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Postby Ryan King » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:09 pm

Those "Second Life" Coasters look great with a fresh coat of paint and a little TLC!
Im sure those run great too once they receive the new Vekoma trains.

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Alton Towers 2010: TH13TEEN

Postby AstroDan » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:28 pm

Alton Towers Almanac have reported that the codename for Alton Towers' 2010 project is to be "Secret Weapon 6". For those of you not aware, the SW's have been Alton's biggest developments to date (Rita was not a SW, it was comparitavely low budget).

SW3: Nemesis (1994) (B&M Invert)
SW4: Oblivion (1998) (B&M Dive Machine)
SW5: Air (2002) (B&M Flyer)
SW6: TH13TEEN (2010)

This is a major piece of news and confirms that Alton Towers' are set to embark on an 18-month construction programme from November 2008 on the site of Corkscrew and further over into Ug Land. All previous SW's have been constructed by Bolliger & Mabillard although this is by no means confirmation of any manufacturer for 2010. I believe a number of names are in the frame, although funding appears to have been secured.

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Postby ECZenith » Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:16 pm

Well neither of the other "weapons" have dissapointed so I'm sure we're in for a treat.
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Postby Kingbooba » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:06 pm

But what could it be? Probably not a hyper thanks to the height restrictions, and likely not a woodie for the sound.

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Postby gax » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:10 pm

Current rumours point towards a Vekoma custom minetrain in the style of Expedition Everest. Bear in mind though this is just a rumour!

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Postby ECZenith » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:16 pm

Given their good relationship with B&M I wonder if the possible new concept they are working on could be a possibility.

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B&M - (9/18/08) This information is a little vague… but our source claims that B&M will announce a brand new coaster design concept sometime this fall, possibly even before the big IAAPA show in November. Anyone know more or is this just some fanboy’s dream?

Who knows... will be fun to find out though.
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Postby senna » Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:31 am

I remember going on the one at Clacton :)

From what I have read Alton will not be selling the coaster as its got to much history.

There are some stories that parts of it will be used in a display in memory of it.

As you say though until there is proof all we know is its being taken down, the rest is just stories and what not.

I am sure if Alton got a good offer we would probably see the coaster built some where else.

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Postby gax » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:17 am

It's not a rumour, it's been confirmed as happening. We just don't know which road Alton Towers will take out of a number of options that have been discussed.

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Postby snoflake15 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:56 am

Following on from its historical place on British TV with Blue Peter, Hold Tight and Beat the Teacher all showing it, does anyone remember it on the QED documentary in the 80s?

Also featured were the Revolution at BPB, Greezed Lightnin' in Astroworld, Freefall in Astroworld and the Beast from Kings Island amongst others.

Still have it on video and formed my fascination for coasters. :br

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