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  1. Btw cheers to Alton Towers for professionally shutting down the ridiculous Daily Mail article that pretty much blew a tiny situation into something news-worthy.. Just wow, I didn't know they would scoop that low..
  2. I think we'll see a family coaster like a small GCI or maybe another Log Flume like Chiapas (but not as good) replace Loggers.. Hopefully.. And then just slap a random/irrelevant IP on it and you got yourself a Merlin attraction..
  3. SHHH! don't ruin the ridiculous theory.. Anyway, if they did use that as a marketing point, I'd think I'd shoot my brains out.. Merlin have done some bad marketing in the past, but this would just be borderline hilarious..
  4. I'm pretty sure Cabin's replacement will be the new IP- it seems there is a ton of work being done in that building, so it only makes sense that the new IP will be placed there. I definitely think Cabin needed to go, like it was good/really good back in 2013/2014 but quite honestly, Sub Species IMO completely did what Cabin did, and did it 10x better! I'm very interested to see what they do with Platform this year though, as with it being such a large space and layout, I'm not sure how they can change it. we can dream, we can dream..
  5. Well, tbh, Blue Fire has a fairly weak launch, and it crawls around most of the layout.. But the air-time moments, and intense inversions (mainly due to the godly restraints) make it a really great coaster. I don't see Icon being any different, and the layout IMO looks very strong, way better than Star Trek anyways. Anyway a Mack Launch is a Mack Launch, they're all fu**ing awesome
  6. Wow, they dispatch so quickly its hard to keep count 9 trains is pretty crazy, I guess it kinda makes sense, as the lift hill takes so fu**ing long haha.
  7. SW8

    I really have no fu***** clue what they were smoking when coming up with the theme, but I'm not exactly excited for SW8.. Family GCI's can be really fun- look at Inavdr, White Lightning, ect. But this looks really uninspired, boring, and the theme just.. Lets the hope the gimmick redeems it eh?
  8. Tbh Sam the ride experience on The Smiler is pretty much the same in every seat- So I guess anywhere is good. As long as you're not sat next to a group of chavs, you'll be fine
  9. ScareTour have teased a little on some changes happening this year- and oh god, even if it is May, I'm hyped for Tulleys 2017! And longer mazes? I gotta say the majority of mazes at the event are already long as hell, so, just, wow Very interesting. (Sorry for bumping this topic like 5 months too early..)
  10. I thought I'd do a top ten for Europa, as lets face it, Europa Park is bae 10: Alpen Express Even though being a pretty boring looking powered coaster tucked in towards the back of the park- Alpen Express is actually really fun! The cave section in particular is beautiful, and the coaster is surprisingly forceful at points too! 9: Matterhorn Blitz Okay, its a Wild Mouse, but its perhaps one of the best Wild Mice out there. The Elevator lift section is pure fun, the first drop is surprisingly fun, and like most of Europa's offering, its also well themed! 8: Swiss Bob Run (whatever's it called) Basically Avalanche but not as fun. But I gotta admit the steep-ish drop is fun, and its really well themed. 7: Poseidon Poseidon and SuperSplash kinda fought for this position, but this easily goes to Poseidon. Poseidon's first half is a little rough, but the second half is pure fun, and the theming is perhaps the best in the park. Like damn, the station for this thing is.. 6: Eurosat Eurosat is really just pure chaos. With its very unusual layout with constant sharp turns and helixes- Eurosat is kinda insane in pitch black. The ride also seems to last forever too, and I gotta admit, towards the end its kinda insane. 5: Euromir Being perhaps the weirdest ride at the park, Euromir is just odd.. The tediously long spiral rave lift hill, the weird turns around the glass towers, and the actually really intense finale make Euro-Mir kind of a experience. The ride might start of like a snail, but Euro-Mir actually made me grey out a few times, so don't underestimate it.. 4: Silver Star Silver Star is pretty much just as I remembered. The ride is okay, it has a few alright air-time moments, and a few fun moments, and a fu**ing ridiculously high throughput. But the ride overall is kinda underwhelming. And unlike other Europa Park rides, Silver Star kinda lacks theming.. Being plonked over a car park. 3: Arthur Arthur is perhaps one of my favourite, if not my favourite dark ride. The ride is just so perfect.. The atmosphere, the length, and the really fun coaster sections make Arthur just a brilliant experience. I always come off Arthur with a big smile on my face. 2: Wodan Wodan just always seems to be crazy every time I ride it. The ride just seems to build up speed, and it doesn't slow down at all, its insane! The crazy turns, the pops of airtime, and the fairly smooth ride experience makes Wodan just really really fun to ride. 1: Blue Fire Blue Fire.. Omg, where do I start? Good theming? We got it Airtime moments? We got it brilliant inversions? We got it Comfy and loose restraints? We got it And that Heartline Roll towards the end is perhaps my favourite inversion on a coaster to date. Just..
