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  1. I saw this video earlier yesterday and it's a superb video highlighting the ride. It's a fantastic ride too and the general public around there seem to be loving it. I'm really hoping some of the British parks take note of how successful Cu Chulainn is and bring more woodies!
  2. I was at the park a week yesterday and it started off not duelling, duelled everytime for most of the day and resumed non duelling rides around 20 minutes before park closing. Really enjoyed the rides overall. Human was pretty tame and Cylon is much more intense. I love the launching up the lifts (especially on the Cylon side)
  3. Just got my 600th on The Dragon at Legoland Malaysia last Wednesday. Taken a while to get there!
  4. Canopy Flyer at Universal Studios Singapore a few hours ago! Managed to ride it both forwards and backwards and both were pretty different experiences.
  5. Some of the more intense parts of rides: - Batman The Ride: In general - B&M Flyers: Pretzel Loop - Sky Scrapper: 720 roll and inside loop - Goliath at SFMM: Helix - Dodonpa: Launch But the one to beat the lot: - Vertigo at Tivoli Gardens. Just the most intense ride ever!
  6. My visit last Sunday was definitely much quieter than I would have normally expected. Had a fun day though and rode everything I wanted. It is annoying to see the media reporting on every little thing that seems to happen there.
  7. I think the new Enterprise looks awesome but I still think that the thing that attracts me to the Enterprise is the idea of sitting in the car and not being restrained in any way and being entirely held in place by Centripetal force. It does look nice and will give a new modern spin on the idea.
  8. It's just as smooth as you'd expect a modern woodie to be. The overbank has quite a shuffle to it though and is most definitely the roughest part but apparently it's being looked at to smooth it out. It must be relatively smooth as I have a really bad back at the moment and rode Cú Chulainn a lot during our visit and my back was fine. I actually think it helped in an odd sort of way! The plane journey to Dublin was worse for me on my back than multiple rides on the coaster!
  9. You need an admission ticket and then either pay for rides by buying individual tokens or buy an unlimited wristband
  10. Absolutely. ALL staff were beyond friendly and all amazing. The ride lineup seems to be expanding perfectly and if they keep investing like they did this year it'll keep turning into a a destination people will visit time and time again. The 5D Cinema was also of excellent quality. (Much nicer than Alton's wooden boxes!). Free crisps were also well received! Being able to a visit as a day trip from England is also perfect and for flights, car rental, admission and unlimited wristband for less than an adult pays on the gate at Alton Towers you honestly cannot go wrong by taking a day there.
  11. Hello all!, Ever since I heard that Tayto Park in Ireland was building a wooden coaster I had obviously decided I should get over there and ride it shortly after it opened. This last Wednesday ended up being the day it happened! After an early start and a short 35 minute flight to Dublin from Manchester, we picked up a hire car and made our way to Tayto Park which is around 25-30 minutes from the airport. I was joined on this trip by mousch and medoman as well. We purchased our park entry tickets, an unlimited ride wristband and started our day! From the theme park enthusiast point of view, Tayto Park seemed to be pretty well unknown of before this year and then out of the blue they announced a huge expansion and decided to install a whole host of new attractions including a Zamperla Air Race, a 5D Cinema and the stand out Cú Chulainn Gravity Group woodie. These three join last years new ride, The Rotator. The park is situated directly opposite from the Tayto crisp factory (otherwise known as 'chips' for you guys across the pond) and the park provides a self guided tour of the factory to visitors but we will come back to that later. My first time flying Ryanair. The flight was ok but was pretty much a flying advert! I guess you can't complain for a £20 return trip! Oooh! What can I see from the car park? It's Cú Chulainn, Irelands biggest roller coaster! The Ropes Course. Unfortunately we didn't get to do this. Hey, It's Mr Tayto! They have a lot of zip lines, climbing walls and slides at Tayto Park The Air Race is another new for 2015 ride. It's just like the others. Good flippin' fun Wheee! Yes, the front of the train is extremely creepy. The amazing looking entrance to Cú Chulainn. We'll be back later for this as it didn't open until 12:00 Here's the "inverted" part of the ride. I wouldn't really call it a invert though but that's just me. The Rotator. Quite an unusual type of flat ride and one I had not experienced before. Pretty intense at times. Dinosaurs Alive! ROOOOOAR!!!!!!! The previously mentioned zipline Tayto Park also has a zoo with 'ard' to find animals like this wolf. It's a lovely place with all sorts of activities for every member of the family. Gardens, Flats, Coasters, Zip Lines. What more could you ask for? A fluffy fluffy bunny (not stuffed with medicine and goo though) Not sure if this travels around or if it's static but kids parties are held in it. The Tayto Factory. The tour consisted of several of these long, super colourful corridors explaining the history of the product and several viewing windows into the factory. The tour constantly played the Tayto Song: That's a lot of different packet designs! ARGH! Lunch At this point, it was nearing midday so we made our way over to Cú Chulainn. This is some of the theming inside the entrance building It's a big ride It's got a ton of pops of airtime thoughout and several double ups and double downs (Not the KFC kind) Yay, Timberliners Seeing the reactions of the park visitors to this ride who have not seen, let alone ridden a ride of this size and type was great fun. I saw lots of nervous people before the ride but nothing but amazing comments about it when they got off after it. It makes a great roar as it takes it's lap. Stats Great tp hear Cú Chulainn doesn;t permit Selfie Sticks! Nerd photos imminent For you control panel enthusiasts. Our "normal" on ride photo Many, MANY rides later This is what the station platform looked like for the majority of the day! Going up... This is the overbank just next to the station The first tunnel just after the first drop. Taken from the car park. INVERT! Thanks Tayto Park. We'll most certainly be back! After leaving it was off for a drink. Thanks for reading!
  12. Cú Chulainn at Tayto Park in Ireland. Amazing ride! Loads of small pops of airtime throughout. The inverted over banked turn is strangely jolty but the rest of the ride is very fun!
  13. Looks fantastic. These little non inverting boomerang style coasters seem to be popping up all over the place. I look forward to riding!
  14. Mine also vary across countries too: 1 - Corkscrew, Sea World - Australia 50 - King Solomon's Mines, Southport Pleasureland - UK 100 - Viper - Six Flags Magic Mountain - USA 150 - Runaway Mine Train, Flamingo Land - UK 200 - Ragin' Cajun, Six Flags Great America - USA 250 - Grizzly, King's Dominion - USA 300 - Mad Rats, Happy Valley Chengdu - China 350 - 10 Inversion Coaster, Chimelong Paradise - China 400 - Raging Spirits, Tokyo DisneySea - Japan 450 - The Ultimate, Lightwater Valley - UK 500 - Flager Musen, Fårup Sommerland - Denmark 550 - Skyways, Clarence Pier - UK
  15. TPR is there today filming and i'm sure will post an update shortly with a comment on the ride and possibly some of that footage so just hang tight. I myself will be there on the 17th to ride it. Can't wait for that!
  16. It is a very creepy looking figure on the front. The ride itself looks brilliant and I cannot wait to get over to Ireland to try it out for myself.
  17. I'm also coming along! Really looking forward to going. September can't come fast enough!
  18. Can't agree with you more there Craig, let's see what they say after the investigation.
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