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1 minute ago, Mark9 said:

 

People who overlook out-dated social practises just to ride rollercoasters =/

Went out to visit my sister, she hasn't been stabbed yet or put in jail despite being British and out there for four years. Rollercoasters were a bonus despite being too tall for many of them. Also saw no crime, no pickpocketers, and even no litter. Strange too that they have every British store you can think of M&s Waitrose, Costa, Hard rock, Starbucks, KFC you name it they have it.

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Clearly missing the point when a fair few members on this exact forum are technically illegal in Dubai and surrounding areas due to the out-dated laws...

 

Accusing Mark of being a Daily Mail reader is stealth contender for Post of the Year...

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It's that time of year. Did quiet a bit of thinking and done a fair amount of rejigging...

 

1. Taron, Phantasialand

2. Helix, Liseberg

3. Nemesis, Alton Towers

4. Balder, Liseberg

5. Joris en de Draak, Efteling

6. Troy, Toverland

7. Lost Gravity, Walibi Holland

8. The Swarm, Thorpe Park

9. Black Mamba, Phantasialand

10. Hyperion, Energylandia

 

Swarm has dropped down massively, in part down to me just having done it so much I guess. But I still think it's pretty darn good. 

 

Lost Gravity is a weird one, because I know I really enjoyed it, but I'm not sure how much of the ranking is based on a bit of rose-tinted glasses. Look forward to riding it again next year..

 

Lech at Legendia just misses, due to it being too intense. It's a shame, because if it was a little less intense on the drop / first inversion, it'd be a Top 5 coaster easily...

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pa-dah.

 

Top ten new rollercoasters of 2018.

1. Steel Vengeance

2. Gatekeeper

3. Flug Der Damon

4. Behemoth

5. Karnan

6. Raptor

7. Icon

8. Wicker Man

9. Magnum XL

10. Maverick

 

Top five new parks of 2018

1. Cedar Point

2. Canadas Wonderland

3. Hansa Park

4. Heide Park

5. Six Flags Great America

 

Top five UK rollercoasters

1. Nemesis

2. Icon

3. The Smiler

4. The Wicker Man

5. Nemesis Inferno

 

Top five moments

1. Meeting the former CEO at Disneyland Paris at Disney Fandaze.

2. Being pleasantly in awe of Wicker Man and the achievement of Towers.

3. Icon living well up to expectations in being a fantastic rollercoaster and exactly what Backpool needed.

4. Finally conquering all the B&M's in Europe (Before Fenix and Valykira opened, grr).

5. After so long, getting to Cedar Point and it being a park with too many fantastic rollercoasters.

 

 

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Bit of a reshuffle!

 

1. The Big One

2. Wild Mouse*

3. Troy

4. Grand National

5. Megafobia

6. Taron

7. Big Dipper

8. The Ultimate

9. Joris en de Draak

10. Nemesis


*Yes, I am aware it's gone, but it's still a coaster I've ridden!

 

It'll be strangely sad when this stubborn list inevitably gets changed drastically by my upcoming trip to America.

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Top ten before Cedar Point and Six Flags Great America (not gonna include rides from my trip to Over Texas as that was 2012 and my memory is sh**)

 

1. Shambhala: 

Awful park, great ride. Consistently my favourite.

 

2. Wodan:

I love GCI, can't wait to get back on this thing soon. Not sure if I prefer Blue Fire though.

 

3. Nemesis: This thing was hauling ass the other day.

 

4. Blue Fire: IT IS A MACK.

 

5. Wickerman: Wodan but a bit smaller. Still amazing though.

 

6. The Smiler: Little rough but very fun and unique Gerst.

 

7. Red Force: Sexy ass launch

 

8. Silver Star: Fun in the back on the final bunny hills. Gives some floater air but depends on the day

 

9. Dragons Khan: Painful but intense and it looks sexy.

 

10. Inferno: My current favourite at Thorpe. Especially good towards the end of the day in the back row.

 

 

 

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Two new creds done, so time to update the list for mixed coasters:

 

1. Helix, Liseberg - this will be untouchable for me. Ticks so many right boxes at being a near-perfect ride.

2. Taron, Phantasialand - wonderful combination of thrills with theming.

3. Shambhala, PortAventura - just insanely fun and floaty.

4. Icon, Blackpool Pleasure Beach - it’s a mini Helix through my eyes and is great to see one of these in the UK.

5. Wodan, Europa Park - this thing is relentless and the most intense wooden coaster out there to me.
6. Nemesis, Alton Towers - might be getting on a bit, but still a top ride.
7. Valkyria, Liseberg - undoubtedly the best dive coaster out there, even beating out SheiKra I’d say.
8. Wildfire, Kolmården Zoo - brilliant ride, but very inconsistent with speed & hindered hugely by appalling leg restraints.
9. Black Mamba, Phantasialand - great interaction with the terrain and very similar to Nemesis in many areas.
10. Euro-Mir, Europa Park - I’m a sucker for weird and wacky rides, so I love this. Plus the music is infectiously addictive!

