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  1. Smithy

    Europa Park | Voltron | Mack Rides Stryker Coaster | 2024

    2024 and people are still arguing about whether a ride looks slow in testing. Some things never change.
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    Stealth or Red Force; which European Intamin launch coaster do you prefer?

    Red Force, quite easily. Not really a fan of either mind. Stealth is just over a bit too quickly. Don't rate the launch, the only thing going for it is the hill. Red Force's launch just seems to chug and chug and chug and it feels like you're climbing for AGES (which you technically are), so...
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    Your favourite city

    Dangerous thread. I love London but I could never live or work there - it's bad enough when I have to travel in for the odd day here or there for work. If I can come and go in my own time then it's great but it's not close to being the best in Europe let alone the world. There's several...
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    The Maccy D's Thread.

    Looks wrong.
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    Should the BBC Licence Fee be Scrapped?

    Not at all - there's a reason it always comes out on top when it comes to surveys on most trusted news sources. Not just in the UK either, but around the world. It's one of our greatest sources of soft-power influence we have. Nobody is arguing the BBC is perfect but they are, quite literally...
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    Should the BBC Licence Fee be Scrapped?

    Absolutely categorically not. Despite the top-down cronyism and Tory stooges being placed in positions of power, it's still the most reliable and trustworthy source of news in the UK. Couple that with the sports coverage which for things like womens football is vital to the growth of the game...
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    What is the UK’s wettest theme park?

    AI gone ****ed up. I'd make a joke about Thorpe Park being the wettest theme park but I'm in my 30's now and I'm far too old for such humour.
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    WTF BPB?

    I have a suspicion that the vast majority of people STILL complaining about the lack of free entry were the type who either never went anyway, or if they did they would barely spend anything. And financially they're much better off catering to those who pay to go for the day than they are those...
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    Best Coaster in Europe

    I went Helix just because Balder wasn't there but tbh, the two have been interchangeable in my top two for years. I haven't ridden anything new for ages, and of those on the list, only Shambhala and Taron really get close. My top 10 tends to change regularly depending on what I rant to ride...
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    So you're saying there's a chance?
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    20th Anniversary CF Live - THORPE PARK - 16th April 2023

    Proper blast from the past this sounds like. Please take lots of pictures.
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    WHO SAW THIS COMING!?!?? Genuinely surprised there hasn't been some money laundering investigations into this because some people have made a mint out of it.
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    Alton Towers | Nemesis Reborn | B&M Retrack | 2024

    Re-theme the monster as a Tarantula type spider - sounds good to me.
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    Drayton Manor Resort Five Year Plan 2022 - 2026

    The cynic in me saw "Drayton Manor 5 year plan" and thought they could cover it with just a single sentence of "Don't go bust". Be really interesting to see what type of coaster they go with.
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    Alton Towers' Next Big Thing?

    Bit sad that.
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    Alton Towers' Next Big Thing?

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    Parque de Atracciones de Madrid - 22/0-7/2022

    Similar view, it's so far outside the main city I thought you were mad for walking out to it! Especially when the metro is an absolute doddle. Shame to see the park hasn't really invested much since I last went several years ago.
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    Man arrested after base jump from the top of Red Force

    Would I do it? Would I **** Do I love watching other people do it and seeing their footage? Absolutely I love seeing different angles and perspectives of things.
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    Parque Warner Madrid | Gotham City Escape | Intamin Launch Coaster | 2023

    Oh no, another reason to go back to Madrid, what a shame..... This definitely opening next season do we reckon?
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    Best and Worst Airports

    Can chuck in Venice and Malaga now - the former was still a work in progress but being able to just wander outside and grab a bus or a boat over was fun. Malaga airport was really good - cheap as chips to get into the city, bit more of a supermarket feel though and a bit crowded with many of...