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Baconjack last won the day on April 2

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  1. Vertical construction on Boomerang has started and Bug looks basically complete
  2. There looks like there would be 3 block zones on the ride from what I can see off the layout (the station, the main layout, and the turn after the final brake run) so I'd be expecting 2 trains to be ordered and not any more than that Even provided LPS gets less foot traffic than let's say for example MW (think the longest I've ever queued for a ride is 15 minutes for the wild mouse once), having a single train with 7 people lap around makes basically no sense from a capacity and operational standpoint.
  3. Huss rides are engineered so the key parts from each are very interchangeable. I wonder what Joylands plans to do with the Troika's parts, perhaps some parts from the Troika are cross compatible with the Breakdance they also bought.
  4. All the remaining rides (bar Wild Mouse, Ferris Wheel and the Rotor) are relatively new and don't need a lot of work done to them maintenance wise but provided that we have evidence of LPS working on these three attractions in question (plus the amount of TLC management have put into the wild mouse over the last few years) I have no doubt the Ferris Wheel and the Rotor are getting similar treatment behind the scenes
  5. Batwing is a reasonably quiet ride when compared to its neighbours in the DC area so I don't see going to 3x3x3x3 really being an issue there imo. Provided Green Lantern has been a problem child and nearly killed people, I'd say though that we're being generous suggesting Village would want to work with S&S again on a project like this.
  6. I'm sure a certain log flume at Sea World would have something to say about that.
  7. I guess when the vaccine comes out and borders start to re-open. I had saved for a Florida WDW/SFO/BGT/Universal trip for June next year, but obviously that won't happen at that time and I don't think I'll be able to get out there until the following year at least. In the meantime though, I'll keep saving money to possibly make the America trip a little bit bigger and try to add in some more parks. Cedar Point, LA and New York are certainly at the top of the list.
  8. Here's an existing model with a similar layout to the one seen in the picture It's very similar to a family boomerang though and for what it is its a good quality ride for the families.
  9. Yep. Big Dipper is going to be one heck of a little coaster, it should easily be the best roller coaster in the country outside the Gold Coast, even then, better than most of what’s on offer up there, probably only behind Leviathan and DCR in terms of thrill. A truly elite offering out of nowhere I’d never have expected from management. Combined with heaps of new flats. Gyro swings are not everyone’s cup of tea but I don’t mind them. Kids area offers a lot for the family compared to how it used to be. Vekoma Family Boomerang is a great touch also. This is really indeed an excellent
  10. That might be the replacement for one of the kiddie flat rides that was removed a few months back (next to the u-drive). Spider is running on borrowed time and will most likely be that ride that gets axed. This will complete a process that was supposed to be finished years ago.
  11. I rode AA as Lethal Weapon I didn't like either restraint. It was either ear bashing on the original, or hip/leg bashing on the new (it was fine when new, but by the end, it was horribly rough). Bear in mind i'm 6'5" so it might have been a different experience for taller people. Considering that the similar kumbak trains which were installed on Sea Viper reportedly put heaps of stress on the track & structure (which was a major factor in the decision to retire the ride), I wouldn't be surprised to learn of something similar with AA. Other Kumbak installations on SLC's have also been
  12. It's too bad Village jumped the gun and worked with Kumbak, shortly before they realised their products were shit. What MW was looking to do was ahead of its time, if they waited a few more years they could have gotten the new Vekoma trains (with the vest restraints just like Sidewinder's restraints) which would have imo allowed AA to run for many more years to come. I won't be shedding a tear though it was a leg basher especially in its last years and quite an uncomfortable ride. MW now have some decent real estate to put something new in, I'd love to see them work with RMC to build a ra
  13. This looks like it will be a parts donor based on how its been carefully disassembled in the photos, rather than you know, given a blow torch or ripped down with demolition equipment a la Wipeout. I do wonder who the customer is, because I do not believe there would be a local customer that is wanting Huss Troika parts anytime soon unless there is cross-compatibility with another model that also exists here. Probably going to a buyer overseas is my guess.
  14. Probably is, from my understanding there's at least one unit that exists and quite a good number of Ranger parts such as the drive shaft are compatible with the Rainbow so that makes sense (the irony if it was the ex-Wittingslow one that's getting the parts, the same rainbow that was originally supposed to be at LPS instead of the Ranger). Even despite this it served the park well for 25 years and ran on the show circuit and at Expo before then so the old ranger has had quite a long and distinguished career. It was only a matter of time before it would be replaced, at least the parts are getti
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