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  1. It was all too real when hotel staff saw that one of the sharks from the famous resort aquarium had somehow jumped out of its tank and onto a nearby water slide -- where it managed to slide down into the pool. It all went down before the pool opened Tuesday -- so nobody was in the water -- but here's where it gets tragic: A rep for the Atlantis tells TMZ the shark died a short time after swimming in the chlorinated water. Here's the heartbreaking statement: "Yesterday morning at around 9:30 AM, prior to the resort's waterscape opening to guests, a 12+-year-old female reef shark jumpe
  2. The Florida Hurricane coaster at Boardwalk & Baseball - Circus World looks a very good layout with loads of on the hills.
  3. Theres a few stories that place the names for the mice and even more with conflicting dates for when they were named, surfice to say it opened with 10 mice in 1955 un named, but by the time it was modified to a three tier coaster the names appeared. 1 : Fergie 2 : Libby 3 : Trixie 4 : Louise 5 : Mousey 6 : Pinky 7 : Miffy 8 : Gazza 9 : Jerry 10 : Squeeky
  4. Clearance of the fire-damaged parts of the Scenic Railway will commence soon. Nick Dermott of Thanet District Council met with Peter Beck of MTCRC, together with representatives of Downfast Demolition and Bob Williamson of Jacobs Manchester (representing MTCRC), at the Scenic Railway yesterday morning. The object of meeting was to agree the extent of the 'emergency' demolitions and clearance after the fire. Nick told the Save Dreamland campaign: "What was agreed was as follows: - - The four burnt 'ends' of the ride would be cut back to the first non-charred frame in each instance, ie
  5. Alton Towers applies for permit to replace the Corkscrew... http://tinyurl.com/6m4bkg
  6. Hey everybody! This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Tivoli Gardens, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli Gardens Official Website Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy! --Robb _____________________________________________
  7. 2 recent pic's taken from above link Even the local deer want to try out the new woodie
  8. http://www.angelfire.com/nj/wwbysea/HUNT/goldennugget.html A great shame to lose such a unique ride and it was the only made by PTC. So painful to know the discovery of asbestos in the building. http://www.coastergallery.com/2007/Dinosaur03.html Hope the announcement isn't "let's tear down the GN building, and stuff and mount the props somewhere". I hope it's more like "let's see if we can fix the thing or at least find a way to preserve it". Bud Hunt (and I'm sure John Allen, Bill Tracy, Bill C. Hunt and Guy Hunt, too) would roll over in his grave if the Nugget was torn dow
  9. http://www.siliconvalley.com/opinion/ci_11176068?nclick_check=1 Karl Bacon was a quiet guy who never wanted much of a fuss. So when he died last month at 98, he almost slipped away from us without being noticed. And that just wouldn't have been right. Bacon was a Silicon Valley inventor who did as much for the business of laughs, squeals and butterflies in the stomach as Bill Hewlett and David Packard did for the test instrument business, or Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore did for the business of computerizing almost every aspect of our everyday lives. Like what? Like building wi
  10. Yesterday I caught the train to London and visited the world famous Camden Market for a few hours as I had not been there for 6 months, it was very busy (seemed like ½ of London was crammed down the walkways), and good to see all the different cultures of people enjoying themselves. http://www.camdenmarkets.org/id2.html A map of the markets: http://www.camdenmarkets.org/id1.html After buying a few Xmas presents I caught the tube to Harrods to buy my family’s presents, after I’d finished it was 5pm and off to the main event of the afternoon / evening. http://www.hydeparkwi
  11. June 2008 pic's of how the "Cyclone" looks at Williams Grove: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brachphotography/page2/ Some if not most of you will be happy to see this coaster finally die.
  12. http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1162262,ferris091308ferris.article Officials at Navy Pier want a bigger, better and warmer Ferris wheel. And they want someone other than taxpayers to fund it. On Monday, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, McPier, will ask developers to send in proposals for a huge new year-round Ferris wheel. On Monday, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, McPier, will ask developers to send in proposals for a huge new year-round Ferris wheel. The final product could be at least twice as tall as the existing 150-foot Navy Pier Ferris
  13. Video shows the Big Wheel and a couple of the shops on the Boardwalk. No shots of the "Bullet"... Yet GG built the "Bullet" to withstand 130mph winds, it just passed http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=4226712&cl=9739717&src=news
  14. The Wild Mouse at Blackpool beats any of it's spinning cousins by miles, 90 degree corners into a double bunny hop.
  15. A closer look at the damage of the Boardwalk, but no close up pictures of the "Bullet": http://www.click2houston.com/slideshow/news/17474487/detail.html
  16. Some good news: The Save Dreamland Campaign is pleased to confirm that the UK's only surviving full-size Whip has been acquired for the proposed Dreamland Heritage Amusement Park in Margate. The ride, which has operated at Blackpool Pleasure Beach since at least 1921, was manufactured by WF Mangels of Coney Island and is identical to the Whip that once operated at Dreamland. The acquisition of the ride follows several months of negotiation between Nick Laister, on behalf of the Dreamland Trust, and the Pleasure Beach. The dismantling and transport of the ride was funded by the Mar
  17. A BBC link which shows the "Chaos" ride at Kemah: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7616194.stm
  18. Taken 13th Sept http://galvnews.com/photographs.lasso?view=grid&category=front&category=news Hi There "Bullet" standing strong
  19. New pictures of flooding. The "Bullet" should go faster with all that water on the track and have a water splash for it's ending.
  20. Hope the Boardwalk Bullet can survive this, Post any pictures if your near the area. http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/weather/2008/09/13/lok.sanchez.blown.away.cnn?iref=mpvideosview
  21. http://www.rides4u.com/index.php/rides/results/cat/41/
  22. I was thinking New York City should buy the park, hope it gets agreed and Astroland can continue to thrill it's vistor's for many years to come.
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