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  1. toofpikk

    CWOA | Project Amazon | B&M Wing Coaster (Jumanji Land?)| 2023

    The highest throughput coaster currently at Chessington is Vampire, which very VERY rarely gets over 600pph. A manufacturers throughput and a realistic one can often be worlds apart. The scepticism for the low throughput of this new coaster is multi-dimensional. First of all - no matter how...
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    Rumoured GCI for Worlds of Fun

    i dont understand why they would theme a park to going round the world in 80 days when you could do it so much quicker?? are you supposed to spend 80 days at the park? ?
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    Europa Park | Mack Rides BigDipper | 2023

    slightly expanded drawing which shows just how ridiculous this thing is.
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    Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss; who do you want to be Britain’s next prime minister?

    I think you've kind of hit the nail on the head here @Furiustobaco; as much as I despised May, at least she had integrity. It's a very very dangerous slope to put politics on, where not even the Prime Minister can be held accountable. The contents of my bedroom bin would make a more politically...
  5. toofpikk

    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster? (UK's tallest coaster) | 2023/2024

    no no, wrong end of the stick here pal. Thorpe is a sh*thole, surrounded by, nearly wildlife sanctuaries.
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster? (UK's tallest coaster) | 2023/2024

    There are a collection of designated special protection order areas literally exactly where they're planning Exodus. Thorpe is in Runnymede's greenbelt for 2030 so building stuff requries a few extra hurdles to be jumped regardless, but its hardly surprising that there is serious pushback for...
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    5 Years Later - European Road Trip: Phantasialand [final post]

    Which one? 🤣 Thanks! The final park on our trip ended up being Phantasialand. As I have mentioned, to soothe the pain of missing out on some of the other parks, we booked an extra day here. Getting to the park was an utter nightmare. As mentioned, I had to drop off the car back at Osnabruck...
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    Man arrested after base jump from the top of Red Force

    Wingsuiting, I'm fairly sure, is illegal in some countries as there is simply no form of insurance that will cover anyone. I think if you know that the peak of your sport, speciality, or hobby is in itself illegal, then you're probably more open to doing illegal stuff further down the pyramid...
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    5 Years Later - European Road Trip: Phantasialand [final post]

    MMm a lot of my shots came out quite dark, couldn't really work out why. I was shooting on Portra 400 and Fuji 100. Portra 400 has always been reliable, a lot of shots from Heide came out super nice but less so at Walibi. I'd have taken my medium format camera too had I not used up all my film...
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    5 Years Later - European Road Trip: Phantasialand [final post]

    When I last visited Walibi Holland, Lost Gravity was totally brand new, and I remember being really underwhelmed by the park as I thought it was a spiritual cousin of Thorpe Park in a lot of ways. Suffice to say that opinion has changed. If you find yourself on a road trip around Europe and...
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    5 Years Later - European Road Trip: Phantasialand [final post]

    We arrived at the garage at 8, to be told they wouldn’t be able to inspect my vehicle until midday. After 2 more hours on the phone to my insurance explaining that I needed a hire car for at least the one day, I also discovered that I had some pretty gaping gaps in my insurance cover, despite my...
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    5 Years Later - European Road Trip: Phantasialand [final post]

    It’s surely common knowledge that if you have seen me comment on ride technicalities, I will often use it as an opportunity to apply anecdotal information I picked up during my season working at Europa Park in 2017. During this time I made quite a few close friends, some of which I remain in...
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    Overshadowed attractions

    Winja's Fear Force. I've sung it's praises here before but having had a recent re-ride, I still cannot believe that the best spinner I've been on is also the oldest, and the only one with trick track, and it duels, and it's all indoors, and it's got that ridiculous lift. Like seriously, it's...
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    WTF Merlin?

    Had a visit there a few days back. Gotta be honest, the place charmed me to bits. By far and away my favourite merlin attraction. A shame the looper wasn’t running but really didn’t burden my day too much, it’s such a pretty park with plenty to see and do. I implore you to not let these...
  15. toofpikk

    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    Very unthorough search pal. A quick google search tells a vastly different story. Not sure how this particular translation is that relevant, but it is very funny.
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    The UK "Partygate" Scandal

    One would hope that in years to come these rules will be reversed. I hope there is mechanism to be able to do so. What I don't understand, is considering the lack of popularity with so many of these political actions, how have there not yet been huge accounts of uproar. I haven't seen a single...
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    Most rides you've ever had on one attraction in a day?

    I was really there thinking my 17 rides on Nemesis inferno was impressive. Really miss the summer nights days where they'd just blast club music in all the ride stations until 10 oclock and you shared the park with more staff than guests.
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    WTF Merlin?

    smoking is actually banned for CCTV purposes; when you produce particularly big smoke (and especially vape) clouds you block critical viewpoints of CCTV. This isn't exclusive to rides either, it's across the whole park, which is why there's designated smoking areas/you're asked to not smoke at...
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    Britain and foreign languages

    Honestly, it's an amazing thesis/dissertation question if you were studying the history of languages because you really could dive into it. But there is a plain and simple timeline of things. Historically, Britons have marched across the globe, planted their flag, and spoken what they already...