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    Top 10(ish): 2021 Edition - page 102

    Here's a list of ten coasters which I really like, in an order where I thought about it for a couple of seconds and decided 'that'll do'. There's a huge recency bias in my list. The first five I've ridden in the last 2 years or so but the rest of the coasters on here I haven't been on for 10+...
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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster | 2020

    We've been blind the whole time - it's clear that Hotel Charles Lindbergh is actually just a prison to detain anyone who dares take any behind-the-scenes construction/off-season footage.
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    Coasters that exceeded expectations.

    The bobsled at Parc Asterix immediately springs to my mind - I'd completely forgotten it existed when I went but it really packed a punch! Also Baco - which I expected to murder me based on accounts prior to my visit. It was a little rattly. I actually really liked it.
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    Phantasialand in Winter/General Questions

    Thanks all for your answers! Not sure why I was thinking there was a bus straight from Cologne, Bruhl makes more sense so I probably read that wrong originally. Either way it looks to me the hotel is well worth the investment particularly seeing as the park is open late and it'll save me the...
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    Rides that still genuinely scare you...

    I used to be terrified of tower rides to the point where I would refuse to ride them, now it's more of a sense of slight uneasyness waiting for the drop. Launches are fine for me in general but I know I'm going to **** myself when I eventually get around to riding Dodonpa. That launch...
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    Phantasialand in Winter/General Questions

    It's likely I'll be in Dusseldorf with work for the week of the 21st November. I noticed Phantasialand do a Christmas event which seems to begin right around that time and entertained the possibility of popping down as I've never visited the park before. Have had a little nose around and noticed...
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    What's happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370?

    I had a look at the article again and noted that it was originally published on 14 March, which was shortly before some of the details such as the automatic pings and the alternative flight arcs were officially announced. This will explain why a lot of it doesn't appear to make sense with what's...
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    What's happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370?

    A major flaw with this theory: The plane reportedly flew for an additional 6-7 hours after making last contact. A fire which is able to knock out the communicative systems may cause the crew to succumb to smoke, but surely a fire that intense would have crippled the jet much sooner? From past...
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    Game of Thrones

    Concerning the show, I have to say the reaction towards the you-know-what was even more hilarious and entertaining than I anticipated. I've felt a bit letdown by the show in the past (particularly Season 2, with the exception of the "Blackwater" episode) but the show really bounced back in the...
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    Thorpe Park |"The Swarm"| B&M Wing Coaster

    Thorpe Park Mania have just posted footage of the in-line twist. From the looks of things it's literally going to fly OVER the station as opposed to be besides it. Epic.
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    Dragon Khan VS Kraken

    Khan is very, very overrated. The first half's pretty weak and I found that even its most raved element (the zero-g) is only really any good on one side of the train. The second half is actually a lot better thankfully but overall the entire coaster isn't really as good as everyone makes it out...
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    Port Aventura |"Shambhala"| B&M Hyper

    Re: [Rumour] 2012 B&M for Port Aventura When I was there a couple of weeks ago they shut down Khan in the morning and opened it up in the middle of the day. Presumably it was for this coaster construction as when it was opened again there were lots of new vehicles piling dirt around which...
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    Notable Deaths 2011

    Seeing as nobody has reported them in the topic: Vitaly Anikeyenko Mikhail Balandin Gennady Churilov Pavol Demitra Robert Dietrich Alexander Galimov Marat Kalimulin Alexander Kalyanin Andrei Kiryukhin Nikita Klyukin Stefan Liv Jan Marek Sergei Ostapchuk Karel Rachůnek Ruslan Salei Maxim...
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    Top 10: 2011 edition

    I've made a couple of small changes to the Top 20 this past week, and it looks like it'll be the final list for 2011 anyway. 1. Alpengeist 2. Oblivion 3. Kumba 4. Montu 5. Furius Baco 6. Manta 7. California Screamin' 8. SheiKra 9. Griffon 10. Apollo's Chariot 11. Wild Mouse (Blackpool) 12...
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    Parc Asterix |"Oz'Iris"| B&M Invert

    Re: "Unknown", B&M Invert for Parc Asterix How about Monster at Walygator, which is less than 200 miles away. :wink: I still think this is going to be awesome regardless. I think it would be wrong to compare this to Silver Bullet, the layout's far tighter, the drop looks like it actually does...
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    Strange choices

    Surely the big answer HAS to be Leviathan which is essentially Behemoth plus an extra 80ft. What's even weirder is that Behemoth was put it merely 4 years before, not to mention it's Canada's 3rd B&M Hyper/Mega/Giga seeing as La Ronde also has one. Speaking of La Ronde, didn't it put it in a...
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    Thorpe Park |"The Swarm"| B&M Wing Coaster

    Re: The Swarm - B&M 'Wing-Rider', Thorpe Park 2012 To be honest the only people adding crap to the topic are the ones who have been complaining about it. It's a well known fact that the Thorpe/Alton/Cedar Point coaster threads get pages of posts about minute details or off-topic posts. If it...
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    Best Ride Music

    Even though the ride is mostly pants, Soarin's soundtrack is beautiful and fits perfectly with the ride. Krake at Heide Park also has pretty cool music. I also really liked the music played in Manta's...
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    Top 10: 2011 edition

    I might as well seeing as I've earned a few new credits this year and my list has taken to a pretty big change. Bolded are new entries. 1. Alpengeist, Busch Gardens Williamsburg I really, really love this ride. Not only for the huge scale of it but it's also wonderfully landscaped. The huge...
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    Great/Poor layouts

    Cheetah Hunt has a really good layout which is let down by the fact it doesn't go fast enough around it. I really liked the canyon section though I felt it would have been more snappy and wild if it had gone a little faster. Ghostrider at Knott's has a pretty decent layout as well which is...