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    20th Anniversary CF Live - THORPE PARK - 16th April 2023

    Incredibly tempted. I haven’t been to Thorpe since the day after the EuroLive, Farup my Frikadella I think?! And I haven’t been to a coasterforce meet of any kind since the smiler opening (but not) day! I will look into it :)
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    Is a Master’s degree worth it?

    Speaking of PGCE’s … if you fancy earning one you will literally get paid £27k tax free to do so without any commitment required from you to go into the teaching profession. You can literally do your PGCE, pick up your £27k and walk away not even entering the profession because the education...
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    Lightwater Valley - Future?

    I do fear for Lightwater valley with this news and their new direction. There isn’t much extra at Lightwater Valley that you can’t find at a local farm attraction for a fraction of the cost. I do also fear this will have a knock on effect on Flamingo Land. Competition is good, Flamingo Land no...
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    Judging by the stories Flamingo Land is resharing and some others posts, it looks like this is going to be such a trashy launch event and I’m kinda here for it. Cal the Dragon is definitely the worst one I’ve spotted so far - anyone seen any other trash?
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    The height is 33m not 3.3m - whoever has put that together has clearly seen it as 3.3m and converted it into feet and inches without questioning anyone 😅 same for the drop statistics.
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    I commented on their Facebook post suggesting they may be making a straw clutch at the fact that when this coaster was originally manufactured, then yes, it was world record equalling at the time. Problem is it never actually got built and it’s also a very desperate straw to clutch at...
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    And on that note… anyway - recent photos suggest the water feature they have incorporated within the final turn will have water cannons that shoot out as the train bends around to the final inversion. 📷: Flamingo Land Crazy (as you could probably guess from the subtle watermark)
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    It passes under both the second to last and last inversion… Photo credit: Theme Park Insanity on Facebook
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    Official POV. Not sure how they’ve mounted that camera but I thought my head was going to smash in the track watching that! Annoyed they’ve cut it just before a sneaky glimpse inside the station too haha!
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    I am presuming that’s just because of the dummies used with lap bars?! They looked like me on a Friday night in the Clevo on my way for a parmo (legless)
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    Flamingo Land put a post up asking if you loved it or it made you sik…. Apparently there were rumours this was going to be sponsored by SikSilk clothing (had to Google it) - if that’s the case I’d much rather they kept the unimaginative ‘Invers10n’ 😩
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    Parks you can't be arsed with

    Lightwater Valley - despite having a young family myself, their new target demographic is just an excuse for their absolutely shocking line up of attractions to be honest. Oakwood - I’ve done Megafobia and Speed and it’s in the arse end of nowhere, absolutely no desire to go back unless they...
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    Alton Towers | Nemesis | B&M Retrack | 2024

    Retracked Nemesis is not a new cred - get a life, people.
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    CoasterForce COVID-19 Vaccination Poll

    Fully Pfizered. Had a sore arm for about half a day with the second jab, got really lucky, first one killed my arm for days.
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    Your Favourite Ever CF Lives

    Haha no which is answers why we’ve never met again! I had a really random meet up in September 2012 with Ian, Darren B, Peter and Rachel in Holland and the Smiler meet up in May 2013 then I dropped off the radar. Met a girl, got married, had kids that life took over really haha.
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    Your Favourite Ever CF Lives

    Lovely memories from everyone there. I’d love a care free goon trip again if I ever got the chance. Couple of things from me… I know this is about the best but @furie hit the nail on the head about Oakwood in 2006. The rain was, in typically Welsh fashion, absolutely relentless. That ‘games...
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    Cancelled theme park projects you wish had come to fruition

    Haven’t read through the topic so apologies if it has been mentioned but the flamingo land woodie that never came to fruition! Would have been the best coaster they’ve ever had. I remember their rides operations manager Nick Buckley doing an interview saying they’d put it on hold as their...
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    To be honest if we’re going to assess how Flamingo Land is doing based on their operations the park would have been defunct years ago 😂 Kumali was waiting for a part which is now here and I believe has been running again. It is a disgrace the park opened at full price with so much either not...
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    LWV confirm removal of several rides

    Living in the immediate catchment area for LWV I thought the park provided a viable alternative to Flamingo Land and on some occasions, certainly events, came up trumps over Flamingo Land. I think the direction they’ve moved in now makes them no longer comparable to Flamingo Land and more...
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    It’s still there, it’s at the bottom of the two corkscrew elements. I think only one section of track was painted (probably a tester?!) and they’ve done nothing with it since.