Hi folks, long time enthusiast but never gotten involved in any communities before. Mainly just signed up to follow SW8 developments, but I'm sure I'll end up staying for the community!
I guess I've been an enthusiast ever since I was introduced to RCT1 aged 9. Then I begged my parents to take me to a park and we ended up going to Lightwater Valley where I rode my first ever coaster (the Ladybird kiddie coaster) and first "proper" coaster, The Ultimate. We weren't the most well-off family so we only ever went to one park a year at the most, and I live in Cumbria (the Lake District) where there are no theme parks anywhere near (the closest are Lightwater and Blackpool at just over 100 miles each) so any theme park trips require a lot of travelling, but I wouldn't have it any other way or want to live anywhere else as it's a beautiful part of the world. But now since growing up I've now been to most of the major UK parks, and abroad I've done Phantasialand, Gardaland, and Europa Park.
I'm also a musician in multiple bands, composer for various media, and I enjoy getting involved in amateur theatre, and all creative arts in general. Nice to meet you all!