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  1. Serena

    An Ode to Thorpe Park - 17.04.2021

    It's been three weeks since I visited Thorpe Park on opening weekend. But I can still feel my heart racing at the top of Detonator. I can still feel the wind beating my face on the launch of Stealth. I can still hear the lift hill of Collosus ringing in my ears. It's been three weeks since I...
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    Craving an Average Park

    Been having a bit of a weird thing lately. I see all the major impressive parks with their major impressive new additions: Velocicoaster gleaming in the Florida sun, Kondaa towering over Walibi Belgium, Jersey Devil Coaster looking, quite frankly, INSANE... ...and yet, all I am craving is a...
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    Rollercoasters and Robot Wars

    Like any self respecting goon, I've been passing the time this Lockdown by rewatching every series of Robot Wars. The British one with Craig Charles, of course. And it has struck me just how many robots share their names with rollercoasters. Here, have a Venn Diagram: There's so many...
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    What would be your dream theme in a theme park?

    Nintendo. Jurrassic Park. Star Wars. Frozen. Uh....La Liga. We live in a theme park world saturated with IPs. From Harry Potter to Hamtaro, fandom has found a new format in the form of an immersive theme park zone. But which ones are missing? What pop culture would you love to see brought to...
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    Rank the RMC inversions

    Like any self respecting goon, the Iron Gwazi POV had me grinning from ear to ear. So imagine my surprise when Twitter folk were moaning about the "lack of airtime." !!? A. You can't judge a ride from a POV B. RMC are so much more than airtime machines! They make game changing, unique...
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    The Best, The Wurst and The Gersts - A Week in Germany

    Omg. It really happened. We (@Slamming Coastercore @SilverArrow @chainedbanana and @Coop ) actually boarded a plane and flew to another country and travelled around riding roller coasters for a week. What is this...2019?!?! Look at those smiles. No one smiles like that in 2020. We must have...
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    NOT POLAND

    This is the story of how @Slamming Coastercore and I were supposed to be in Poland, but we visited Alton Towers and Blackpool instead. And it ended up being a surprisingly worthy replacement. "Whaaa...?" you cry! "How can you match some of the most exciting new coasters in Europe with a...
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    Another one bites the Rust: A Goons Guide to Europa Park

    What is the identity of Europa Park? Is it a corporate showcase for Mack Rides to demonstrate their latest ride technology? Yes. Is it a soulless amusement park with huge thrill coasters, emblazoned with sponsorship deals, plonked down on concrete car parks a'la Six Flags? Yes. Is it a...
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    Coaster Red Force | PORTAVENTURA and FERRARI LAND | 30th Nov - 1st Dec 2019

    The final CF Live of 2019 will see us visiting Spain for some big coaster action! Shambhala! Dragon Khan! Red Force! ...*whispers* Furios Baco... Saturday 30th November: start at Ferrari Land (doing this park on the Saturday as I hear it's usually quiet) Ferrari Land closes at 5pm, meaning we...
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    GhosterForce | TRIPSDRILL and EUROPA PARK | 4th-6th Oct 2019

    Spooky season is creeping up! Here is a topic to plan Ghosterforce 2019, which is: Fri 4th Oct: Trippsdrill Sat 5th Oct: Europa Park Sun 6th Oct: Europa Park Unfortunately I am no longer able to run the Live as I'll be moving to a new city to start a PhD that same week. So I'm leaving you in...
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    Untame My Heart | WALIBI HOLLAND and BOBBEJAANLAND | 7th-8th Sep 2019

    Only a few months until we can ride all that new RMC goodness (and the fastest triple launch Gerstlauer, lest we forget!) Saturday 8th September - Walibi Holland Sunday 9th September - Bobbejaanland So let's get planning! Who is coming? If we get some decent confirmed numbers we may be able...
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    Japan 2019

    Went to Japan last week, as my band were touring there. Managed to squeeze in a couple of theme park visits with @daviddoc - who happened to be on the other side of the world at the exact same time as me! This is one of the things I love about CF, you're never far from a fellow theme park nerd...
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    Beasts in the East | FANTASY ISLAND and PLEASUREWOOD HILLS | 8th-9th Jun

    The largest SLC in the world! Some other big old Vekoma thing! Relocated Ice Mountain! All this and more at our Beasts in the East CF Live in June. We will be visiting Fantasy Island on Saturday 8th June and Pleasurewood Hills on Sunday 9th June. Meet up times and places are on the next two...
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    Phantasialand Live 2019: CANCELLED

    I'm thinking of cancelling the Phantasialand Live on 7th December. My reasoning: - Fly won't be open, and we will want to go early next year when it is. So is there much point in going so soon beforehand? - Wintertraum gets insanely busy, especially on weekends. Instead, I'm thinking we could...
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    Alton Towers on a Tuesday

    A trip report from that rare elusive park...Alton Towers! Don't be too jealous guys. I know you're all dying to get out to this park for the first time. Let's kick things off with a list of Things That Weren't Working At Alton Towers: - Wickermans flames - Rapids waterfalls - Duals tunnel...
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    Phantasialand Wintertraum

    Nothing staves off the Off Season Blues like a theme park trip in January. In 2016, it was my beloved Winter Efteling. Last year, I visited DLP Season of the Force (bleurgh). This year, I opted for something classier in the form of Phantasialand's Wintertraum. I've always suffered from...
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    Swarming Up For The Season | THORPE PARK | 31st Mar 2019

    Well...what else are you gonna do on a Sunday in March?! The first CF Live of 2019 sees us finally return to the UK's most thrilling island...Thorpe Park! Expect some classic B+M goodness, Derren Brown hilarity and a memorial service for Loggers Leap. Firstly, I need to get a rough idea of...
  18. Serena

    Liseberg Halloween

    What is it with Halloween events being so damn good this year? Oh Liseberg! I loved you already, but now I love you even more. Firstly, I would like to award Liseberg the Most Pumpkins Crammed Into A Park award. Seriously! And I thought Europa had loads. At Liseberg, there were pumpkins...
  19. Serena

    CF Lives 2019 Ideas Topic

    Now that the closed season is nearly upon us (boooo!) I thought I'd get the ball rolling on where you lot might fancy going next year. This is just an ideas topic. Feel free to make suggestions! Here are a few ideas rattling around in my brain: Weekender, early July - Walibi Holland and...
  20. Serena

    Ghosterforce 2018 - Order of The Fenix

    That's right! The best time of the year is nearly upon us! For this years Halloween shenanigans we will doing a jam-packed trip to The Netherlands. The plan: Friday 19th October: Slagharen in daytime followed by Hellendoorn Screams event in evening. Saturday 20th October: Billy Bird cred in...
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