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  1. Benjsh

    When were you last scared on a ride ?

    2018. Top Thrill Dragster. Even though I'd already done Kingda Ka previously whilst living in New York.....TDD definitely gave me the butterflies before my first go. It's very intimidating and the fact it's not got OTSR's definitely adds to the nerves. Second go around I was fine though. Just...
  2. Benjsh

    Travellers Day Scarefest

    The 14th won't be too bad with it being a Friday and also term time. The Saturday on the other hand I imagine might be mad busy.
  3. Benjsh

    The Smiler vs Saw The Ride; which Merlin Gerstlauer do you prefer?

    Are some people on the wind up in this thread? The Smiler wins this all day long. Granted I haven't ridden Saw the Ride for a good few years but last time I did it was ruddy awful. The Smiler on the other hand always delivers for me except that great big jolt near the end.
  4. Benjsh

    Scare Rooms

    Can't say I have ever done them or even knew they exited. But what will I say is that in 2022 having actors in costumes coming in guests bedroom's in the evening would be such a risk for the park. I can see why they don't do that type of thing anymore. Something could so easily go wrong with that.
  5. Benjsh

    Enterprise Site

    A total replacement is very 'extreme' that's for sure. Hahahahaha
  6. Benjsh

    Enterprise Site

    Yeah they should but we know they don't. I was going off the premise that they wouldn't add multiple new flat rides so I'd want something better. If there was a plan to replace it with same model and add an additional flat ride too then I have absolutely no issue with that.
  7. Benjsh

    Your Top Ten Coasters

    Wickerman isn't really a family roller coaster though is it? I agree it's not the most intense of Wooden coasters but it's hardly the Run Away Mine Train either is it? It's definitely geared more towards thrill seekers than families.
  8. Benjsh

    Enterprise Site

    I think if they were finally going to invest in a brand new flat ride and all they did was get a new enterprise it would be disappointing to say the least.
  9. Benjsh

    Enterprise Site

    I bet they cost a fair bit tbf. Nobody really wants one though. Wouldn't be the wisest investment. It will be more funfair rides anyway rather than permanent flats.
  10. Benjsh

    Enterprise Site

    Retro Squad Volume 3 pretty much confirmed now I would say. They are losing way too much capacity for next season. Can't see them investing into a permanent Flat ride with all the other projects going on. :(
  11. Benjsh

    Scarefest 2022

    Are they taking 1 away for the Covid year? Maybe it's that?
  12. Benjsh

    Your Top Ten Coasters

    I think John Wardley actually ranks BTM at Disneyland as his favourite ever attraction that he hasn't worked on personally. Haven't ridden that one but have done the Florida and Paris versions and they are definitely really good fun. I can definitely see what he means. Think my top ten now...
  13. Benjsh

    Project Horizon: Public Consultation on New Attraction

    Didn't stop them with their world's first ride to involve wood and fire gimmick though. Good ol' Merlin eh? I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that this new project, if given the green light, will involve some kind of first. John Wardley certainly hinted that too but of course he could...
  14. Benjsh

    Your Top Ten Coasters

    That's fair enough. Track and train are definitely important factors for me too but I'm a sucker for being transported to another world on a coaster. I like coasters that interact with the landscape and / or have great theming and backstory. Probably why I love Nemmy so much as not only does...
  15. Benjsh

    Project Horizon: Public Consultation on New Attraction

    This is it. Nobody has a clue what they are planning. Do still think it will be a coaster of some sort though. Axis or this RMC concept Dark Ride / Coaster they are working on is my current thinking. The Motion Tower does look pretty cool but I don't think it really suits Towers tbh. I can see...
  16. Benjsh

    Your Top Ten Coasters

    I do find it odd that hardly anyone puts family thrill coasters in their top 10. Some of the best themed coasters on the planet are more aimed at the family after all and not only that but they are tremendous fun. I think I would have to include BTM in my top 10 for the two reasons above.
  17. Benjsh

    Project Horizon: Public Consultation on New Attraction

    We need not worry about what it's going to be. The way the world is going at the moment with pandemics, wars and extreme weather...we might all be gone by 2025 anyway. Hahaha. Who had the return of the dinosaurs on their Armageddon Bingo Card?
  18. Benjsh

    Universal Studios/IOA Orlando: General Discussion

    First of all....Hope everyone in safe and well in Florida. Mental weather they are having. Also...could you imagine if you'd booked for Florida for these weeks on your dream holiday? My word you'd be absolutely gutted wouldn't you?
  19. Benjsh

    Tayto Park (Dublin): General Discussion

    Sensible name choice tbf. Has some cultural meaning and actually doesn't sound bad as a theme park name either.
  20. Benjsh

    Project Horizon: Public Consultation on New Attraction

    I think you're being a bit precious on this point tbh. It's a coaster than can travel on all sides of a coaster track. It's like nothing we've seen before. It's definitely going to shake up the coaster world a bit whether you like the manufacturer or not.
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