Fantasy Island

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  1. djtruefitt

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    Another new ride has been announced today for the 2020 season “Firebowl” which is basically a tea cup ride, similar to the one at Efteling I assume.
     
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    Any pictures of Turbulence? Is it basically Amazing Confusion?
     
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    I have just dug out photos of a model of Fantasy Island with Phase 1 (Pyramid and early outdoor rides) and with an unbuilt Phase 2 in the car park, with a hotel, monorail and indoor water park.
     
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    Wow; Fantasy Island actually looks like it was intended to be pretty extravagant when first built! What happened that made them cancel phase 2 and build the likes of Odyssey instead?
     
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    The market.
     
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    I always remember when it opened seeing concepts with more than one pyramid. In the end we’ve ended up with the nicely themed pyramid and some outdoor rides, and then a collection of random fair rides almost round the back of the pyramid. At least now Mellors are investing in the place and the park looked a lot nicer on my last trip than a few years back.


    However it’s never gonna be a world class place due to the market and the type of people Skegness will always attract.
     
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    Wow... I'd love to know what 'type of person' I am. The type that scans junk in on a Bank Holiday Friday, I guess.

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    Must admit one of the smoother VK rollercoasters i have riden
     
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    I think I would struggle to name a smoother Vekoma ride. The RnRC rides are pretty smooth, but had pretty bumpy rides on both.
     
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    I mean if nightmare fuel is what they were going for they certainly nailed it...
     
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    There are definitely some smooth ones out there, but they’re incredibly boring and don’t have inversions (Temple of the Night Hawk at Phantasialand, Vogel
    Rok at Efteling).

    That said, there are some pretty uninspiring straight sections on Millennium...!! I must agree that for a Vekoma with inversions, it’s pretty smooth :).
     
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    So old Bling is having some maintenance problems after running for 16 years. Does everyone think this one is better than the one at Liseberg?
     
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    Theming wise, no. :p
     
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    I guess the markets can re open, but not the theme park yet
     
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    Mate, not theming wise but ride experience:rolleyes:
     
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