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  1. Matt N

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach 24th August 2019

    Hi guys. Today, me and my parents went to Blackpool Pleasure Beach for their Late Night Riding event. Now, we had been staying in the very nice Big Blue Hotel last night, so we were able to gain quick entry via the hotel entrance, which provided a great starting view: After getting into the...
  2. Matt N

    Ferrari Land at PortAventura to recieve a kids area expansion for 2020?

    Hi guys. I was just scrolling through RCDB when I discovered this new entry for Ferrari Land at PortAventura: https://rcdb.com/17605.htm The entry is for a new family roller coaster called Race Coaster, and it says that it's one of 5 new family rides being built at the park for 2020 as part of...
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    Rides that you would like more if they had different restraints

    Hi guys. There are many different types of restraints out there, as most of us know. Some of them are almost universally loved, whereas others are almost universally disliked. But have you ever come off a ride and thought "I would like that so much more if it had different restraints"? For me...
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    Your first, favourite and least favourite coaster in each country/US state you've visited

    Hi guys. As I saw that my topic "Your first, favourite and least favourite coaster from each manufacturer" recently got bumped, it gave me the idea to make a similar thread, but for countries instead of manufacturers! Mine will be a bit dull, as I've only been to 2 countries, but I think it...
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    How come the same amount of force can feel different on different rides?

    Hi guys. I was just discussing about the intensity of some of Alton Towers' coasters on the Alton Towers forum I'm on, and I was wondering; how come the same amount of force can feel different on different coasters? In some cases, I've even found that coasters pulling a greater amount of g-force...
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    Rank the Thorpe Park coasters

    Hi guys. As I visited Thorpe Park yesterday, I'd be intrigued to know your ranking of their coasters if you've been. I'll get the ball rolling with my personal ranking: The Swarm Nemesis Inferno Stealth The Walking Dead: The Ride (known as X when I last rode in 2014) Flying Fish Saw: The Ride...
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    Thorpe Park 2nd August 2019

    Hi guys. Today, my parents and I headed to Thorpe Park; they had given me this trip as a present for my 16th birthday on Wednesday! It was an 8pm close today, so we left quite late and arrived in the park at just before 12pm with the intention of staying until 8pm. However, as you’ll discover...
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    Most rerideable coasters?

    Hi guys. In a coaster, many of us value rerideability; I know I certainly do! But my question to you is; what is the most rerideable coaster you've ever ridden? What is that coaster that you could literally sit on all day without feeling nauseous or exhausted, but still having fun and never...
  9. Matt N

    What theme park did Tussauds build in Asia in the late 1990s?

    Hi guys. I just stumbled across the RCCGB's Airtime magazine archive, containing all of the issues of the magazine published between 1996 and 2014. A particularly interesting piece of news I noticed was in issue 4, published in March/April 1997, and it was about a theme park that the Tussauds...
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    Your favourite roller coasters built before 1990

    Hi guys. From reading through various people's ranking lists and listening to enthusiasts talk over the years, I've noticed that there seems to be a general consensus that most people's lists only tend to contain modern coasters. The sort of coasters dominating today's top 10s mostly seem to...
  11. Matt N

    Will RMC ever build another Topper Track coaster?

    Hi guys. As many of you may know, Zadra, Rocky Mountain Construction's latest and greatest creation, is due to open on 15th August. It looks like a simply insane ride; packed with airtime and immense transitions as well as a very dominating presence. However, it is the company's first ever...
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    Smoothest coaster you've ever ridden?

    Hi guys. Smoothness is a factor that many of us admire in a coaster, so I'd be intrigued to know; what is the smoothest coaster you've ever ridden? For me, the smoothest coasters I've ever ridden include Mako at SeaWorld Orlando, The Swarm at Thorpe Park, Thirteen at Alton Towers, Seven Dwarfs...
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    Your favourite kiddie coaster model?

    Hi guys. As many of you may know, a lot of us tend to ride kiddie coasters in order to bolster our coaster counts up. The extent to which you do is variable; I don't tend to as much, whereas others love to! Anyway, the point of this topic is; out of the kiddie coasters you've experienced, which...
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    Best coaster lineup in terms of quality?

    Hi guys. I was just scrolling through my spreadsheet of all my roller coasters ranked, and I have them all rated out of 10 on an overall spectrum, so I just discovered that Google Sheets did some very clever maths and gave me my average rating out of 10 per park amongst other things. For that...
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    Rank the Kings Island coasters

    Hi guys. Watching Shawn Sanbrooke's vlog from Kings Island just now gave me the idea to make a thread for people's personal rankings of the park's coasters. We have a thread ranking Cedar Point's coasters, so I'd be intrigued to know people's rankings for the other large coaster park in Ohio! Do...
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    Can a coaster ever be too smooth?

    Hi guys. After watching some of Shawn Sanbrooke's USA vlogs recently and hearing some of his opinions on these rides, I thought of an interesting question to ask you guys. An attribute of a coaster that is commonly seen as positive by many enthusiasts is smoothness, but would you ever say that a...
  17. Matt N

    Icon or Wicker Man?

    Hi guys. As the two attractions have each been open for a solid year now, I'd be intrigued to know; which of the 2018 duo of new UK coasters do you prefer? Now, I understand that these two are very different attractions; Icon is a Mack Rides launch coaster, whereas Wicker Man is a GCI wooden...
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    Your most embarrassing theme park moments

    Hi guys. Many of us have been visiting theme parks for years, so I'd imagine that we've probably had a fair few embarrassing moments in that time. So my question to you is; what moments have been your most embarrassing theme park moments? For me, it would definitely be my first (and probably...
  19. Matt N

    Alton Towers 23rd/24th June 2019

    23rd June 2019 Hi guys. Today, I returned to Alton Towers for the first time this year, and I'm staying in the hotel tonight and going on park again tomorrow, so this will be a 2 day report! As many of you probably know, I have visited Alton Towers many times over the years. But these 2 days...
  20. Matt N

    Coasters & parks that mean a lot to you

    Hi guys. By this point, I'd imagine many of us have been visiting parks for years; we've seen some of the best stuff we'll ever see. But even though some of us have come so far, are there still coasters and parks that will always mean a lot to you, no matter how far they may slide down your top...
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