  11. What an absolutely horrible attack. Even more sick that the majority of the people their were young. I think we may see security geared up now in venues, but with these kinda attacks, I really don't know/think we can prevent them 100%. Its insane how messed up/brainwashed people can be.
  12. Great move IMO. Cabin in 2013/2014 was brilliant, but as of recent, the attraction has been one of the weaker mazes at the event. I hope we see Platform 15 changed in some form though, like what they did to Big Top. I think if Thorpe play their cards right, this could be one of the stronger years of the event IMO.
  13. So if you have seen me around the forums, you'll probably know I have a slight obsession with Europa Park. Today I'll be going over my sexual fetish over this theme park, and just why I love this place. Get your drugs and your overpriced coffee ready, and enjoy! Operations: Europa Park is pretty **** with its operations. 3 trains on a B&M, 3 on a GCI, 4-5ish on Euromir/Bluefire, and insanely quick dispatches. Like, 1 train operations is the way to go! Even worse, I didn't witness a single breakdown in my 3 days there.. Like I didn't even get to go to guest services to complain. Theming: Okay sarcasm aside, Europa Park is quite well known for its insanely good theming. The park really go above and beyond with theming. Things like themed toliets, or that satellite thing-y near Euro-Mir really show how much effort goes into theming their rides Now in terms of standouts, the French, Greek, and Arthur areas all standout for me, but quite honestly, the whole park is beautiful. The rides.. Yes, its a theme park: So as well as Europa's flawless theming and operations, their ride collection is also obviously quite strong. Standouts for me are obviously Blue Fire, Wodan, and Arthur, but their is so many little gems around the park that are worth mentioning. Even some of the cookie cutter rides you see at every park standout at Europa- like Fjord Rafting, which is nicely themed and a near flawless rapids that left me lovely and wet.. Others worth noting is their Mine Train- which has a super awesome diamond cave section, and The Arena Of Football, which is a super fun twist on the super standard bumper cars. Shows: Shows in Theme Parks are something that are IMO criminally underated. Shows can really break up a day, and who doesn't like a bit of live entertainment? The Standout to me had to be their Ice Show, which was incredibly fun and campy. Also some male eye candy in there.. Not gonna lie. Overall: all in all- Europa Park remains a flawlessly ran park that also looks beautiful. As well as this, they also have a strong lineup of rides like Arthur, Blue Fire, and Wodan. The park is easily one of the best parks in the world. Anyway thanks for reading.. here's a orgasmic picture of Euro-Mir taken by a sexy friend of mine.. (his name is josh)
  14. I think this might be it TBH.. Right now I don't know if its worth it trying to revive it- like Sky Swats didn't die out for no reason.. Also Slammer does take up quite a lot of space, so I bet a decent sized flat could replace it!
  15. After visiting the attraction on Tuesday, I can safely say I wasn't wowed by Rise Of The Demon. The attraction for sure makes improvements, but I generally found the attraction "okay" rather than "WOW THAT WAS AMAZING".. The new ending was by far my favourite part though- I completely fell for it! Though the excessive VR just really isn't for me.. But the attraction seemed reliable throughout the day, which is a massive improvement on the train-wreck which was last year for DBGT..