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    Hong Kong Disneyland 2nd Gate Not Happening

    Not a big shock since the Hong Kong Government have been telling Disney for years that they need to s**t or get off the pot with regards to the plot of land reserved for the second gate, but they've made a decision not to renew Disney's option on the land. I'll copy and paste a bits from a...
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    Pakistan PTR - Part 4: Lahore Days 2 and 3

    Have another very late trip report that could totally have been done while I was off work for months. It’s going to be very wordy to start with (I figured that some people might be interested since it’s a pretty obscure destination), so feel free to skip forwards. This trip was very shortly...
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    India PTR - Part 6: Kolkata

    This wasn’t much of a theme park trip, but I obviously squeezed some creds in. I’d been to India before (Mumbai, Chennai and Bengalaru - all chosen mostly for parks), pretty much exactly 4 years prior to this trip, but since it’s so huge, I decided to go back and see some different parts of it...
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    Six Flags Chinese Parks in Trouble

    I thought this would have been picked up earlier. Basically, Six Flags stock price went to s**t last week, dropping by close to 20%, partly because they've had a crap year, but mostly because their Chinese partner has failed to make the payments due, leaving the Chinese parks with a strong...
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    Tokyo Weekend PTR - Part 3: Yomiuriland and Joypolis

    After finally getting the Togo pipeline coaster at Nagashima Spaland after 2 failed attempts, I still had one personal Japanese coaster vendetta to settle, which meant going back to Tokyo (10 years since I left there), and I had a long weekend recently to get it sorted. I originally had a...
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    Armenia PTR

    Seeing as it’s almost December, and this trip was back in August, I’ll get it finished off. Armenia Day 1 I was going to Yerevan (the capital of Armenia – nope, I’d never heard of it before either) from Tbilisi by bus since it made a bit more sense than flying such a short distance. Ugh. I got...
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    Georgia Photo Trip Report

    I’ve had so little motivation to hammer the rest of the summer trip out in here, but here’s the next bit, months after the fact. I had three full days here, but I’ll just knock it all out in this single post. Oh, if you were expecting Georgia as in the US state, sorry, but no. This was Georgia...
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    Azerbaijan Photo Trip Report

    I know we’re all sick of reading trip reports from Azerbaijan, what with it being a theme park Mecca to rival only Florida, but here’s another one anyway. This bit of the trip came directly after Turkey, flying direct from Antalya to Baku and arriving mid-afternoon I guess. Baku Part 1 I had...
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    Turkey PTR - Days 8+9: Antalya (Land of Legends)

    I’ve been putting off reporting on my summer trip since there’s just so f**king much to get through, but here goes. This year, I went to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. I think I’ll write a separate report for each country just to keep track of it all, so here’s Turkey. This was the...
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    Guangzhou Sunac Land + Extras

    This trip was a couple of months ago now, but here it is anyway. I wanted to head to the new Sunac park before I broke up for the summer – my Chinese visa is expired now - but didn’t have much time, so I ended up taking a day off work, telling them that I had to go to immigration, and took the...
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    Beijing PTR - Part 2: Cred Whoring

    I had an early finish last Friday, and Monday was a Hong Kong public holiday, so obviously that was a cred weekend. I decided to head back to Beijing, not having been there since 2007. Since I spent about 5 days there last time, I did all the cultural s**t back then, so I won’t be boring you...
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    Nagashima Spaland and Suzuka Circuit PTR

    Once Hakugei was announced, I knew I had to try and get back to Nagoya. Work and flight times worked out well enough that I could fly over on Friday afternoon (free flight using air miles) then back on Sunday evening (cheap flight with budget airline). It’s only been a couple of years since I...
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    Xishuangbanna PTR - Part 1: Sunac World

    I’ve had this place on my radar for ages, but never managed to make it work before now. It’s pretty out of the way, close to the borders with Myanmar and Laos, with no direct flight options from around here. There are plenty of flights from Kunming though, which is a MUCH more major city. I’d...
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    Guiyang and Anshun: Part 2 - Probably Not Worth Clicking

    This wasn’t a great weekend, but anyone with an enhanced sense of schadenfreude should enjoy it immensely. I suppose there are some decent pictures as well. The logistics then. I had a long weekend, so got a Friday evening flight to Guiyang. Flight times are good (leaves Hong Kong around 9pm)...
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    Chimelong Paradise and Safari Park PTR

    It was my 236th birthday last month, so I was taken to Chimelong Resort for the weekend. I hadn’t been in a massive rush to get back since there’s just a Sky Rocket II that’s been added since my list visit ages ago, so it wasn’t on the cards for when I finally pull my finger out and do the...
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    Egypt PTR - Part 9: Hurghada (with cred)

    Here we go again then… I had a long Chinese New Year Holiday this year (it tends to alternate between CNY and Easter, so CNY last year was a bit crap while Easter was much longer, but this year it’s switched), so had time to do a long-haul trip. Egypt was one of those places I’d always wanted...
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    Two killed in Sri Lanka Amusement Park Accident

    If anyone saw my Sri Lanka trip report from a few weeks ago, you might remember New Saniro Dream Paradise, a craphole I had the misfortune to visit. Nic and Jake just tried to go and it was closed. It turns out that two people were killed when a car on an Octopus ride detached...
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    Sri Lanka PTR - Part 7: Galle

    Here we go again then. I’ve been putting this off since I got back over a week ago despite having f**k all to do at work. However, since I know that everyone is desperate for a report on the theme park Mecca that is Sri Lanka, here it is. A couple of people from here have already been, making...
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    New World's First For Fantasy Island!

    Oh dear.
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    Ridiculous Coaster Trains

    I could have shoved these in the "Weird and Wacky" topic, and there are some old "favourite" and "least favourite" train topics, but I thought I'd separate it. By "ridiculous", I don't mean comfortable/uncomfortable etc., but more the stuff that gets shoved on the front of trains. Here are a...
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