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by dazza4783
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4739
Views: 458318

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

"Ground Breaking Development", "Globally Unique Experience" Sounds like they are trying really hard to say "World First" without actually saying it. 
by dazza4783
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Silver Dollar City
Replies: 46
Views: 4351

Re: Silver Dollar City

I'm not sure I fully trust that, as the trademark filed is for 'Time Traveler' as opposed to 'Time Machine'! I wouldn't be surprised if it is a Big Dipper though if I'm honest... Yeh not entirely sure about it myself, although the look of it does match all the teasers, the fonts are all the same. I...
by dazza4783
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Silver Dollar City
Replies: 46
Views: 4351

Re: Silver Dollar City

If this is real then it is going to be a Big Dipper model.
ImageWe'll find out for sure on Wednesday though.
by dazza4783
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 644
Views: 76886

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Also this image popped up in a discord server showing the turn around half way through the course... https://s2.postimg.org/5ycq43zu1/IMG_3378.jpg I'm sure you have noted the complete lack of banking on the turn which would suggest a low speed at this point, hopefully this is for a reason or anothe...
by dazza4783
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 644
Views: 76886

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

What is the actual purpose of the change in gradient? Just as a theory here is this because of the Alton power issues, if they are using LSM/LIM for the launch wouldn't this mean less power drain to launch the train ? While it probably isn't anything to do with Alton's power problems as such, if it...
by dazza4783
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 644
Views: 76886

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

What is the actual purpose of the change in gradient? Most likely that it needs to be a certain gradient to get high enough to pass over the brake run but can't carry on at the same gradient as it would get to full height too far away from the turn around, so changes to compensate. Or it could be t...
by dazza4783
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 602
Views: 27335

Re: Phantasialand

It is a bit strange, and the following is purely speculation, but it could be a new style of loading they were testing. So a sideways load, but it still doesn't make sense as when the train reaches to top and it flips over and you would still be facing sideways, unless of course they figure some wa...
by dazza4783
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 102
Views: 17840

Re: SW9

Towers again and again manage to pull out the impossible, nobody would have thought that Nemesis, Oblivion and the Smiler could be built at a park with so many restrictions. The Smiler shows you can fit lots of track and have a thrill ride with a very small footprint. I am against building on the c...
by dazza4783
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 644
Views: 76886

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Here is why I remain of the belief this is outright not a wickerman, and in my mind it has premise. Say for instance that the existing structure is a torso and it's tapering inwards for a head. What explanation can be provided for what appear to be over a dozen connection plates spread across the a...
by dazza4783
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 644
Views: 76886

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Assuming the plans are still a fair representation of what's being built, it looks as though the theming structure has only reached about half its final height so far... https://image.prntscr.com/image/eqeIgkkFR6eIgb6Azhx5ew.png If my prediction is correct then we still have the neck and head to co...
by dazza4783
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 644
Views: 76886

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Not sitting down, just the top half of it. Like it is buried or breaking out of the ground (ground breaking). Story likely being that recent excavation work uncovered it.
by dazza4783
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 644
Views: 76886

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

TowersStreet is on park today for a meet and have posted a new image of the theming structure. View image , needless to say at this point I don't know what it is but it isn't resembling any form of body shape at all. I should be back on park early next week for a few days for more photos of the wor...
by dazza4783
Thu May 18, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4739
Views: 458318

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

At this point we simply cannot say for sure if the Resort are using the term 'groundbreaking' in the sense of something new, or in the literal sense as something which will go under as well as over ground. Don't forget as well that if they are using the term to refer to it being something new it co...
by dazza4783
Thu May 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4739
Views: 458318

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I'd say there is a good chance they will claim it as a World's First due to all the steel used on Lightning Rod's track and supports. SW8 will be all wood apart from the steel strips the wheels run on which is on all wooden coasters. Bare in mind that Galactica was a "World First", even t...
by dazza4783
Thu May 18, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4739
Views: 458318

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I'd say there is a good chance they will claim it as a World's First claiming Lightning Rod to be a hybrid due to all the steel used on it's track and supports, even though it is considered to be a wooden coaster. SW8 will be all wood apart from the steel strips the wheels run on which is on all woo...
by dazza4783
Sun May 14, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Nemesis Inferno
Replies: 443
Views: 23862

Re: Nemesis Inferno

While Inferno isn't quite as good as Nemesis that is probably more to do with Nemesis' setting and theme than anything else, and it is still one of the best coasters in the country. The 2 coasters do have a lot of similarities and not just because they are the same ride type from the same manufactur...
by dazza4783
Wed May 03, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) General Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Re: Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) General Discussion

GThing64 wrote:
Don't forget that RMC have already announced the T-Rex track, which is a single-rail coaster with space for two seats per row rather than one, so that will likely be the option taken by larger parks who want a higher-capacity ride.


T-Rex will have 3 seats per row.
by dazza4783
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4739
Views: 458318

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Sawboss wrote:
It's a big wicker Gonzo because SW8 uses the Muppets IP, my friend knows Merlin personally and he said it was true.

Really though a big wicker statue sounds like a pretty cool focal point for a ride.


Could be a big wicker duck, a nod to the flume :lol
by dazza4783
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4739
Views: 458318

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

How the hell on the plans does that look like a wickerman? :lol I really don't think its going to be that it's not what Alton would do tbh It looks to me like a wickerman with a huge Gonzo nose. Fingers crossed! Think it's more likely to be a foot rather than a huge nose, but yes that does appear t...
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