Alton Towers Discussion Thread

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby RyanTPM » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:21 pm

^Seriously can't wait to see all this progress in person when i go later this month, very excited for next year!

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Moley » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:56 pm

A rather unique view of construction has been posted on Facebook and Flickr.
The foundation to the right of the station building is that of the shop.

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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:19 am

Somebody please catch me up... is this going to have an LSM lift or what? I know AT has noise restraints and all that. Whatever it is, that's a funky lift hill. Layout looks solid as well.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:51 pm

I was wondering the same thing, especially considering the cost of the ride. It seemed rather expensive for a wooden coaster that wasn't taller than the treeline (even with the a little theming).
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Postby RyanTPM » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:13 pm

It was shown on the plans to have a launched lift hill, and the gradient definitely does hint at this

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby acromango » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:01 pm

It looks good but it does look extremely short, even by Alton's standards...

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby scottjenkins » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:28 pm

I think the launched lift hill is nothing but a pipe dream i'm afraid. There's a picture on coaster* force showing a massive chain cog in situ at the top of the hill :x

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby julioot » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:37 am

thrillseeker4552 wrote:Somebody please catch me up... is this going to have an LSM lift or what? I know AT has noise restraints and all that. Whatever it is, that's a funky lift hill. Layout looks solid as well.


It's going to have a regular lift:

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:51 am

They removed a Log Flume for that? :lol:

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby scottjenkins » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:54 am

coasterbill wrote:They removed a Log Flume for that? :lol:


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