Alton Towers Discussion Thread

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:09 pm

darklingscribe wrote:Has there ever been any incident with cable on an S&S air launched coaster?


Powder Keg breaks down a lot, but it's usually due to problems with the laser alignment of the track. I've never heard, at least on a day I was there, that there was a problem with the cable.

TXman308 wrote:(Does S&S even use cables?)

They surely do. You can see it here on Powder Keg's launch track:

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Postby SLUSHIE » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:15 pm

I'm pretty sure all their air power rides, including their towers are attached to cables. That's what actually pulls the vehicle.

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Postby spinning man » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:57 pm

It appears things will start kicking off soon. A lot more activity on the site.

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Postby AstroDan » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:26 am

The first signs of marketing for SW7 appeared overnight and guests visiting the park today were met with the following symbol - placed in various locations en route from the park entrance to X Sector, where the ride is being constructed. Following revelations about a "Ministry of Joy", this picture certainly seems to fit the bill - and could be the new rides logo?

It was found on pathways, fences, even on the lawns:

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Postby A.J. » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:46 am

The logo kind of matches up with the batwing-style inversion (that the cobra roll also twists around) at one end of the proposed layout -

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Postby TPDave » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:43 pm

Intriguing, it will be interesting to see what kind of theme they work that into.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Swimace » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:39 am

So with all of the coaster construction going on right now, what is Alton doing with their Haunt event? Are they placing houses in other areas of the park to make up for the loss of the Black Hole building?

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby AstroDan » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:39 pm

There are 2 mazes going into the Towers and 1 in and around the Goalstriker unit near X Sector. The Scare Zone will be behind the food outlets in Dark Forest!

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby TPDave » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:48 pm

^ How is the second maze fitting in the towers? Ar they altering the one that is already there?

I'd be a shame to downgrade the one in the towers because I really like that one. It's a good 10 minute walkthrough and I love the ending!
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby AstroDan » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:50 am

TPDave wrote:^ How is the second maze fitting in the towers? Ar they altering the one that is already there?

I'd be a shame to downgrade the one in the towers because I really like that one. It's a good 10 minute walkthrough and I love the ending!


Don't worry, Terror of the Towers will be 95% the same - only they'll be using a different access door from Her Ladyships garden. The Sanctuary is believed to use the Conservatory entrance and will travel into the West Wing!

Both mazes sound like they'll be a decent length, and some changes are also coming for Carnival.

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