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  1. thepoweroften

    Your UK top 10, 2021

    1. Flying Fish (Thorpe Park) 2. Flying Fish (Thorpe Park) 3. Flying Fish (Thorpe Park) 4. Flying Fish (Thorpe Park) 5. Flying Fish (Thorpe Park) 6. Flying Fish (Thorpe Park) 7. Flying Fish (Thorpe Park) 8. Flying Fish (Thorpe Park) 9. Flying Fish (Thorpe Park) 10. Steeplechase (Blackpool...
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    In your opinion, what's wrong with Derren Brown's Ghost Train, and why did it fail?

    The biggest flaw for me personally is that I’ve been to Thorpe about three times since it opened and I’ve still never been on the bloody thing (and not for lack of trying, when it first opened I thought it sounded sick). It’s always either closed/not working, has an 8000 hour queue or both. The...
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    what do you want your first cred back to be

    Since I assume my next park will be Thorpe (it’s closest to me & I have friends who want to go soon), Stealth. It’s the only cred there I don’t have. It’s never spited me or anything, I’m just very scared of heights, but I’m determined to woman up lol
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    First park you’ll be going to

    Thorpe Park is my closest (major) park and the one I'm most likely to be able to persuade friends to tag along to, so most likely that. Might try and get to Alton Towers or BPB at some point as well, maybe in 2021. I would have been going to Nagashima Spa Land and Universal Studios Japan if my...
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    Territories with a disproportionate number of a ride type.

    I think small UK parks have enough Pinfaris. It’s been a laugh and all but now I really think we are okay for Pinfaris.
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    What are your favorite “clone/basic” coaster models?

    I feel like I’m going to be roasted for this, but I can’t think of many rides I’ve laughed more on with friends than Reverchon spinning mice. They’re obviously not /good/ rides, they’re just so wildly uncomfortable and tacky and fun.
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    The first UK RMC; where will it happen?

    I’d really LIKE to see an RMC at Thorpe, partly for selfish reasons (it’s my closest major park) but also because they’re overdue a new development and there’s so much space going to waste there, especially now Logger’s Leap is no more. I still don’t think it’s terribly likely that we’ll get one...
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    Last Cred Review

    Gained 4 creds at Winter Wonderland today! First time I’ve been able to post on this thread since joining. In order of riding: Euro Coaster or whatever it’s called at the moment It was pretty sub-par really - didn’t do much, wasn’t smooth or even nice to look at - but we rode it first because...
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    How many death creds do you have?

    Just Space Invader 2 at BPB (as far as I know, anyway). Didn’t know anyone had died on it at the time of riding, I was about 7 years old. I always imagine I’d feel weird knowingly getting on a ride that had been someone’s last (not that it would put me off or that I’d be concerned for my safety...
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    Rides you rode in the opening season?

    Just TWD:TR at Thorpe, if that counts (just being a retheme and not a new ride).
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    Least favorite coaster you have ridden?

    The only coaster I’ve ridden that I genuinely disliked to the point where I’d never ride it again was probably Turbo (the Pinfari looper on Brighton Pier). I don’t usually mind rough rides (Colossus is genuinely my favourite ride at Thorpe) but that was beyond horrific and nowhere near exciting...
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    What do you find most scary? / Phobias?

    Daddylonglegs are my absolute worst. I‘m terrified of the things. Don’t really like spiders either although I can tolerate small ones. In terms of stuff that affects my coaster experiences - not keen on heights either, still haven’t braved anything over 200ft (although I’m going to Nagashima...
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    Your Year in Review: 2019 edition on page 5

    I’ll be back after Winter Wonderland... :)
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    Your Credit Approach at a New Park

    For financial and location reasons I don’t get to go to theme parks very often and when I do I’m usually with friends or family who aren’t enthusiasts. So it would be sort of odd (/impolite) if I was more focused on getting creds than enjoying the day with them. Usually I just have a good time...
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    Theme park YouTubers: what do you think of them?

    If you don’t take them too seriously, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the majority of them. Obviously some are a little obnoxious but that’s YouTube for you in general. I’ll admit to watching TPW’s vlogs sometimes when my anxiety / insomnia really kicks in at night: it’s just...
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    Your first, favourite and least favourite coaster in each country/US state you've visited

    Well, this will be straightforward. England First: Nickelodeon Streak @ BPB (back when it was called Rollercoaster) Favourite: Colossus @ Thorpe (yes, really) Least favourite: Turbo @ Brighton Pier Should be able to add Japan next year :)
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    Most Obscure Coaster you've ridden

    Probably Cliffhanger at Blackgang Chine. Only rode it once or twice on a school trip about ten years ago. Ironically I now live about 30 minutes away from the park on but haven't been back, although I did pass it on the bus the other day. They've repainted it a sort of rust-brown colour. I miss...
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    What is the wettest water ride you've ever been on?

    I've never been anything but soaked to the skin from head to toe after riding Tidal Wave. I'd go on most water rides regardless of the weather but I can't bring myself to ride TW when it isn't boiling hot, would feel like pneumonia waiting to happen. Haven't been on Valhalla yet though.
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    Your Defunct Roller Coaster List

    If we’re counting relocations, Space Invader 2 at BPB. If not, nowt ?