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    Major Rides At Your Local Park You Always Skip?

    At Disneyland, I skip Iron Man on most visits now. It's just not a massively rerideable thing and I sometimes get off feeling a bit nauseous. There's also a bunch of stuff I've never ridden (Dumbo, Carousel, Orbitron) which are definitely iconic Disney staples, but I don't really see as major...
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    For f**k's sake; I'll have to rebook those flights and hotels yet again!
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    Who is your favourite manufacturer of hyper coasters?

    1. Intamin. Even the ones that don't rate highly are still decent rides. Stronger airtime and more variety than B&M. 2. B&M. You know what you're getting which, apart from a couple of turkeys, are excellent coasters. I mean, that's it really isn't it? I adore a couple of Morgan's coasters...
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    What are your thoughts on going backwards on coasters?

    Backwards launch up a spike? Love it. Shuttle loop/boomerang? Fine. Like it just as much as the forward bit, which is still not much in most cases. Retrofitted? If it's not Hollywood Dream (where the backwards train is MUCH better), no thank you.
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    "Now Showing"

    Dune It's a bit of a slog. Despite meaning to read at least the first book for years now, I've never got around to it and have never seen any previous iterations of film/TV versions. It's a bit of a weird one in that it really dragged on and seemed full of empty space in parts, but at the same...
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    Im a big idiot

    May I be the first person to tell you to just f**k right off? Bollocks to politeness when someone is being such an abject c**t.
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    What is the worst ghost train you’ve ever ridden?

    We used to get one in the traveling fair that popped up a couple of times a year. It only lasted a couple of minutes. I think there were some crappy cardboard cutouts in the first bit, but it mostly consisted of a dark tunnel where someone would run their hand over your head. Someone's job...
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    2021 Golden Ticket Awards

    The fact that it's a load of bulls**t, focused on a small handful of US parks and clearly voted on by people who've barley left Ohio.
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    2021 Golden Ticket Awards

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    Does virtual reality have a place within theme parks?

    No. It's f**king s**t. Thanks for reading my in-depth analysis.
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    "Now Showing"

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings I've skipped the last few Marvel movies because I was sick of the formula (30 minutes of plot followed by 90+ minutes of smashing s**t up via CGI). I quite liked this one though. It obviously ends with the big, predictable, find-its-weak-spot fight...
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    Shanghai Disneyland building a “high-speed roller coaster”?

    Without looking into it properly, which means I could be chatting total s**t, it could be to do with local laws. I don't know how it works in Mainland China, but in Hong Kong there are certain laws and restrictions when it comes to how public money is spent, meaning that any kind of...
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    Most surprising addition to a theme park?

    Phaethon at Gyeonju World. It was a small park with the most major coaster being an awful Japanese corkscrew thing, then a huge B&M invert appeared from nowhere. I was living in Korea at the time and got a friend to call the park after I saw what I thought were exaggerated/stolen pictures for...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    The actual. F**king. Audacity. Those VR "egg" things cost f**k all to set up. There is nothing that really justifies a £5 charge if they were at the end of a pier somewhere, let alone in a park where you've already paid.
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    Theme Parks that Havent Received a coaster in Years

    Spare a thought for Taiwan. Back when I joined these forums it was a bit of a coaster Mecca for some with some unique, interesting rides, but it's been really stagnant. Looking at their major parks: Leofoo Village: last coaster was in 2002, and that was a very small spinner. Janfusun...