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  1. Pokemaniac

    Carnival Celebration (cruise ship) | Bolt: Ultimate Sea Coaster | Maurer Spike coaster | 202?

    I guess this is open, as the ship has been sailing for half a year? Eventual technical problems notwithstanding, thread unstickied.
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    SeaWorld Abu Dhabi | Manta | Intamin LSM Launch Coaster | 2023

    I see RCDB also calls it Manta, so I guess a thread name change and unsticky is due.
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    TusenFryd | Storm | Gerstlauer Invert | 2023

    I heard they were aiming for exactly 1000 kg of fun, so it looks like they're spot on with this one.
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    WDW Magic Kingdom | Tron Lightcycle Power Run | Vekoma Motorbike Coaster | 2023

    Apparently, this thing opened about two months ago, so I guess we'll unstick the thread. It really adds to my impression that among theme park fan sites, Disney parks either receive way too much coverage (here's looking at ThemeParkTourist et al.) or close to none at all.
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    PortAventura | Uncharted | Intamin Multi-Dimension Coaster | 2023

    At least the queues would be shorter as everybody else postpones their trip for the next day.
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    Dollywood | Big Bear Mountain | Vekoma Family Launched Coaster | 2023

    As a wimpy kid who couldn't handle great heights, steep drops, or going upside down, this would easily have been my favourite coaster ever. It's big, fast, and long, but it clearly isn't scary, which makes it an ideal stepping stone ride. I suspect this will be a hit with young park goers for...
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    Dorney Park 2024

    I'd have asked for 162 ft, in case the structure turn out a few millimeter taller than anticipated for whatever reason.
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    Poseidon’s Fury @ Islands of Adventure closing May 10th, making room for ”new experiences”

    Wouldn't you know, you were correct. Spambot identified (thanks @Matt N!) and terminated.
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    What is the UK’s wettest theme park?

    Can't be annual precipitation data, at least, because west London is a relatively dry place. The wettest park in the UK in that regard is probably somewhere in Wales. Zip World Fforest or Zip World Tower seem to be good candidates. Helensburgh Pier Family Amusement Park probably was the wettest...
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    Track Appears at Fun Spot Kissimmee for RMC Retrack of Mine Blower

    Hmm ... I'm fine with keeping it a separate thread for now, as the construction thread is unstickied and relegated to the bottom of its forum, after all. Perhaps we can merge the threads and re-stick when work begins on-site? So many interesting possibilities here ... For now, I'd just be happy...
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    The Next World Record To Be Broken?

    Length is the record that seems the most untouchable at the moment. Three of history's five longest coasters are defunct and have been demolished today. Only two coasters longer than 2000 meters have been built after the year 2000, out of 9 coasters total. That new Guardians of the Galaxy...
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    SeaWorld Orlando | Pipeline: The Surf Coaster | B&M Surf Coaster | 2023

    To be fair, they are doing it at the top of a hill. There might be airtime. As long as the feet are properly back down to brace when the G forces turn positive, it could be quite fun.
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    CWOA | Mandrill Mayhem (World of Jumanji) | B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    Nah, look at its expression. It's in on it.
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Kongeparken, the oft-overlooked park in south-west Norway, is adding a Zamperla Disk-O this year: It will get the name "Raset", which can translate into "The Rockslide". Kongeparken is usually excellent at themeing, so I'm looking forward to this one.
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    'Good' parks that you just don't vibe with

    Animal Kingdom. For a top-tier Disney park, I just found it had surprisingly little to offer. Expedition Everest is brilliant, the safari tour is great and the addition of the Avatar rides helped, but apart from that there's sod all to do there. There's also the Dinosaur ride, the river...
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    To be honest, BPB managed to be quite imaginative with Infusion, however. Not a good name, but imaginative. It's a badass-sounding word, which rolls nicely off the tongue until you look it up and find that it means "tea".
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    CoasterForce's Favourite Roller Coasters - 2022 Edition

    It's a limitation of the methodology, I'd say. There's a reason why we call the list "CF's favourite coasters" and not "The best coasters as ranked by CF" or something to that effect. That's because the data we're collecting is, strictly speaking, not very well suited to find the best coasters...
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    The Mukaab - 360° Cinema The Size Of The Empire State Building

    The upside of the UK bureaucracy is that it tends to stop projects like that before they reach the "half-built structures left abandoned due to lack of money" stage.
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    Six Flags Saudi Arabia(?) | Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    Best case scenario, we end up with something like Ankapark/Wonderland Eurasia. They build it more-or-less as planned, it opens, but apart from the buzz of opening weekend it receives too little footfall to justify the running costs, then it limps on for half a year before closing without an...
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    Mindbender at Galaxyland to be retired

    $10k doesn't sound that bad, though. It's, what, 4-5 months of wages for one ride operator? Or like half the cost of a set of replacement wheels for one train? It sounds like a trivial share of the annual running cost for the coaster. Are you sure that number is correct?