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    Horrorland 2019

    Last year, Horroland debuted as southern Europe’s first scream park to rave reviews, which got them the award for Best European Independent Event. Unfortunately for me, in 2018 I was unable to attend yet my expectations sky-rocketed reading reviews of people who visited it. This year 4 friends...
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    Europe's longest urban slide closed after 24 hours

    I know these are no news concerning any theme/amusement park attraction but the story is too funny to pass. The story made national news and I found it hilarious! An Andalusian town called Estepona (Málaga, south of Spain) recently opened what they billed as Europe's longest urban slide at 38...
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    Parks, coasters and literature

    This might seem a bit odd but is there any book (as in, novel) that is set in a theme/amusement park or focuses on them? I am not talking about the occasional dorky book we all have in our shelves about John Wardley and how he became a coaster superstar. I am talking about proper literature...
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    If you could bring a ride to its original form...

    Sorry if there is a similar topic (which I haven't thoroughly checked anyway lol) but which rides do you, because of nostalgia, for example, wish they were brought back to their original form? Maybe you miss a couple of special effects that don't work anymore, or maybe the ride has suffered...
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    PortAventura Park | Sesame Street: Street Mission | Dark Ride

    During the media day for Junior Red Force, Fernando Aldecoa, PA's CEO, has revealed that the main park (aka PortAventura Park) will be receiving a custom dark ride in the Sesame Street area in 2019. According to Aldecoa, the dark ride will cost 15 million euros and will be themed to Sesame...
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    Mako train length

    Since Mako has just opened to the public, I wanted to ask why there are just 7 rows on Mako while most of the other B&M coasters have 8 or 9 rows? I mean, a park like SeaWorld is busy enough to operate B&M 3-train coasters at their max (proven with Manta and Kraken). Why did they go for shorter...
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    Rides/effects that don't work as they used to

    The topic title is self-explanatory. What are those rides that ran in top condition and have experienced some kind of major modification over time? I am talking about operations, maintenance, etc. Related to this, are there any effects that used to make a certain ride stand out not working...
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    New trains for Tomahawk & retrack for Stampida

    After a short off-season, PortAventura is going to start their 20th season celebrating its anniversary with plenty of decorations around the park and new shows. What the park has been really secretive about is the recent trackwork spotted around Stampida. While most Spanish enthusiasts hoped...
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    Rides with the best prelaunch section

    Of course, the strong point of a launched coaster is the launch itself. While there are coasters that simply launch you out of the station, there are some others that put a lot more effort in building up the tension/round up the experience by making the train go through a prelaunch section. Do...
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    Spain | Barcelona World | Entertainment Complex

    This is the biggest news in Catalunya since PA was built back in the early 90s. Source: Yahoo! UK To sum things up, Barcelona and Madrid were sort of fighting to get the Eurovegas complex built by Sheldon Adelson. Since it looks that Madrid is getting away with it, the Catalan government has...
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    Boat crash on Tutuki Splash

    A few days a go two boats collided on Tutuki Splash after one got stalled at the end of the splash run. Since there was another boat taking the turn leading to the drop there was no way to E-Stop the ride, so the riders on the malfunctioning boat got off before the next one crashed. Luckily, no...
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    PTR - Shambhala Opening Day!

    Here's my little TR of Shambhala's opening day. I know it's been more than two weeks but you know what they say: better late than never, right? cool) I won't write that much since I know that most of you will skip to the pictures anyway. I started my day a little late because I had been...
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    PortAventura opens its 2012 season

    Since I didn't want to spoil the Shambhala thread I will open this one to talk about the other minor additions to the park for this year. First off, the park, yet again, has renewed almost all of the shows (and not in a nice way, according to most of the people that have watched them already)...
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    PTR - Siam Park (plus credit at Loro Parque)

    Let's start my first waterpark trip review. One of my summer trips was Tenerife, where I had been told that there was Siam Park which opened in 2008. Since I was in Tenerife with some locals friends (Adrián, Flavio and Pedro), and one of them (Adrián) had been doing an internship at Siam Park...
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    Teenager dies after riding 'Muntanya Russa'

    Here's the article from a Spanish newspaper talking about the death of this teenager that died yesterday after riding the new coaster at Tibidabo, Muntanya Russa. Source: El País Translation: I am really sad this happened to this kid. He probably didn't even know he had a heart...
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    New ride for PortAventura in 2011?

    In 2010 the park will be celebrating its 15th anniversary, and there are some rumours pointing to a big new ride. A member from a Spanish forum has posted some projects that are now in the final stage. From these three projects only one will make it to the park. - A Vekoma Motorbike coaster...
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