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  1. HandsUpPantsDown

    Rides that don't feel safe

    I recently rode Stunt Fall at Parque Warner Madrid and was genuinely scared for my life. The restraint lock just felt spongy, I felt it slowly moving away from me as my whole bodyweight was against it on the reverse pull up the first spike. The additional seat belt feels old and brittle. Doesn't...
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    SeaWorld Abu Dhabi | Manta | Intamin LSM Launch Coaster | 2023

    Just seen this post on LinkedIn
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    PortAventura | Uncharted | Intamin Multi-Dimension Coaster | 2023

    PortAdventura showing Parque Warner how to promote properly and provide an opening date over a month in advance, very professional job
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    Parque Warner Madrid | Gotham City Escape | Intamin Launch Coaster | 2023

    I was at at the park at the end of April and saw it testing, the airtime hill following the top hat looks brilliant, the I must say the rest of the layout also looks pretty quick irl, the profiling on the overbank diveloop is also really wippy. The severity of the tophat trim seems to be...
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    Drayton Manor Resort Five Year Plan 2022 - 2026

    Info regarding the mini flume has been released today. It will be called Thomas and Percy's Submarine Splash and will open April 29th. Source...
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    Last Cred Review

    I visited Leipzig on Easter Sunday (09.04) which included Belantis followed by a Fairground cred: #90 Huracan (Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter): On paper it sounds interesting but overall it was a fairly forgettable coaster. The 97° first drop is fun and popped me out of the seat a little, the 'zero-g...
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    Parc Astérix | Toutatis | Intamin Launch Coaster | 2023

    Does anyone have any schematics/material/info etc on how the quick switch track system works? I thought it was a hydraulic system with pistons, but could it be a hydraulic motor and chain, or electric motor + chain? Would love to understand more
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    Dollywood | Big Bear Mountain | Vekoma Family Launched Coaster | 2023

    The first video of full circuit testing I have come across:
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    TusenFryd | Storm | Gerstlauer Invert | 2023

    This honestly looks pretty fun and fast, the airtime on the hill looks like it'll be decent. The squeeling noise is a little concerning, is it rubbing? Hopefully this'll reduce after more testing
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    Six Flags Saudi Arabia(?) | Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    I assume there'll be all new trains for that guage? Or is there an existing intamin coaster that's so wide?
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    Parc Astérix | Toutatis | Intamin Launch Coaster | 2023

    Seems like there's a lot of POVs up on YT now but I find this ridercam especially good as it shows the forces quite well in the guy's hoodie strings:
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    The future of Oblivion @ Alton Towers – Retrack? Layout Change? Demolition?

    This is just speculation, but over the past few days I’ve been thinking about what Merlin’s plan could be for Oblivion in the coming years. With Nemesis getting a retrack 30 years after its initial opening (1994), and 20 years being a common design life for steel coasters, surely Oblivion (1998)...
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    Karls Erlebnis-Dorf + Bibi & Tina World | Germany & USA | Multiple Locations

    I have received some info from a reliable source that the new Bibi & Tina World in Elstal will have at least 4 coasters, including a family dueling model and a launched family/thrill coaster. Currently the project is still on schedule with final permit planning ready by the end of this year, I...
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    Bayern Park | FirleFranz | Gerstlauer Family coaster | 2023

    Gerstlauer yet again showing how weird their footer connections are 😅 having to adjust the supports with those wooden wedges before removing them to to cast the concrete just doesn't make sense
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    CWOA | Mandrill Mayhem (World of Jumanji) | B&M Wing Coaster | 2023

    apologies if this has already been asked but do we know if the 'backwards' seats will be an upcharge?
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    Heide-Park to make its ”next major investment” in 2024

    Replacement/upgrade of Limit to a Vekoma STC model would be ideal
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    Hershey Park | Wildcat's Revenge | RMC Wildcat | 2023

    Jesus, surely there will be more diagonal bracing on that huge overbank! I imagine the lateral sway there will be immense otherwise. Looking huge!
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    Which Coasters Have You Had a Zen Ride On?

    Not a coaster, but I had a zen-ride on Highlander at Hansa Park during a hailstorm, sat alone quietly at 103m whilst being pelted with ice was quite an experience
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    Top 10(ish): 2023 Edition - page 118

    I’ll start off by saying my CC is only 88 and planning some trips to the best parks in Europe this year so this list definitely going to be hugely different in 12 months. I have a massive bias for the engineering story behind a coaster, as a practising Civil Engineer I geek out on the...