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  1. pvnks

    Fantastic old coaster footage/pics

    I **** you not, I've just converted a VHS with video of my family riding this thing at the garden festival. Let me see if I can upload it to streamable...
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    Last Cred Review

    Hyperion; At least two attempted murders per ride. The only restraint I'll push down for extra snugness prior to the first drop! Talk about ejector...
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    Your Least Common Opinion?

    In a hypothetical tag-team tournament, they would be hard to beat!
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    Your Least Common Opinion?

    Seemingly not (thankfully!) But let's be clinical here; What's the purpose motive of roaming entertainment? Does it achieve its purpose to any demonstrable effect to justify the money invested? I can't see it other than one or two pissed-on-cola toddlers in front of the Towers stage in...
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    WTF Merlin?

    Flat rides are for funfairs.
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    Rides You Can No Longer Handle?

    Had the spinal displeasure of compressing myself at the very bottom of SAW: The Ride's first drop at Thorpe Park yesterday. Immediate ibuprofen.
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    Your Least Common Opinion?

    Not a slight against the effort, creativity or work ethic of those performing but I find parks' roaming entertainers are unbearable cringe. Not in a good way, either. You can see the anxiety levels of those crossing the Thorpe Park bridge upon exit just trying to get it over and done with as...
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    The TV we watch...

    Their social commentary is on the nose and I loved it! Especially the constant ragging on people wearing masks like "chin diapers" [emoji1787]
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    CF Meetups

    Was a long-time lurker and embarked on a CF Live (Thorpe Park) for the first time a few years back and was welcomed warmly by all. Any hesitancy or partial social anxiety on my part was dissolved by the vibe of the group. Laid back, friendly and generally lovely people as a collective. I did...
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    What other hobbies do you have?

    Waiting to write some catchy indie hook that will be played on a car advert for muchas royalties.
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    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    I mean, the camera literally looks to be a few centimetres away from his schnose... [emoji1787]. Step awaaaaaaaaay from the camera! (Rest assured; I'm not insinuating anything other than the distance between himself and the camera)
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Six Flags Qiddiya has been awarded a $1 billion contract and has "broken ground"
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    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    One consideration for me is that I hope this cracks a few top lists. For example, the CoasterBot top 50 vote pours shame all over the British scene; not a single entry. Let's hope Thorpe smashes this out of the park, long overdue for us long suffering British coaster bastards. If Poland...
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    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    Been there and done that with @Nicky Borrill and can say from experience; I couldn't keep up with the ******* chaining Hyperion over and over! [emoji1787] Borrill by TKO in Round 8. On topic though; of all things to be excited about, that shot of the lakeside plaza fills me with joy. Can't...
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    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    Is this going to be the official Coasterforce Camp Out? Will there be poetry readings in memory of the Timber Tug and Lumber Jump?!
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    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    I'm betting ... (crikey this is hard), £10 on RMC hybrid with 20 pence each way on a B&M hyper just in case. I've just got this nagging feeling there may have been a consideration at the conceptual design phase in not wanting to upstage the height of Stealth, I hope very much (and suspect very...
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    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    It would mark the first bit of business between RMC and Merlin but wasn't it a first partnership for GCI and Merlin for Wickerman? This could be anything and I can't call it at all. If the bookies were on this, what odds would you put on? B&M Hyper - Evens RMC Ground-up Hybrid - 3/1 Intamin...
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    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    I believe the young professionals these days call it "manifesting it into reality" At this point I'm down for anything so long as it truly is world-class as they promise, something to be excited about. As much as I loved the Wickerman build-up for AT, it still felt as though we were marching...
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    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    I'm looking forward to "Boris's Magical Two-Wheeled Bicycle Adventure" through the Old Town forest complete with an upcharged and poorly designed zipline that routinely strands guests halfway to Amity Beach... In all seriousness though and to add to the debate, I'm planting my flag here in...
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    Energylandia | Abyssus | Vekoma Shockwave+ | 2021

    That's a bloody shame Nick, where else can I do my Olympic speed-walking training?