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  1. Tonkso

    CWOA | Mandrill Mayhem (World of Jumanji) | B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    I think your theory is correct, anything with an inversion defaults to extreme based on Duane's criteria. From what I understand, removing the inversion would sit it under 'thrill' as it still has the launch. I wouldn't categorise it as a family coaster however, I think it's going to be more...
  2. Tonkso

    New rides @ small parks

    Just touching the 'don't sue us' line there.
  3. Tonkso

    YAY Merlin!

    It could be a UK H&S thing, they may be able to run at -5 technically, but legally they can't. Merlin are yet to comment, which makes me doubt they will go for proper all year opening, but we'll see. The real message I'm taking from this is that the council are going to be more supportive of...
  4. Tonkso

    YAY Merlin!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-64978581 Staffordshire Moorlands investigating all year opening for Alton Towers, Merlin haven't committed anything yet but it's positive to see the council appreciating that the park accounts for 1/3 of the district's tourism. It's...
  5. Tonkso

    Have you ever 'completed' a park?

    Great question, Park Astérix I think? Maybe Plopsaland but I can't remember if there were some kiddie rides that we skipped. I've only ever gone into the Ceebeebies land area of Alton once, ever, so I've never come close to doing Alton 100% Disneyland Paris and Hollywood Studios I've done.
  6. Tonkso

    The best drop towers in world

    Mystery Castle is just a complete experience, it somehow feels much larger than it is when you're on it too which gives it a few bonus points. Extra points for the genuine 'what is this thing?' feel when you first enter the chamber on your first ride. Tower of Terror may not have the best...
  7. Tonkso

    Should Stampida (Port Aventura) really be RMC'd?

    Do whatever you want to the Mine Train, that thing's just bad.
  8. Tonkso

    Should Stampida (Port Aventura) really be RMC'd?

    I'm looking at their recent investments and it doesn't make sense to replace Stampida. They've invested in a shooting dark ride and an indoor family accessible coaster, it's clear that that want to increase their family offering, not shrink it. In fact, with the flume, rapids, Uncharted...
  9. Tonkso

    Should Stampida (Port Aventura) really be RMC'd?

    I don't think it's crap though, 'crap' is your subjective opinion. The ride gets consistent queues and seems to be generally quite popular, also acting as a step-up ride for those who may find Khan and Shammy too intimidating. I actually quite enjoy Stampeda, and of you want to improve it...
  10. Tonkso

    Should Stampida (Port Aventura) really be RMC'd?

    Absolutely not. We need to keep our woodies. Let parks build ground up RMC rides, otherwise we're depriving the next generation from these wooden coaster experiences.
  11. Tonkso

    Drayton Manor Resort Five Year Plan 2022 - 2026

    Tugs? Please be tugs, nobody remembers tugs.
  12. Tonkso

    Shower thoughts: Would you consider a really well-themed water park a theme park?

    I'd rethink the definition there, personally. Amusement Park: a park with rides and little or generic theming. Theme Park: a park where the rides are themed and contained within themed 'lands'. Water parks could realistically fit into either. Volcano Bay, and the two Disney parks definitely...
  13. Tonkso

    Shower thoughts: Would you consider a really well-themed water park a theme park?

    Yes, Volcano Bay (which even brands itself as a Theme Waterpark) changed my perceptions even more than a Disney property could. The quality of that place is simply off the charts.
  14. Tonkso

    Your most disproportionately long wait for a ride?

    80 minutes for the Friday 13th maze at Halloween Horror Nights. We really messed the plan up by listening to bad advice and should never have found ourselves in such a bad queue. 40 minutes for the Fast and the Furious, a ride in which 1 minute would have been too long. We actually walked on to...
  15. Tonkso

    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    The theming (including tunnel) was in a dangerous condition was it not? I really miss that ride, wouldn't it have been amazing to see a refurbished Loggers running alongside Exodus.
  16. Tonkso

    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    That photo has really cut deep actually. I never realised how much it would but I've got so many good memories in that corner of the park, including many of my parents still together and happy, and I don't have a lot of those.
  17. Tonkso

    Phantasialand | Deep In Africa Additions | 2023

    I'm fearful that this is the opening salvo of yet another thrilling conversation about a Phantasialand Wall.
  18. Tonkso

    Weird, Wacky & Strange Coaster Bits

    Maybe it's the angle but is that a circular (non-clothoid) loop!?
  19. Tonkso

    Favorite mobile game?

    Does RCT Classic count? 🤔
  20. Tonkso

    CWOA | Mandrill Mayhem (World of Jumanji) | B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    The theming isn't completed yet mind, and there is no foliage/planting yet either.
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