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    A Tour of the North East of USA - Day 3 - Six Flags Great Adventure

    Looks like you're having a good time! If this is your first US road trip then don't miss out on dining at Cracker Barrel when you inevitably pass near one on the interstate :)
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    Rock & Rollercoasters: Blackpool, Saturday 10th September

    Can't make this one unfortunately, but Tesco Clubcard vouchers are your best route to cheap tickets for BPB if you have them: Instead of spending £5 on fruit and veg, turn it into £15 on creds!
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    Something Happening with Grand National?

    That's what they did in the off season last year though wasn't it? It would be very odd to have spent a ton of time/money refurbishing it if it is going to be closed soon. Maybe there is some more significant structural issue that is beyond repair, which hadn't previously been identified? Or it...
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    Rank Your Worst-Run Parks

    Good topic! I can think of a couple... Galaxyland @ WEM - abysmal operations with staff that don't give a sh*t Silverwood - nice park, good rides but one train ops on most of them and painfully slow dispatches
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    Dollywood | Big Bear Mountain | Vekoma Family Launched Coaster | 2023

    The park has been teasing this "Big Bear" thing all week and according to their Facebook page there will be an announcement today at 11am their time.
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    United Spites of America - Summary

    That was some trip, and it was interesting to read about it, but the overwhelming feeling I got from most of the reports was that the whole thing was a bit of a chore for you. Obviously there were a few highlights but you just seemed so underwhelmed by most of the trip, which is rather sad...
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    I rode this last Friday and it was pretty good. Much smoother than Colossus and the lapbars are a huge improvement. There was some rattle on the train (as has been explained above) but no real roughness. It's very photogenic and we were impressed with the effort the park had gone to in making...
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    How many different number 1s have you had?

    Two for me, and I would say my first number one predates any formal rankings on my part. The beginning - 2016: Nemesis 2016 - now: Taron I will be visiting Cedar Point and Kings Island amongst others later this year though so I will be surprised if Taron stays on top after that.
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    Monster-Raving Goony Party: Skara.

    Not a mod but it may be that those reports with over 30 pics have them hosted elsewhere and linked to in the post, rather than uploading them to the forum. That's the case for me anyway! Glad you all enjoyed Monster. Third behind Nemmy and Montu for me but I haven't ridden Raptor or Banshee... yet!
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    A coaster from 0 to 10

    This makes me incredibly sad! :( 10 - Taron 9 - Nemesis 8 - Thunderhead (Dollywood) 7 - Fenix 6 - Helix 5 - The Smiler 4 - Mystery Mine 3 - Vampire (Walibi Belgium) 2 - Spinball Whizzer 1 - Hero (Flamingoland) 0 - Goliath (SFNE)
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    Planes, Trains and Awesome Meatballs – Sweden, June 2022

    They were awesome weren't they? 😋
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    Planes, Trains and Awesome Meatballs – Sweden, June 2022

    Maybe my problem was I went too close to midsummer when it didn't go dark early enough ;)
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    Planes, Trains and Awesome Meatballs – Sweden, June 2022

    Well, we are heading to the US in September and she definitely wants to ride Lightning Rod (which relatively speaking should be fine since it has no inversions) and hasn't discounted Steel Vengeance either. That would finally make her break the 200ft barrier so if that happens, who knows? The...
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    United Spites of America - Summary

    Holy sh*t, that first day sounds horrendous and really gives me great faith for my upcoming flight with American in a few months, which I'm already having issues booking due to some of their quirks and abysmal wait times when calling reservations :rolleyes: At least Kennywood was pretty nice to...
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    Planes, Trains and Awesome Meatballs – Sweden, June 2022

    Day 9 & 10 – Gothenburg and home Final couple of days of the trip then and we had a lazy morning in the hotel for a change, trying to decide what to do. The hotel was a pretty quirky place that was built within a sports complex, which meant many of the rooms (including ours) had an interesting...