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  1. MouseAT

    FLY Into The New Year.

    Yeah, that was mad. The roll after the second launch... WTF was that? I think we entered it sideways, flipped rapidly end over end, then exited backwards, but it all happened so quickly, I'm not entirely sure. Plopsaland is just fab in general. With six amazing goons, even more so. The park was...
  2. MouseAT

    CF Lives 2023... and beyond

    It’s a shame to hear that CF management no longer consider the Live scene to be viable. I’m not sure I agree. I think the demand for CF-style events never really went away, but a bit of a disconnect seems to have developed between those organizing the Lives, and those attending the Lives. Very...
  3. MouseAT

    GhosterForce 2022

    I’m glad to hear that those who attended seem to have enjoyed themselves. It’s a shame that GhosterForce doesn’t seem to have drawn the numbers this year, but it is what it is. To be fair, sometimes the smaller groups can be the most entertaining. I wish I’d been in a position to head down and...
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    Monster-Raving Goony Party: Liseberg.

    I’ve been putting off the Liseberg write-up for far too long. A trip this awesome deserves a proper conclusion, and Liseberg deserves, at minimum, a proper write up, given that they really rolled out the red carpet for all of us. More on that later. Liseberg is an odd park to describe. It’s...
  5. MouseAT

    Monster-Raving Goony Party: Liseberg.

    Having been to Skara a few times now, it's an interesting place. It's annoyingly out of the way, but doable as a detour if you're taking a day to travel cross-country between the more notable parks. It's pleasant enough, but for enthusiasts, it's the sort of place where I'm happy to pop in for a...
  6. MouseAT

    Walibi Belgium | Kondaa | Intamin Mega Coaster | 2021

    Not quite. If a magnetic trim is present in the path of a train, and doesn't somehow retract out of the way, the braking force is proportional to the speed of the train as it passes through. You can sometimes feel this as a ride warms up throughout the day, and the ride actually starts to slow...
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    Monster-Raving Goony Party: Liseberg.

    I feel like I did the group a bit of a disservice with my Grona post. Reading it again, it reads more like a park review than a trip report. Suffice to say, the group dynamic throughout the day was amazing. Just imagine a bunch of excitable goons, swooning over Monster, grumbling about the...
  8. MouseAT

    Hershey Park | Wildcat's Revenge | RMC Wildcat | 2023

    I hope they manage to do something worthwhile with it. Wildcat was fine when I rode it, but just a bit bland, and is massively overshadowed by Lightning Racer. Honestly, I'd much rather see it refurbished into a more interesting traditional woodie, vs. being torn to pieces and turned into...
  9. MouseAT

    Knott’s Berry Farm | MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress | Schwarzkopf Launch Refurb | 2025?

    If they've got to replace sections then I suppose it is what it is, but I really hope that the end result is faithful to the original. I'm all for refurbs where required, and when they're done well, they can be great (e.g. Turbine/Psyche Underground), but I'm getting a little tired of parks...
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    Monster-Raving Goony Party: Liseberg.

    As far as I’m concerned, there’s never a bad time to visit the Swedish parks. I always have an amazing time whenever I’m in the country, Stockholm is fab, and collectively Grona Lund, Kolmarden, and Liseberg are some of my favourite places to visit in Europe. Add in a line up of top-tier goons...
  11. MouseAT

    Pigs Might Fly - Trip Reports

    Well, I've been working through the great photo backlog of 2022, and have finally reached the point where I've uploaded the Paulton's Live photos. You can find them at for the forseeable future. They'll probably remain...
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    Pigs Might Fly - Trip Reports

    There are some awesome photos there! Top moments, captured on camera. This was the fourth time I'd been to Paultons with CFers, and I've always had a great time there. Whilst the park isn't aiming for top tier thrills, that's absolutely fine. The place is full of stuff that's just really good...
  13. MouseAT

    "Pigs Might Fly" - Paultons Park, 21st May 2022

    I'm definitely down for the extras, so I'll be there bright and early.
  14. MouseAT

    "Pigs Might Fly" - Paultons Park, 21st May 2022

    Hotels are booked, so assuming no last minute disasters, I'll be there.
  15. MouseAT

    Overused Viewpoints

    It's interesting that you brought this up, as I was thinking along similar lines when it came to Alton Towers at the weekend. There are definite trends when it comes to the photographs I take of roller coasters in general. So many of my photos involve a train either heading down a drop, taking...
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    Fantasmagorical Faff - Trip Reports

    Sometimes, those sorts of days can be the most enjoyable. That was pretty much the story of 2021 for many of us, after all. I'm not sure there's a lot more to say. The park was pretty hideously busy, ride availability was all over the place, but we laughed, we chatted, we rode, and we probably...
  17. MouseAT

    Your favourite and least favourite indoor coaster

    Bad ones? I've probably forgotten most of them, but there are quite a few out there. Amazing ones? Psyke Underground definitely makes the shortlist, but after the ride I had on it recently, Space Mountain in Anaheim has to be at the top of my list. I have to say I was surprised, as I rarely...
  18. MouseAT

    "Fantasmagorical Faff" - Alton Towers, 20th March 2022

    I’ve got park entry booked, so hope to see you all there!
  19. MouseAT

    Volcano or Big Bad Wolf?

    Big Bad Wolf was definitely the better of the two. Volcano was a nice idea, badly implemented; It started well, but after 20 seconds, it was out of worthwhile things to do. Big Bad Wolf wasn't as spectacular as it looked, and was a bit underwhelming in some key areas, to be honest, but at...
  20. MouseAT

    CF Lives 2022 - What's Happening

    That's looking like a fairly solid UK line-up. I suspect I'll be attending most of those.