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by Bert2theSpark
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 433423

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Just looked up the Myaminyami on Wikipedia and I found something quite interesting... Heavy earth-moving equipment roared into the valley and tore out thousands of hundred-year-old trees to build roads and settlements to house the workers who poured into the area to build a  dam  that would harness ...
by Bert2theSpark
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra
Replies: 196
Views: 28166

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

With going with what has already been said, they could add some props in the finale sequence, I heard their was an alien animatronic in Sub Species which never worked and was removed from the maze in 2016, if Towers still have the animatronic, they could use it in the finale as a static figure but w...
by Bert2theSpark
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 1831
Views: 113633

Re: Scarefest

Could someone post them pictures on a different site? I can't see them.

And by Sub Terra you mean Sub Species, right?
by Bert2theSpark
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56821

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I noticed this when watching TPWW's most recent blog, It seems like a tribal necklace to me.  A dragon would explain a lot though, It would also explain the horns on the wickerman from the planning application. A dragon would also explain the piping(could be for sewage though) that is supposedly for...
by Bert2theSpark
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56821

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Just going to dump this here, it's an interesting watch.
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56821

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I'd imagine it's a wood structure because they could say, much like Mystic Timbers, it is theming. I mean it would be weird having a large wooden wickerman then steel supports everywhere. I'm sure the reason behind it will be revealed in marketing for SW8 in time.
by Bert2theSpark
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 929
Views: 35277

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

It's also not been confirmed they're being 'forgotten', there had been chatter that a new version of the attraction will appear in Park 4... So basically Hulk treatment but in a different park? It would be nice to this done to the rides as it would be a shame to lose 2 B&M Inverts.  Also What i...
by Bert2theSpark
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56821

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Also did anyone see the TS post yesterday, about the Rapids having old themed items added.. might just be reading into it too much but could have something to do with SW8..? You mean this? https://scontent.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20229134_1546732175397221_7030652557759513991_n.jpg?oh=e329ec1...
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1065

Re: Project 2020

I as far as I'm aware Thorpe Park have certain height limits for certain areas, for example one of the lowest height limits is 100ft(I've heard at least, you guys know how accurate I am with this stuff) whereas I've also heard that they can build up to 500ft in some areas. With how small Thorpe Park...
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56821

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

OhShambhala wrote:
In what way do you mean size? Height of the ride or track length?

Ahh, I should of been more specific, I meant height, both rides are 21m high but obviously SW8 uses it's terrain whereas Rita's lowest point is station height.
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56821

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? I was on about this short bit. (0:58)   nev42bBEvPI But also, as ...
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56821

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

You know what else SW8's first drop reminds me of, The Smiler's first outdoor drop minus the inversion.  It's funny how 2 completely different coasters can compliment each other so nicely! One one hand we have on coaster built wth concrete and lots of steel and the next coaster built out of dirt and...
by Bert2theSpark
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Upcoming movie releases!
Replies: 79
Views: 5137

Re: Upcoming movie releases!

One film coming out in 2018 I am looking forward to is the Fantastic Beasts Sequel, which will revolve around Dumbledore and Grindlewald. As I went to the Warner Bros Studio in London I saw one the actual sets for the next film! My excitement levels drastically rose!
https://youtu.be/EwuF5yL8I1s
by Bert2theSpark
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 304
Views: 49561

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

I would treat any rumour of Universal putting their name to this project with a pinch of salt. It may be that London Resort Company Holdings have spoken to NBC and Universal about potentially using some of their IPs, however I very much doubt it would be a full universal park, especially given the ...
by Bert2theSpark
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 433423

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I think the LSM launch is another Washing Machine element...
by Bert2theSpark
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 304
Views: 49561

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

I held my breath when I read that, But I know it won't happen. A Universal Park in the UK, Merlin could be on some serious competition here! 

I hope this rumour is true!  :D
by Bert2theSpark
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56821

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thanks for the pictures Harry!
 Nice to see that Lift hill fabrication has started! I bet you it will be almost complete by Scarefest. :D
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra
Replies: 196
Views: 28166

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

gary.clarke wrote:
That was the wrong one this is it!! #returnofthemack
https://twitter.com/altontowers/status/ ... 3556027392

That's essentially what they said about Hex in 2016 when I asked them last year on Facebook!
I really hope Sub-Terra returns, because I never got to experience it!
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1065

Re: Project 2020

A B&M Giga coaster could be a good option, and RMC Raptor would also be nice.  Whatever it ends up as, Thorpe needs a ride that solidifies Thorpe Park, much like Nemesis does at Alton Towers. I know there's Swarm but there it isn't quite Iconic as let's say The Big One and again Nemesis. Another...
by Bert2theSpark
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56821

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

https://scontent.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19989773_1537185333018572_5664961901437458037_n.jpg?oh=fcbeb8677d17881d0d92934e5972f22c&oe=5A06F836 New construction windows round the front. https://scontent.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19990570_1537185456351893_5126709855006167312_n.jpg?oh=ff...