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Having visited two new European parks, I think it is time to update a few fields. 

 

Top 10 Coasters:

1/ Steel Vengeance 

2/ Helix

3/ Taron

4/ Maverick

5/ Millenium Force 

6/ Shambala 

7/ Oziris 

8/ Wodan

9/ Nemesis 

10/ Icon

 

And now onto the parks: 

1/ Europa Park 

2/ Cedar Point 

3/ Phantasialand

3/ Efteling 

5/ Disneyland Paris 

6/ Liseberg 

7/ Parc Asterix 

8/ Alton Towers

9/ Tivoli Gardens 

10/ Blackpool Pleasure Beach 

 

P.A and Thorpe are now off the top 10 list. 

 

Last but not least, everyone needs a park bucket list. Here’s my one for European parks:

1/ Gardaland 
2/ Tover Land
3/ Energylandia
4/ Heide Park
5/ Grona Lund
6/ Parque Warner Madrid
7/ Linnanmaki
8/ Hansa Park
9/ Futuroscope 
10/ Legoland Billund 
 
Some parks are very much the same whilst some have re-entered (Heide notably). Energylandia and Linnanmaki have leap frogged onto the list for numerous reasons.  
 
More  changes could be afoot in the near future. 

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Double Post, but I’ve done some more parks, creds and stuff so might as well update.

 

Steel Coasters:

1/ Steel Vengeance 

2/ Helix

3/ Taron 

4/ Maverick 

5/ Millennium Force

6/ Shambhala 

7/ Oziris 

8/ Nemesis 

9/ Diamond Back

10/ Icon

 

Wooden Coasters:

1/ Wodan 

2/ Mystic Timbers

3/ The Beast

4/ Joris

5/ Wickerman 

6/ Balder

7/ Tonnerre De Zeus

8/ Megafobia 

9/ Ruscherterbahn- Tivoli Gardens

10/ Stampida

 

Crazy how in just weeks all the BPB woodies are off the list. Guess that’s what happens when you let them run rougher than Blackpool back alleys. 

 

Top 10 Parks:

1/ Europa Park 

2/ Cedar Point 

3/ Efteling 

3/ Phantasialand 

5/ Disneyland Paris 

6/ Liseberg 

7/ Parc Asterix 

8/ Alton Towers 

9/ Kings Island 

10/ Tivoli Gardens 

 

 

 

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New top 10 coaster list!!

 

1. Steel Vengeance

2. Wildfire (new entry)

3. Millennium Force

4. Helix

5. Maverick 

6. Taron

7. Shambhala

8. Mystic Timbers (new entry)

9. Mako

10. Diamondback (new entry)

 

 

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8 hours ago, Loggers Creek said:

 

8/ Alton Towers 

9/ Kings Island 

What! Are you kidding me? 😮

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Top 10 parks

 

1. Cedar Point 

2. Universal Islands of adventure

3. Liseberg

4. Phantasialand

5. Europa Park 

6. Kings Island

7. Busch Gardens Tampa

8. Universal Studios Florida

9. Efteling

10. Portaventura 

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Before this season really gets going (Netherlands in two weeks), these are some current standings. (I'm listening to Klugheim soundtrack for reference)

 

Top Five water rides

1. Chiapas

2. Splash Mountain at WDW

3. Loggers Leap (RIP)
4. Tidal Wave

5.  Popeye thing at Islands of Adventure

 

Top five Dark rides

1.  Flight of Passage

2. Radiator Springs Racers (who knows what genre this thing really is tbh)

3. Hex

4. Fairy ride thing at Efteling

5. Dinosaur

 

Top five Rollercoasters

1. Nemesis

2. Steel Vengeance

3. Blue Fire

4. Helix

5. Katun

 

Top five theme park soundtracks

1. Chiapas (the thought of being in the Chiapas plaza with an ice cream sandwich in the sun is my idea of theme park heaven)

2. Main Street USA DLP

3. The Smiler

4. Euro-Mir

5. WWTP radio at Amity Cove (pre Stealth)

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Chiapas is quite simply a masterpiece. Even when the day comes that I finally do Splash Mountain and Ripsaw Falls, I have faith it will remain my number one water attraction.

 

Right, so I finally ticked off two substantial U.K. parks last week, so thought I might as make a Top 10 UK parks list.

 

Top 10 U.K. parks:

1/ Alton Towers 

2/ Blackpool 

3/ Paultons 

4/ Chessington 

5/ Thorpe 

6/ Legoland 

7/ Flamingo Land 

8/ Oakwood 

9/ Pleasurewood Hills

10/  Lightwater Valley 

 

Fantasy Island is essentially my last major park left now, with the exception of Blackgang Chime and the park’s in Devon and Scotland.

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