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  1. chainedbanana

    Toverland's Expansion Plan

    How do you know this? of the three you mention I could see a disk'O - themed to 'knights of the round table' fitting in well... not sure about a topspin if I'm honest!
  2. chainedbanana

    Toverland's Expansion Plan

    I actually think they have come leaps and bounds - and not so sure they are still considered 'just a kiddie park' anymore, and would say they have elbowed themselves into being one of the top 15 - if not top 10 theme parks in Europe, which is no small feat when you consider they are (only) 20...
  3. chainedbanana

    Toverland's Expansion Plan

    Before Troy and the outdoor expansion there were plans for a 3rd Warehouse with the idea that with each - the offerings would target a slightly different age group and thrill bracket.... 1st for small kids......2nd for older kids etc....... With the space they have I don't see why they...
  4. chainedbanana

    Toverland's Expansion Plan

    They need to get on and build their long awaited hotel next me thinks, which I think would help increase those visiting numbers, I mean there are smaller parks with hotels already - and I think Tover could do something unique. I could image Toverland being one of the few non-IP based park...
  5. chainedbanana

    Rumours That Hansa Park Might Be Sold

    Lol - NOW, as much I hope Hansa doesn't get sold, IF it was to be sold - MACK would in fact be fab (still family owned) and Europa being Europa - they'd be the best bet in keeping the right 'flavor' and not ruin the park!
  6. chainedbanana

    Rumours That Hansa Park Might Be Sold

    Weirdly - the fan forums had basically poo-poo'd the rumours - and basically said 'end of discussion'. So I posted the looopings article.... as no one else had or referred to it - and my post got deleted...... so seems a bit strange to shut down discussion like that..... unless the moderators...
  7. chainedbanana

    Rumours That Hansa Park Might Be Sold

    Taking a look at discussions (via google translate) over on haha-forum - the official/unoffical Hansa fan group and forum, it seems people are pretty unanimous that this is a rumour from a unreliable/trouble making source and this rumour seems to raise it's head almost every couple of years. I...
  8. chainedbanana

    Are theme parks Capitalist or Socialist?

    Yeah (great points by the way) I think what I meant more is not are theme parks actually socialist/Capitalist themselves as an entity - but more about how they are viewed or would be viewed in different socio-political climates? Are there political climates that simply wouldn't allow theme parks...
  9. chainedbanana

    Are theme parks Capitalist or Socialist?

    Hey thanks for taking my random shower-thought post seriously guys - really interesting responses, defiantly makes more sense and food for thought ( yet nothing I'll loose sleep over).
  10. chainedbanana

    Are theme parks Capitalist or Socialist?

    Yeah, the theme park boom in China is seen as a sign of the country becoming more Capitalist, and in The UAE - theme parks are seen as a statement of wealth and development! And in some countries, whilst theme parks aren't state owned they have some GOV funding! or its run partly by the GOV...
  11. chainedbanana

    Are theme parks Capitalist or Socialist?

    Ok I was pondering this question in my head, and without wanting to create any sort of contentious political post ( I don't want to create arguments about which one is best or not) , but more a interesting discussion - are Theme parks socialist or Capitalist, or something in between? and would...
  12. chainedbanana

    Movie Park Germany | Unknown | Intamin Multi Dimension Coaster | 2021

    I think they'd have to make them more like 'souvenir guides' were back in the day with a pull out map, so its more in-line with a Merch Item than just charging for something that was once free. a step up in quality, and i'd be for that more inclined to want to buy one.
  13. chainedbanana

    Movie Park Germany | Unknown | Intamin Multi Dimension Coaster | 2021

    Same! Only solution which I'd be happy with is sell them! make them good quality and artful and i'd happily spend 5 euro on one etc. or return to souvenir booklets etc.
  14. chainedbanana

    Vietnam | Vinpearl Thu Thiem | Theme Park

    The level of theming on that is amazing - and an enclosed suspended sounds a lot of fun!
  15. chainedbanana

    Surprisingly wet water rides

    Chiapas.......It's a ride i'd love to love (cos Phantasialand obviously) but the 3inch of water thats always sloshing around in the bottom of the boat always gives me a shoe full instantly - then my socks are squelchy for the rest of the day (not helped by River quest)... also gives those lapful...
  16. chainedbanana

    Visionland Liuzhou- Crazy Magician

    Interesting - If it wasn't for that blueprint drawing on the OCT technical website I'd have assumed they where separate rides! So was it meant to have a coaster section? and that part has just been abandoned? Was it meant to be a completely different ride system originally and swapped out? Do...
  17. chainedbanana

    Visionland Liuzhou- Crazy Magician

    Ok - came across this coaster(?) in one of my internet deep dives, looks like it's still in construction, although I believe it was meant to open when the rest of the park did! It's an OCT in-house design, and I found some intrequing patents on the OCT technical site! What is it? from the...
  18. chainedbanana

    Three Trends – Looking Forward

    Exactly, i think this is the point, enthusiasts would be divided! I LOVE theming and thats my bag, but I'm still not sure which I'd prefer, other enthusiasts I know don't give a jot about theming - so would be happy in any case! I actually quite like comparing a ride before/after theming too...
  19. chainedbanana

    Three Trends – Looking Forward

    I actually (although not completely) disagree about theming not being completed for opening. I think it's actually slightly ingenious, and if it helps spread the budget so the ride gets open AT ALL then its quite clever. It also prolongs the buzz of a ride...and installs in visitors a wish to...
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