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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Here's an overview of the damage after the fire was put out. Sounds like everything within that area will have to be demolished.
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    A massive fire broke out at Karl’s Erlebnis-Dorf Elstal on Tuesday morning. The fire started inside a workshop and eventually led to a slide, a sales stand, and a barnyard shed all being destroyed by the flames (the animals inside the shed were fortunately rescued). Nine people had to be...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Another fairground ride was damaged in a motorway blaze last week. A truck carrying parts of the ”Rio Carnival” funhouse caught fire while driving down the A12 motorway in the Netherlands, leaving a large hole on the side of the trailer. There’s been no reports of injuries, but the extent of the...
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    Six Flags Saudi Arabia(?) | Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    I've heard Motiongate is a ghost town outside of specific times of year, and that's in Dubai which still sees 15 million+ tourists annually. I struggle to see how this will perform that much better, tbh.
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    Speed(?) seems to be back on the market.

    I think whoever wrote the description just got the loop confused with an inverted top hat. The height, length, capacity, and year of manufacturing stats all line up with Speed and not Mr. Freeze.
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Batman: The Ride at Six Flags Mexico got a new train with vest restraints earlier this year, but as of right now they’re running the old horsecollar trains at the same time which makes for quite the bizarre sight.
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    Japan's Many Expo's And Their Coasters

    I didn't realize until now that Rusutsu is pretty much a retirement home for Japanese coasters that had brief stints elsewhere. I think only the SLC was built for them? Also, did we ever find out why Venus GP wasn't put up there? Was it always meant to just be stored there temporarily?
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    Parc Astérix New Additions

    Construction appears to be underway for what’s rumored to be a new scare attraction and a Zamperla Vertical Swing (Zamperla’s take on a Star Flyer) coming to the Egypt area in 2024. Additional landscaping for OzIris is also in the works. Source...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    A tree fell over at CGA yesterday.
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    Six Flags Saudi Arabia(?) | Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    The hell is that cheese grate track design? Or is the angle deceiving me?
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Now put it back on Chiapas and add one to F.L.Y., you cowards!
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Dynamic Attractions has been sold. The struggling manufacturer was bought by a Hong Kong-based financial services film at a bankruptcy auction for about CAD$2 million. The company had assets worth far more than that, but liabilities valued at over $30 million led to the sale price being so low...
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    A truck transporting several ride cars belonging to the ”Heidi” spinning coaster (not to be confused with Heidi: the Ride at Plopsaland) caught fire while on the motorway yesterday, damaging both the truck and the ride cars beyond repair. The driver fortunately managed to escape the burning...
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    Top 10 Theme/Amusement Parks

    Just gonna include the ones I’ve been to since 2015: Europa Park Phantasialand Efteling Liseberg Parc Asterix Hansa-Park Walibi Belgium Toverland Disneyland Park (Paris) Gröna Lund HMs: Tivoli Gardens and PortAventura Park
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    Your Coaster Years

    1994 - Bobbahn (Heide-Park) 1995 - Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain: Rebel Mission 1996 - Colorado Adventure 1997 - Tonnerre De Zeus 1998 - Oblivion 1999 - Rock 'n' Rollercoaster (Hollywood Studios) 2000 - Kraken 2001 - Colossos - Kampf der Giganten 2002 - Silver Star 2003 - Balder 2004 - Revenge...
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    Weird, Wacky & Strange Coaster Bits

    They lowered several elements the winter after it opened (RCDB says it was the large turn, the hammerhead, and the sidewinder) to prevent trains from stalling. The park is on the shores of the North Sea where it can get quite windy.
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    What is your top 10 to do list?

    Individual coasters: VelociCoaster Toutatis Voltron Coaster Batman: Gotham City Escape Zadra / Hyperion Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Taiga Expedition GeForce Mako Iron Gwazi Parks: Islands of Adventure / Epic Universe Disneyland / California Adventure Tokyo Disneyland / DisneySea...
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    Colossus Partial Retrack (Thorpe Park)

    It’s frankly embarrassing that it took them this long just to replace one section of track. I don’t know if it was on Merlin’s end or the manufacturer, but something clearly broke down somewhere. This should’ve been finished by the time the season started.