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    Think with the luck of the English half term not being same time as the Dutch worst you might see is 90 for the biggest attractions (Baron/Symbolica/etc)... But there's plenty of stuff to do at Efteling anyway...
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    Hocus Pocus Hall

    To be fair, the 2000s did bring us Fury, so can't be entirely bad... Just, slightly less than utter awfulness given the loss of... Pretty much most of the park...
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    Hocus Pocus Hall

    'Old' Chessington being a 2003 addition makes me cry...
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    Enough salt on here to season all the chippies on the promenade...
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    Hocus Pocus Hall

    The writing was on the wall for ages wasn't it? Mothballed for years and the lack of 3D glasses the final nail... Sigh... EDIT - This is however my favourite piece of marketing from Merlin - https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56579148.html
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    Europa Park

    I wasn't sold on the ride portion until the dash under the legs, but of course they are extremely limited to what they could do what with the lack of space... Station and queueline are fantastic mind, and a single rider queue as well...
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    Alton Towers General Discussion

    I don't think anywhere in America (aside from Disney, obviously) is particularly great for throughputs, nor are they completely terrible, just... average... Six Flags have a really poor reputation but the quality varies drastically...
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    Next Roller Coaster

    That entire section of the park needs burning to the ground though... A quick check shows Europe only have 38 wooden coasters in operation! 1 is currently being RMC'd and there's probably 2 others with Bandit I'd be fine with seeing redone (Anaconda at Walygator and Coaster Express)... Probably be a few parks seeing what the Robin Hood conversion does but if Wildfire hasn't got the tongues wagging over here there must be a fair charge on getting it built at Vekoma... I guess though in terms of 'weird' stuff Mack, Gerst and Vekoma are likely cheaper options...
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    Next Roller Coaster

    Presumably few parks in Europe have thought "we MUST have one", perhaps budget, space and maintenance are major issues, and the local area is far more abundant with fantastic manufacturers who have been in the game a lot longer... We also lack lots of old woodies to butcher, so any would be built from scratch...
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    Unpopular Opinions

    The only really good thing about the Halloween trips is the night riding... Some great memories of 8pm Nemesis in the rain...
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    Six Flags Great America

    Think I would cry if I got denied all the creds you missed cos of a power cut
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    Unpopular Opinions

    That mini airtime hill before the helix (on Helix) has more airtime in it than every ride at BPB...
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    Europa Park

    That's a difference and a half...
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    Literally ANY B&B. Like, seriously, pick a decent rated B&B and have fun. There's HUNDREDS of them to choose from.
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    The Six Flags Thread

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    Project 2020

    I've got the solution!
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    Alton Towers General Discussion

    Lol guess no-one watched the documentary last night? If you didn't, you missed very little actual insight, apart from the ride designer guy being like Willy Wonka (lol awks), Wickerman being the first ride on park to have staff in costumes and character (even more lol awks), and no mention of the unfortunate opening weekend, which you'd assume which make it at least interesting... But nope, very clean and generic, much like a typical Merlin investment... Night and day compared to Magic Factory, which at least had discussion as to why they decided to build Oblivion...
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    Europa Park

    Jump scare T-Rex holding cake is so adorable
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    You can have all the policy in the world but that can never prevent idiocy... Unfortunate...
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    Canada’s Wonderland

    I've my doubts on this, not that fond of SheiKra and Griffon, and beyond the dive in the water it doesn't do much else... Still, least it's spiting @Mark9
  22. Let's be honest, what's the point of an entire thread dedicated to Parc Saint Paul? Sooooo I thought why not put all those smaller places into one topic that will see the likes of PSP, Le Pal and many, many more have updates on what they're getting in the future for all budding cred runners! To start off, Parc Saint Paul are getting a Gravity Group wooden coaster next year: Elsewhere in France, Le Pal (near Lyon) is getting a JOYvelen clone (https://rcdb.com/15072.htm), and a brand new park in Parc Spirou (https://rcdb.com/12676.htm) is being built in the South, with a Zierer tower launched thing coming with it. There's also a new park being built in Rotterdam (https://rcdb.com/12091.htm)! Now home to an old Japanese Shuttle Loop, and located an old power station area, information on other bits on there are sparse however. A Zoo in Emmen is also building a Duelling set of Vekoma Jr Boomerangs. Ankapark in Turkey should open with it's ridiculous amount of mediocrity. Land of Legends down in Antalya however is building a clone of Lewa World's Flash Mack Mega-Coaster. Finally Jardin d'Acclimatiation in Paris is getting a Gerstlauer Bobsled with an adorable plane theme (https://rcdb.com/14454.htm). Feel free to post any old nonsense in here for the random places around the world, I'm sure a few more places are due to announce new things over winter...
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    The Small Parks Thread

    Plohn's new cred layout has been unveiled:
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    They're just better at prevention/replacement, there's plenty of vandalism in the Paris BTM queue...