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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby SoCalCoasters » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:36 am

I really like that look of the logo. Makes me wonder exactly what the intended theme of the ride will be...
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby AstroDan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:30 am

RCT3Bross wrote:
snoflake15 wrote:^ Is the 165 days the announcement or the opening?

Opening I hope I think they won't announce it on March 1st. :p
Wonder what's going to make it a world beating. This ride is going to be great.

I'm still wondering on the builder. Seeing the track is not from Gerstlaurer but more Premier or Maurer style, I would still say one of those above Gerstlaurer. :roll:


It is categorically being manufactured by Gerstlauer.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby 3Mutts » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:44 am

coasterfreak101 wrote: If this thing had more than 10 inversions, it would break the record as far as I'm concerned.

It needs more than 11 inversion to beat the record due to Journey to the Stars opening in China.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:45 am

"Track style" is irrelevant here when it comes to figuring out a manufacturer.

Vekoma makes both inside-rail track and outside-rail track.
Intamin makes wide, traditional-style track as well as their usual multi-rail track.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby SoCalCoasters » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:47 am

Has anyone checked the hash tag on the bottom of the 2013 site?
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby RCT3Bross » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:25 pm

^^ I use it as a guideline to the builder. ;)
The rumor says a Gerstlauer Eurofighter but most of them are build with the triangular shape track en the double tube track. Off coarse they could have a new track design (they could), but I don't expect them to build a full track out of it right away, I would say that they sooner make a combination of the double tube track and the new track in order to look at it. So I think it is a company that has a history of using the round backbone. ;) I won't rule Gerstlauer out but I think the chance is small.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:06 pm

SoCalCoasters wrote:Has anyone checked the hash tag on the bottom of the 2013 site?


coasterfreak101 wrote:Just looking through the #getcorrected tweets, I came across a link to this coaster site from the UK:

http://www.coasterweek.co.uk/

Assuming the countdown is for the announcement, it's on October 27th at midnight, EST.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby SoCalCoasters » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:07 pm

Okay, I wasn't sure of there was anything besides that on it.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster5000 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:21 pm

coasterfreak101 wrote:Just looking through the #getcorrected tweets, I came across a link to this coaster site from the UK:

http://www.coasterweek.co.uk/

Assuming the countdown is for the announcement, it's on October 27th at midnight, EST.

BC wrote:PS. The logo does imply multi-inversions. However, I find it hard to believe that this coaster would break Eejanaika's record of 14 inversions (although I am not a big fan of this particular record, since they in my opinion aren't real inversions)...


I never understood how they count the inversions for the 4D coasters - on X, for example, your body is upside down only twice. If this thing had more than 10 inversions, it would break the record as far as I'm concerned.

EDIT: At the same time, the official website has a countdown for 165 days from now, so in March 2013.
http://www.altontowers.com/2013/



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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:26 pm

Ah, sorry about that. I saw that the page wasn't tied to Merlin/Alton Towers, but I just assumed for the countdown. Well then, back to guessing!
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