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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:41 pm
by spinning man
A little update of the progress of SW7. The concrete base has been lifted and it is ready for the footers to be done. Also, there is DIRT!!

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Picture taken by roary01 on towerstimes. More pictures of progress(and more dirt) in the following link.
http://forum.towerstimes.co.uk/sw7/construction-discussion/300/

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:14 pm
by spinning man
Another update.

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Who needs a worlds first rollercoaster, when you have a heap of dirt and bricks.

Picture taken by stretchy on towerstimes. More pictures in link.
http://forum.towerstimes.co.uk/sw7/construction-discussion/315/

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:27 pm
by MrPantalaymon
I visited Alton Towers yesterday to ride Sub-Terra (BTW scared witless ahah). I checked out SW7's construction area, but my iPhone ran out so I have no pictures but good news there was a concrete truck there and the metal mesh that they use when laying concrete so I presume its either work on the station and buildings or the footers, but either way its still exciting. Sub-Terra surpassed my expectations but I feel there should be more signs warning about how overwhelming it is, I had to help a little boy out because he was crying, but nonetheless I thought it was brilliant, the drop should have been deeper though, would had made it amazing, either way it certainly is unique ;D

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:01 pm
by jammy2by4
Went to Alton Towers for the first time last week (19-20), Sub-Terra was amazing and scared me s[explicit word]less. Waited just over an hour for it but it was definitely worth it. Managed to see from Oblivion the work being done on the SW7 site. There was only a small pile of rubble left and a digger using an automatic drill to get rid of any concrete from the previous site. The two days I was AT, there was nothing really going on at the SW7 site.

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:50 am
by spinning man
A interesting object found on the SW7 construction site. Could this be a hint as to what the world's first could possibly be?

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Picture by CoasterMadMatt on flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/coastermadmatt/7571571924/in/photostream/

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:48 am
by AstroDan
That is just one of the old target boards from the now defunct Detonator Drop basketball unit.

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:42 am
by JAMMYD778
Today during normal operations, the launch cable on the Rita attraction at Alton Towers snapped during the launch section of the ride.

Fortunately there are no reports of injuries and no one is said to be harmed.

The picture below shows staff guarding the broken cable where it has drooped down from the above track guide.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1728209&l=65dee00c8d&id=312433085441604

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*EDIT*

A replacement cable has already been drafted in. At least they're working extremely hard to get it reopen again.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=363771303693320&set=a.346943978709386.76261.345107215559729&type=1&theater

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:48 am
by A.J.
Cue an endless amount of Intamin Cable jokes in 3, 2, 1...

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:11 am
by _koppen
Glad no one was hurt. One more reason to go with magnetic launches.

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:37 am
by ernierocker
New door prize for a future TPR Bash??? :lmao: