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Matt N

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Here's an interesting video from ReviewTyme that I found on a cancelled Universal theme park planned for Europe that would have been in Krefeld, Germany:
Really interesting to see what could have been!
 

davidm

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Last night I happened upon Clive James - Postcard From Sydney from 1995 which features a visit to the then-abandoned Luna Park. Includes a couple of shots of the Big Dipper coaster which was relocated to Dreamworld.

Starts at the 22m mark.
It's on iPlayer here and if you can't access that, there's a lower quality version on YouTube.
and he rides a wildcat on Darling Harbour (around 32min on the YT video) ; presumably a traveling one as RCDB doesn't list anything there.
 

Matt N

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Here's a great video I found about a proposed 700ft tall Arrow coaster for the Stratosphere in Las Vegas that never happened:
This would have been an interesting coaster had it been built!
 

Benenen

Member
As it's Channel 5 I have my doubts as to how interesting and well paced it will be but they were filming for a whole season so hopefully there's some good content. I'm personally hoping for parents having meltdowns when they realise their kid is too short to ride, stuff like that.
 
I'm not really sure where to post this, but I've just finished watching season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and they go to Universal Studios in the last episode!

hahahaha They have a plot about us, what they call "coasterheads", and the portrait is so funny and somehow pretty accurate.

Well the show is hilarious and one of the characters even knew that Rip Ride Rockit is a "X-car" coaster. loved it.
I've just been catching up with this (and it is indeed hilarious). I reckon one of the writers might be a bit of a goon - in a subsequent episode there's a reference to "the mouse ride at Morey's Piers".
 

davidm

Well-Known Member
Alton Towers in lockdown on the One show RIGHT NOW on BBC1

(EDIT : had just got back from the supermarket and turned the TV on to see drone shots of Nemesis - anyway that's my excuse for watching the One show.)

Worth a watch on iPlayer for the LOLs (and some cool drone shots TBH).
 
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Nick13

New Member
This latest episode of the BBC Travel Show is filmed in Margate and has a segment on theme parks reopening around the world. They have interviews with the CEO of Dreamland and Taylor from Coaster Studios pops up as well! Starts around 15 mins in.

 

VonRolland

Member
This latest episode of the BBC Travel Show is filmed in Margate and has a segment on theme parks reopening around the world. They have interviews with the CEO of Dreamland and Taylor from Coaster Studios pops up as well! Starts around 15 mins in.

Does anyone else get irritated when they talk about one park but show footage from a park on the opposite side of the planet
 

JammyH

Member
Interesting they are planning on making people wear face masks and leaving rows empty on icon.

Imagine it will end up in the same situation as foreign parks with no empty seats but just mandatory masks on the ride instead.
 
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