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  1. JoshC.

    TEA 2020 Attendance Figures

    The Themed Entertainments Association (TEA) has released their guide on attendance figures for theme parks in 2020. These are in some cases guesstimates / not wholly accurate, but gives a good indication about how parks performed during the pandemic...
  2. JoshC.

    Wickness Towers - A Desperate UK Cred Trip

    We all know the story. Covid has made international travel near-difficult to impossible, depending on the country and time of year. So out of a need to get creds, a UK trip was in order. It's funny, I've never actually done a UK cred run trip before. I've managed to do most of the major...
  3. JoshC.

    Skyline Park | Unknown | Maurer Spike Test Bed | Not open for guests

    Possibly jumping the gun a bit creating a thread for this, but... There's a plot of land at Skyline Park that's been cleared, with track that looks suspiciously like Maurer Spike track on it. As I'm sure most-everyone knows, the park have a Spike coaster which has been plagued with problems...
  4. JoshC.

    Gardaland attraction 2022

    This seems to have come out of nowhere, but Gardaland appear to be building a large investment attraction for 2022, replacing their Ramses attraction: I don't think there's anything anywhere to state that this new ride is in fact a roller coaster, but I'm happy to go with the random Italian...
  5. JoshC.

    Grona Lund to Expand for 2024?

    I haven't seen this anywhere else: https://www.gronalund.com/2024 Grona Lund are looking to turn a car park into an expansion of the theme park, seemingly for 2024. A before and after of their idea: This also includes new walkways on the water as well: I know Grona is a very densely...
  6. JoshC.

    Paultons Park | Farmyard Flyer | Custom Zierer Force | 2022

    I guess this should have it's own thread..? We know the name, we know the ride type, and the station build is well under construction (including the airgates already!). We now have some on park advertising: Presumably the cred itself will be rather basic, but I think we're all more looking...
  7. JoshC.

    A Storm Blows away a Pig - Paultons Park Trip Report

    Is this the first UK trip report of 2021 on here? I think it might be! I figured I post a little rambling about my trip to Paultons yesterday. I was just going to post in the Tornado Springs thread and echo everyone else's praises, but meh, here will do.. My first, and before yesterday, only...
  8. JoshC.

    Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2020

    I wasn't quite sure whether to put this in the trip reports thread, but it seems that last year people ended up using this section for discussion and reports of events, so maybe as well chuck it here (mods feel free to move!) Was really fortunate to attend the VIP preview night for Fright...
  9. JoshC.

    Oktoberfests and Losing Blackpool Virginity

    2020 was going to be the year I ticked off 'bigger' European parks I hadn't got round to visiting - Europa Park, Port Aventura, Heide Park and Blackpool for example. Obviously plans have been hit hard, but fortunately, Blackpool remained a constant (didn't think I'd ever say that!). So a couple...
  10. JoshC.

    Rank the Soquets

    Everyone loves ranking once in a while, so why not delve into obscurity and rank the coasters you've ridden from everyone's favourite French manufacturer? 1. Gaz Express, Parc Bagatelle - Pretty close between this and Odin, but the fire and water effects clinch it. 2. Fort d'Odin, Parc du...
  11. JoshC.

    Premiere Soquet Grilling

    With the 'new normal' in full swing and parks open again, I'd been itching for a European trip again. With my Heide/Hansa trip back in April cancelled, and my June Europa trip delayed before I booked, the Covid situation had dented some big plans for new parks for me. However, wanting to remain...
  12. JoshC.

    Djurs Sommerland | Unknown | Mack Powered Coaster | 2022

    Debated about whether this should have it's own thread or not, but I guess it may as well... Djurs Sommerland appear to be opening a new attraction for next year. Interestingly, this attraction was planned for 2022, but they've bought it forward. Nice to hear in a time where most things are...
  13. JoshC.

    Tonnerre de Zeus to be Renovated for 2022? [updated]

    Looopings are reporting that Tonnerre de Zeus is going to be renovated for the 2021, after having it confirmed directly to them from the park: https://www.looopings.nl/weblog/13231/Renovatie-voor-houten-achtbaan-Parc-Asterix-ombouw-naar-hybrid-coaster.html Probably best to take with a pinch of...
  14. JoshC.

    Legoland Sichuan to Open in 2023

    Haven't seen this mentioned anywhere, which surprised me since it was announced on Friday.. A new Legoland park will open in Sichuan, China in 2023: It's hardly a surprise that Merlin are doing this, what with the rapidly growing (perhaps unsustainably so?) theme park market in China, with...
  15. JoshC.

    Linnanmäki feat. iik!Week 2019

    Finland had never exactly been on my radar; it was more somewhere that I thought "it'd be nice to go there one day", as opposed to a "I'll go there in a few years". Then, Taiga happened, and all of a sudden, my interest popped up dramatically. And so Linnanmäki happened this weekend. I looked at...
  16. JoshC.

    Hansa Park Announce 2 New Attractions for 2020

    Hansa Park are introducing two new rides next year: a (edit..) log flume and a family drop tower. The rides will replace Die Glocke; their pendulum ride themed to a bell. Source:
  17. JoshC.

    Plopsaland de Panne | The Ride to Happiness | Mack Xtreme Spinning Coaster | 2021

    Looopings are reporting that Plopsaland are considering introducing a Mack Xtreme Spinning Coaster, perhaps for 2022: https://www.looopings.nl/weblog/11992/Plopsaland-heeft-plannen-voor-extreme-nieuwe-achtbaan.html The park are planning on opening the finished version of Dino Splash (rethemed...
  18. JoshC.

    Gardaland to open Legoland Water Park in 2020

    Following from the successes of Legoland Water Parks at Legoland Resorts in America, Merlin are expanding the idea and incorporating the idea of a Legoland Water Park into Gardaland's resort offering...
  19. JoshC.

    Ich bin ein Doughnut

    Last weekend, I visited Berlin and Leipzig for a quick cred run and culture trip. I had originally planned to go to Finland and hit up Linnanmaki this month, but since Taiga opens next month and I was in need of a cred hit, and I'd wanted to visit Berlin for a while, this seemed like a...
  20. JoshC.

    Something Different - Bear Grylls Adventure

    Opening autumn last year, The Bear Grylls Adventure already feels like a forgotten Merlin attraction in some sense. No real fanfare when the attraction opened, and still no advertising, it's a weird scenario. Apparently a big advertising push is coming this spring though, so maybe that will help...
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