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  1. Disco Lumberjack

    (Why) Are big coasters becoming more rare recently?

    I think there's a natural limit to the number of people who will be drawn in by big thrills. A lot of people attend parks but don't ride the big beasts. Parks can build smaller experiences more cheaply, possibly even invest in quality theming and get a better outcome than if they build the next...
  2. Disco Lumberjack

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    But opening day was really quite successful, they aren't sugarcoating that, I was there, it was a great day. The queues were huge, but it's opening day, of course they were. What came after has been the ride being closed, I don't see any sugarcoating there, just "our apologies, here's when we...
  3. Disco Lumberjack

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    It depends on what information you think is appropriate for them to share. As enthusiasts we're obviously interested in the technical reasons behind the issue, but us knowing those reasons is inconsequential. For park guests all they need to know is an estimate of when the ride will be available...
  4. Disco Lumberjack

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    He does suggest it as an option, but he also said that if it was going to happen, it likely would be happening already and we haven't seen signs of that.
  5. Disco Lumberjack

    Why queue for hours?

    I had a few motivations for wanting to be at Hyperia's opening day: I generally want to be at more events where there are lots of enthusiasts as I would like to become a familiar face in the scene and make some friends. I'd like to be able to attend an enthusiast event by myself and there be a...
  6. Disco Lumberjack

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    I do agree with this, I had to consciously de-hype myself before riding and I think that might be why I'm now one of the people who might end up overhyping it for others (sorry) because of how much I enjoyed it relative to my expectations. We all know there are a lot of variables affecting how...
  7. Disco Lumberjack

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    Yeah of course, the list in my signature goes from 1 to 10, so 1 and 2 are Zadra and Hyperion. If I was to assign tiers to the list I'd probably go for this: S Tier - Zadra, Hyperion, Hyperia, Ride to Happiness A Tier - Nemesis, Helix, Kondaa, Balder B Tier - Icon (Enso), The Swarm
  8. Disco Lumberjack

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    Obviously it's super disappointing that the ride has had to close - and I really feel for people who travelled and had hoped for multiple days of getting to ride this beast. I especially feel for the people who haven't gotten to ride it at all yet, I hope their time will come soon. I got to...
  9. Disco Lumberjack

    Big Mack and Fries | THORPE PARK SUN 29 SEPTEMBER

    This is really good to hear from my perspective as well, I can be a bit socially awkward with introductions so ice breakers are a bit of a life saver!
  10. Disco Lumberjack

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    I'm sure he's very angry to have his art spoiled like this.
  11. Disco Lumberjack

    Coasters that gave you the biggest sense of "danger"

    Probably Hyperion, I was early enough in my enthusiast journey that I hadn't experienced so much airtime on a ride that tall and that intense. I think now it wouldn't have that effect, but it was quite something the first few times. 😁 Sometimes I think those BS TikTok's where people say their...
  12. Disco Lumberjack

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    I've been in a number of those coffee shops over the years and I'll be honest I just don't see the similarity. If you painted it all black it would look a bit like Boxpark I guess.
  13. Disco Lumberjack

    Big Mack and Fries | THORPE PARK SUN 29 SEPTEMBER

    I'm going to do my best to make it! I've never done a CF Live, looking forward to it. 😁
  14. Disco Lumberjack

    How much does a rattle affect your enjoyment of a coaster?

    During my few years as an enthusiast one of the most common criticisms I hear of a coaster is "it has a rattle", I'll often hear this about coasters I didn't notice a rattle on, or if I did, not enough to bother me. This got me wondering how much it bothers enthusiasts as a whole, so here's a 5...
  15. Disco Lumberjack

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    Indeed, the mud actually looks a bit gold in those. 😁
  16. Disco Lumberjack

    3D Printed Coaster Models

    I have a 3D printer, I mostly use it for printing parts for non-coaster side projects. Where do you get your models from?
  17. Disco Lumberjack

    What ride do you have the most intangible love for?

    If I were to pick a "zero coaster" it would be Nemesis, I know why I like Nemesis though. It's got those classic B&M Invert positives and it throws you around while still being a comfortable ride. It's my zero coaster because I remember being too short to ride it back in 1994 and looking in awe...
  18. Disco Lumberjack

    What is your top coaster on your bucket list?

    I'm early enough in my enthusiast journey that I tend to rely on polls of enthusiasts to determine my trip decisions, so arguably anything in that top 100 I haven't ridden is my bucket list. Generally if a trip is affordable and also has 1 or more coasters in the top 100 in it, I am up for it...
  19. Disco Lumberjack

    What new-to-you coasters do you feel are your most likely top 10(ish) contenders in 2024?

    This year is probably going to be a big one, I currently have 79 creds, but I suspect my top 10 will look something like this by the end of the year (new creds in bold). 1. Iron Gwazi 2. VelociCoaster 3. Zadra 4. Hyperion 5. Ride to Happiness 6. Hyperia 7. Mako 8. Kondaa 9. Nemesis 10. Montu...
  20. Disco Lumberjack

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    I think the new logo inspires no passion, but the previous one was worse. There is an advantage to it being relatively basic, which is that it can be added to a diverse array of designs very easily. Some of the posters and example merch that I've seen look much better with the new logo than they...
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