great area for coasters and parks and I live pretty much in the middle of it <3 So happy
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    Walibi Holland | Untamed | RMC Robin Hood Conversion

    Well, that was unexpected........
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    How successful has your 2017 been?

    I'll have to add my recent Winter Phantasialand visit as one of my highlights of the year. Absolutely perfect visit. The best I've ever had in Phantasia. We were there for two days, staying at hotel Matamba. It was very quiet and all the coasters were in top form. We got 13 rides on Taron...
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