Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:04 pm
This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Alton Towers, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Alton Towers Page
.Alton Towers' Official Website
Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!
_____________________________________________________2005March 29, 2005 - Rita set to openJune 26th, 2005 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory announced for 20062006April 26th, 2010 - Park makes bid to build wooden coasterOcotber 10th, 2006 - Park makes revised submission to build a wooden coaster2007January 21st, 2007 - Small changes announced for 2007July 29th, 2007 - Alton Towers to retheme Merrie England to a pirate themeOctober 27th, 2007 - Sky Ride building cacthes fireNovember 7th, 2007 - Battle Galleons (Splash Battle) announced for 20082008October 2nd, 2008 - Removal of Corkscrew announcedOctober 5th, 2008 - rumors of Secret Weapon 6 arise (to become Th13teen)2009January 9th, 2009 - Planning Application Submitted February 12th, 2009 - Locals Protest Planning Application March 12th, 2009 - Planning Application Approved! May 21st, 2009 - Manufacturer Confirmed July 31st, 2009 - Groundwork Begins September 18th, 2009 - Track Arrives On Site October 4th, 2009 - Track Erection Begins October 8th, 2009 - Track & Station Erection Continues October 9th, 2009 - Micro-Site Revealed October 11th, 2009 - Track Erection Continues October 12th, 2009 - Track In Car Park & Advertising October 15h, 2009 - Lift & Station Construction October 17th, 2009 - Lift Hill Completion October 24th, 2009 - The Wraith Have Risen! November 10th, 2009 - Secret Weapon Delivery December 2nd, 2009 - Sealing The Station December 4th, 2009 - A Look At SW6's Twists & Turns December 11th, 2009 - Name & Logo Revealed December 22nd, 2009 - A Look at the Station & Entrance Theming 2010January 5th, 2010 - TH13TEEN Leaflet January 6th, 2010 - Theming Continues January 13th, 2010 - Station Theming ProgressesJanuary 31st, 2010 - Rita Re-Theme ProgressFebruary 15th, 2010 - Th13teen Ride testing Photos & Video2011March 28th, 2011 - Atlon Towers hints at SW7 for 2013August 21st, 2011 - Flume to be removedOctober 5th, 2011 - First hints at new ride for 2012November 3rd, 2011 - new Ice Age 4D movie to debut in 2012December 23rd, 2011 - Nemesis: What Lies Beneath? to be revealed on New Year's Eve2012January 5th, 2012 - Clues regarding 2013 coaster.March 20th, 2012 - PR stunt for Sub TerraJuly 23rd, 2012 - The Evil Intamin Cable of Doom Strikes Again!October 18th, 2012 - Park resort will add themed cottages to its offeringsOctober 25th, 2012 - SW7 track arrives at Alton Towers2013January 4th, 2013 - Clues point to delayed opening of SW7June 2nd, 2013 - Photos of Smiler in action!June 2nd, 2013 - CBeebies Land announced for 2014!2014February 13th, 2015 - cBeebies Coaster announced2016January 12th, 2016 - Air is being transformed into Gallactica, with virtual reality headgearMay 30, 2016 - Planning application filed for SW8, wooden coasterNovember 30th, 2016 - SW8 confirmed as a GCI woodie2018January 8th, 2018 - Wicker Man wooden roller coaster announced for 2018!January 16th, 2018 - New Wicker Man photos released!October 11th, 2018 - The Alton Towers Dungeon teased for 2019!
Yet another Red Intamin coaster..
But it does look fabulous and i'm sure a couple of Americans touring Europe will stop by for it!http://www.towersalmanac.com/features/r
A very good website for updates.
Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:09 pm
Looks cool but way to kill Xcelerator's Trains!
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Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:06 pm
LOL!!! Dude, those trains are hilarious looking! Almost like they have a face or something!
Elissa "with the name Rita, I was expecting some kind of pimpmobile!" Alvey
Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:09 pm
It does look like something that should have a face on it. They seem like they are for a new darkride in California Adventure.
Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:53 pm
Are those the same restraints as Storm Runner?
I don't know why but they look different.
--Robb "I'm probably just going crazy." Alvey
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:01 am
As far as I can see, yes. They do appear to be the same. Which is not saying that you aren't going crazy
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Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:35 am
Yeah they look the same. Storm Runner's are a lot brighter though. I wonder what that guy waiting for the front row is smiling about.. Hmm..
What'd u all think about the OTSR on Storm Runner. I didnt think they were bad except for the weird dump to the right element where u bash ure neck on it. Wonder how they'll affect Ka and RITA..
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:38 am
Ahh, it's totally the black OTSR's versus the red ones that threw me off.
I didn't have a problem at all with SR's restraints. We rode several times in both the front and the back and didn't bang/hit/bash our head/neck or anything!
Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:48 am
AHHHH the Chevron cars have come to life!!!
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:35 am
Looking at RITA's car's...i am instantly reminded of Project satan
Coaster is looking ace though