Santa07

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Santa07 last won the day on September 28 2017

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    Fuschia: The Ride - coming to MW 2017
  • Birthday September 17

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    Theme parks & rollercoasters, technology, programming, music

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  1. The Off Topic Topic

    It’s technically possible (although rarely happens) for them to run 2 trains with four staff - one main op, one sorter and two checkers, but I’ve found when they’re running two trains they almost always have an extra staff member out the front as a greeter and during the busiest times another one selling backwards passes. One train operation usually has 3-4 staff members on duty - one main op, two checkers (one of these doubling as a sorter) and then usually a greeter (although I’ve seen it done without one when it’s raining or particularly hot).
  2. The Off Topic Topic

    School holidays, Com games are on. Yet DC Rivals is only running one train. They have 6 staff members and the queue is already sitting at 45 minutes so it seems strange that they’re running at half capacity. Unless there’s a mechanical issue with the other train?
  3. At the moment it doesn't look as wild as some other RMCs, but I think once it wears in a bit and picks up speed it's going to get a lot better.
  4. Topgolf Gold Coast Construction

    If it was just a plain driving range it’d definitely seem overpriced, but since it’s focused so much on the social aspect a price like that you can split pretty fairly between a few people.
  5. Wicker Man - New Alton Towers Coaster

    Anyone else notice the weird angle change on the lift hill?
  6. Dreamworld Corroboree - "Stage 2"

    I preferred it without the weird transparent triangle things over the top, but I still think it looks way better than a boring dirty path. I recall that path always being quite narrow, I don't think this structure has made it much narrower.
  7. Wicker Man - New Alton Towers Coaster

    The stats are pretty average, but that wickerman structure and the special effects make up for it. For me it looks like a decent family coaster but I still think Icon will be the best UK coaster for 2018.
  8. Dreamworld Corroboree - "Stage 2"

    Those patterns certainly bring a lot of life to the path - simple but really effective.
  9. Is it a theme park? No, the theming isn't coherent enough. Is it an amusement park? No, I'd consider an amusement park to be made up of primarily dry rides. Is it a water park? No, too many dry rides. Wet n Wild is still a water park for me though, because it only has one dry ride (excluding the upcharge attractions). Is it an action park? Kinda, it's definitely the best term to describe it on this list but it's still not perfect. Jamberoo is an action park, but AW is still pretty different to Jamberoo. (haven't been to AW or Jamberoo though so this opinion isn't based off much)
  10. Movie World's New Website

    This is the first park map I've seen that is fully-top-down (they might as well have pulled a screenshot from Google Maps). Every other park map I've seen is either isometric, or in-between the two (for example, the Cedar Point map (pictured below) is pretty much top-down when it comes to the layout of the paths, but the height profiles of the rides can still be easily be identified).
  11. Movie World's New Website

    Website looks amazing (have only seen it on mobile so far though). The park map.... I know this has been critisised to death already but god the top-down view is even worse than the isometric view. The paths are slightly clearer... but it’s so much harder to work out which ride is which. A guest will see the rides from the ground - so having a top-down view of the park is completely useless. For example - DC rivals towers over the park - but it’s now so much harder to work out which ride on the map is that ride for a first-time visitor (sorta a bad example since it’s out the front of the park but the concept still applies). This is the reason why almost all park maps I’ve seen use an isometric view.
  12. The Off Topic Topic

    It might just be me, but I've found Arkham has become significantly worse over the past year or so. A few years ago I could ride it pretty comfortably, now I just find it painful (and not just in the legs, the track feels a lot rougher and it rattles your whole body around a lot). I'd love to see a Vekoma flying coaster in it's place. Judging by some of their most recent coasters and what F.L.Y. is shaping up to be I think it would be a great investment for the park. Of course their next coaster would probably be 5-10 years away, but I think AA will be on its last legs in that time and definitely due for a replacement.
  13. Dreamworld - 2017 "exciting" "experiences"

    You’d need a pretty damn good RMC to beat Rivals... a raptor certainly won’t cut that. DW are going in the right direction with the family experiences since it’s something that isn’t too hard to beat MW at. The capacity is probably no worse than Buzzsaw, ToT or Tail Spin though 😉