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Peet

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I find it rather sad that more Pinfari coasters have opened in the UK over the past decade than Mack, Intamin, B&M, GCI and Vekoma (and for that matter RMC) put together. Pinfari went bankrupt in 2004.
Good point, although this may not be a Pinfari - Interpark and SBF both make models that are almost indistinguishable (to my eye) from the old Pinfari Galaxis.

I thought it would be impossible to be disappointed when my expectation was Tsunami, and yet...
 

ManicMiner

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Really quite annoyed about this - the park leaflets are everywhere in north Cornwall and all feature artwork that clearly shows a suspended/invert style coaster, and which heavily implied an inversion would be involved...

I mean, let’s be honest, if a Pinfari z40 clone is “Cornwall’s best rollercoaster” then the second best is a steep hill and a shopping trolley! (Also Hornet at Flambards looks a lot better, tho I’ve never ridden it)

It really feels like false advertising to me - or did they have bigger plans and then have to quickly find a cheap alternative when their budget didn’t stretch to a Vekoma SFC?

Finally the punchline to this whole debacle is the park, in their wisdom, sticking a ludicrous height restriction on the thing - 1.3m to ride with a parent, 1.5m(!!) to ride unaccompanied.., This positions it really awkwardly with the rest of the park’s ride line-up as very little there is above 1.05m, and is mostly targeting an under 10 year old market.

To market an invert and then unveil a janky funfair coaster is bad enough... To then whack a height restriction on it that makes it unrideable for the majority of your customers is... well, words fail me to be honest
 
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Coaster Fellow

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Found a photo on their Facebook reviews. It truly looks horrible, especially considering that the park was very attractive before.


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ManicMiner

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Found a photo on their Facebook reviews. It truly looks horrible, especially considering that the park was very attractive before.


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I was here today and the rest of the park is still rather charming but this area is horrible - like a building site. Didn’t ride the coaster on principle as my little one couldn’t ride with me. They are sticking to this ludicrous height restriction so far tho I saw plenty of kids who looked well under the height riding it. The staff didn’t seem to be particularly vigilant as I also saw a few selfies being taken on the ride
 

ManicMiner

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Serengeti Park in Germany will get a new coaster in 2020, replacing their Zerier Tivoli coaster which will close in early November.


The park also hosted Höllenblitz for the summer which will return next year.
 
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