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  1. EndlessWire

    Kings Island | Orion | B&M Giga Coaster

    "Smallest giga" is still a hell of an accolade. It's the same as saying that Jenson Button is the UK's least successful world champion this century, it's still pretty damn impressive. I think this looks superb - are we expecting full four-across trains or staggered Shambhala-type trains?
  2. EndlessWire

    Fear of rides

    Another thing to remember is that ultimately all those coasters exist for the sole reason of making people have fun! Whatever else they seem, they are designed for enjoyment first and foremost. Also bear in mind that at Alton, Nemesis and Oblivion in particular are designed to be frightening to...
  3. EndlessWire

    Track walks

    I was having a chat with a GP friend of mine who holds the "but it looks so dangerous!" opinion, and had an odd moment of brain fade. I've always thought that coaster tracks were walked and checked daily, but he pointed out that it's surely impossible to do that safely every day, especially when...
  4. EndlessWire

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2021

    Does Intamin make any other off-the-shelf looping designs? Doesn't have to be a 10-looper to fit the rumours, I suppose.
  5. EndlessWire

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2021

    That's a very good point, actually.
  6. EndlessWire

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2021

    For me, that's sort of the main problem with them - I'm not sure what they're trying to be. The name implies a kiddie's zoo, the karts are a family-friendly type thing, they're doing the resort stuff like you say and yet Kumali is still kind of their big symbol and that and (inexplicably) Hero...
  7. EndlessWire

    Gröna Lund | Monster | B&M Invert | 2021

    No idea how I've managed to miss this, but I'm all in favour of a new claustrophobic B&M invert. I really like what they've done with the layout (removed final inversion notwithstanding) - the tight helix before the laser roll looks nice and intense. These rides always seem to benefit more than...
  8. EndlessWire

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2021

    You know, now I think about it,if ever there was a park in the UK suited to an RMC Raptor, it'd be Mingo. Such a shame there's very little chance of that coming to pass, it'd fit in well for them I feel.
  9. EndlessWire

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2021

    You'd only need a crane to build something tall. Red Force clone confirmed! Joking aside, it's about time Flamingo Land got something new, their current roster of rides isn't quite enough to make me drop the money to visit again without any reason. A 10 looper does confuse me a little though...
  10. EndlessWire

    Nice to be back! Life got in the way a little these last few months, but it's good to get the...

    Nice to be back! Life got in the way a little these last few months, but it's good to get the chance to get on here again. :)
  11. EndlessWire

    Biggest Disappointment...

    Dragon Khan for me. It's one of those coasters that even non-coaster people know about, and being an 8-inverting B&M, I thought "what's not to like?". Sadly, for me it just felt underwhelming - a string of inconsequencial inversions only one or two of which were particularly forceful, less good...
  12. EndlessWire

    Encore - Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 24/10/18

    Thanks a lot! I was really happy with the misty end-of-day one. There's just something about the proximity of rides at BPB that affords views like that.
  13. EndlessWire

    Europa Park to build a cable car to France

    Very disappointed this is a cable car and not a monorail, so I can't break out my extensive list of Simpsons GIFs and quotes. "Is there a chance the track could bend?" "Yes. Absolutely. It's a cable."
  14. EndlessWire

    Unknown ride cars on the right of valhalla.

    But it does! :P
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    Encore - Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 24/10/18

    I've always thought that, when seeing a live gig, the final song each night has to be significant. I've always loved The Who, and typically they close with Won't Get Fooled Again - one of the greatest rock songs ever written; most times I've seen Muse, they've closed with a thunderous Knights of...
  16. EndlessWire

    What is your top 10 to do list?

    But this is the thing, I'll get round to them eventually but hopefully once the hype's died down. Right now, I fear they can only disappoint, now that everyone seems to rhapsodise about them. All the rest add a bit of depth and uniqueness, and Wildfire's terrain layout looks like it ticks my...
  17. EndlessWire

    What is your top 10 to do list?

    The more I think about this, the more I realise how unfussed I am by a few of them. Not at all fussed about catching Lightning Rod any time soon and I can live without Steel Vengeance and Fury 325 too (though I suspect I added that to facilitate a joke that got nowhere near the reaction I had...
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    What would your five year plan be for a park/chain?

    Fun idea! Let's see: Blackpool Pleasure Beach 2020: Tidy up park, Millennium Flyers on Grand National. Demolish Bowladrome. Install new fountain. 2021: Gut out Impossible, build a better ''fun house' type attraction, perhaps with a W&G-type IP. Tidy Bowladrome site with a temporary (two year)...
  19. EndlessWire

    You countries without coasters count

    Two! Monaco and Vatican, those good old city states strike again. :) My visited-but-no-creds list is considerably longer: Greece, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Norway, Sweden (whyyy spite me, Liseberg?), Czechia, Netherlands and tragically the USA. What can I...
  20. EndlessWire

    What do you like doing while waiting in lines for roller coasters?

    Even better, how about seats on some sort of track? Might be fun to add some turns and uppy-downy bits to make it a bit more fun. ;)