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I don't know why but the fact this is actually happening really tickles me. If I had put money on the next large scale coaster to be built in the UK I would never in a million years have gone with Intamin - 10 Inversions, at Flamingo Land of all places. I was certain this was simply a rumour started by some daft 12-year-old that everyone was for no reason other than having nothing better to discuss indulging in. I quite liked the place when I went in 2016 but left thinking it would take a large one for them to tempt me back, so count me in!  

 

 

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CGI of the new ride:

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Layout from aerial view:

 

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Some info I lifted from the planning application:

  • 34m tall
  • 875m long
  • 200m x 400m area
  • Will be located next to Velocity
  • Currently painted yellow but will be re-spayed to silver & black
  • Will be quieter than older rides at the park

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What a mad rumor to come true. Never been a fan of Colossus due to how rough it is and the contortionist act you have to perform to get into the seat. If this fixes those issues I will look forward to what should be a good day trip. 

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I mean, Flamingo Land is a pretty naff park imo and as nice as it will be to have a new headline coaster, it won't solve the issues the park have.

 

In saying that, this is a huge statement from the park and I hope it works for them.

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When this rumour came around I honestly thought no way would Flamingo invest in this so I am pleasantly surprised.

As much as Colossus is awful the newer models look like actually quite good rides (Intamin learned their lesson) so I have no doubt this will be a hit at the park.

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Hate the location of it, the whole entrance of park to Cliffhanger is just so bad...

 

Hopefully they'll run it ok, but as it's Mingo I doubt it... The park could be decent if operations improved even to just a standard...

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