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  1. Sandman

    Ranking the Europa Park Dark Rides

    1. Arthur. Europa's best dark ride by a wide margin. It's probably one of my top 3 dark rides to be fair. It's got a great mix of theming, storytelling, set-pieces, music, all tied together with a fab ride concept... a very comfortable experience with a number of memorable moments. 2...
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    The TV we watch...

    ^ Also currently blasting through The Crown (currently midway through series 2) after it was recommended to me some time ago. The show is surprisingly great, it somehow succeeds in making some of the (arguably) mundane Royal affairs seem enthralling and dramatic. Very well written and produced...
  3. Sandman

    CF-Lives 2020 | All Dates Announced!

    I've wanted to go on a number of the last few lives but have been unable to due to circumstance. Poland in October seems incredibly doable though, what a great selection of parks for the 2020 lives!
  4. Sandman

    Flamingo Land | Unknown | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster

    Thou shalt never trust promotional artwork... isn't that one of the 10 goon commandments
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    Favorite '20s Coaster?

    Definitely Rutschebanen at Tivoli, such a lovely ride!
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    Least favorite coaster you have ridden?

    In no particular order: Coaster Express, Parque Warner Green Lantern, Six Flags Great Adventure Tornado, M&D's Goudrix, Parc Asterix
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    Which park has the most well-rounded overall ride selection in terms of quality?

    Phantasialand has Taron and Black Mamba, 2 incredible coasters. Talocan and Mystery Castle are both great flats and Chiapas and River Quest are also some of the best water rides out there. Each of those rides have brilliant theming, landscaping and soundtracks... essentially they all have their...
  8. Sandman

    Rank the B&M's you've ridden

    Off the top of my head, I'd say my favourite 5 are... Shambhala Nemesis Nitro Black Mamba Valkyria
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    Tonnerre de Zeus to be Renovated for 2021?

    As great as an RMC would be, I'd rather Zeus was re-tracked by GCI. It's a great coaster, and after thoroughly enjoying Cyclone at Coney Island... I feel as though Zeus would be my first choice for a similar re-track in Europe.
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    Your longest theme park hiatus?

    July 2011 - April 2013 is my longest hiatus. I slowly fell out of interest for a while, a lot of friends I had in the community kinda dropped off the wagon and loads of forums started dying out. I think that those years were quite a transitional period in the community. Kind of glad I took some...
  11. Sandman

    Andreas Andersen Leaves Liseberg For Tivoli Gardens (PLOT TWIST)

    Ahh damn. I was kind of looking forward to seeing what he could achieve at Tivoli. Still, he is obviously passionate about Liseberg so it's a win/win really!
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    Your Top Danish Coaster(s)

    If Mine Train Ulven has some decent theming it'd be one of the best mine trains out there. Great fun.
  13. Sandman

    What spinning ride is the most intense?

    Tornado. Intamin's only model (can understand why). EDIT* Mis-read this as most intense spinning coaster. In terms of all rides that's quite a tough question, I would say quite a lot of flat ride models are equal in intensity.
  14. Sandman

    Hersheypark | Chocolatetown | 2019/2020 Park Expansion

    Hershey Park, 2020: World's Sweetest Coaster Alton Towers, 2021: World's first coaster to fuse Sweet & Sour
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    Energylandia | Zadra | RMC I-Box

    Basically spited myself if this opens this year - assumed it'd be a 2020 job so gone and booked another trip instead of Energylandia as originally intended. **** sake hahahah
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    Europa Park to add a new major Mack coaster within the next 5 years

    Lost Gravity is fun, but I'm not completely sold on it as an amazing coaster. It's something a smaller park would benefit from. I do however agree that Europa isn't just about the coasters, but isn't that even more reason to go all out on the next major coaster? Wodan was 7 years ago now, so by...
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    Europa Park to add a new major Mack coaster within the next 5 years

    I wouldn't want Europa to get a Big Dipper. I would like something to rival the big 3 coasters in that park in terms of scale. Europa needs a world class coaster, they've got some really good coasters but I don't think they have anything that has done what Expedition GeForce and Taron have done...
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    What is worst coaster ever?

    Robin Hood and Grand National weren't/aren't good at all, but they are definitely eclipsed by Coaster Express at Parque Warner in Madrid. Without exaggerating, that's the only coaster that has rattled my bones to the core.
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    Acceptable to pressure a reluctant rider?

    If you spend your whole day pushing then I guess that's pointless and annoying for both parties. But elements of B do come into play when you're at a park with friends. It's only natural to want your mates to enjoy the rides with you, and it's hardly like you're pushing them into doing heroin. I...
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    Your top transportation rides

    I do quite like the Europa Park monorail. Great views all around.