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Benin

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  1. Get your own choice of meme! It actually does look like something off a fun fair... I'm sure I've driven past this one many a time...
  2. Looks very RMC... Still dunno if that's good though...
  3. I still don't like the retheme of the Flume, totally weird for the Medieval section (with Heidi next door) to suddenly have dinosaurs...
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    Logger's Leap

    Most parks don't just let rides fall into disrepair though... But Merlin don't care unless they can market it... I mean they nearly killed Colossos (not that I rate it)...
  5. I just accumulated mine through multiple hotel stays... Freebies!
  6. Colossus is still running so Merlin won't spend money on fixing it... Remember, they only spend it when they HAVE to.
  7. I hate that they spited the Troy song
  8. Cute time lapse from Walibi Rhone-Alpes and Mystic...
  9. These elements are effectively what 11 year old me did when designing rides for my own amusement before being told it was "unrealistic"...
  10. Kinda a quiet year tbh...
  11. Well no, because the answer could easily be both... Efteling 20/30 even 40 years ago is different to now, doubt even that long ago they'd know the levels of expansion and crowds... These aren't NIMBYs; but I would certainly have equal levels of concern to my area if I lived right by a 365 day a year theme park... The park has a duty of care to balance expansion and minimise effect on local everything...
  12. Much like Alton village, Kaatsheuval suffers just as much as potentially gains from the existence of the park... Unlike Towers however, access and travel to the park does not necessarily require a day trek to it from half of the country... Takes bout 90 minutes from Amsterdam so I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of B&Bs would struggle in the area... A quick look on Trivago shows a distinct lack of alternative hotels in the area (4 on the dates I looked at, one being the NH hotel), so perhaps Efteling have the majority on that? As for local foodstuffs, again hotel guests have some good options themselves (and Bosrijk has a proper food shop), and the options in the village aren't great either... It's a rather simplistic view to think that new additions would only benefit locals without considering having to live with the consequences of this every single day of the year...
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    2019 Season

    That's not taking the time to talk to guests, that would be answering each response with a distinct flavour to the actual content... That is just asking guests to continue waiting for a response in a different format... If they get a response at all...
  14. New Pirate animatronic is lush ❤️ Nice to see them continuing the trend of fitting random dark rides wherever they can too...
  15. Meh, it'll be short term until the thing gets spited with Hollywood Tour...
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    2019 Season

    The government themselves are doing a good job of that with Universal Credit... Maybe they should just make it Blue Badge applicable only?
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    Paultons Park

    Visit it anyway...
  18. What's the point in getting tonnes of MAP holders though (for any park), odds on are they are the least likely to spend those extras that the parks are basically positioning themselves into... Indeed, the season passes are only so cheap so that Merlin can show rises in guest numbers... But the parks seem to be unable to cope with crowds that mattered little a few years ago (Chessie is especially bad now)... I'll be interested to see what the costs are of Towers in 2 weeks... But I paid about £16 in Coasters for two meals at Blackpool; £12 for one hot dog meal shows why people are "sneaking" in their own food at Merlin...
  19. If the UK parks upset you, there are SO MANY parks to visit abroad... Literally just throw a dart at a world map and look up whatever's near... At least 75% dump all over the UK attempts these days...
  20. That's hilariously tall...
  21. One would assume that the attraction is more simplified, not that HPH was the peak of imaginative walkthrough story telling, it had side parts and interactivity throughout... Room on the Broom is probably more of the kids don't use their brains so why bother being imaginative nonsense...
  22. I did some digging on YouTube last night seeing this news, it looks a peculiar park, with loads of massive indoor areas (sensible in middle of Turkey) and some actual decent themeing? Though that'll likely be destroyed by end of year... Out of the vids only seen the SkyLoop and Intamin 10 looper though... Maybe the 999 other coasters don't exist..m
  23. A lot of the reviews seemed to be from invited parties (presumably free tickets to the attraction)... One review I read I gave up on when they remarked that some areas were sparse compared to the in depth style of Charlie, because if you're making nonsense up like that, your actual opinion is moot...
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    Legoland

    That before/after pic of Laser Raiders really does sum up Merlin right now...
  25. That thing is the right side of ridiculous.
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