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    Movie Park Germany | Movie Park Studio Tour | Intamin Multi Dimension Coaster | 2021

    So.... a new ride opening close to Cologne.... you can guess where I have been today:) The queue is mostly a cattle pen outside, so nothing special so far. Every once in a while a group of 1-2 trains worth of people will be let inside (I guess there will be more once Corona is over). You enter...
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    What coaster manufacturer would you solely rely on for the rollercoasters in your dream park?

    It's Intamin for me. They can do LSM, drive tire and Hydraulic Launches, can build great Mega, Hypers, Gigas, family coasters, insane coasters and even wooden coasters. In addition, Intamin appears to be one manufacturer who will do pretty much everything you ask (and pay) for. You want a...
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    Easiest major coaster record to beat?

    Cool & Fresh aka Migfer has 135° drop, but for some reason those do not seem to count. Officially, the record is currently held my TMNT Shellraiser, and no one is arguing about that. Btw, I was able to get the cred on Cool & Fresh in it's half year of operation on a german funfair. It was so...
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    Easiest major coaster record to beat?

    Steepest drop is still quite easy to beat, as this record is usually achieved using plenty of trimms during the drop. Tallest/Longest/Fastest is quite an expensive one, so I don't think we will see those broken that quickly - and no, I still don't trust the new SF project. Most inversions is...
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    Easiest major coaster record to beat?

    Did I hear Taron? - Longest multilaunched rollercoaster without inversions (beaten since Hagrids opened) - most intense LSM launch - most track intersections on a launched coaster If the marketing department wants to, they can easily claim some records. My award for the worlds most ridiculous...
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    WTF Merlin?

    Honestly, I wouldn't mind a 4pm closure if the park is a) really empty and b) has short enough paths to be able to get around easily. When I visited Alton Towers 2 years ago, I planned in 2 days, to accomodate for the huge distances between some rides. First day was Sunday with (I believe) 5 pm...
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    Favourite coaster inversions?

    Just thinking about it... 5. Monsters (Walygator) Cobra-Roll: What a whip! Awesome and intense, and the ride only raises the intensity afterwards. Still, the double whip is awesome. 4. Junkers Finnish-Loop: Just the right amount of hangtime for what feels like an eternity 3. Zadras...
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    Busch Gardens Tampa | Iron Gwazi | RMC Gwazi | 2022

    On offpeak days, you could easily enter Rookburgh without a wait and ride FLY within 5-10 minutes if you are lucky. Of course, if you want to walk in right after opening, the wait will be significant, but same goes for Taron. During the day, FLY had consistently shorter queues than Taron, even...
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    WTF Merlin?

    You can't blame the park for wanting to get the most attention. It is way easier for a park to give one Youtube with 100k+ permissions, than 20 smaller ones. Most parks require a certain amount of subscribers to cooperate with you in the first place.
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    Busch Gardens Tampa | Iron Gwazi | RMC Gwazi | 2022

    Taron on the other hand had a queue of 60+ minutes on a regular basis. FLY was always emptier than Taron. In addition, the park had definetely more than 20% capacity. More like 80%. The summer was extremely crowded, as every summer before was. I think they had a limitation, but that was not that...
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    Busch Gardens Tampa | Iron Gwazi | RMC Gwazi | 2022

    If I look at Phantasialand, F.L.Y. did not really appear to get in huge crowds last year, so I can imagine that BG wants to avoid similar issues.
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    Why has the UK seemingly been unable to top Nemesis?

    Personally, I think Nemesis has been topped quite often, as I am definetely one who calls this ride overhyped. Air, Nemesis Inferno, Icon are just the first rides which come to my mind if I think of better rides. Nemesis is great until the Zero-G, afterwards it is crawling and barely finishes...
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    Walibi Belgium | Kondaa | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    But I can agree, that the restraints have to be quiet tight to be able to dispatch a train. I rode Hyperion, Taiga and Taron very quite loose restraints, and I can't get them quite as loose on Kondaa. My restraint had to be pushed down several times because I was only lowering them to the point...
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    Energylandia | Abyssus | Vekoma Shockwave+ | 2021

    Well, Six Flags has still not been testing their new for 2020 ride, and their 2019 ride opened 2020, without COVID. EL on the other hand has opened 2 Hypercoasters + 1 Megacoaster in 2 years, not talking about the supporting rides they built along it. In addition, their other 2020 ride (Zadra)...
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    Walibi Belgium | Kondaa | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    Don't forget the lack of Shinguards on the Intamin trains - My shins are shining in all colours of the rainbow after a few rides on a RMC >.< The Intamin restraint can hurt your legs as well, but it is the good kind of pain due to too much airtime :-) Kondaa has quite smooth transitions...
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