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Postby maverick81 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:33 pm

You are right in they build above the trees - but the lift hill was going to be about 70' ish and then the first drop would go into the gardens which is well below the trees, about 150' below, hence the 200 foot drop.

Im trying to find the site with the plans on

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Postby ECZenith » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:45 pm

http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/history/plans/woodie.htm

There ya go. Hehe... "wood" have been nice...
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Postby maverick81 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:55 pm

You beat me to it! They have some great retro videos on there too from the old days,

That "wood" be some ride if it goes ahead, I think its time for the corkscrew to go though and they can put the station of the woodie in its place, it seems so rough now compared to all the new coasters, its 26 years old this year i think, older tham me!

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Postby maverick81 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:56 pm

You beat me to it! They have some great retro videos on there too from the old days,

That "wood" be some ride if it goes ahead, I think its time for the corkscrew to go though and they can put the station of the woodie in its place, it seems so rough now compared to all the new coasters, its 26 years old this year i think, older tham me!

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Postby Ed » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:10 pm

The plans have been shelved. There was too much opposition from many groups. And the park have some major problems atm;

-The Ropers
-The Ropers
-The ropers

It might happen eventually. But it's a huge long shot.

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Postby DerekRx » Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:55 pm

The proposal looks awesome, and hopefully the park does eventually get approval to build this. Mr and Mrs Roper can only live for so long. Too bad Jack Tripper died, otherwise he could drive them to move away and landlord elsewhere. :lolr:
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Postby DATman » Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:07 pm

Why doesn't somebody sue them for making too much noise? It serves them right.

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Postby martinb » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:28 am

The Ropers didn't stop the Woodie, Alton Towers did.

And unfortunetly, with the arrival of Rita, that pretty much guaranteed the Corkscrew will be staying for a long time. I'm not that bothered though as the Corkscrew is what started AT.

So that Woodis is going to have only 2 hills??? After them 2 big drops I think it should stay close to the ground whizzing round Ug-Land with Helixes etc, weaving in & out of Rita, but In a perfect world the UK would have a Floorless coaster!

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Postby Shockwave » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:53 am

A lot of the local residents were opposed to the wooden coaster because of the noise that might have been generated, so the park put the plans on hold indefinetly.

A lot of the trees on the path were diseased or dying and had been earmarked for clearing, so would have been removed anyway. I watched some of the clearing take place in 2003 along with the balloon floating.

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Postby tinhead » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:23 am

This could be true that the woody is being built. John Wardley their ride designer was supposed to retire this year, but now has been asked to stay on another 2 years to work on a new prodject.

Sounds to me like the woody is already to go.

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