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    Most rides you've ever had on one attraction in a day?

    I was really there thinking my 17 rides on Nemesis inferno was impressive. Really miss the summer nights days where they'd just blast club music in all the ride stations until 10 oclock and you shared the park with more staff than guests.
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    WTF Merlin?

    smoking is actually banned for CCTV purposes; when you produce particularly big smoke (and especially vape) clouds you block critical viewpoints of CCTV. This isn't exclusive to rides either, it's across the whole park, which is why there's designated smoking areas/you're asked to not smoke at...
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    Britain and foreign languages

    Honestly, it's an amazing thesis/dissertation question if you were studying the history of languages because you really could dive into it. But there is a plain and simple timeline of things. Historically, Britons have marched across the globe, planted their flag, and spoken what they already...
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    Icon Park - Drop Tower Accident 24/03/2022

    theme park rides inherently look unsafe. We are blinded by this as our hobby, but there is nothing in basic human reaction that looks at gargantuan pieces of steel with huge vehicles flying round it uncontrolled, at really fast paces, that looks 'safe'. Where do you think the adrenaline of...
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    Vekoma testing something new ? (at their testing facility)

    not that we didnt already know this, but phwoar. thats a serious bit of kit.
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    Overused Viewpoints

    literally my favourite theme park vista on the planet is in that exact spot. the design of the space is so damn cool, its no wonder everyone wants to get a picture of it.
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    The Longevity of Modern Mack Coasters

    The reports suggest its actually a mix of the supports, foundations, and the track that needs replacing, not one or the other. I think a big thing is that each park and global region has varying maintenance requirements. Looking at blue fire as the first on the chopping block isn't the wisest...
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    CWOA | Project Amazon | B&M Wing Coaster (Jumanji Land?)| 2023

    really hate to break it to you pal but unfortunately, there's no secret behind this code name.
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    What are your thoughts on attractions with a message?

    Big fan of Th13teens message. sometimes, just to stick it to the weird girl person, I DO go to the woods alone. Have a picnic with the bears. Have to be a certain kind of special to crawl into a crypt, fall through the floor and then die, and blame the whole thing on the woods. Just some trees...
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    Silk Road Paradise | Xi'an China | Theme Park

    Stuff like that last picture seriously puts me in awe. I can't fathom seeing something like that, finished, at a theme park. Can't wait to see the rest of the park fully materialise and blossom.
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    Theme park music that makes you feel happy

    nothing immediately comes to mind as theme park music i particularly enjoy for casual listening. but i can categorically tell you my least favourite. the story goes I spent 2 seasons working on bubbleworks before it closed, and during one of my summers I didn't get rotated off it for 6...
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex *tumbleweed gif here*
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    Alton Towers | Nemesis | B&M Retrack | TBC

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ha.
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    Arrrgh, My Ears!! (Aka "Music you hate")

    i used to really like dubstep. like - really like it. every day id listen to benga, skream, magnetic man, hatcha, coki.. all the old school names. i also really liked it when it was adopted by the more american scene and became 'brostep', some what shamedly. when everyone was saying 'you still...