Troll wrote:Has this actually been confirmed or is it just a rumour?
the plans and the photos show conclusively that the train will have to go straight down from entry to exit is some manner or fashion.
The overall spend on the roller coaster is obscene for the amount of track and supports that are present. Therefore there must be a lot of money spent on the track drop. Far too much for a simple up and down lift. (£15 million -approx $23 million, given that i305, the biggest capital expenditure for this season costs $25 million) Even taking into account the higher labour costs here, some serious cash is being spent on this mechanism.
Plus the video itself is of an extremely high quality, the source name is contracted by merlin according to some guy on towers times who emailed the company. (Granted, if that's true, I've got a feeling that the company might not be getting any more merlin contracts anytime soon). The video is also mechanically sound in my mind - i.e. nothing physically impossible is happening.
I'd say there's a reasonable certainty that that is what is going to happen on the ride.