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DJKostya last won the day on June 21 2019

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  1. DJKostya

    Rollercoasters and Music

    So somewhat on topic. Many years ago (Well before YouTube) I remember downloading a roller coaster video of various roller coasters in the USA, predominantly Florida parks and Cedar Point, that was a combination of on and off ride footage. The soundtrack to the video was Vertigo by U2. Normally I despise U2 but for the video the song seemed to work and certainly when I visited and rode the roller coasters in the video I had the song stuck in my head.
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    Dreamworld October 2020 Visit

    Not enough covered seating
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    Did you get to ride it when they were running it backwards or forwards? It was definitely rougher going backwards.....
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    WNW - GC upgrade ideas

    So I'm not sure if this has been suggested before or not but what about if VRTP joined MovieWorld and WNW with a tram/monorail/train similar to Universal Orlando with the Studios and IoA. Guests could pay for a park hopper style ticket that would give them access to both parks. I've done a rough diagram of where it could possibly be placed (Noting I have no idea whether the land is actually part of their land holdings). Just a thought.
  5. African Safari World in Victoria looked like it was going to be decent. Similar to a Busch Gardens style park. It was a shame that the Government shut it down.
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    USF velocicoaster

    I was literally supposed to be there this week. I was hugely optimistic that this was going to be open in time for the visit. Overall I think that this is going to be an awesome addition to the park, probably an unpopular opinion but when they replaced Dueling Dragons with Hagrid's Motorcycle I was hugely disappointed, even though I like the HP world. I was lucky enough to ride DD back in 2006 when they still duelled and it was an amazing experience. It was a thrill ride that they replaced with something much more family friendly so I think that USIOA needed a new thrill coaster to fill that gap. I think that this somewhat redeems them for replacing DD with HM.
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    The New Atlantis - Construction Updates

    I agree I actually like the look of Vortex. What they've done is different but it certainly fits with the overall themeing of SeaWorld. Sure the artists conceptions for the new Atlantis precinct were very immersive and contained a lot of themeing that may never happen but at the end of the day so long as there is something then i'll be happy.
  8. Slightly off topic here but I did visit Futuroscope many years ago and it is worth a visit if you're in the area.
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    Gold Coast Magic Mountain

    Yeah she did, she was quite funny each time
  10. I definitely miss Gremlins and the original Bermuda Triangle from the Gold Coast parks, but here comes what may be an unpopular opinion, I really miss Bounty's Revenge from Wonderland. I remember being mesmerised by it as a kid and then finally being able to go on it when I got older. Any rides that took you upside down were crazy for me as a kid and I never understood why people would do that to themselves, then I did it and now I can't get enough of going upside down lol.
  11. Call me crazy but I've had a thought on what could possibly be done with this space. Noting however that this idea, as far as I am aware, doesn't even exist as a ride. You could always build a family vertical coaster with a water splash brakerun. The drop is small enough to not be too intimidating for younger riders, there's some decent space to add a few other smaller elements and it gives Sea World a nice family option to ride thrill wise between the kids area rides and Storm. Just a thought.
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    Theme Parks Reopening Post COVID-19

    Some good news being reported on the reopening of SeaWorld with lots of people queuing to get in:
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    New Coaster for Dreamworld | Colour bets

    Here's my vote, Annoying Orange!
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    What’s next for movie world

    Whlst it would never happen I'd love to see a nice woodie themed in the Wild West section of the park, if you wanted to somehow push some IP onto it there's always the new Dune movie coming up. As for the kids area, Space Jam 2 is in the works so the idea of taking the old AA site and doing a new kids area there isn't a bad idea IMO, then you could use the current kids area for something new.
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    North American Trip - Advice

    I'm planning on heading that way myself later in the year. The current itinerary that i'm working on is as follows: Charlotte, NC - Carowinds (My first visit) - Highlights - Fury 325, Copperhead Strike, Intimidator Pigeon Forge, TN - Dollywood (My first visit) - Highlights - Lightning Rod, Wild Eagle, Thunderhead Orlando, FL - Disney MK, AK, Epcot, HS - Highlights - Expedition Everest (Amazing!) a bit disappointed i'll miss GotG Orlando, FL - Universal IoA, Studios - Highlights - Hulk (Awesome!), Hagrid's, The Mummy (We got stuck on this last time for a few hours) Orlando, FL - Seaworld (My first visit) - Highlights - Kracken, Manta, Mako Tampa, FL - Busch Gardens - Highlights - IRON GWAZI (This will be my entire trip highlight!), Cheetah Hunt, Montu Winter Haven, FL - Legoland (My first visit) Highlight - Lego Atlanta, GE - Six Flags Over Georgia (My first visit) - Highlights - Blue Hawk (Apparently is really good now after the refurb), Superman, Twisted Cyclone I don't drive when in the USA, for personal reasons, so I generally make my way around with Amtrak (Trains) and Greyhound (Buses). It's cheap (Amtrak tickets are as low as $6 one way), but not always at convenient times. For example when I caught the train to Cedar Point it leaves Cleveland at 2am and gets into Sandusky at 4.30am, but only cost me $6. The 2 tricky parks to get to on my trip using Amtrak/Greyhound are Dollywood and Legoland as neither are really serviced well by public transport (It also looks like the shuttle bus between Legoland and Orlando has been ceased as I can no longer find it on their website). Knoxville is closest to Dollywood and it only looks like a $40 Uber (According to the app) so that may be the way to go there. All up (assuming there are not closures) I'll visit 12 parks with a total of 73 coasters. Having already been to some of the parks though my coaster count will only go up by about 50. I'll be over there for about 4 weeks and it is actually not costing as much as I thought, at the moment i'm looking at about $7,500 for the lot. My biggest tip would be to check the parks opening days and times first. I'm planning on a later trip (Sept-Oct) so many of the parks are beginning to wind down for the winter, Six Flags will only be open on weekends, Legoland is closed on Wednesdays, Dollywood closes on Tuesday and Thursdays etc. etc. I would also recommend checking to see which parks are owned by the same company as @colonelbmx said as it is sometimes cheaper to buy a season pass to parks rather than individual tickets, when I did my first USA trip we bought Six Flags ($69.99 for SP vs. $38.00 - $73.00 for a day ticket depending on how you book) and Cedar Fair ($129.00 vs. $49.99 for a day ticket). As we visited a number of parks across both chains and visited for a number of days each we got so much more value buying the season passes. My biggest Disney tip as a former cast member is: When you first enter head to the RIGHT and go past Tomorrowland then start making your way around the park in an anticlockwise direction finishing up in Tomorrowland. You tend to find when people first enter Disneyland (Any of them) they tend to head to the left and move around the park clockwise OR head straight to Space Mountain. The best time to hit the biggest attractions (Space Mountain, BTRR, PotC, Splash Mountain) is during parades/fireworks/lightshows.