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by Adam.W
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 433423

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

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This is the statue of the god - if the ride does turn out to be themed to this, then I would expect that we see merch related to the statue/symbol.

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by Adam.W
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1786
Views: 174194

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

So does that mean that if you were to buy the Annual Pass before the sale and before fireworks entry was excluded, you are still allowed in to the fireworks? Also, if you have an Annual Pass, does this stop you from paying for entry to attractions on any other blackout dates? 1. Yes 2. If the black...
by Adam.W
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Also, regarding the size of the structure, are we 100% sure that it has reached it's maximum height? Looking at the top of it, it seems possible that something could be placed on it, maybe a head or something. I was also just looking at the plans, and apparently there's going to be a theming structu...
by Adam.W
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

A dragon, perhaps? For me the first thing that came to mind was the dragon from Universal Studios Orlando. Could explain the potential for a fire/water effect mentioned a couple of months ago.
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by Adam.W
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica
Replies: 1377
Views: 139896

Re: Galactica

At one point the train was literally just parked in the station, fully loaded with guests ready to go but there was nothing happening apart from the staff skipping about everywhere, as if to make it look like they were doing something... Are you sure it wasn't to do with timing with the other stati...
by Adam.W
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Just a guess/prediction, but I think this could involve the use of TVs (making use of the plug sockets) which display what the finished ride will look like, in an augmented reality type thing. Either that or it's just marketing material - I'm fairly confident that it will use TVs though.
by Adam.W
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The Smiler's first outdoor drop minus the inversion. 

Isn't that just corkscrew's first drop though? :P
It seems to dip down, flatten out, then dip down some more, anyone else think that that could potentially carry some airtime?
by Adam.W
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 433423

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Another point brought up in the construction thread is the German flag on top of the lift hill. I think this could either be related to the person/people behind designing the ride or it's technology, or the people involved in manufacturing the ride. The manufacturers I could find which are based in ...
by Adam.W
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

It has already been confirmed that the lift will not be a chain, only the steeper section of the ride is a chain, the rest is either LIM or LSM.. This is to ensure noise is reduced, and was noted in the planning. However my money is on LIM.. Where was this confirmed? The only "confirmation&quo...
by Adam.W
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

It certainly doesn't look like it has a launch to me, looking at the banking angles. It just looks like a fast lift hill if anything.
by Adam.W
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 433423

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Or maybe we could be looking at a backwards wooden coaster? That kills the point of having the near miss theming element - you'd only see the small gap you just went through after  you went through it. It also just seems gimmicky, making a coaster go backwards for, well, the sake of doing it, rathe...
by Adam.W
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 101
Views: 17165

Re: SW9

At some point the monorail cars (and possibly track) will be too old. According to Wikipedia the monorail cars were built for the 1986 World Expo. The Cable Car is also from a similar date although I believe it's been like Triggers Broom with so much of it replaced over the years. The m...
by Adam.W
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Only slight concern is that we have seen very little promotion of the new coaster. I think this is more of a good thing to be completely honest - they're not pulling a Th13teen on us whereas too much hype is built up too early for the coaster and it ends up being underwhelming, especially for a lot...
by Adam.W
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Regarding the change in incline - doesn't the track pass under the lift at this point? It could be a case of rising out of the deeper bit to get over said track.
by Adam.W
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 664
Views: 58037

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Anyway, does anyone know why the the dark forest entrance music (at the giant dark forest gate by woodcutters, not the entrance to thirteen) is so ungodly loud?

To distract from the fact that the area isn't dark nor is a forest?
by Adam.W
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Music and Videos
Replies: 1373
Views: 191804

Re: Alton Towers - Music and Videos

I don't think there's a working link to this on this forum, but this is one of Nemesis's 2006-2007 soundtracks and is one of the tracks currently playing at the top of FV and on the path between GW and FV. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ovkg94qver36da6/Nemesis%20-%202006%20Theme%202.mp3?dl=0" onclick="wi...
by Adam.W
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 341
Views: 20861

Re: Not So Sweepstake

I'll take Definitly Red please :)
by Adam.W
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 858
Views: 93370

Re: Towers Loving Care

Not sure whether this has been confirmed elsewhere, but according to Alton Towers' Twitter, Nemesis: Sub-Terra is closed for TLC. Presumably, this confirms that we will see the return of N:ST in some form or another in the future. http://image.prntscr.com/image/ff6ff435626f46928ea2488341ac7708.png
by Adam.W
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 101
Views: 17165

Re: SW9

For SW9 I am anticipating a modern dark ride. Perhaps something like Spiderman or Transformers in Universal Orlando. I feel like there is a severe lack of room for a large scale B&M coaster, and Towers doesn't really need another one, let's face it. I've voiced this before, but Alton really lack...
by Adam.W
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 433423

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

The only issues I find is the time period and the general poor combination. Duel is set in the modern day according to the videos, based on some crazy dude who re-animates the dead. Mutiny Bay is set a few centries ago when pirates exist, and Katanga Canyon is an African village which is likely to b...
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