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  1. JamesB

    Top 10(ish): 2021 Edition - page 102

    After visiting BPB last week I've updated my top 10 (Big One is out and Icon is in). Unsure of I'll get any more creds this year but time will tell! (Edited after visiting Thorpe in July) Helix, Liseberg (Mack) Zadra, Energylandia (RMC) Taiga, Linnanmaki (Intamin) Dive Coaster, Chimelong (B&M)...
  2. JamesB

    20 Years of CF: Tat Giveaway #4 - Looking to the future

    I am looking forward to (hopefully) getting on Monster at Grona Lund. Why? It looks fantastic and following the construction has been intriguing. Particuarly, seeing the park squeeze in a coaster of that size. I've never been disappointed by a B&M Invert so I have high expectations.
  3. JamesB

    20 Years of CF: Tat Giveaway #1 - Batman...Forever

    I joined in 2013 back when my interest in theme parks and roller coasters was starting to flourish. I think my main reason was to find a forum that wasn't like the idiocy of TPR. For a long time I lurked and kept up to date. It's only been the last few years I've got a bit more involved and...
  4. JamesB

    Energylandia | Abyssus | Vekoma Shockwave+ | 2021

    I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually remodel the area after the entrance. The first thing you see is that tacky Wacky Worm. They could create a little 'Main Street' or something. Yeah a type of shuttle bus would work quite well. Or they do something crazy like building an underground train!
  5. JamesB

    Your year in review - 2020 edition

    Um, the first post is missing for me on this thread. Is it just me? Anyway, here's mine: - Coaster Count at start of 2020: 127 - Coaster Count at end of 2020: 145 (Had planned to hit 150 this year!) - New coasters ridden in 2020: 18 - New parks visited in 2020: 2 - Park visits in 2020: 3...
  6. JamesB

    Energylandia | Abyssus | Vekoma Shockwave+ | 2021

    I wonder how long it will be until the park put some kind of transportation in? With further expansion it's going to be quite the trek from the entrance to the back of the park!
  7. JamesB

    Not Another Poland Trip Report!

    Ha! I hadn't realised that - it is quite pleasing! Yeah I didn't expect a rapids to be rough, but I got jolted and whacked around quite a bit and found it quite unenjoyable. Not what I've experienced on other rapid rides.
  8. JamesB

    Not Another Poland Trip Report!

    So a few weeks ago I finally got to experience the now well known parks that are Energylandia and Legendia. I first considered making this trip last year when Zadra opened but I decided to wait until this year as Abyssus was also on its way (ha, look how that one worked out for me!) I won’t...
  9. JamesB

    Top 10(ish): 2021 Edition - page 102

    My updated top 20 after visiting Poland last week: Helix, Liseberg Zadra, Energylandia Taiga, Linnanmaki Dive Coaster, Chimelong Swarm, Thorpe Stealth, Thorpe Lech Coaster, Legendia Big One, Blackpool Grand National, Blackpool Tornado, Sarkanniemi Hyperion, Energylandia Baron 1898...
  10. JamesB

    Premiere Soquet Grilling

    I have fond memories of going to Festyland as a child, it was quite a quirky park from what I remember. Various self-operated fairground type rides and so on. Looking at the website it seems to have modernised a lot since them. Thanks for sharing!
  11. JamesB

    Corona Comfort | A Nostalgic 2019 Scandinavia TR | Part 5: Liseberg

    Great photos and report, especially the 'money shot'! Did you go on the dark ride which is sort of their own version of It's A Small World? It's such a beautiful park.
  12. JamesB

    Energylandia | Abyssus | Vekoma Shockwave+ | 2021

    That's so frustrating for me. I purposely didn't go last year as Abyssus was due for this year. I'm due to go in September. Never mind!
  13. JamesB

    New Coaster at Wiener Prater

    As someone said above, each ride at Prater is operated by individual vendors. That's the reason you pay per ride and can't get wristbands for the whole park. Maskerade is a waste of space, barely does anything. Infinity Coaster... no way.
  14. JamesB

    Paultons Park | Tornado Springs | New Area | 2021

    Stunning video, barely recognise it as the park I visited as a child! I really hope their next project is to replace the log flume, it sticks out like a sore thumb on that video.
  15. JamesB

    Fantastic old coaster footage/pics

    Was browsing Atlas Obscura and they have this fantastic old map of Playland, NY: Source, with zoomable map:
  16. JamesB

    Roller Coaster TV Programs and News Articles!

    For those that have Disney+, 'The Imagineering Story' is a really interesting and insightful watch. There's also a 'Behind the Attraction' series in development too.
  17. JamesB

    CANCELLED - Blown Away | PAULTONS PARK | 6th June 2020

    I've signed up, excited for my first live event. If anyone is travelling from the Southampton area a lift would be much appreciated as I'm limited to public transport at the moment.
  18. JamesB

    Your Year in Review: 2019 edition on page 5

    Late to the party, but here goes... Coaster count at start of 2019: 108 Coaster count at end of 2019: 127 New credits obtained in 2019: 19 New parks visited in 2019: Brean Theme Park, Linnanmaki, Sarkanniemi Favourite new ride of 2019: Taiga, Linnanmaki Favourite new park of 2019: Sarkanniemi...
  19. JamesB

    India PTR - Part 6: Kolkata

    Hell no at that ferris wheel! As always, a very cultural and interesting PTR. I went to Delhi many years ago and can't really think of anything positive to say about the place, Fortunately other places in India make up how bad the capital is.
  20. JamesB

    CF-Lives 2020 | All Dates Announced!

    I'd love to come along to Paultons as my first Live meet! Having done Finland last year I'm sure that will be an excellent trip for those that go!