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  1. Chris Brown

    "Pigs Might Fly" - Paultons Park, 21st May 2022

    All paid. Very excited!
  2. Chris Brown

    Fantasmagorical Faff - Trip Reports

    We witnessed an incredible spectacle on the Live, potentially a worlds first… not one, not two, not even three but FOUR whole laps on Runaway Mine Train! (If a Mod could please spin the picture round I’d appreciate it as I’ve tried and failed many times!)
  3. Chris Brown

    Taron vs FLY; which Phantasialand launch coaster do you prefer?

    I prefer Taron as a ride but FLY as an experience. I was very surprised at FLY as just a ride though, wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it actually was. Breaking it down. Area. FLY > Taron Queue. FLY > Taron Experience. FLY > Taron Theme. FLY > Taron Ride hardware. FLY < Taron...
  4. Chris Brown

    "Fantasmagorical Faff" - Alton Towers, 20th March 2022

    Gonna grab a ticket for this one. Haven’t been to Alton since the Wickerman press night back whenever that was!
  5. Chris Brown

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

    I agree with all of the top part of your post and do firmly believe that positivity is key but not so much with the bottom part quoted. The reason Merlin are held to such a high standard is because they should be, their visitor numbers, their budgets, their portfolio of parks, their key...
  6. Chris Brown

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

    Still can’t get my head fully around the idea of Merlin going for a hyper. If they do I think it’ll be a **** raging bull type one where it just doesn’t really do any of the things a hyper should do. Like Orion levels of disappointment kind of thing. If it’s a dive machine I’ll cry genuine tears.
  7. Chris Brown

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

    I’m still sticking by my weird Mack triple launch / spinner prediction I made a while ago but wanted to present some ramblings to add to the B&M hyper discussion. Would anyone have predicted B&M building a family triple launch wing coaster? Is it possible that B&M go for something completely...
  8. Chris Brown

    Could steel coasters get the RMC (-ish) treatment?

    I can’t see why they wouldn’t. I know RMC’s main requirement is concrete footers, anything else is considered a bonus. I think storm chaser was nearly all metal support work but I’m not sure how much was actually retained. Regarding Blackpool and the The Big One I think it’s pretty common...
  9. Chris Brown

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

    I’ve no idea what this is going to be but I don’t think we’re too far off seeing plans on the planning portal if the 2024 date is correct. For that reason I wanted to get my bets in! GCI woodie Mack triple launch / spinner Second would be a little bit meh but I can see Thorpe going for a...
  10. Chris Brown

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

    I’ve not read the entire thread but have seen the cravings for a B&M hyper and rightly so, I think it’s almost a no brainer for Thorpe. Well, I think it was a no brainer 10 years ago but I’m not so sure anymore. Is a hyper really enough to satisfy the GP’s expectations now? It would absolutely...
  11. Chris Brown

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

    Wouldn’t surprise me if this is a smaller iteration of the wing coaster with 1 seat on each wing. Would be peak Chessington.
  12. Chris Brown

    GhosterForce 2021: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    Really excited for this, count me in for both park days. Will need to check annual leave for Tulleys but should still be ok!
  13. Chris Brown

    Coaster with the strongest smell?

    Jetline at Gronalund when you go past the extract ventilation discharge from the nearby restaurant.
  14. Chris Brown

    Best pirate ship?

    Second this, was amazed at how crazy it was!
  15. Chris Brown

    WTF Merlin?

    It’s clear Alton are trying implement some kind of system that minimises loses / running costs on poor weather days. There’s a tricky balance to be found in having longer hours to get the punters in but not having them so long that on quiet / bad weather days the park ends up staying open late...
  16. Chris Brown

    Thorpe Park | Black Mirror | Glorified mirror maze

    I experienced it today and just wanted to jot down a few thoughts; it’s pretty good! The concept is cool, and the introduction / early scenes are great. The mazes are good and you get pretty lost which I found more frustrating than intimidating or thrilling, I guess that’s the idea tho. The...
  17. Chris Brown

    Chessington World Of Adventures | Croc Drop | Zamperla Sky (Drop) Tower

    For some reason I had it in my head that this was going to be 2 towers for capacity purposes, no idea where I got that from. The work Chessington have done with this is excellent, the marketing, themeing and story all look great but can't help but agree with concerns above about the capacity...
  18. Chris Brown

    New (temporary, hired) flat rides for Alton Towers

    Imagine queuing 50 WHOLE MINUTES to go on a Super Trooper. SW9 is going to be a Wacky Worm at this rate, passholders would probably still lap it up.
  19. Chris Brown

    WTF Merlin?

    Remind me of Roller Coaster Tycoon and how you could make guests get lost then charge them for maps. Soon Merlin will be doubling the price of umbrellas on rainy days...