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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby dominoes » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:46 pm

It had better not be like Extremis. If it was then it would just be a really crappy version of Th13teen. I sincerely hope it is the prototype that was shown on the ABC website...

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Postby Dobba » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:35 am

Well we have some plans for SW7 and it looks like the best possible cure for Alton's lackofinversions syndrome.

http://publicaccess.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/publicaccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_detailview.aspx?keyval=LWI1WJPG0D700&searchtype=PROPERTY&module=P3

"The Thorpe Park ride, “Saw” is the same type and manufacturer as the
proposed ride, including a “beyond vertical” drop."

Taken from the 3.1 of the noise report.

- Theming designs and detail are current still being drawn up and are due to be submitted at a later date.
The track has been designed to be of a similar height to Oblivion, the station will use similar materials to the Oblivion buildings (suggesting an extension of X Sector's theme)
- The roller coaster track will be painted black/grey
- There will be an on-ride photo and a shop
- Ride construction will begin in September 2012
- The cost of this project is £20 million
- Some of the roller coaster will be below current ground level, so there will be some excavation.

Now watch it fail the planning application process. :?r

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:49 am

Credit! Yay!

Another Eurofighter...meh. I really hope we're looking at one of the newer lap bar only models!

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby snoflake15 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:57 am

Looks like a lot of inversions from the plans. :br

Edit - asked what type of coaster it might be but then read the posts again. A Eurofighter. :|

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Swimace » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:32 am

Wow. How disappointing for Alton Towers.


I mean a Euro Fighter will be fine I guess, but they could have gotten something way cooler

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby jonnyfingers » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:50 am

I don't think it will be that disappointing, the plans look pretty nice in my opinion, even looks like there might be a launch section as well as a vertical lift hill. Plus there could be a nice hidden element in the indoor section. Add in a the new lap bar restraints and it could be a more than decent addition to the park.

The height and noise restrictions at AT really do prevent them from getting anything really huge so I think the new coaster could be perfect for what the park can do.

But what I'd love to see is sensible marketing for the ride. No more ridiculous Thirteen-style claims.


But what's important is AT and Thorpe are continuing to add new attractions. Long may it continue! I'm still holding out for a terrain-hugging woodie that traverses the valley in AT though! :D

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Dobba » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:55 am

We'll be getting (if permission is granted) an inversion filled coaster that replaces a building that has been empty for years in an area that has been in need of some attention for even longer.

How disappointing indeed.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby jonnyfingers » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:08 am

^ This.

Now there will be a reason to go to x-sector other than for Oblivion.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby shivtim » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:17 am

Looks like at least 8 inversions, and probably at least one launch... and maybe a lift/drop in the middle of the ride.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby RollerCoasterSmi » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:26 am

WWWHHHHAAATTT??? A Euro Fighter next to Oblivion? The world's first "vertical drop" coaster with a beyond vertical drop next to it. :?r

The layout looks fun though. It is screaming Takabisha to me.

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FIRST QUADRUPLE LAUNCH COASTER (beating Cheetah Hunt's 3)
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MOST INVERSIONS ON A LAUNCH COASTER (beating Hulk's 7)
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