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Everything posted by KarlaKoaster

  1. Bling went to Skyline Park, and there is another one that tours in the UK called Air. I love the Star Shape, I'm surprised there aren't more!
  2. That's OK I guess the spin rides look very nice with good theming, but you are right that none of them are very exciting, especially because Port Aventura run them so badly.
  3. Olympia Looping for me. I like the first half, but the second half is fairly dull and the restraints are horrible and crush my shoulders. Also, if I can include rides other than coasters, I'd nominate BPB's Valhalla which I find massively overrated.
  4. I'm really confused as to why the BCN resort is going to be built right next to the park in such a way that it limits expansion. I know the park has plenty of space for rides to built around each other, but having so much space around the park is a luxury not many European parks have. @chokeslamcena - all of those rides were from when the park opened and were just filler rides in addition to the coasters and water rides. The park didn't really have any dark rides as the designers didn't think there would be an appetite for these in such a hot country. A lot of the rides were from Huss too
  5. Oh I would be so happy to see Mission 1 back. I really do not like the half hearted Mission 2 revamp where it is a modern theme (with the video, the mission control radio messages etc) inside the Jules Verne themed building with the cannon etc. It's two completely different themes that don't work together. Plus the music is so poor compared to the original.
  6. Got back from DLP last week and had an amazing time. I was glad to see so many wet paint signs up, buildings being renovated and rides being worked on, but it is sad to see how bad the park did get. There were a few effects not working which annoyed me; magic carpets in Its a Small World, the ghouls in/on the car on Phantom Manor at the end and the watersplash on BTM, and Mark Twain looked TERRIBLE even from a distance. However what they are doing to tidy the place up looks promising and it looks like they are doing it properly (eg, the Newport Bayclub refurb where they are replacing all o
  7. The catwalk seems very narrow and pretty low, so I wonder whether you'll even be able to see it on the train. It seems pretty tucked out the way.
  8. Good timing I guess. At least the project has only just started and there are presumably other parts of the ride they can work on while the lift is fixed. It's obviously a setback, but had it happened closer to the ride opening it would undoubtedly have had a much bigger impact as they wouldn't have had the time to play catch-up as they do now. The important thing is that nobody was injured.
  9. I wonder whether rides like Intamin's Gyrodrops and Falcon's Fury are slower because of the wind resistance caused by the larger ring, and also presumably because the brakes start higher up the tower?
  10. Oh right! What causes the delay? Is it that the car park is too close to the entrance or something and traffic backs out onto the main road? Or do people have to wait to turn into the entrance? It doesn't sound ideal to be honest, but then I can't imagine a small ride would really make that much difference which is what is worrying I guess.
  11. This is surely bit of a watershed moment for the park. If a ride this small gets refused, then what exactly can the park add?! I'm not sure where they can go after this Any locals know how fixable the traffic problems are?
  12. It would be sad to see this coaster go. I agree with Rob actually about storing it locally. It would be a shame to see German fairs only have KMG rides because of the increased cost of transportation. I can see why new rides of that scale would be expensive too as they have to be a very specific layout to look good from the midway, easy to transport, super high capacity (3000pph), easy to construct etc. I hope it doesn't go to some random Russian park to rust away like Eurostar did
  13. Worst I've ridden is El Condor or Goudurix. Best I've ridden are either Big Thunder Mountain or Expedition Everest. I think their family coasters are pretty decent to be fair.
  14. Do they? The ride is a few years old now, so I don't think a ride manufacturer would routinely check their rides? I don't see why they would, unless TM had a problem only Intamin could fix.
  15. This sounds really excellent! The nerd in me wants them to extend the park's monorail system to go to the waterpark instead of a bus, though. Not a complaint, just a pipe dream
  16. I agree. Even the statement from the police seems to raise more questions than it answers. Hopefully for the sake of the family the investigation will answer all the questions and will stop a freak accident like this happening again.
  17. What a horrible accident. Whatever the cause it's heartbreaking for the victim, family, anyone who saw it happen and of course the poor ride operators. I remember Furious Baco's vest restraint snapped a few seasons ago on one of the seats, so if Inferno is as brutal on the shoulders as people say, I guess it's not impossible the same could have happened here. Whatever the reason, when you consider how many people have ridden Inferno, plus the other Zacspins, PLUS all the other rides that use this restraint, it's a freak accident and it's sad someone has died.
  18. Thanks for the pictures of this much needed ride for the park. The whole area looks really nice. Also, is that a Euro Disneyland high-vis jacket I spot?! Somebody didn't get the memo!
  19. I agree, I always think Thorpe Park has a very Six Flags feel about it. I visited Angry Birds Land today and it's pretty woeful. I thought Angry Birds was already a bit out of date, and like everyone here says, everything feels so temporary. If they are trying to get more kids into the park, then they'll definitely not be returning!
  20. It's hard to tell whether it will be amazing as a coaster, but it definitely looks like it will be a great experience. What is International Drive like at the moment? Was it affected by the financial crisis? I got the impression it was, but it's great to see investment like this and the Orlando Eye recently.
  21. I think you mean drainage not irrigation(!), plus like others have said it was an extreme downpour after days of rain, I don't think it's awful planning to flood once in the three years its been open after so much rain. As said water needs to drain somewhere and if the water table is high, it has nowhere to go.
  22. I can't remember Alton advertising it as the 'first' but that's not to say they didn't. Parks often are economical with the truth when it comes to advertising their rides. You could say the same about Oblivion bearing in mind Ultra Twisters existed before Oblivion did. They definitely didn't advertise it as the "World's first B&M flying coaster" because, to 99% of people that would mean absolutely nothing ("what's a B&M" etc)
  23. This has become one of my favourite threads because of all the amazing updates. Liseberg looks so amazing. I wonder if attendance was down this year because Helix has been so well promoted that people are holding off until 2014 so they can ride it?
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