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3 minutes ago, Hethetheth said:

I've done solo trips to Efteling, Europa Park, Disneyland Paris, Heide Park and Gardaland solo before (The latter two I've only ever done solo) and it can be quite liberating. I did those trips because I couldn't organise friends to join me and I still wanted to go regardless.

 

It can feel a bit odd at times, but as long as you're relatively comfortable with your own company and  travelling in general you'll be fine. 

 

Positives:

- You can do whatever you want without having to agree with others. This is the biggest benefit.

- Single rider queues are useful

- If it's a choice between going alone or not going at all I know what I'd pick!

 

Negatives

- Eating alone at dinner can feel a bit weird (I generally take a book).

- Whilst rollercoasters are fine, riding rapids and log flumes alone can get your weird looks from strangers. You have to be confident in ignoring that.

 

If you can afford to do so I would totally get a fast track (or equivalent) as well, as long queues alone can get boring.

Thanks! I go to concerts alone sometimes when I can't find anyone to drag along and they often end up being my favourites so I'm hoping the same will apply here! Travelling around The Netherlands is an absolute doddle so no concerns there. I've done Winter Wonderland alone a couple of times purely to ride Olympia Looping over and over and never felt out of place but feel like it might be a different story in an actual theme park. 

 

I've wanted to visit Walibi Holland ever since I started playing RCT2 as a kid so I absolutely feel like going alone would be better than not going at all! 

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Have an update from Walibi, highlighting the 270 double inverting corner stall (which I can't help by abbreviate to 270dics from now on...) in all its glory:

 

 

And one from RMC, showing some nice upsideness:

 

 

Still on track to open July 1st this is...

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To me, it really serves home-made backyard coaster. They look like utter ****e but they are fun, can't deny. When they have versions is when they look particularly bad with the disgusting metal box supports but I guess it's necessary. Hope they find a way in the future to make them look more aesthetically pleasing because they're ugly as sin still.

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I think some of the Six Flags ones look kinda bad like TC or Joker but I think besides those examples they look pretty fine.

Wildfire and Goliath actually look better aesthetically than some B&M's IMO, Goliath's stall under its lift hill looks amazing.

Remember too these things ride really well and are fairly cheap (Wildfire was no more than 9 Million)..

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Latest Making of video:

 

Track is now finished (with a random ceremony including fire to celebrate, cos why not), with a train on the track ready for testing from June 1st.

 

It confirms the 4th (out of 5) inversions will be a 140 degree stall, and there will be a single rider queue.

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So Mack and Walibi Holland have been doing drugs together it seems..

 

Screenshot_20190527-154245.jpg

 

Mack approached Walibi about turning Lost Gravity rows backwards, something the park were intrigued by. So far, they've turned the back row on 1 of the 4 trains backwards (the ride can only run 3 trains) and are testing it with staff.

 

It's not clear whether the park will ever open this to guests or if they're just trialling it on Mack's behalf.

 

There's no denying that Lost Gravity backwards would be a ton of fun though..

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It looks better than i was expecting and seems well paced and has some good inversions, plus decent pops of airtime. I shall be riding!

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For those who never did Robin Hood / can't remember it because it was such a forgettable ride, here's nice side-by-side of Robin Hood vs Untamed..

 

 

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RMC to the rescue again by the look of it!! 

 

Now if Portaventura could be so kind to do likewise to Stampida, that would be very much appreciated!!

 

Back to Untamed. This looks very well paced, full of airtime, good transitions and some pretty interesting looking inversions particularly the first and last ones. Yes it doesn’t have the height and speed of the likes of Steel Vengeance and Zadra, but stats don’t mean a damn thing to me when it comes to what makes a coaster good.

 

Cannot wait to ride in October!!

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Crazy how different they actually look from each other, almost like they are different rides. Untamed looks amazing. 

 

13 hours ago, Martin Doyle said:

Now if Portaventura could be so kind to do likewise to Stampida, that would be very much appreciated!!

Port Aventura should definitely get an RMC, but I’d prefer for it to be a stand alone one. Stampida just needs GCI Millennium Flyer trains.

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Designers need to stop slow adverse camber turns. It's not big, it's not clever, it's just weird.

 

Other than that, looks incredible m not the same ride at all, is it? 

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15 hours ago, pluk said:

Designers need to stop slow adverse camber turns. It's not big, it's not clever, it's just weird.

 

Yes, 100%. It seems to be an almost RMC exclusive thing (only other rides off the top of my head I can think of that have such slow turns are S&S El Locos and Lost Gravity, though the latter is barely noticeable). But it just looks weird and uncomfortable when being done at such a slow pace, and will probably feel exactly the same whilst riding.

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3 hours ago, JoshC. said:

 

Yes, 100%. It seems to be an almost RMC exclusive thing (only other rides off the top of my head I can think of that have such slow turns are S&S El Locos and Lost Gravity, though the latter is barely noticeable). But it just looks weird and uncomfortable when being done at such a slow pace, and will probably feel exactly the same whilst riding.

Even the might Wodan starts with one of the wretched things!

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