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  1. Lofty

    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    I thought I'd create a topic for small theme park industry related news in here, so just store away all the little bits we come across. It seems that Intamin have partially rebrand, featuring a new logo: I love it. Also, Blooloop have released their Theme Park Influencer List for 2018 and...
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    China Tightens Control Over New Theme Parks

    I cannot say I'm that surprised, but it seems that there's going to be more control over the number of new theme parks being constructed in China. The biggest change is that they seem to be directing new parks into supporting the local economies rather than just trying to make as much capital...
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    Six Flags to open in China

    It appears that Six Flags are to open a park in China - I'm not sure if this is open knowledge and people know where it actually is based? But this appeared on LinkedIn: David McKillips SVP International Operations; President of Six Flags Development Company The planning continues! Our...
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    Six Flags Over Georgia | Twisted Cyclone | RMC I-Box (Georgia Cyclone Conversion)

    So, news is out. Georgia Cyclone is to be converted into an RMC! Looks great too!
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    Méga Parc Quebec To Get Steampunk Facelift

    So, Méga Parc in Quebec is to receive a $52 million facelift, with inspiration from Jules Verne/Steampunk. It sounds/looks really cool, I love a bit of Steampunk, if it's done right...
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    Puy Du Fou Toledo

    I know this isn't going to cater to everyone's tastes (cue NO CREDS argument), but the incredibly successful Puy Du Fou in France has expanded and is opening a park in Toledo, Spain. for those that don't know, Puy Du Fou is an entertainment park with historical theatre as it's central core - it...
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    Ugliest Coaster

    I was just trawling through LinkedIn and came across this BEAST. I think the combination of pink, blue and yellow, along with the shape of the cars make such a HIDEOUS aesthetic crack. Do you have any rides that you look at and think: "You ugly, hey hey, you ugly"
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    Rides That Really Surprised You

    So, I know I posted this on the CF Chat Facebook page, but I thought I'd put it here as well... What rides or coasters really surprised you in a good/bad way? One that definitely springs to mind for me is Talocan at Phantasialand. It's ridiculously forceful and my feet were killing me when I...
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    Wings Over... Dynamic Attractions New Flying Theatre

    Not 'coaster' related, but it is a ride and part of themed attractions... So, Dynamic Attractions announced that they were creating their version of Soarin'/Soaring a number of years ago and some footage leaked of it online. Now, they're starting to build them as standalone attractions and...
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    Skyline Attractions New Thrill Ride

    So, Skyline attractions first came to our attention during IAAPA 2014 when they announced their 'Strike U Up' ride concept, closely followed by the announcement of their 'Crazy Couch'. Well, they now need your help to decide on the company's first thrill ride's name... Here's the ride...
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    Jora Vision facing Bankruptcy?

    Hello, It is with deep shock that I've found out that Jora Vision, the creative team behind a lot of fantastic theming, branding and ride designs that many of us love have declared bankruptcy with their three companies, Jora Vision BV, Jora Vision Production BV and Jora Vision Design BV. More...
  12. Lofty

    Halloween Horror Nights 25 - Orlando 2015 - SPOILERS.

    Hello all, I recently visited (arguably) the largest Halloween event in the world - Halloween Horror Nights. As a lot of you are aware, I absolutely love haunted houses, haunted attractions, scare attractions, scare mazes, whatever you want to **** call them. So with the 25th...
  13. Lofty

    PortAventura | Ferrari Land | New Area

    Well, this came as a shock... A few images on this link below: Kingda Ka clone? Don't mind if I do. EDIT: It's not a Ka clone, I just got excited. FML.
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    The Amsterdam Dungeon remove Reaper: Drop Ride to Doom

    The only reason I created this topic was a bit of a 'heads up' to everybody who's planning a trip a credit dash to Amsterdam for Reaper... It's closed for good as of 05/01/2014. I'd noticed when I was going through The Dungeon websites for an update on the San Fran project when I noticed it had...
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    S&S Free spin 4D concept

    Hello all, I'm sure there was a topic about this, but I can't find it anymore. It's true that S&S have been working on a free spinning version of their 4D rides. Below is a video released by TPR who had the chance to test their prototype. So...
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    New Shrek (yawn) attraction for Merlin County Hall

    Hi all, Recently saw this article... A bit of research led to this planning application website: The interesting bits are...
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    Thorpe Park Fright Nights

    Hey all, I'm not going to explain how my day started, the order of what had happened or what I rode (sort of), but I am going to do a semi in-depth analysis of each of their scare attractions (scare maze is such a contrived phrase, NONE are mazes...), I'll do this in order of the best to the...
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    GCI Brakes

    Hey everyone, Sorry if this has already been asked in the past, did a quick search and found nothing... I'm just wondering why 90% of GCI's coasters have extremely long break brake runs? They hit the breaks brakes, usually head through a transfer shed, (I understand why they do this) and then...
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    Halloween in Florida - Part 1: Halloween Horror Nights.

    Hey all, I'm gonna go and do a review of just the Halloween Horror Nights, Howl-O-Scream & Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Events in Florida. For YEARS, I've been wanting to go to these events and see if they live up to the hype they receive. So, this year, myself and Maddie decided to bite the...
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    GCI Create a Wooden Shuttle Concept

    Well, it seems that GCI have created a shuttle coaster for their current line-up. I'm guessing this is just in t,e for the IAAPA event in terms of marketing it. Apologies if this was posted elsewhere, I can't seem to see any in any topic.