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About pluk

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    not the Messiah
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    Apart from this stuff? Music and Skiing.

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    The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
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    Europa Park

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  1. pluk

    Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

    Looks good and all, but come me back to me when you have Hollenblitz confirmed. Ta.
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    The Smiler Incident 02/06/2015

    Daily Mail says no.
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    Oh, the ads have been to promote their new rollercoaster. Glad they cleared that up.
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    The new trains have always been like this. The couplings between the rows aren't tight enough, so they shuffle back and forth into each other creating the jolts.
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    Merlin Entertainments

    “When I started in 95/6 every single SEA LIFECentre was in decline,” he says. But we stopped the decline, and turned it around.” In the latter part of 90s Vardon plc started putting all their money into health and fitness. “It was a bit like a cuckoo in a nest, elbowing out the others,” says Varney. “We weren’t getting any capex, so it was a good thing to go up for sale.” He could be describing the plight of our parks in the current Merlin Midway empire! We need someone to stop the decline and turn it around, I don't believe Varney will be that someone.
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    Rameses Revenge

    Just remove the ride and what are you left with? A fountain show spectacular! That, or extra premium parking. The world's first parking spaces inside a theme park. Or, and this is just crazy talk obviously, a new Top Spin! Is there any Top Spin variant which would be marketable UK/Europe first? It's the only way it could happen.
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    Rameses Revenge

    "It's better than nothing" ©️Merlin Entertainments
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    Ride Accidents

    What on earth?! From the lack of other damage I guess the ride has parked itself upsidedown in a controlled way, rather than having crashed down? If it fell from the hight it runs at I'm sure it'd be in peices. In probably unrelated news, a swing ride in India has broken apart killing a girl of 8 and critically injuring others. Reports of spectators being trapped under the ride and others injured in a stampede trying to leave. https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/342093-young-girl-dies-eight-injured-after-ride-collapses-in-karachi-park I'm guessing some sort of KMG knock off and not a real one? Can anyone confirm? Edit - better pictures suggest it is a knock-off Fabri Evolution.
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    Walt Disney World Resort

    That looks great! Shame Paris got the world's worst round ride for their Slinky incarnation.
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    Europa Park

    Because it is jarring that they can open theirs fully, presented smarty and running properly after such a massive event because the owners care, where as we have a dirty, effect free version running at a hugely reduced capacity as a matter of course because the owners think that is an acceptable way to go about their business.
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    Scorpion Express

    That just looks like a motor burning out, nothing is actually on fire.
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    Carters Steam Fair

    Sadly I think the Divebomber has actually been retired, it was up for sale earlier this year I think. 😪 Octopus is just being worked on though, it had got a little tired, desperately needed new cushioning on the seating.
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    Carters Steam Fair

    Carters Steam Fair is the most wonderful travelling vintage fair. It's set up in Maldon today, if you find yourself nearby I thoroughly recommend you go. The rides might be ancient and powered by steam, but don't let that fool you! The Steam Boats are probably the most genuinely dangerous (and therefore properly thrilling) ride operating in the UK, they are incredible. Unfortunately the Divebomber and Giant Octopus aren't touring this year, I'm really going to miss them. Little facebook video from today in Maldon gives a good idea of the set up. <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcarterssteamfair%2Fvideos%2F1663665057087173%2F&show_text=0&width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe>
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    Alton Towers General Discussion

    Exactly this. AT are wrong to have tried to publicly chastise someone who has in reality followed their own rules. As Barron says, to put it down as 'all rides and attractions' would include monorail and skyride. But that is clearly a nonsense, so clear unambiguous signage at each ride entrance is how it should be managed. There's nothing wrong or inherently dangerous with filming on the rapids.