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MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:04 pm

MI7 has once again taken to the skies above Alton Towers to bring back images of the latest construction activity at Alton Towers. The pictures show some exciting updates for CBeebies Land, as well as maintenance work on Ripsaw, Rita, Nemesis and The Smiler.

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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:15 pm

Yay! Thank You MI7!

Work on the smilers lift hill drop? Looks promising. Really makes you realise how far the squirrel nutty sation is from the rest of CBeebies. Some of the changes to it look rather impressive, especially the painting.
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:22 pm

These pictures are brilliant so thank you MI7! Work seems to be going really well on Cbeebies land and serious work seems to be going on with the smiler, the fencing has been taken down. Cannot believe how filthy nemmys station is though!! :( also you can see the high fence going up around Cbeebies land, this looks promising :)
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:26 pm

Is it me or does The Smiler's track look rusted/brown in places!?
 
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:30 pm

adam1396 wrote:
Is it me or does The Smiler's track look rusted/brown in places!?


Don't think it's rust, looks like they have painted the rails yellow. Although it might just be where the wheels have worn the paint away during the season.
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:31 pm

I think the dirty look of the Nemesis station adds to the realism, bearing in mind the legend is that this beast was UNDERGROUND to start with... Plus the work on The Smiler appears to be that messed up support on the first drop. Though I will enquire 'What the hell is going on with that ride's shop roof?' It's BROWN in places. What the hell happened there?
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:34 pm

Wow! :D Construction on CBeebies Land is looking great and coming on well! Glad there's some work on The Smiler, hopefully it'll be working great, and not break down when the new season arrives!  :)
 
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:37 pm

CBeebis looks all lovely and bright, can't wait for it :D
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:41 pm

That is some nice shots of Spinball there mate ;)

This looks great! Thanks MI7!
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:44 pm

Thank you MI7! You never cease to fail us and the enthusiasts needs!

Looks like there is a lot of focus on the smiler (even more £££ on the already £18m!). Rita, possibly replacing the launch cable? Nemesis, most likely repairing stress cracks as those places on the track are some which get the most stress put on them. Cbeebies Land! Looking Great! My new favourite roofs in the world :) They have really excelled on with the old Old McDonalds Farmyard area and i'm glad to see that so far they have kept the dungheap trampolines! This will be a great area which i'm sure will be open on time!
 
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:47 pm

Thanks for these pictures they are amazing and very interesting to look at!
Just one question though. May I ask what camera you used to take these pictures with as they are of high quality?
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:58 pm

Cbeebies land is looking awesome ! I will definitely have a visit in May! Might we be having a rematch in the pie O magic factory at the sizzler ? ;) I believe it looks like they have profiled the smiler in a lot of places, basically grinned her down so the track is smooth, so I'd expect her to be getting a repaint before open day as I can't see them opening her looking like that! Or at least I hope not :-s :no: other areas of the park getting there regular maintenance
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:28 pm

It certainly looks like they painted the track a gold colour (the smiler). How odd. Its looks alright though and it will not show the rust as much!
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:07 pm

I am glad the smiler has had some attention but I wonder why the rails look gold? As the colour is not everywhere on the ride I presume it is heavy sanding/smoothing of the track so will be repainted before opening....I hope :? If it has been repainted yellow/gold it seems strange. Hopefully these adjustments will stop drainage issues and the small amount of roughness though. Cbeebies land looks really colourful and is making good progress by the looks of it. Thank you for the update mi7!  :)
 
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:29 pm

Those pictures of Rita made me realise that it's much higher than I thought it was  :P
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:33 pm

Fantastic views from Alton Towers MI7, looking great so far for where the forthcoming CBeebies Land. The Smiler looks great also.
 
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:07 pm

yes thank you ! showing great progress all round, hope we get some more updates ! roll on the new season !
 
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:48 pm

Is it me or has the stairs been removed on the smilers second lift hill?
 
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:08 am

Epic pics thanks for the post. Tempted to get the kids up to see them.
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Re: MI7 Strikes again... First glimpses of CBeebies Land

Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:16 am

Really does look gorgeous from above.

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