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    Disneyland Resort Paris Announces Frozen Celebration In 2020

    Another reason for the Frozen celebration is that, well, Disney wants something to celebrate always. Every five years, it's the anniversary of the park, of course. Then maybe Disney's own anniversary one of the five other years. Anniversaries of Mickey or other characters is another reason to...
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    Sea World San Antonio | Unknown | Wooden Coaster

    "Tallest and fastest wooden coaster in Texas"? Should be two easy records to grab after Texas Giant and Rattler were RMC'd. They are now both held by Boardwalk Bullet, which barely reaches 29 meters tall and 82 km/h.
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    Energylandia | Zadra | RMC I-Box

    One word: Cost. Most UK parks appear to operate on economical margins that only allow shoestring budgets for new attractions. That means the bigger chains can get away with investing peanuts as well and still be top dog. Or in other words, there are only half a handful of parks in the UK with...
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    Are Giga coasters worth it?

    I should have been a little more specific in setting a baseline. I can agree that it's better to have a Giga than to have nothing, but compared to whatever else you could build for the same sum of money? I mean, you could probably get a pretty souped-up version of Helix for the same kind of...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    I assume they would have to test whether the one link failed because of something unique, or if other links were on the brink of failure too. So a thorough inspection of each link, in other words. Besides, it may be that curling the chain up like that could bend some links in ways they weren't...
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    Six Flags Great Adventure to receive coaster in 2020?

    OK, now it seriously began looking like one of Maurer's Spike Dragster Coasters.
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    Are Giga coasters worth it?

    This became a small point of discussion in the Orion thread, but I figured it would be better to make a dedicated thread for it instead of mixing it into the construction thread. So yeah, Kings Island's recently announced coaster Orion seems not to have wowed people to the degree the ninth...
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    Is inverted air time possible?

    That drawing you have there shows -4.4 G. If sustained for any time longer than a very short moment, it will probably lead to brain damage. And even if it's momentary, it will feel like a very nasty blow to the head - from the inside. Your head is full of all these little veins and blood vessels...
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    Theme Park Maps

    I can just imagine how that one came to be: Mid off-season, meeting between graphic designer and park officials: Park: So, how's the work with the new map going along? Designer: Fairly good! I think I've settled for a style, and I've drawn up most of the assets. What we have here is a little...
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    Six Flags Great Adventure to receive coaster in 2020?

    Or a Desmo Race clone. Single rail, dueling, presumably much cheaper than RMC. Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
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    What rides do you expect to see at Kennywood in the future after Steel Curtain opens?

    Actually, it's even worse than that. I don't even think Parques Reunidos made much of an investment at all. I can't find it right at the moment, but their total investment budget for their parks in 2019 was stated to be €30 million. Across 15 parks. It very much looks like Steelers Country was a...
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    What makes an enthusiast?

    What makes an enthusiast? Enthusiasm! All the other stuff is optional.
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    What if Star Wars Land fails?

    I think they did something original precisely so there wouldn't be any expectations to meet or designs they were locked into. The set pieces for Hoth and Mos Eisley are already designed, and trying to recreate them would either put restrictions on how Disney could design the area, or they would...
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    Bad Theme Park Translations

    That's just mean. Why would anybody specifically ban the CF podcast team from their coaster?
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    Six Flags Great Adventure to receive coaster in 2020?

    If it indeed happens, I'll consider it confirmation of the old adage that "even a broken clock is right twice a day". If RMCs are rumoured to come to every park out there, some of those rumours are bound to come true eventually.
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    Michigan's Adventure closing Be-Bop Boulevard (Antique Cars) on August 11!

    Michigan's Adventure is also somewhat in the middle of nowhere, with few metro areas to draw customers from. There's a limit to how many customers it could realistically get even with a huge new coaster and tons of marketing. That same new coaster and the same marketing would pull a lot more...
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    Cedar Fair Investing Around 140 Million In 2020

    I just watched a pretty informative video that dug a bit deeper into the Cedar Fair chain and their investment policies. Basically, money is spent where it can give a return. Cedar Point, Canada's Wonderland, Kings Island. Those are the flagship parks. KBF gets a higher attendance than all...
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    New rides @ small parks

    Zyklon was also the name of the nerve gas used by the Nazis in their extermination camps. I can't really tell if Pinfari was being overly inappropriate or completely appropriate in their naming choice.
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    Busch Gardens Williamsburg | Pantheon | Intamin LSM Coaster

    Or as Gavin put it a week ago, replying to the same post as you:
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    Six Flags Great America 2020

    Budget in dollars, seconds of ride time, capacity per hour.