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I don't think it's this at all.Pretty concerning that they are aiming for next year but cannot promise that. I can only assume cash flow issues may prevent them from doing key work such as testing.
I think you're probably correct but there is still lots of work for them to do. They've got to do all the landscaping and hopefully some theming. The park has also got to get things like safety certificates. But I agree that the overall hesitancy to say when it will open is financial and COVID related issues. What they do need to do is market it well and as the bloke says in the interview it's there new flagship ride. Therefore it needs to be treated as such in marketing material.I think the reluctance is due to Covid possibilities. The ride itself has clearly tested as seen by wheel marks on the track (not prewheeled either) and is complete.
Are you sure they wouldn’t theme it even a little bit?At Flamingo Land? I wouldn't hold your breath, the current "concrete wasteland" aesthetic is probably as good as it's going to get.
You very obviously have never been to the place Matt!Are you sure they wouldn’t theme it even a little bit?
Maybe that might be where the bulk of the £20,385,000 budget is headed… Flamingo Land looks to have some nice theming in places from pictures I’ve seen, so I reckon they could do a good job!
Hence why I said hopefully. I don't expect much as flamingo land isn't really a theme park but more an amusement park from what I've seen. But I would expect some landscaping, especially as they've got to build a queue line. They can't leave it looking like a complete building site.At Flamingo Land? I wouldn't hold your breath, the current "concrete wasteland" aesthetic is probably as good as it's going to get.
But surely you'd think with it being there new flagship and at the entrance to the park they might be a little better (probably me being naive and overly wishful)? Also they have to do certain things like fences and signs for health and safety and they've got to build a queue line.They can and probably will leave it like a building site. Look at the Runaway Mine Train, bare concrete and they removed the station building giving it even less themeing.
Have we heard anything new about the new coaster as of late? Is it testing or anything yet?
On a side note, Flamingo Land is going to have a pretty epic coaster collection by the time this opens... they're going to be joint with Towers & Blackpool for most coasters in the UK according to RCDB, and they're going to have 5 thrill coasters! That's nothing to be sniffed at, in my view... it must surely put them in contention for having one of the strongest coaster lineups in Britain, possibly even one of the strongest in Europe?
Quality over quantity is the phrase which springs to mind where Flamingo Land’s coaster lineup is concerned.
Are none of them rated very highly by yourselves, then? I know Hero has... a reputation, but I always thought Mumbo Jumbo and Velocity looked like good fun, and I've heard surprisingly good things about Kumali (I say surprisingly given that Infusion is my all-time least favourite coaster, and I know SLCs generally get a horribly negative reputation)!Flamingo Land and "epic coaster collection" do NOT belong in the same sentence together, sorry Matt. This is very much quantity over quality. Kumali is the only decent coaster currently operating. The rest are sub par, atrocious, or off-the-shelf kid coasters.
They don't even have the strongest coaster line up in the North, nevermind the UK or Europe.