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cocoa

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if you'd asked me which of the two parks between himeji and conneat lake would be getting new construction vs demolition, I would never have guessed himeji... the day I went there I was the only person at the park and I had to wander around until I found employees to run the rusty old rides for me
 

JoshC.

Giga Poster
Not quite suited here, but not worthy of its own thread.

Merlin are opening a small Peter Rabbit standalone attraction in Blackpool: https://blooloop.com/brands-ip/news/merlin-peter-rabbit-attraction-blackpool/

It is replacing what was the Graffiti Golf thing on the Promenade, which I believe is underneath the Sea Life. The site has been owned by Merlin for a while, but leased out to the golf people.

It's a small site and has a small budget. But will be interesting to see what it actually does.
 

Robbie

Hyper Poster
Not quite suited here, but not worthy of its own thread.

Merlin are opening a small Peter Rabbit standalone attraction in Blackpool: https://blooloop.com/brands-ip/news/merlin-peter-rabbit-attraction-blackpool/

It is replacing what was the Graffiti Golf thing on the Promenade, which I believe is underneath the Sea Life. The site has been owned by Merlin for a while, but leased out to the golf people.

It's a small site and has a small budget. But will be interesting to see what it actually does.

Bit annoyed as I was talking about this on Radio Lancashire the other week and confidently predicted it would be a Peppa Pig world! Ah well, at least I was topical.
 

Matt N

CF Legend
Wasn’t that slide complex only built a couple of years ago? I could have sworn I remembered it being announced…
 

Niles

Hyper Poster
A new family coaster is coming to Freizeit-land Geiselwind for 2022 in the safari themed area. The name and theme seem quite familiar 😅

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/freizeitlandgeiselwind/?__tn__=k*F&tn-str=k*F

 
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Pokemaniac

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Strictly speaking, we have a construction thread for this coaster, but ... meh. It hasn't seen activity for over a year, why start now.
 

Matt N

CF Legend
It would appear that ART Engineering now offers some form of family wooden/hybrid coaster: https://artengineering.de/en/produkte/attraktionen/achterbahnen/family-wooden-coaster/

They call it “family wooden coaster”, but state that it has steel track… I’m not sure whether I’d call it a wooden coaster or a hybrid, personally. The steel track pushes me towards hybrid, but the manufacturer calling it a wooden coaster makes it a grey area for me…

Could we see any parks snap one of these up?
 

CrashCoaster

CF Legend
It would appear that ART Engineering now offers some form of family wooden/hybrid coaster: https://artengineering.de/en/produkte/attraktionen/achterbahnen/family-wooden-coaster/

They call it “family wooden coaster”, but state that it has steel track… I’m not sure whether I’d call it a wooden coaster or a hybrid, personally. The steel track pushes me towards hybrid, but the manufacturer calling it a wooden coaster makes it a grey area for me…

Could we see any parks snap one of these up?
That's literally just their normal family coaster track but with wooden supports. Basically a mine train, so it's a steel hybrid.
 
It would appear that ART Engineering now offers some form of family wooden/hybrid coaster: https://artengineering.de/en/produkte/attraktionen/achterbahnen/family-wooden-coaster/

They call it “family wooden coaster”, but state that it has steel track… I’m not sure whether I’d call it a wooden coaster or a hybrid, personally. The steel track pushes me towards hybrid, but the manufacturer calling it a wooden coaster makes it a grey area for me…

Could we see any parks snap one of these up?
I've a gut feeling Alabama Adventure could announce this... Seems like their type of ride
 

Nicky Borrill

Giga Poster
You probably already know this… But I just spotted Lightning from Kuwait Entertainment City for sale on Interlink…

Only reason I mention it is because the have it listed as a ‘Travelling Model.’

Are all of these clones travelling models or just this one?

 

Hixee

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You probably already know this… But I just spotted Lightning from Kuwait Entertainment City for sale on Interlink…

Only reason I mention it is because the have it listed as a ‘Travelling Model.’

Are all of these clones travelling models or just this one?

It's going to Kentucky Kingdom in 2022:


Enjoy that madness. ;)
 
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