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  1. Dar

    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Or it could be because Disney want all the sweet Star Wars money for themselves and have been making it more and more cumbersome to renew licenses until people stopped bothering. Old hat, the last main films made billions, and the franchise is still hugely lucrative e.g the U.C.S Falcon that...
  2. Dar

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster

    Went for a mooch on Monday while the car was in the garage and snapped a few pics. Seems they've got RCS in to do at least some of the construction as well! They had the first bit of lift track in, most of the station(?) up, and a lift support when we were there. They were also doing...
  3. Dar

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster

    Surely is easier to paint on the ground though? Mind you, no point wasting paint on the bits you can't see! Have been told they're behind schedule due to an issue with some footers, but it seems like they've got plenty of time to get it sorted
  4. Dar

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster

    A better view I took on Wednesday at their fireworks (which were surprisingly good considering you can get in after 4pm for £10 and see their halloween show):
  5. Dar

    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster

    Do we know if the hotel towers are free-standing or if they're going to be connected at the top to really make it claustrophobic?
  6. Dar

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster

    To be fair, the running stripe is already grey so it's going to blend in nicely :P
  7. Dar

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster

    Up close the finish looks really matte, it looks like the red oxide primer farmers blather everything in when actual paint is too expensive! A couple of the supports have a patchy cost of red on their footers, but the rest is shiny yellow, so I sure hope they're re-painting it Unless they've...
  8. Dar

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Future Predictions

    It already is a story though, each scene shows a stage of the Vikings journey to Valhalla, with the big fireball finale your entrance to the great hall!
  9. Dar

    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster

    It's Oktoberfest, everything's a little sideways over there :P
  10. Dar

    Happy Valley Shenzhen | Unknown | Mack Power Splash

    Full HD of the that ^ same video: I'd love it get a look at how the splash zone works in proper nitty-gritty detail!
  11. Dar

    LEGOLAND Windsor | Duplo Dream Coaster | Unknown kiddie

    How long before they just open a ride called "World's First" and be done with it
  12. Dar

    Major accident on Quimera at La Feria Chapultepec

    I'm sure I saw somewhere that either Liseberg or Olympia Looping/Barth are now the biggest dealer in original Schwarzkopf parts, after buying everything they could when the company went under
  13. Dar

    Major accident on Quimera at La Feria Chapultepec

    Did it still have the 5-point harnesses from FlamingoLand? Watching the video of the incident and it's making such a horrible noise that they must have noticed it before?
  14. Dar

    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster

    I like how all four faces are different, but they're all conveying the same message! I guess it's obvious now that they were never really going for a 2019 launch, hence the lack of blog posts last year, but knew it was complex enough to take until 2020. Hopefully we'll start to see some...
  15. Dar

    Lightwater Valley Big Ride Coming Soon?

    The park seems to be stuck where it is: hobbled by a huge money sink that's also the park's main draw! The best thing they could do is get rid of T'Ultimate and use the cash saved to get something cheaper to maintain, but they could never do that because there's not a lot else to draw people in...
  16. Dar

    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster

    It seems odd that they would remove a "family" attraction as only replace it with a thrill ride. I wonder if there's a secret little something hidden in the layers?
  17. Dar

    How the Maurer Skyloop works?

    Being bored and nerdy enough to dig through the patents; you're right, the chain dog gets "dropped" into the chain once it's been held still by the holding brake. I imagine it's a simple latch mechanism rather than a failsafe electromagnet like on Expedition Everest. They even say in the...
  18. Dar

    What instruments do you play?

    I play bass, tried guitar but I have fat fingers and it had too many strings
  19. Dar

    Universal Studios Beijing | 2020

    Super specific but I wonder if the end brake run is still banked like Hulk.
  20. Dar

    Guangzhou Sunac Land + Extras

    I love seeing these reports, especially the shots of the coasters from different angles! Are things like only running one side at a time on the Intamin beast advertised at all, or do you just have to guess? I see a lot of posts where people are "surprised" at similar things and I thought it...
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